Marius Masalar
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Marius Masalar

Tech Whisperer, Game Composer, Writer


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Microsoft Surface 2

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I have something of a soft spot for Windows 8. Or perhaps I just have a soft spot for ambition in the tech space. Either way, what began as idle curiosity has morphed into keen interest on my part, and I have found myself trying and reviewing more and more new…

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Animals

Reptile Ownership: Kindness & Cold Blood

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I have a challenge for you. Find me a person who likes snakes. Likes them enough to hold one, to own one, perhaps even live with one in their home. I think you’ll find it difficult to encounter this person in day-to-day life. As a lover of all animals, I’m con…

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Technology

Farewell to Svbtle

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When I began using it, Svbtle was undoubtedly the most appropriate platform for my needs. It was leaner than WordPress had been before it, and unlike many of its competitors, it was built around the idea of clean and focused presentation of content. I've recen…

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Digital Lifestyle

Productivity for Creatives

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I get stuck managing tasks. Over the years, I've tried many different solutions that were all variations on the theme of Listing Tasks & Checking Them Off. Turns out, that doesn't work for me. David Allen calls this GTD, but Getting Things Done seems to b…

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Dell Venue 8 Pro

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With Windows 8 devices having mostly passed through the awkward teenage phase of experimental form factors, the product line-up is left with a few standout players. For now, I want to focus in on the tablets, where we've recently seen the range of screen sizes…

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Digital Lifestyle

Your Videos Are Flagged for Copyright Infringement & It's All My Fault

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I'm sorry. A few weeks back, I received an email from my performing rights organization (SOCAN) announcing that they'd established a ground breaking relationship with a firm called Audiam to help monetize users' content on YouTube. This was good news for me. B…

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Technology

Picking a Hype Machine: PS4 vs. Xbox One

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In less than one week, the next generation of gaming consoles will both have entered the ring, ready to begin sparring for consumer attention. But choosing between them isn't as hard as it should be. To many, this generation is the most closely matched battle…