Sunday, 5/8/16, Austin, TX – I went to the annual Maker Faire Austin, the public celebration of all …

Sunday, 5/8/16, Austin, TX – I went to the annual Maker Faire Austin, the public celebration of all that’s do-it-yourself and creative about various forms of technological things – electronic, robotic, biological, industrially progressive things. It’s one of 19 such faires worldwide.

They've got it all! Drones, robots, 3D printers, a dark hall with glowing LEDs and lights abounding, a 30 foot wall where you can paint with thousands of LEDs, and even traditional arts and crafts like weaving.

Wow, what about the robotic music of Ponytrap, the rock band getting rave reviews Scott Parenteau’s Tin Spider walked There was thearound like a vision of future robotics. lightning show rock stars of ArcAttack. Daniel G. Benes channeledThomas Alva Edison.

I ran into a lot of friends including Gary Hoover, Carl DeCordova, and Matt my original Austin sysadmin / unix guru

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AustinSpring.com rentals on the 15 acre community: observatory room for $220/mo, small room for $220…

AustinSpring.com rentals on the 15 acre community: observatory room for $220/mo, small room for $220/mo (or both for $420/mo), soulpad for $120/mo, tiny house for $320, or a poolside gazebo for $120/mo. Here are 200 great pictures of all of these rentals and the awesome land surrounding them. Hike and bike trails through woods with creeks are plentiful.

This is the raw cut, unedited, unexpurgated set of photos from Eeyore’s Birthday Party 2016. I’ll make…

This is the raw cut, unedited, unexpurgated set of photos from Eeyore's Birthday Party 2016. I'll make the big cuts and pare this down to a reasonable size this week. If there are any photos you really like plus (+1) them and they'll make the cut. What is your favorite photo in this monster set of photos?

Inspired by the results from our Discover Impact event during SXSW last month, 121Giving, Austin+SocialGood…

Inspired by the results from our Discover Impact event during SXSW last month, 121Giving, Austin+SocialGood and YOUvolution are partnering together to host the first in a series of events we’re calling Spark Impact: http://bit.ly/sparkimpact – This series is focused on empowering collaboration and innovation in Austin.

Please join us on April 26th from 6-9pm at Urban Co-Lab as we host interactive roundtable discussions with innovative leaders and local Austin change makers. Their work is focused on closing gaps in the categories of Education, Sustainable Communities, Food Access, Clean Water and Industry Innovation.

One winning concept that bubbles up from this series will be brought to fruition and presented at the ATX Plus Social Good Summit during Austin Startup Week. We hope you’ll join us, whether you bring ideas, passion, experience or want to collaborate to help build new solutions, all are welcome.

Zero Hunger:
Sam Hellman Mass – Odd Duck
Curt Nelson – Austin Foodshed Investors
Paige Oliverio – Urban Patchwork
Felicia Pena – Capital Area Food Bank
Sustainable Communities:
Dawn Ashley – City of Austin Neighborhood Housing
Heidi Sloan – Community First
Education:
Erin Cargile – KXAN
Shobie Partos – Creative Action
Michael Henderson – Doing Development
Antonio Delgado – Science in a Suitcase
Industry Innovation:
Angela Hanson – City of Austin Innovation Office
Danny Lucio – Austin FreeNet
Lonny Stern – Capital Metro
Clean Water:
Jeff “Da Shade” Moonbeam – Cry Havoc Action
Jessica Wilson – Watershed Protection Dept.


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Cedar Creek recent flood. The ants formed a floating cluster when their mound got flooded and the dogs…

Cedar Creek recent flood. The ants formed a floating cluster when their mound got flooded and the dogs played in the water. Floods always bring folks together and get them outside to marvel at a creek that becomes as big as the Colorado River.

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Happy Birthday, you have some fine thoughts and an interesting path from materialistic, drinker/consumer…

Happy Birthday, you have some fine thoughts and an interesting path from materialistic, drinker/consumer to a more thoughtful vegan.  In many ways my path is the opposite from 20 years of being a relatively poor vegetarian living in a schoolbus to the present day, where I have a pretty decent real estate portfolio in booming Austin Texas, lots of computers and tech toys, drones, and renters who live around me who not only pay me regularly but give me great joy.  I am trying to build wealth without sacrificing my core values and without distancing myself from my clients and customers.  I don't know why but this strategy seems to be working.  Have a great day in PR!

And oh yeah, +Raul Colon don't give up on SXSW.  Let's plan to meet up next year at the #sxsw2017 and go to some parties, panels and events ok?

+Warren Baylor is a newby to Austin so I offered to buy him his first drink at the Craftsman Bar on …

+Warren Baylor is a newby to Austin so I offered to buy him his first drink at the Craftsman Bar on Cesar Chavez in East Austin and then, after a little pranking incident at the bar, we went bar hopping. Warren went home too soon, he missed +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas with some great people, and the teacher convention came by and treated us to some great cheese and crackers. 

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Welcome to the Virtual Porn experience, Naughty America-style. Virtual Reality Porn from Naughty America…

Welcome to the Virtual Porn experience, Naughty America-style.
Virtual Reality Porn from Naughty America

Combining virtual reality technology with the iconic, time-tested mega-fantasy of a threesome, we’ve broken through with a Naughty America original "2 Chicks Same Time" scene, starring Nikki Benz, Jaclyn Taylor and now, you!

