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    Ray Aguilera writes words and sentences. Perhaps you have read some of them.

    I am a freelance writer and content strategist living in San Francisco. If you'd like to work together, please contact me.

    My work has appeared in The Onion, Mac|Life, TabTimes, Tech Radar, Tap!, and many other outlets. If you're so inclined, you can check out some stuff I wrote.

    You'll also find me posting here about technology, food, music, and general internet weirdness—in short, the things that catch my eye amongst the zeros and ones flowing through these electronic tubes.

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Gadgetsteria: Bowers & Wilkins Z2

For it’s size, the Z2 offers remarkably big sound, but that’s what you get for four bills. It’s lacking some of the bass punch of larger siblings the A7 and Zeppelin, but the pair of 3.5-inch full-range drivers easily fill a living room or bedroom, with plenty of volume to spare.

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Record Club #2: The Lemonheads, It’s a Shame About Ray

I got in the car, and slid in the CD that was hanging out of the dash. As we screeched out of the parking lot, the guitars kicked in, Evan Dando’s voice came pouring out of the speakers, and my life changed ever-so-slightly.

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Mac|Life: Dropcam HD Review

The webcam on your Mac is great for FaceTime, but sometimes you need to keep tabs on something besides your desk. For keeping track of pets & babies, or that annoying kid down the street who keeps knocking over your garbage cans, Dropcam HD offers streaming video and sound to the internet, or your iPhone or iPad.

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Mac|Life: Berlin Boombox Review

The Berlin Boombox aims to bring back some of that old-school block-rocking, in the form of a DIY boombox made out of cardboard. It’s quite literally a box that booms.

Record Club #1: The Smiths, The Queen is Dead

I didn’t realize you wrote such bloody awful poetry. Unfortunately for me, when The Smiths were in their heyday, I wasn’t quite old enough to have known who they were. Fast forward a few years, though, and I was having a fairly normal high-school existence, with just enough suburban ennui that the dramatic lyrics (and … Read more

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Sourdough 1.0

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but one of my goals for 2013 is to learn to do more stuff. The first project I decided to tackle is sourdough bread. Cooking has long been a hobby of mine, but where cooking feels more like art, baking is much more a science. But being in … Read more

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The Billfold: My Summer Selling Death

“Hi, Mrs. Sanderson? My name is Ray, and I’m calling you on behalf of Sunset Manor Cemetery. Have you given any thought to your pre-death needs?” Seriously. I cold-called perfect strangers, and reminded them that they are going to die. I was that broke. The Billfold >