Author Archives: Katy Abby

Can Microsoft make a name for itself in search?

When Google hit the Internet stage in September 1998, it changed the face of computing forever. Web searching was suddenly quick, easy, and fun. It didn’t take long for this burgeoning starlet to grab hold of our minds and mice. Soon Google had left an indelible skid mark on the information superhighway.

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The cure for the office cheerleader is here!

You know the type: the person who just never seems to have a bad day, who smiles cheerfully in the face of adversity, who always looks on the bright side of life…. Ugh! How annoying!

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Saving the world, one surprise ending at a time

Red herrings, plot twists, and cliffhangers are all part of the joy of losing yourself in a good movie or TV show. The story line weaves intricately through your mind, casting aside all outside thoughts and distractions as you breathlessly await the next revelation. So when some thoughtless cretin ruins the surprise with a careless comment, the results can be devastating.

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People are strange, when you’re on Craigslist

Do you need a job? A date? How about a massage, a private chef, or a bicycle? Anything and everything that can be bought, sold, bartered, or donated can be found on Craigslist. This social phenomenon has exploded in popularity over the past few years, eclipsing newspaper classifieds almost completely.

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‘Dude, I totally meant to do that …’

In the world of extreme sports, there’s never a dull moment. We office-dwellers, on the other hand, get our cheap thrills by living vicariously through the exploits of others. Don’t get me wrong: cubicle life begets its own set of dangers — carpal tunnel, stiff neck, tendonitis, oh my! — but somehow, it’s not quite the same.

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Here’s looking at you, Steven Seagal

Over a few short years, Andy Samberg has risen to fame as Saturday Night Live’s veritable King of Digital Shorts. Songs such as “Lazy Sunday,” “I’m on a Boat,” and “Like a Boss” — as well as some more-crassly-named shorts that I’ll refrain from repeating here — have become instant classics, dominating YouTube and breathing new life into the SNL franchise.

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Thanks to Amazon, reading is fun again

If you’re like me, you’ve got a stack of books you’ve been meaning to read that just doesn’t seem to get any smaller. Somehow, the idiosyncrasies of everyday life always manage to trump any reading time I’ve set aside … but what do you expect me to do? Ignore the season finale of “The Biggest Loser”?!? Come on!

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This food’s out to attack more than your heart

We’re taught from a tender age not to play with our food. Still, many of my formative years were spent slyly sculpting fortresses out of mashed potatoes and creating formidable moats of gravy — those green beans never stood a chance!

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Run for the border and sing for your supper!

Who knew the best place to catch some local music might be at your neighborhood fast-food joint? Drive-throughs may not seem like a hotbed for creativity, but try telling that to these two folksy foodies. Watch as they crank out the croons and order up a fiesta-sized feast.

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Never put in an honest day’s work again!

There’s just not enough time in the workday to idly surf the Internet, work on side projects, update your personal blog, and get all your work done. When your boss is breathing down your neck about that overdue report, something’s just gotta give!

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