Strap on your headset and enter virtual Naughty America where Nikki and Jaclyn are waiting to BLOW YOU AWAY. These scenes are compatible with:

Samsung Gear VR
Oculus Rift
Google Cardboard



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Are you coming to Eeyores Birthday Party in Austin on April 30?  Here’s the event page.

Are you coming to Eeyores Birthday Party in Austin on April 30?  Here's the event page.

Eeyores
53rd Annual Birthday Party
Saturday, April 30, 2016
11:00 a.m. until dark.
Children’s Area from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Pease District Park
Austin TX USA

LIVE MUSIC from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION
Happy Birthday Eeyore!!!

In case of rain (rain date Saturday, May 7th) or for more information, call (512) 448-5160, or visit Eeyore on the web at www.eeyores.org

Eeyores Birthday Party is a fund-raiser to benefit non-profit groups i…

Lunchtime on the set of the tiny home reality tv show shoot. I thought I’d show you a wider view of …

Lunchtime on the set of the tiny home reality tv show shoot. I thought I'd show you a wider view of the set. This is some day going to be the sports field at AustinSpring.com where we can play football, ultimate frisbee, soccer, and baseball. For more on this vision, see austerra.net and the Chautauqua video, that's our vision of future that goes 100 years in to the past and 10 years in to the future.

What we did on April Fools Day, I hope you can contain your excitement! I love April because it means…

What we did on April Fools Day, I hope you can contain your excitement! I love April because it means we can swim again and lots of cool things are going on.  Cool things like the drama of HGTV Tiny Home Hunters coming to do a documentary, like the neighbors catching and barbecuing bass, like all the wildflowers and lush vegetation growing so fast you can watch it.  April cruelest month?  Nope, not buying it. 

What we did on April Fools Day, I hope you can contain your excitement!

The first time we saw the steampunk style tiny home was on an 18 wheeler that was stuck on the road …

The first time we saw the steampunk style tiny home was on an 18 wheeler that was stuck on the road to the AustinSpring.com kasita grohome tiny home village. A tree got tangled in the roof of the tiny home to the horror of the steampunk maven tiny home owner. So we called in a pro, David Streamer, who trims trees for Bluebonnet Electric and he took his chainsaw on a 20' pole and trimmed the tree with no harm to the tiny home.

After the harrowing turn in to our narrow gate the driver managed to navigate the tiny home to it's resting place, a beautiful meadow with wildflowers and a convenient nearby electric hookup. The driver had a long bed 18 wheeler which allowed him to tote along a full kennel of barking dogs which added to the surreal effect of this whole late night adventure.

The tiny steampunk home owner wasn't amused, however, at the shredded green plastic that had torn away from her roof deck floor and the deck itself was sticky to walk on. Ooops, not quite cured yet.

HGTV brings tiny home to AustinSpring at night

When reality tv comes calling you get to see how these shows are made and it’s fascinating. The crew…

When reality tv comes calling you get to see how these shows are made and it's fascinating. The crew that HGTV sent out to us was focused like a laser beam on their project, a woman in search of a steampunk styled tiny home who lands in the Austin area.

If day one was an adventure getting the tiny home down our road, day 2 was a lesson in how the pros put together a reality tv show.

We have a rich assortment of locations for reality tv like our swimming pool, the pool house, the 5,000 sf AustinSpring Lodge with its 4 kitchens which contrasts sharply with a 240 sf steampunk home, our gorgeous hike and bike trail along Cedar Creek with it's wealth of wildlife (some of our residents decided to go fishing during the shoot and I marveled at one of the bass fish they were later prepping for the wood fired grill), our campfires, and barbecues.

But they chose the more spartan downstairs kitchen in favor of the upstairs kitchen with its higher cabinets and soaring vaulted ceiling and hand hewn cedar trim work. And they chose the folksy back stairs instead of the majestic creek because it told the story better. And they set up outdoors at the gateway to our hike and bike trail for the interview.

I learned a lot about how the pros do it and what goes on behind the scenes in reality tv. The day ended with the realization that we didn't have 220 volts for their tiny home to plug in to so we're off to Home Depot as soon as it opens up today to gather some parts.

Day three should even be more exciting as the production crew will focus on the tiny home itself. 

The driver hired by HGTV went through heavy storms in North Texas to get the tiny home they’re using…

The driver hired by HGTV went through heavy storms in North Texas to get the tiny home they're using for a documentary to its destination at AustinSpring.com 's tiny home village. Then we had to trim some trees to get it down our road. We can't wait to see it in the day light!

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The tiny house on wheels for the HGTV documentary arrived at AustinSpring.com on 4/1/16. We had to call…

The tiny house on wheels for the HGTV documentary arrived at AustinSpring.com on 4/1/16. We had to call in a professional tree trimmer to cut several branches out of the way along Shiloh Road. Greta was kind of stressed (the tiny house owner) but she was relieved that we got the job done. Tomorrow the Producer from HGTV will be here for interviews and a video shoot for the program Tiny House Hunters.

