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Hiking to Cat Rocks and Nuclear Lake on the Appalachian Trail

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New Yorkers looking for a weekend in the woods will really enjoy this backpacking adventure. This post includes some details on Cat Rocks, Nuclear Lake and the Telephone Pioneer Shelter. Here’s how to enjoy a weekend on the Appalachian Trail by way of the Metro-North. For those who are doing some research on these points of interest, you must read blog posts by Cold Splinter, Happy on the Trail and.. Read More

Rosegal scam? I placed an order and this is what came

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For what seemed like weeks straight, my Facebook news feed was flooded with ads for a women’s fashion website called Rosegal.com. The website promises adorable sweaters for about $20, dresses for as low as $10 and earrings for $0.68. Placing the Order  I took a leap and placed an order for a $42 hooded coat (below), which I had been meaning to buy for weeks. Although, Rosegal’s website says it.. Read More

NBC’s Most Bizarre #PeterPanLive Tweets

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If you’re living on Planet Earth, you’ve probably seen some type of promotion for Peter Pan Live on NBC Thursday night. This broadcast is being hyped — big time. But that discussion is for another day. While it’s strange to watch a live musical (without a live audience) on television, the tweets coming from the main NBC account are downright bizarre. Cute. A bold experiment, even. But so very strange. Here are.. Read More

Ello doesn’t fill any social media gaps

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Last week, the Internet and my Facebook feed, exploded with posts about the new social network Ello. According the BetaBeat, the interest in Ello grew after an article by the DailyDot proclaimed there was a “great gay Facebook exodus.” For those who aren’t familiar with it, Ello.co is a social network that lets users broadcast conversations, photos and videos. Users can follow their friends, and have people follow them. Sound.. Read More

Weblogs are a flat circle

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Hey nerds. If you’re reading this — thank you! This is the official relaunch of effinnerds.com. The original blog had humble beginnings. I created it in 2008 to give myself  a daily task while I was job hunting during the “Great Recession.” At the time, I wrote about what interested me: technology, celebrities, video games and geeky things. It wasn’t meant to be read by anyone, but at its peak.. Read More