Jesse Marino

A musician with a keen interest in technology.


Nobody Listens to Music Anymore


I remember the days where I’d come home to my walkman, throw in a new CD, and sit there listening to it in its entirety. The albums would flow from track to…


There’s No Such Thing as a Stupid Question


I once heard a teacher of mine say,

If you ask a stupid question, you’ll look stupid for 5 minutes. If you don’t ask the question, you may end up being stupid for the rest of your life.

Every time I’ve heard another person say “there’s no such thing as a stupid question,” I can’t…


My Quick Thoughts on Glass

There’s no structure to this piece. It’s a thought.


I am writing this piece partially in responce to the piece What Dr. Dre Gets that Google Doesn't by Alex Goden. Go give that a read beforehand.

To reinstate Mr. Goden’s stance, Google Glass will make you the nerdiest person in the room. In some rooms, that’s “cool”…


Quick Reply in iOS 7

If only it were true.


I’ve come up with a mockup for a function we’ve been hoping to see in iOS for quite some time, Quick Reply. It works like this:

When dragging down a Messages banner notification, this Quick Reply view should appear, while tapping the banner notification brings the user to the Messages app as usual. Tapping…

Publications edited by Jesse Marino

A collection of short stories.

A collection of application reviews from Apple’s App Store.

A collection of posts about technology in general. Design, coding, gaming, hardware, and much more.


So you think you’re good at Tic-Tac-Toe?

Introducing, Tic Tac 91.


Everybody knows how to play tic-tac-toe. It's a well-known game, with a handful of times. Now recently, people have been coming up with new versions of Tic-Tac-Toe, mainly tic-tac-ten, or ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe. These versions of the game feature a mini board of Tic-Tac-Toe within each tile of the…


My Five Favourite PS3 Games

The ones that have stood up against the rest.


Choosing your favourite video games is hard, it really is. First and foremost, the term “favourite” is very fickle, and when you try to organize things like video games that can range from cinematic experiences to thumb-numbing arcades, the whole area gets kind of blurry.


There’s a Joel in All of Us

An opinion of Joel from Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us™


Let me start this off by stating that this entire piece is littered with…


Instagram is Ruined


I don’t know if it’s due to Facebook’s aquisition of Instagram, but considering their clean record up until then, I’m going to have to place the blame somewhere.


That Feeling

I get it every time.


I’m laying on the couch. I’ve got my Nintendo 3DS in my hand and I’m getting through one of the dungeons of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom…


Nobody Listens to Music Anymore


I remember the days where I’d come home to my walkman, throw in a new CD, and sit there listening to it in its entirety. The albums would flow from track to…


SºLAR by Hollr, Inc.


Application Name: SºLAR

Device: iPhone/iPod touch

Price: $0.99