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We got an entire tiny home in to a 26′ uhaul truck and unloaded it here at AustinSpring.com / austerra.net…

We got an entire tiny home in to a 26' uhaul truck and unloaded it here at AustinSpring.com / austerra.net and it's ready for assembly. It takes a 4 man crew 2 days to put together this home complete with appliances and cabinets. It's 400' but can grow to any size easily with snap together panels. 

More adventures at SXSW 2016. VEVO is the leading all-premium music video and entertainment service…

More adventures at SXSW 2016. VEVO is the leading all-premium music video and entertainment service. VEVO is available in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, which includes VEVO.com, Mobile Apps (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry PlayBook), Connected Television (Google TV, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 countries, expanding the platform’s reach around the globe. Through a distribution partnership, Vydia has made this premium service available to all of its clients for a yearly fee of $20.

The Austin area is the origin of man in the Americas!  This boggles the mind.  I mean, Austin is on …

The Austin area is the origin of man in the Americas!  This boggles the mind.  I mean, Austin is on a lot of top ten lists and all, but this is ridiculous.  

I want to go on a field trip to see this dig site.  These first human settlers of America got the Austin area 15,500 years ago which is about 2,000 years earlier than has been commonly thought.

The article says "Fed by permanent springs, this area between the Edwards Plateau and lower coastal plains would have offered ample game from both ecosystems, and its limestone held an abundant supply of flint-like rock, or chert, ideal for making Stone Age tools."

And further the article states "Prior to about 13,500 years ago, sheets of ice two miles thick covered nearly all of Canada, making a land route impassable."

"The most plausible solution is that the first Americans traveled a coastal route, using boats to come down the Alaskan and Canadian coasts, parts of which probably would have been free of ice."

So the Austin area is the origin of man in the Americas.  I'll just sit back now and let that sink in.

Texas scientists have found the oldest confirmed site of human habitation in the Americas just north of Austin, where the Edwards Plateau meets the coastal plains.

In 2007 at SXSW, the New York Times called me the King of Twitter and so did Slate and Buzzfeed.  Now…

In 2007 at SXSW, the New York Times called me the King of Twitter and so did Slate and Buzzfeed.  Now Texas Monthly has put out an exhaustive and fascinating analysis of how this event changed everything and made Austin the tech marvel of the world.  No going back now!

It was, fittingly, a start-up that helped make Austin what it is today: Twitter, which came to SXSW in 2007. It had officially launched a few months earlier, but at SXSW the company unleashed a full-scale marketing blitz, setting up flat-screen TVs all over the convention center and signing up attendees. Soon they were tweeting about things like where to go for dinner, and before long, everyone was checking their smartphones to see what everyone else was doing. It was the beginning of a new age, and both the city and SXSW would never be the same. – See more at: http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/austin-and-the-city-of-the-eternal-boom/#sthash.B4FFDs3O.dpu

A hipster paradise, a high-tech nirvana, a festival wonderland. Today Austin barely resembles the sleepy college town I moved to in the seventies. How it changed is the story of a lifetime.

Scottevest is a clothing company based in Ketchum, Idaho which specialises in garments with conduit …

Scottevest is a clothing company based in Ketchum, Idaho which specialises in garments with conduit systems and specialized pockets and compartments for holding mobile phones, tablet computers and other portable electronic devices, and managing and controlling their wires. Although marketed towards travellers, the company also caters to users in the military and law-enforcement who are required to carry multiple devices. #sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX

Telepathy Japan Inc. (CEO Kenichi Suzuki) released information about “Telepathy Walker,” a wearable …

Telepathy Japan Inc. (CEO Kenichi Suzuki) released information about "Telepathy Walker," a wearable device mainly developed for mobile Augmented Reality gaming, at 2016 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show®), which is scheduled to run from January 6 to January 10, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

– "Telepathy Walker" ~ Playground, Every Wear ~

"Telepathy Walker" is a wearable device that enables users to enjoy Augmented Reality games indoors or outdoors. With Telepathy Walker, users can immerse themselves in mobile AR games with first-person point of view. The product enables mobile gaming experiences that users cannot enjoy with smartphones. Telepathy's original virtual display augments your vision even under bright sunshine. Walker's portable shell design allows you to see "Playground, Every Wear."

In February, "Telepathy Walker" will be available through crowdfunding sites for the customers in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. You can subscribe to our exclusive updates and special early-bird offers at Walker's website: http://www.telepathywalker.com/

Ecosystem surrounding "Telepathy Walker" is rapidly growing. Walker is of greater use with various attachment parts and external battery. Telepathy Walker will be the world's first SIM-free smart-glass that can connect to mobile networks globally, including the U.S. and Japan.

– Specifications of "Telepathy Walker"

Display resolution: 1/4 HD (960×540, equivalent to a smartphone screen from 20 inches)
Camera: 5 Mega Pixel, Auto-Focus
OS: Android 4.4
Connection: Wireless LAN / BT
Pre-installed applications include the following:
Application Market Place for application developers
Eye Connect and Talent Buzz, next-generation communication applications with first-person point of view
Entertainment and navigation applications
Delivery date: Early Summer 2016
Price: Approx. $700, more discounts for early-bird crowdfunding backers
For more information, please visit: http://www.telepathywalker.com/

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monom, a product innovation team at Hakuhodo Tokyo, has created its third independently developed product…

monom, a product innovation team at Hakuhodo Tokyo, has created its third independently developed product: a button-shaped speaker called "Pechat" that gives teddies everywhere the power to talk.

