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

Central Texas Runoff Election Tuesday, Dec. 15

Following the November 3rd General/Local elections, the League of Women Voters has confirmed the following runoff races: Austin City Council District 6 (Travis and Williamson County) Austin City Council District 10 Austin ISD Board of Trustees District 5 Austin ISD Board of Trustees District 8 At-Large Georgetown City Council District 2 (Williamson County) LWV will … Read more

Yes, Republicans Are Stupid

Trump supporters are stupid. Misperceiving Bullshit as Profound Is Associated with Favorable Views of Cruz, Rubio, Trump and Conservatism (2016) Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes: Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right-Wing Ideology and Low Intergroup Contact (2012) Conservatism and cognitive ability (2009) Is it impolite to discuss cognitive differences between liberals and conservatives? … Read more

“Month One’ Linkbuilding: Beyond Guest Posts & Citations

linkbuilding: casting a net

‘Month One’ Linkbuilding: Beyond Guest Posts & Citations There’s no one-size-fits-all SEO process. Even two businesses in the same industry, with the same number of employees, competing in the same market, will have different approach. That said, here’s one backlink-building your business might follow. I’ve used this method to rank my websites, and my clients’ … Read more

Using Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines To Get A Jump On The Competition

Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines (link to December 5, 2019 updates) give us insight into what Google views as SEO quality. It’s what actual Google employees use to “rate” sites like yours. Google hires these “quality raters” to participate in experiments before algorithm updates are rolled out to the general public. These are real users who … Read more