Category Archives: US

Social Vote @foursquare @twitter

Social Media has indeed become very ubiquitous.  So much so, that many users don’t even think of it as a “thing.”  These days, it is natural to see people checking e-mail, logging into Facebook, chatting with friends via IM, sending … Continue reading

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Nine Years Later

Everyone has a story.  Mine is no more significant or insignificant than any other.  I lived and worked in New York City for a short time from late 1997 to early 1998.  I can’t tell you what I was doing … Continue reading

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California: The Boycott State

Today’s essay is brought to you by California Penal Code, Section 834b. 834b.  (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or … Continue reading

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S.B. 1070

Introduction There has been a lot of talk around the state, the nation, and the world about S.B. 1070, Arizona’s recent illegal immigration bill (note that it’s a bill, not a law… there is a difference).  Most of that talk … Continue reading

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COC Block

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It’s (almost) that time again! Hammer Time?  No.  (Well, yes, but it’s always Hammer Time.)  It’s (again, almost) time for the coolest (un)conference this side of the… uh… Rio Salado! I’ve been to both previous PodCamps, and have had a … Continue reading

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It started with constant, unending lightning orbiting Tempe.  Yes, I said orbiting.  Then the wind.  Then the rain.  Then the hail. This storm flooded roads, killed power, stranded drivers, and threw 50′ trees out into the middle of University Drive … Continue reading

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Loop 101 at Elliot Road was reopened on Thursday following a nearly 20-minute closure as authorities tried to calm a suicidal man standing on a fence at the overpass. At about noon, Department of Public Safety officials responded to the … Continue reading

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Phoenix: Sweatiest City

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Went to Tombstone. Took pictures. Oh yeah… I’m your huckleberry.

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