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    Introverts

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    All my life I have been a quiet person. As a kid I was called shy, timid, scary. Ok, maybe not scary. But ever notice how the quiet ones seem to scare everyone? Not because they have done anything scary, ...

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    Wake me up

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    If you are going to need some help getting out of bed Friday to do some early shopping, Target is making wake-up calls. Target wake-up calls On that website you get to pick which recorded call you want, such as ...

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    The phone call

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Every year around this time, this day to be exact, I am reminded of a phone call we received early in the morning. It's one of those calls that you know can only bring bad news because it seems that ...

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    Black Friday is approaching

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Remember my post a while back about Black Friday? If not, then click here for a refresher. Here are a few more websites that may be helpful for those of you insane, I mean, brave enough to fight the crowds ...

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    Times they are a changing

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    What is up with this crazy weather? There were 35 tornadoes last night in the Midwest and Southeast. Thirty five! In one evening! In November! From the AP: Meteorologists said a cold front moving rapidly east collided with warm, unstable ...

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    The McRib

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    The McRib is back, again. I didn't even know this until I was reading the drive-through menu at a local McDonalds recently. (I got a salad so don't start talking to me about Super Size Me, which is a must-see ...

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    The future of print media

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    This topic has been on my mind for some time and I think it's about time we discuss it. Thanks to technology and the Internet the way we receive news is different than say, 20 years ago. Now that many ...

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    True celebrity

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Think a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is symbol of celebrity? Meh, they hand those out like day-old graham crackers in day care. Geez, they even gave Ryan Seacrest a star. Now having a species named after you, ...

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    Sony rootkit drama continues

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I found this great article on Cnet.com that explains in full detail the debacle over the Sony rootkit. A snippet I found interesting: Actually, Sony's response to the mess it caused is almost as bad as the mess itself. The ...

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    Why you need to know about Sony rootkits

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    If you buy CDs and listen to them on your computer, this concerns you. First what is a rootkit and why is Sony using them? A rootkit is software that is installed without knowledge of the computer user. The purpose ...

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    Can someone tell me why?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    This will be another weekly feature on my blog. Me asking a question that baffles the mind, makes you ponder till you fall out of you chair, those questions that seem to have an obvious answer but for some reason ...

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    Weekend fun: Port Lavaca art show

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    This weekend is the 34th Annual Arts, Crafts and Antique Festival by the Bay in Port Lavaca. It will be on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m until 4 p.m at the Bauer Center. Admission is $2 and children under ...

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    Black Friday: Are you ready?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    For those of you who don't know what Black Friday is, a little background first: From Wikipedia Black Friday (also called Blitz Day), the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is historically one of the busiest retail shopping days ...

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    Cowboy Up: Lecture in Cuero

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Saw this today on the Victoria Advocate online: Cowboys topic of lecture Former Smithsonian Institute curator and historian Lonn Taylor will deliver a lecture Thursday at the Cuero State Bank community room in Cuero. The lecture is "My Love is ...