Pico da Dona Joana Hike

Ribeirinha + Hike Up Pico da Dona Joana 12 Jan, 2022   Today Alicia and I did a fun walk through Ribeirinha, Feteira, and a lot of cow pastures on our way to Pico da Dona Joana. Wikipedia explains it in dry statistical language as: … um cone vulcânico de escórias basálticas, constituído por piroclastos negros relativamente … Read more

“We Don’t Have Time To Do Our Job”

Going through some old emails and I found this gem from a former (thankfully) legal client. My task was to create eBooks and articles that projected our firm’s expertise to potential clients. The problem? Every time I asked our legal team to review a new article or eBook they ignored my emails. My point of … Read more

Trump Supporters Ramp Up Treason Against the United States

Trump & His GOP Enablers Incite Insurrection Remove Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene Jan 29—Now it’s critical that we kick this campaign up a notch. Can you take a moment to make a phone call to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer?  Speaker Pelosi 202-225-4965 Senator Schumer 202-224-6542 When you call,  introduce yourself and … Read more


Conservatism is not an ideology, it is an aesthetic. The most brief investigation into what their politicians do would enrage these people if they actually cared about these things. They don’t. American “conservatives” say they’re are against big government. They are in fact the opposite when it comes to a huge ass military, huge police forces, … Read more

Horseshit Economics

Tax cuts for the wealthy have long drawn support from conservative lawmakers and economists who argue that such measures will “trickle down” and eventually boost jobs and incomes for everyone else. But a new study from the London School of Economics says 50 years of such tax cuts have only helped one group — the … Read more

City Acre Brewing Company’s QUAT-QUAT-QUAD

8% abv. Our 4th anniversary beer! A Belgian Quadruple made with estate loquats and kumquats.

My wife got me a four-pack (well, someone nicked one, so I ended up with a three-pack) of this fantastic 8% abv. 4th anniversary beer from Houston’s City Acre. A Belgian Quadruple made with estate loquats and kumquats. She knows how much I love loquats. Kumquats are good, too. We have one kumquat tree in … Read more

SolarWinds Security Breach Hits Top Government Agencies, Private Sector … And City of Austin

A hack of Austin-based SolarWinds’ Orion IT software is “ongoing,” and is “remarkable for its scope, sophistication and impact,” in the words of Microsoft president Brad Smith. Russian government hackers have infiltrated the systems of up to 18,000 SolarWinds customers who downloaded a compromised Orion software update. The “supply chain attack” works by hiding malicious … Read more

The EXACT process Apollo Digital uses to scale SEO

This post covers how you: Get your website to load faster (with minimal technical know-how) Optimize your landing pages to rank for direct intent keywords (driving more qualified leads) Create content that ranks every time Getting a TON of links to our website with ZERO link-building efforts Improve rankings with Surfer SEO Step #1 – … Read more

Police Blotter

ACLU Apps For Filming Police Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right—and that includes police and other government officials carrying out their duties. However, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs or video in public places … Read more