Pechat is a button-shaped speaker jointly developed by monom with HACKist, a digital creative lab of Hakuhodo DY Group company Hakuhodo i-studio. Attach Pechat to your child's favorite teddy, control it with the dedicated smartphone app, and the teddy really seems to talk. Pechat can be used in many different ways. Share secrets with your child. Sing songs together. Suggest she take a nap. Read him a story. This next-generation toy is a new communication tool for parents and kids and a fun parenting aid.
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Yantouch”, Ken Ouyang indicates that “Yan” is Yin-Yan. “Yan touch” means Sun’s touch. Touch by Sunrise…

Yantouch”, Ken Ouyang indicates that “Yan” is Yin-Yan. “Yan touch” means Sun’s touch. Touch by Sunrise and Sunset’s beauty (We continue improve smart light and more versatile sync, even go multi-device next), touch by Sun’s power, brightness. (We continue to improve on white light brightness). It matches with our 3-in-1 main themes of Natural wake and Smart light. Yantouch is no cheap China factory name, it has deep root of China culture and philosophy.

Yantouch has introduced Jelly Fish LED light and black/white diamond shaped Bluetooth speaker, one is the combination of fine art and technology while the other one is a perfect integration of light and music. These two innovative products soon broadcast Yantouch’s visibility and lay a successful battle for small and medium enterprise crossing from OEM to brand management. Yantouch also developed tons of innovative control technology and smart phone software related patents, such as Music you can see, Stereo reflection speaker, Speaker-specific equalization and Remote control UI…etc. Even Ken Ouyan personally has up to 41 patented technologies which accelerated oversea marketing and broadcasted Yantouch reputation.

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#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX – xocial.com See good. Do good. Feel good. And measure…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX – xocial.com

See good. Do good. Feel good. And measure good.
You could say xocial is what happens when good karma meets the Internet. Instead of measuring our popularity, xocial measures our positive social impact—both the good we see others doing and the good we do ourselves. The goal is to make the world suck a little less. While having a lot of fun.

We’re able to measure good using a patented algorithm
we call the xo score™

The xo score is a number from 100 to 500. It’s built by earning xocial points—but just because you earn one xocial point doesn’t mean your xo score goes up by one. The algorithm factors in the type of deed or action, its significance, and whether you’re the one doing good or recognizing good.

Your xo score includes everyday actions (think driving your friend’s kids home from the sleepover) and monumental efforts (like raising the most money for a national charity). You can have an xo score if you’re an individual, a non-profit, a company, an institution or a geographic region. Your city can have an xo score. Your cat can’t.

Your xo score is based on efforts in six areas.
Building character
Day-to-day actions that show your generosity, kindness, candor, honesty and more.

Eco efforts
Steps taken to reduce your ecological footprint, from meatless Mondays to joining a car share.

Charitable works
Your support of charities, non-profits and social institutions like hospitals and schools.

Lifestyle choices
Actions that show you live consciously, from what you buy to how you treat your body.

Workplace leadership
Above-and-beyond efforts on the job that are an inspiration to others.

Lifelong learning
Your actions in the classroom of life, from tutoring your peers to enrolling in a post-grad program.



#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show – I tried the “emoji challenge” Q.What is VEVO? A. VEVO is the leading…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show – I tried the "emoji challenge" Q.What is VEVO?

A. VEVO is the leading all-premium music video and entertainment service. VEVO is available in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, which includes VEVO.com, Mobile Apps (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry PlayBook), Connected Television (Google TV, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 countries, expanding the platform’s reach around the globe. Through a distribution partnership, Vydia has made this premium service available to all of its clients for a yearly fee of $20.

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX Q.What is VEVO? A. VEVO is the leading all-premium…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX

Q.What is VEVO?

A. VEVO is the leading all-premium music video and entertainment service. VEVO is available in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, which includes VEVO.com, Mobile Apps (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry PlayBook), Connected Television (Google TV, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 countries, expanding the platform’s reach around the globe. Through a distribution partnership, Vydia has made this premium service available to all of its clients for a yearly fee of $20.

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show, Austin, TX – #bernooli Bernooli solves the challenges of home bartending…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show, Austin, TX – #bernooli Bernooli solves the challenges of home bartending and makes creating cocktails at home easy, fun and rewarding. It all starts with an elegant smart pouring system, featuring patent-pending Smart Spouts. They go on any liquor bottle and connect to a powerful Cocktail Discovery app. With rich content, intuitive guidance, and precision measurement, Bernooli instills confidence, breeds fascination and pours perfectly-made cocktails every time. Impressive!

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX – Is your cooktop smart?TM Oliso’s Smart Hub & TopTM…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX – Is your cooktop smart?TM Oliso’s Smart Hub & TopTM is the first cooktop that actually talks to its pot. Now food enthusiasts can engineer the perfect bite and achieve various precision cooking techniques with only one appliance.

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Blue Goji and Onlife Health launch Goji Madness Tournament to help Americans of all ages get fit in …

Blue Goji and Onlife Health launch Goji Madness Tournament to help Americans of all ages get fit in a fun way!

