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    Rolling, rolling, rolling: Keep those blackouts rolling

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Record-breaking temperatures forced rolling blackouts across the state of Texas yesterday...and it's not even summer yet. Source: AP Faced with the prospect of another day of record heat, the state's power suppliers urged Texans to cut down on their electricity ...

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    Days off

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I am enjoying some days off from work , so things have been quieter than usual on my blog. I thought about finishing my podcast about salsa and merengue music on my days off, but then I though, "Nah, it ...

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    Deep in the heart of Texas

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    The recent issue of Texas Monthly has a great feature, "75 Things We Love About Texas." Several contributors have written about their favorite things about Texas. I'll share a few listed in the article: 1. Bluebonnets Yes, they are a ...

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    My addiction

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It started out innocently enough. I first experimented with simple blends, nothing complicated. I only did it because it was something that helped me relax on the weekends or after a particularly grueling day at work. I knew I had ...

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    Write away

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Now that you all know about my aspirations to become a real writer, I need to narrow down my options. Do I want to write fiction? Or do I want to go into journalism? Before any decisions are made, first ...

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    New York state of mind

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Taken in July 2005 Ever since I was a little kid tearing apart calculators and radios to see what was inside, or writing the next Great American Novel in my Big Chief notepad, I always dreamed of being someone important. ...

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    MTV en Spanglish

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    T-shirt from Havana on the Hudson MTV Español is out, MTV Tr3s (Tres) is in. Say hello to the cross-combination of English and Spanish, and say hello to yet another MTV channel. (How many does that make now?) From Chron.com ...

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    Jewelry for that special geek or writer in your life

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I have never really cared for gold jewelry or anything with diamonds. Oh don't get me wrong, I do enjoy wearing accessories and jewelry, but I prefer items that are simple and unique. So these really caught my eye: Typewriter ...

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    DIY project - Huaraches de llanta

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Do you have a collection of old tires piled up in your yard or garage? If that is the case then I have the perfect weekend project for you. From: Hollowtop.com - Tire Sandals [via - Lifehacker.com] I'm hard on ...

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    What does your workspace say about you?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I'm not the most organized person around, but I like to keep an orderly workspace at the office. It can be tough to keep a mess from piling up especially with all the bad harddrives, network cables, CD cases, and ...

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