Craigslist search engine

It’s time consuming to search Craigslist in nearby states especially when each state has sublocations. So to satisfy a personal struggle, I wrote my own little search engine that combines results from multiple locations into one list. Currently it’s hard coded to the NYC area, but future milestones includes global search.

Another plus is the option to load thumbnails. There is a caveat:

It’s file size heavy. Searching “Kobe” has a difference of 350kb without images and 5MB with images. Hey, it’s beta.

I set up a new domain for it –


I caught Dwight Howard’s jersey!

Just earlier this morning Jagger was calling him Superman.

I wanted Jagger to meet him so we went early to the game and waited near the visiting team’s tunnel. He never came out, but I remembered last year he gave his sneakers and sleeves away and hopefully he’ll do the same again.


5 Minute Impression: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

For 10 years this Logitech MX Duo was at my fingertips. For me, that keyboard was the standard of excellence. I own several of them as proof. Sad to say the last working keyboard has malfunctioned and Logitech no longer manufactures this model. Believing in the brand, I picked up the G510. It felt a little cramped and space key didn’t recognize sometimes. No noticeable advantage in Battlefield 3. LCD was useless to me, but a pixel row died and I can’t have that picking away at my OCD. RETURN.

Enter the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. There are some unfavorable reviews of quality control and poor customer support. But I need a keyboard now and this is the only mechanical Best Buy had. And 5 minutes into it and no malfunction yet. The click and feel is something to get used to and being my first mechanical I have no comparison. My boss at my first job loved the sound of keyboard clicking [Opps, just combo’d FN + pause] and he’d orgasm hearing this. Let’s see how it goes when some coding work is ready to go.

Pics in a bit. I’m busy watching Tebow.


Staying comfortable in the office: Leap Chair by Steelcase

Retired is my 8-year-old, Staples-bought, leather executive chair. It sits ragged, torn, and lonely in the storage room waiting for the next garbage pickup. In its place, a more ergonomically correct Steelcase Leap Chair awaits in glory for my butt to return. Click the “read more” button for my review.


Don’t block ads because you’re taking food off Jagger’s plate

Six years in the business and this is the first time I’ve actually seen an ad that I created on a website. Quite surprising as I’ve pumped out a good number of them. Curiosity got to me and I started going through my archives and there’s a lot of good stuff here that I’d like to share. Samples after the jump.


The T-Mobile experiment is over and the shameful walk back to AT&T begins

Only 7 months into a 2 year contract, poor cellular reception and shoddy Samsung craftsmanship has led to the demise of my relationship with T-Mobile. It wasn’t all for naught though. The little time spent with Gingerbread (Android OS 2.3.x) clearly demonstrated that the gap between iOS and Android is non-existent at this point. Sorry Apple fanbois, but it’s true. Full thoughts after the jump.


The So Marvylous website is finally up and running

I started this web company six years ago and I never had a change to put together a complete website. It’s not that I tried; I’ve been through over a dozen versions, but they sputtered mostly in design phases or animation mockups. Reason for this tragedy is that creativity comes at a premium and my clients have been in high demand of my time. So to keep things simple I’ve put up WordPress.

If you’re reading this, stick around. I think it’s going to be fun times ahead.

Oh and the picture attached to this post is my inspiration for the color scheme. Still have lots to do, but hey we’re in beta.

The 2011 Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride in Ridgewood, NJ was a smashing success. Thank you to everyone who donated and/or attended the event. I hope to do more charity rides next year when the weather warms up. Until then, see you roadies next year!
Yes, So Marvylous is a creative web guy too!