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016 –

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Goji®, a wellness technology company, is excited to announce its anchoring “incentive reward” – the Goji Madness Tournament – for GojiVerse, the company’s gamified wellness platform. Unlike typical fitness-oriented competitions, Goji Madness is about having fun and staying active for users of all fitness levels and age groups (18 and older). No purchase of Goji Play is necessary.

Although the prevalence of conditions attributed to a lack of physical activity is well known, people’s good intentions to address sedentary habits is witnessed by the widespread purchase of at-home cardio equipment, gym memberships, and step-counting wearables. In reality, many of these equipment and gym memberships remain largely underutilized. The same is true for activity-tracking devices and mobile apps. Typically only the most dedicated, active, or healthy people continue using their wearable fitness devices six months after purchase. Simply put, although people have good intentions, they often struggle to achieve their health and wellness goals.

“Helping people realize their good intentions of building and maintaining healthier habits is our core mission. We accomplish this through true gamification of cardio workouts, fitness/wellness activities, and other mindful exercises,” explained Coleman Fung, co-founder and chief executive officer of Blue Goji. “Whether it’s our portfolio of cardio games to suit any taste or our unique Goji Moments-based challenges that connect users with shared goals, we have generated unprecedented levels of sustained user engagement from our pilot programs. Now we are introducing our anchoring incentive reward – Goji Madness – to complete our gamified platform.”

Wellness providers such as Onlife Health embrace the value health challenges play in getting people moving no matter their fitness level. Onlife has seen great success in using challenges to motivate members and deliver fun user experiences that improve health at the same time. The company will open the tournament to its employees and client-members nationwide.

“Onlife Health is excited to participate in Goji Madness,” said Arthur Lane, vice president of marketing and product development of Onlife. “Blue Goji has made tremendous strides in creating a platform that makes physical activity fun and rewarding. This technology drives engagement levels and addresses pain points of health plans and employers who are looking for innovative ways to manage their healthcare spend and boost engagement.”

“At every opportunity, we stress the importance of exercise in helping prevent or manage chronic conditions,” added Abbey Griffin, Onlife director of product development. “Members tell us they’d like to participate in fun activities both at the workplace as well as at home. Building upon our evidence-based approach, we’re making the investment to leverage this technology that we know can change sedentary habits and lead to improved health outcomes.”

Tournament Overview

The Goji Madness Tournament offers familiar and fun mechanics to encourage and incentivize Blue Goji users to stay active and have fun. Tournament contestants will be organized into four Goji Madness communities – Active Central (available to all contestants), BMI Camp (for individuals with a body mass index of 28 or higher), Seniors Rock (for individuals age 60 or older) and Veterans Honor (for our military veterans) – in order to provide members of each community with more targeted activities and encouragement through the competition. The tournament champion will win a new car – to be voted on by all Goji Madness contestants! Other great prizes will be awarded to the winners of each elimination round, starting with the top 64 contestants. The top four contestants will earn a trip to New York City, where they will compete live during the semi-final and the final rounds of the tournament. (See www.bluegoji.com/gojimadness for tournament information and rules.)

About Blue Goji

Blue Goji was founded in 2011 on the big data software development and gaming expertise of its founders who are focused on changing the health and wellness game. Fung, the founder and former CEO of OpenLink, aligned with Charles Huang and Kai Huang, brothers who developed the highly successful Guitar Hero franchise, to start Blue Goji. For more information, please see www.bluegoji.com.

Goji Play, GojiGo, GojiTate, Goji Madness and other products, brands and trademarks are property of Blue Goji Corp.

About Onlife Health, Inc.

Onlife Health, Inc. is a national wellness provider dedicated to transforming lives through healthier living. With two decades of experience, Onlife fosters highly personalized, sustained engagement strategies that begin with a deep understanding of each client’s unique wellness goals and culture. Combining the use of dedicated health coaches, support communities, onsite events, and the latest technologies, Onlife creates tailored programs based on client and member needs. Onlife Health’s engaging and interactive approach creates trusted relationships that inspire, energize, and guide people to make lasting changes in their lives, leading to improved health. For more information, visit www.onlifehealth.com.

Contacts
PR Consultant for Blue Goji
Laura M. Pennino, 281.286.9398, 713.419.1776 mobile
lp@penninoandpartners.com
@laurapennino
or
Vice President of Marketing for Blue Goji
Margo Wickersham, 512.270.4747 x 113
margo@bluegoji.com
@MargoWickersham
or
Director of Marketing for Onlife Health
Stephen Phanco, 615-620-2276
stephen_phanco@onlifehealth.com

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016 Action cameras, such as the GoPro make it fun and easy to capture…

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Action cameras, such as the GoPro make it fun and easy to capture your sweetest moments. But until now, it’s been a big challenge to manage and share your footage. Most of us have hours of footage hidden away on SD cards or hard drives, never to see the light of day. Until now.

The Sugarlock Action Cam Dock frees your videos, by making it fun and easy to manage and share your footage. This makes the Sugarlock, the newest, must-have accessory for the action cam.

The Sugarlock is a small, set-top box that connects to your TV. After a day filming, you simply plug your SD card into the Sugarlock and instantly get a gallery of your videos ready to view on your TV. Using your smartphone as the remote control, you are able to navigate through your videos, find and cut that perfect segment, and share it instantly to social media via a single tap. All in minutes and without a PC.

