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they were already not doing so hot before the pandemic—they went from three stories down to two and started leasing office space on the top floor, and they lost one of their big anchor stores (sears). but now they've lost the other one (macy's) and are shedding regular stores too (even a starbucks!). at one spot there were three vacant stores in a row

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went to my local mall yesterday for the first time in a year and a half and i'm sorry to report that i don't think things are going well over there

tumblr that catalogs those currency purchase screens from mobile games where there’s like a couple gold coins on the leftmost button and then five overflowing treasure chests on the rightmost button

at first i thought this would be about some incredible metatextual thing where important lore was contained within the end user license agreement

one of my most referenced text files is titled "tweets from twitter dot com" and it's just links to a bunch of classic tweets that i don't want to lose track of. sometimes you need to be able to pull out the grink or teeth teeth teeth or you KICK miette at a moment's notice

sometimes if you listen to a comedy podcast at like 1.2x everyone seems wittier. it's like giving them all improv training

happy anniversary to the Cracking the Cryptic video about that one wild sudoku puzzle youtube.com/watch?v=yKf9aUIxdb

the last week before full vaccination has the same vibe as one of those video game quests where you have to defend a point of interest against waves of enemies

several weeks ago I plugged in a USB drive called "hey" and I'm playing a little game with myself where I'm not allowed to open it until I remember what it is

my heat is off now because it's may, but it's cold, so i turned on my space heater, but it vibrates my entire apartment, so i put it on the coffee table, but that didn't help, so i put a couple of socks under it to act like shock absorbers i guess, and now it's fine. anyway happy friday

Sometimes I get preroll ads for MasterClass on YouTube and I just got one that just began with Jane Goodall making chimp noises for a while. I almost missed the skip button because I was laughing too hard

it's weird to remember what it was like downloading a single MP3 in 2000 and compare that to how I just accidentally left a 4K video streaming for 45 minutes without even noticing

it is very hard for video games to have both recruitable party members and also banter among those party members because it's not obvious how well they're supposed to know each other yet

anyway: this talking book needs to chill

Last night I almost checked in something at work and thought "I'm tired, I should hold off until tomorrow"…just now found that I was JUSTIFIED because I CAUGHT A MISTAKE and I'm more excited about it than if I had just gotten everything right the first time

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