Vacation Reflections & Mini-Video Game Progress Report For April

What’s great about coming home after being away on vacation are the memories you bring back, the stories and photos you have to share with your friends and family, and the feeling of being rejuvenated and ready to resume your regular life with a new vigor.

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Happy Two Years simpleek: A Reflection On Blogging And Unexpected Surprises

November is here once again and this means my little blog that could has turned two! Can you believe it? I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for two years now. I’ve always loved writing and the only reason I kept at it is because in one year, I’ve been able to reach people with my words and shared interests or experiences. With the simpleek blog reaching the two-year mark, a number of really amazing things have happened not just for this blog, but how it shaped my personal blogging experience thus far.

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Game On: Mass Effect 3 MP (Part 1)

Check out my guest spot for a Game On I did with the guys of At the Buzzer! See how well we did against the Collectors as we play a match of Mass Effect 3 MP. As an added bonus, you’ll finally hear the voice of yours truly. When you’re done watching this video, be sure to check out the rest of their Game Ons. Better yet, visit their website and stay a while. There’s plenty for you to read, watch, and listen to. I guarantee it.

Objection Network


This hacking attempt is turning into an abomination! Thank you, I’ll be here all week. Tip your waitress.

Shaun, Jason and (eventually) Tech Guy take on enemies from across the galaxy in the multiplayer mode of Mass Effect 3, with a special guest: simpleek! Can our intrepid heroes survive and reach the extraction point?

Have a game you want to see us suffer through play next? Let us know in the comments or by sending us an email. Now that this is a series, we’ve created its own page, which you can see here. It’ll list all the games we’ve done so far and what might be coming next.

It’s time to battle your way to the LZ. Game on.

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An Accidental Listener – How Podcasts Became A Daily Part Of My Life

My daily morning and evening commutes rely heavily on carrying my iPod and listening to music. I find it hard to start or end my day without listening to my favorite albums or tracks. I like tapping my foot to the beat or kind of singing along to the song in my head. Hey, I’m not crazy to start belting out a song in public, as if I suddenly became part of a Broadway musical.

Music is usually the only thing I listen to. I don’t particularly want to listen to podcasts during my commutes, mainly because the talk radio style is something I only listen to when I need to hear what the weather is or the top news stories of the day. My stance on not adding podcasts to my iPod library eventually changed when I stumbled upon one in particular back in January.

The site At The Buzzer has a podcast celebrating its 100th episode this Thursday. The podcast is hosted by Chris Etling, David Robinson, and Shaun El-Ters. In a lot of ways they are the reason I have started listening to podcasts again, and this post is special because of their 100th episode mark.

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