The Sugarlock also automatically backs up your footage to the cloud for safekeeping. The Sugarlock was built with the purpose of transforming formerly, what was hours of frustration, into minutes of enjoyment.

The Sugarlock was created by the same engineers responsible for the Roku, the ReplayTV (the first digital video recorder) and the Rio (the first MP3 player).

“I love using my GoPro and DJI Phantom to capture my life adventures. But I was frustrated by how hard it was to manage and share my footage,” said Don Woodward, Co-Founder & CTO. “After hearing the same problems from many others, we decided to build the Sugarlock Action Cam Dock. We hope you enjoy the Sugarlock as much as we do.”

To learn more about Sugarlock and Sugarlock’s Indiegogo campaign visit http://www.sugarlock.com/get or http://bit.ly/SugarlockIGG. 

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX Portable: GODJ Plus fits in your backpack. Smaller …

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX
Portable: GODJ Plus fits in your backpack. Smaller than a notebook!
All-in-One : No laptop, no smartphone required. You're good to GO DJing!
Record and Share: Record your GODJ mix live. Share the mix with others!
Premium Quality Effector: Phaser, flanger, delay, VCF, bitcrusher… You name it!
Built-in Speakers : Top-of-the-line speakers are now built-in. You're ready to party!
2 Decks: 2 touch screens and 2 sets of controllers. A true 2 deck system!
Sampler + Sequencer:Add spices with your own samples. Don't forget the extra fun with the step sequencer!
Auto-DJ:Every DJ needs a break. GODJ takes place and plays the entire playlist in sync while you're away!
Motion Loop: Create fills on your fingertips live! 

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX – DoubleMe.me provides a novel 3D capture system, HoloPortal…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016, Austin, TX – DoubleMe.me provides a novel 3D capture system, HoloPortal, that converts 2D videos into dynamic 3D models in real-time for various 3D content markets (e.g. game, 3D animation, VR/AR, 3D printing)

It mainly captures moving subjects (e.g. humans or animals) then generates fully animated 3D models as well as still subjects such as furniture. The 3D models contain volumetric 3D mesh, movement, and real textures (e.g. skin, facial expressions, clothing), hence “We literally put you into virtual reality.”

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#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016 – ecubelabs.com Ecube Labs is a leading provider of smart waste…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016 – ecubelabs.com Ecube Labs is a leading provider of smart waste management and logistics solutions that utilize IoT technologies. Their integrated line of products include solar-powered waste compacting bins (Clean CUBE), ultrasonic fill-level sensors (Clean CAP) that can be fitted to any type of container, and a data and predictive analytic SaaS platform (Clean City Networks). 

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show 2016 – ecubelabs.com Ecube Labs is a leading provider of smart waste

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show, Austin, TX – This is a selfie stick on steroids! Lume Cube (http://…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 SXSW Trade Show, Austin, TX – This is a selfie stick on steroids! Lume Cube (http://www.lumecube.com) is a San Diego based company revolutionizing the way people capture content. Creating intelligent solutions in the world of imagery and casual capture devices, Lume Cube is disrupting the status quo and has created the world’s most captivating lighting device. From surfer to mountaineer, foodie to photographer and professional to consumer, the Lume Cube is a companion to all. Led by former tech executives, athletes and imagery specialists, Lume Cube was established in 2014.

Teforia is trying to blend the ancient tradition of tea with first-of-its-kind intelligent brewing technology…

Teforia is trying to blend the ancient tradition of tea with first-of-its-kind intelligent brewing technology to create a sensory experience. The company's flagship product, Teforia, is the first machine-learning-powered tea infusion device and promises to brew the “best cup of tea you’ve never had,” easily and automatically. Part companion and part guide, Teforia’s goal is to help you discover and enjoy the world of exceptional tea, while removing the traditional barriers associated with this journey. 

#sxsw #sxsw2016 Based in Austin, Texas, Supernaut is a technology solutions company, specializing in…

#sxsw #sxsw2016 Based in Austin, Texas, Supernaut is a technology solutions company, specializing in custom software development, mobile applications, cloud-based solutions, enterprise integration, IoT and technical consulting. With a team of experts possessing the knowledge and experience to tackle any technology challenge, Supernaut focuses on a skilled and efficient delivery of solutions, while offering a level of service that provides genuine business value for our clients.

An album of SXSW Gaming and Music. At the Gaming Expo I found out my huge stash of IBM keyboards are…

An album of SXSW Gaming and Music. At the Gaming Expo I found out my huge stash of IBM keyboards are worth $200 each and marveling at the modern day version of this keyboard from Logitech with the LED colored keys. Some great videos of the Asian hip hop show on Sixth Street. The Music Trade Show and a few concerts I went to with my son Shey.

