Marius Masalar
Marius Masalar

Marius Masalar

Tech Whisperer, Game Composer, Writer


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Kindle vs. Kobo: The Future of Reading

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Remember reading? Before technology became a prism splitting our mind’s eye into competing beams of attention, we used to feed our imagination with words on a page. It required our full attention, this mind meal, and was tremendously nourishing. It has since b…

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Why I Don't Have a Newsletter

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If you’re a blogger, the current wisdom is that not having a newsletter is tantamount to burning money. Newsletter subscribers are apparently “10 to 20 times more valuable” than social media followers in terms of product engagement. Excuse me while I cough tha…

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In Search of the Perfect Writing Environment: iA Writer vs. Ulysses

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The time has come: Ulysses is now available for iPad, and the Mac app has been given a Yosemite facelift. For once, I’m experiencing this launch like everyone else. In a strange departure from my normal routine, I did not beta test Ulysses’ update, nor the iPa…

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Sony a6000 Review

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The saying goes: don’t judge a book by its cover. I propose a parallel rule for photography: don’t judge a camera by its kit lens. I did, and ended up prematurely dismissing one of the most remarkable cameras to hit the market in the last few years. Sony’s ca…

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The Future of Medium

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It's hard to believe that a full year has passed since I moved this blog to Ghost. When I did so, I was confronted by the wealth of publishing platforms that vie for a blogger's attention, and the number of options has only grown since then. In all honesty, it…

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Fuji X-T1 Review

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When I reviewed the X100S, I was just dipping my toes into the Fuji ecosystem. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to immerse myself entirely and I’d like to share my findings. The X100S served as a pivot point in my photography, and the story of how it came…

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Typed: Markdown Writing App

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I was having a conversation the other day about different Markdown editors, and a question came up: “isn’t any text editor a Markdown editor?” The answer, technically, is yes, and even though it’s just plain text, it turns out that how your text is presented…

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Plaintext Markup Languages: The Why

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If you’ve heard of Markdown, reStructuredText, Textile, LaTeX, Fountain, or any one of the many flavours of plaintext markup language out there, then you already know the what. Today, I’d like to talk about the why. Plain Text As a writer and a geek, it’s easy…

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Some Thoughts on Inbox Zero

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Most people hate email. I don't—I actually like email, and I suspect the reason is that I have a zero-tolerance policy for bullshit in my inbox, which means receiving email is never a stressful or overwhelming occurence in my day. Inbox zero itself is a simpl…