Steve Lovelace Blog

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Katamari Ball of Friendship

In case you’ve never played it, Katamari Damacy is a video game with a simple premise. You start with a small ball that can magically “pick up” objects smaller than itself. As you pick...

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Radio Websites

Restaurants are notorious for having bad websites. Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal says it better than I ever could. He says there are too many restaurants with flashy websites that try to sell you...

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PowerPoint Sucks

PowerPoint sucks. I can’t be the only one who thinks so. PowerPoint presentations are unpleasant to make and unpleasant to sit through. But what saddens me most is that it doesn’t have to be...

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I Am Not a Coffee Snob

I’ve been telling people for years that I am a coffee snob. After all, I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was five. I rarely ever drink Folgers and Maxwell House. I spend an...

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Weird Things I Thought as a Kid

I though a lot of weird things when I was kid. There were words I got wrong and concepts I got mixed up, all to the consternation of my parents and teachers. Here are...

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Biggby Coffee in East Lansing

I’ve enjoyed coffee since I was a kid, and I always enjoyed going to coffee shops with my dad and/or grandpa. But it was only as a teenager that I really got into the...

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The Student Government Election

I had some good times in my college student government. I handed out candy and hot chocolate and traveled to Washington, DC. Overall it was a positive experience; but it wasn’t all fun and...

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The Rise and Fall of OS/2

The original IBM PC came with a primitive command line operating system known as DOS. Made by Microsoft, it could do basic file management and run a single application at a time. That was...

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Dealing with Clickbait

Recent years have seen a rise in clickbait articles online. These clickbait articles have alluring headlines that promise to help you lose weight or regain faith in humanity. Clickbait stories tend to be “shallow”....

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The Genius of Weird Al Yankovic

I wish there were a Nobel Prize in Music. I would nominate Weird Al Yankovic. He is without a doubt one of the greatest musicians of our time. Since the 1970s, he has been...