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Great day at the Gregory Gym pool! March 1 was the opening day for the Rec Pool at UT and the water …

Great day at the Gregory Gym pool! March 1 was the opening day for the Rec Pool at UT and the water was perfect, clear and in the 70s. No one else was in the pool. I swam for 3 hours and then did an hour of Pilates, I love these relaxed free form workouts.
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Outdoor Leisure Pool: 5,600 sq. ft., 82-84 degrees, 3’6”-6’
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Great day at the Gregory Gym pool! March 1 was the opening day for the Rec Pool at UT and the water

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/851921 – book now on airbnb! We just had Sam stay in our “SoulPad” which…

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/851921 – book now on airbnb!
We just had Sam stay in our "SoulPad" which looks like what would happen if a tipi married a yurt and had a baby. It's pretty cool. She loved staying in it and took part in one of our outdoor bbqs and sing alongs at AustinSpring out in Cedar Creek. We also just got a "tiny home" shown in these pix which will be on Airbnb soon.

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“First Thursday” is a monthly event in the SoCo section of Austin (South Congress Avenue).  SoCo is …

"First Thursday" is a monthly event in the SoCo section of Austin (South Congress Avenue).  SoCo is a trendy mix of antique stores, top flight restaurants, food trailers, music joints (Continental Cub) and boutique hotels spawned by my former employer, the San Jose Hotel.  Drink and Click sometimes meets at Guerro's, shown in these pictures and famous for its taco bar and great Tex Mex food.

The Earth Native Wilderness School 25-acre wooded campus sits between the towns of Cedar Creek and Bastrop…

The Earth Native Wilderness School 25-acre wooded campus sits between the towns of Cedar Creek and Bastrop, TX. It is just a short twenty minute drive from Austin and is the home of a ton of incredible native plants and wildlife. The land sits on the banks of Cedar Creek, which is one of the rare year round spring fed creeks in Central Texas. From the native pecan bottom area (which includes some huge old growth pecan trees) to the rolling hills covered in White Oak, Cedar Elm, and Mesquite, opportunities for exploration and adventure are never more than a step away.

Wildlife on the land is abundant and includes, white-tailed deer, turkeys, armadillos, bobcats, racoons, grey-foxes, coyotes, and eastern cottontails. Numerous bird species are also incredibly abundant and include, red-shouldered hawks, several resident barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, and numerous other species. We are also lucky to have a very diverse number of native edible and medical plants including, turk’s cap, chili pequin, prickly pear, pecan, mesquite, wood sorrel, sugarberry, dewberry, cucumber plant, toothache tree, wafer ash, pokeweed and more.

They have many cool teaching and camping locations on the land including 4 outdoor fire pits. Other facilities on campus include indoor bathrooms with attached showers, an open-air outdoor classroom, a school office, and a 16-foot Earth Bag roundhouse that is currently under construction.

Earth Native Wilderness School
137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop, TX 78602

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Post film showing coments by Louis Black (of the Austin Chronicle and SXSW) Under the guidance of Louis…

Post film showing coments by Louis Black (of the Austin Chronicle and SXSW)

Under the guidance of Louis Black, Jonathan Demme Presents: Made in Texas is a series of six short films from Austin’s early indie scene. These restored films were presented together for the first time in Austin since Jonathan Demme introduced them at the Collective for Living Cinema in October 1981. Made in Texas premiered at SXSW Film 2015.

This collection of rarely seen indie films reveals the DNA of a regional film culture that started in Austin but has become worldwide. The films present a way of thinking about film and making movies that broke barriers, celebrated the improbable, and launched today’s independent film scene.

The streetwise, punk, DIY ethos percolating in the 1980s culminated in a synergistic explosion of music and film, the repercussions of which are still being felt. It was in this unique atmosphere that the language of independent, maverick filmmaking took shape. This fertile cinematic soil bred Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, and a dozen other directors, as well as the Austin Film Society and SXSW Film.

Many others involved in the scene have become international successes, industry leaders who have founded festivals and institutes, and distinguished writers and scholars who teach in the country’s most prestigious film programs.

Source: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/texas-focus-jonathan-demme-presents-made-in-texas-11416

Golden Globes!  Clip of Ricky Gervais and list of winners on http://tvreviewer.com

Golden Globes!  Clip of Ricky Gervais and list of winners on http://tvreviewer.com

Gervais said that he had made jokes about Mel in the past, and was now in the awkward position of introducing him. “I blame NBC for this terrible situation,” he said, adding, “Mel blames… well, we know who Mel blames,” a reference to Gibson’s anti-Semitic behavior in 2006.

New “Story”!  Ugly Sweater Christmas party at the Urban Co-Lab in East Austin.  Funny story. back in…

New "Story"!  Ugly Sweater Christmas party at the Urban Co-Lab in East Austin.  Funny story. back in the 80s when I first landed in Austin, the first business some friends had was at the same intersection across the street, a soy dairy at 12th and Chicon.  That was way, way before this area was "cool".

Urban Co-Lab Holiday Party Monday, December 14, 2015 5:00pm 8:00pm – This was my second visit to the…

Urban Co-Lab Holiday Party

Monday, December 14, 2015 5:00pm 8:00pm – This was my second visit to the +Urban Co-Lab and it was just as much, or more, fun at the first time. It was their Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! I got to meet and mingle with their members, local businesses, and nonprofits in the area. Appetizers were provided by Emojiis Grilled Cheese. and there was an abundance of good wine, good craft beer, and deserts of all kinds. This is becoming my favorite coworking space in Austin.

