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A day without lolcats: how Texas SOPA’d the internet

January 18, 2012
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Today is the day. The day that websites across the internet have shutdown, gone black, to protest the House of Representatives’ Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Imagine a life without lolcats to soften your brain drain. No giggles from browsing the missed connections on Craigslist. SOPA also has an evil twin named PIPA. A...
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TechTease Top 2K11 highlights in music, media, and technology

December 31, 2011
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(◑﹏◑) If you’re not totally over all of the year-end retrospectives…a few more highlights from 2011. The #SATX hashtag For a moment we almost lost our hometown Twitter category to South Austin, Texas tweets. Thankfully, San Antonio microbloggers out-tweeted the Austin based accounts enough to keep the #SATX hashtag homesliced. When you get a...
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Partisan stunt thwarted, the open internet lives on

November 10, 2011
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Just moments ago the Senate voted down resolution S. J. Res. 6. The partisan “resolution of disapproval” was a sneak attack on Internet freedoms sponsored by Sen. Kay Hutchison , and spearheaded by industry-funded members of Congress. The resolution would’ve given Internet providers unrestricted power, and the ability to strip online privacy protections. It was...
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When professional Twitter #journo feeds get personal … and ugly

November 4, 2011
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When professional Twitter #journo feeds get personal … and ugly

When I don’t understand something, I Google it. As an observer and participant in online communication practices I frequently find myself examining questions of netiquette and hate speech. Netiquette is a combination of two words, Internet and Etiquette. It refers to necessary and appropriate behavior that occurs online when communicating via the internet. A...
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How to run afoul of Occupy San Antonio, just ask too many questions

October 13, 2011
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After Adbusters‘ Occupy Wall Street campaign went national, a San Antonio based contingent manifested. Social Justice leaders within the Bexar County are were skeptical of the ‘leaderless’ crowds. For years Social Justice scholars have studied historical protests. A leaderless movement? Could a fledgling group of dissenters in SA survive without infrastructure? And why hasn’t...
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5 iPhone Apps to use at the #SATX Beer Festival

October 10, 2011
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Beer! Keep track of your beer tasting notes and ratings. Beer Pong. Multi-player, in-game chat, and table selection. DrinkFit knowing the carbohydrates and calories per beverage. Blood Alcohol Calculator (B.A.C.) App. For entertainment purpose only. BeerChooser. Personalized recommendations beers you’d like and don’t like.  
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#thankyousteve in tweets

October 7, 2011
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4.5 hours of #thankyousteve tweets sent out on Oct 5, 2011. Tweets are ordered by # of RTs, from the top left Image created by Twitter’s Miguel Rios.
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UPDATED #OccupySanAnto joins Occupy Wall Street movement (and RIP Steve Jobs)

October 5, 2011
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Should I be blogging about Steve Jobs? I didn’t know him. All kidding aside…he did get me to Think Different. Can we really deny how he contributed to the digital era? I’ve decided to pay homage to Jobs by outlining how Occupy San Antonio might use technology tomorrow, when they join the rest of...
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San Antonio, Texas Punk Rock Archive 1986-1989

September 24, 2011
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I was just a tween back in 1986. My favorite movie was Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and for my brother it was Top Gun. Together we watched reruns of the Cosby Show and Growing Pains. Thanks to my parents we were exposed early on to everything from David Bowie to Kiss. My...
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Fair Trade Fund releases app that measures your ‘slavery footprint’

September 22, 2011
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As a San Antonian I'm not voting for Elizabeth Warren. But her thought-provoking speech, well, made me think.
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