Author Archives: andrewcockerham

Local Radio Station silliness

Why do radio stations always tell me what radio station I’m listening to? TV statiosn don’t do it. I really get annoyed listening to the local npr station when they are always telling me “you’re listening to KUT Austin”…why do … Continue reading

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Winter gives us hope

This winter in Austin has been much colder than any I can remember growing up in Texas.  I’m not a cold weather person.  I was just thinking the other day as I dream of the day when I can wear … Continue reading

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Why I love mornings

Mornings are hands down my favorite part of the day.  Mornings are full of promise, full of potential.  Today is an adventure about to unfold.  On the brink of excitement.  The thrill of the unknown and the smell of possibility. … Continue reading

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Not all miles are created equal

I’m a big fan of airline miles – I feel like its one case where I’m essentially getting something for nothing, or at least almost.  By using one credit card over another (the only difference being an annual fee of … Continue reading

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Is dreaming better than realizing your dream?

I was contemplating this the other day.  Dreaming is fun.  It gives you hope.  It takes you to a better place.  It lets you escape your current reality to what you think is a better one.  But what happens if … Continue reading

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The Greatest Game Ever Invented

I dislike the government.  I would like to use a stronger word, but I might get in trouble, since the government is reading everything I write.  With the Edward Snowden releasing details about the government’s PRISM program of spying on … Continue reading

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News is not a Game Show

I guess you could say I’m a fan of the Daily Show with John Stewart (or John Oliver).  Quite often when watching I find myself laughing out loud.  Today I heard a quote that elicited that exact response, and I … Continue reading

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I don’t wanna go home

Everybody loves vacation.  I just got back from one.  It was great.  But what’s not great is that “I just got back”.  Coming back from vacation sucks.  Last Friday when I was leaving work, ready to leave for my vacation, … Continue reading

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Siri, can I have fries with that?

Voice recognition is getting better and better. From Google Now and Siri to Microsoft’s new futuristic voice translator, we are able to use our voices for more and more things, and computers can understand our speech better and better. So it hit me … Continue reading

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The Google you don’t even know

Read this article on GigaOM the other day, and totally agree.  Google is quietly and subtly building its own platform on top of platforms.  Eventually, everything you do on your computer can be done through the Chrome browser and Chrome … Continue reading

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