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Posted on September 22, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

The Brilliance of Amtrak Security

Traveling in the Northwest by Amtrak was relaxing and beautiful. There were almost no lines and they seemed to know I was carrying a real laptop and had purchased my water at the train station. After having been felt up before a recent flight, I was inspired by Amtrak’s common sense, light touch transformation of modern security to Read More

Posted on September 18, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Notable comment on Success Ruining Seattle

I was touched by Adelaide McAllister’s comment on How Success is Ruining Seattle: I lived in Seattle my entire life. I was forced to move due to the cost of living doubling in that last few years. I am sickened by it. I hate Seattle and will never go back. I have resentment towards any Read More

The Amazocalypse's Badge
Posted on July 15, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Has Seattle Lost Its Sense of Humor? Or, Does Amazocalypse Suck?

Zoe and the Amazocalypse have been covered in three major Seattle news outlets (Geekwire, Seattle PI and The Stranger) and one major Internet news site (Slashdot), but there’s been minimal interest and sparse sharing and pledging. After yesterday’s slog post, only twelve readers actually bothered to visit our Kickstarter page … twelve. Local journalists thought Read More

Zoe and Amazocalypse
Posted on June 28, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

The Road to Amazocalypse

I wanted to share some of Megan Marie Myer’s original sketches for Zoe and the Amazocalypse, our Kickstarter for an illustrated children’s book about the tech boom’s impacts on Seattle. She actually came up with the box monster concept used in the story first, but also drew three other Amazocalypse monster concepts. The second sketch reminded Read More

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Zoe and the Amazocalypse Search for Seattle’s Space Needle

The Space Needle’s gone missing beneath Seattle’s epic growth. Zoe goes searching for it and soon meets Amazocalypse and his dog Prime. Once Amazocalypse realizes the impacts of his actions, he decides to do everything he can to find the city’s special landmark. Please consider a pledge to our Kickstarter campaign for Zoe and the Read More

microsoft id card circa 1991
Posted on June 3, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

25 Years Ago Today I Started at Microsoft and…

On June 3, 1991, I began my career at Microsoft. Today is also the one year anniversary of my brain surgery. Both have provided incredible experiences yet only one left me permanently scarred. For the first four years at Microsoft, I worked in research to bring Windows to fax machines so you could send files from Read More

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