Urban Co-Lab Holiday Party Monday, December 14, 2015 5:00pm 8:00pm – This was my second visit to the…

Urban Co-Lab Holiday Party

Monday, December 14, 2015 5:00pm 8:00pm – This was my second visit to the +Urban Co-Lab and it was just as much, or more, fun at the first time. It was their Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! I got to meet and mingle with their members, local businesses, and nonprofits in the area. Appetizers were provided by Emojiis Grilled Cheese. and there was an abundance of good wine, good craft beer, and deserts of all kinds. This is becoming my favorite coworking space in Austin.

Urban Co-Lab Holiday Party Monday, December 14, 2015 5:00pm 8:00pm – This was my second visit to the…

Urban Co-Lab Holiday Party

Monday, December 14, 2015 5:00pm 8:00pm – This was my second visit to the +Urban Co-Lab and it was just as much, or more, fun at the first time. It was their Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! I got to meet and mingle with their members, local businesses, and nonprofits in the area. Appetizers were provided by Emojiis Grilled Cheese. and there was an abundance of good wine, good craft beer, and deserts of all kinds. This is becoming my favorite coworking space in Austin.

Sort of a random tour of AustinSpring.com and four of the fifteen acres. The pool, the 1,200 sf green…

Sort of a random tour of AustinSpring.com and four of the fifteen acres. The pool, the 1,200 sf green home, the tiny green home, the airstreams, the 3,000 sf pool house, the 5,000 sf AustinSpring Lodge, the Winnebago, the water well, and the cottage. 

Google makes these animations out of still photos. So when you put your camera in “burst” mode, they…

Google makes these animations out of still photos. So when you put your camera in "burst" mode, they have a much larger sample and, as a result, the video is much more fluid and flowing. Like in these photos from last night's +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas Olympic Camera Event at Fado's Irish Pub in Austin's red hot Fourth Street District.

We had two really great models at the event. I don't have a name yet for this model but will post it here when I get it. So bookmark this post, share it, and come back to it for a refresh with the model's name and more photos from the event.

+Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas met at the +Spider House Cafe on Thursday 11/19/15.  The subject was…

+Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas met at the +Spider House Cafe on Thursday 11/19/15.  The subject was food and +Juan Gonzalez brought some really cool portable lights that resembled the laser light sabers in +Star Wars 

I had a talk with “Tany” shown in front of the “greenplex”  Tany is a real country girl who captures…

I had a talk with "Tany" shown in front of the "greenplex"  Tany is a real country girl who captures and releases sharks on the Gulf Coast, has a bloodhound dog, and a giant diesel truck that she loves.  

The new UT business school is a giant crater in the ground that is now taking form.  What a massive …

The new UT business school is a giant crater in the ground that is now taking form.  What a massive hole in the ground for what will be a 3 or 4 story building.  We wound up at Central Market with Neil, Jan and Aklilu for "Fifth Mind", their little discussion group.

Sel or Selina, our newest renter. Recovering from a spill at a Longhorn game. She’s a magnet for all…

Sel or Selina, our newest renter. Recovering from a spill at a Longhorn game. She's a magnet for all the folks around who are only too willing to help her up and down stairs and go on walks. Good thing we have great wifi and can't think of a better place to rehab a broken foot.

My 50th high school reunion in 2013.  We were the Bayless Bronchos class of 1963.  We toured the old…

My 50th high school reunion in 2013.  We were the Bayless Bronchos class of 1963.  We toured the old high school.  Didn't make it to the golf match because of our side trip to Hot Springs, AR.  Most folks are still going strong and are just now turning 70.  Can I still dunk a basketball?  Guess the answer.

The pool during the rain during the Cedar Creek flood, frog casualties in the filter basket, mud and…

The pool during the rain during the Cedar Creek flood, frog casualties in the filter basket, mud and silt fill the pool making a massive cleanup challenge.

The pool during the rain during the Cedar Creek flood, frog casualties in the filter basket, mud and

Please do this exercise along with me, it’s called the “I K’un King” and is the primary warm up exercise…

Please do this exercise along with me, it's called the "I K'un King" and is the primary warm up exercise for doing a set of t'ai chi. I learned it from Master Choy Kam Man at the Chinese YMCA, one of the greatest t'ai chi masters of all time whose hands were soft like cotton.

Please do this exercise along with me, it’s called the “I K’un King” and is the primary warm up exer

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain . . . today Cedar Creek is as wide as the Colorado River and it’s …

I've seen fire and I've seen rain . . . today Cedar Creek is as wide as the Colorado River and it's right behind our home. Big logs going by. It will bring all kinds of new fish to our little fishing hole.

Three year’s ago today at the Texas Book Festival. See if you can find +Joe Nick Patoski who was once…

Three year's ago today at the Texas Book Festival. See if you can find +Joe Nick Patoski who was once kind enough to write up my bbs, The Spring, in Texas Monthly. I didn't see hime this year at the TBF. #tbf #books #festival #book #texas book festival

My backyard in Cedar Creek, Texas. Flash Food Warnings for another couple of hours. Found a lot of walnuts…

My backyard in Cedar Creek, Texas. Flash Food Warnings for another couple of hours. Found a lot of walnuts; there's a huge walnut stand along the creek. Maybe this will bring in some new types of fish. 

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With the biggest hurricane ever headed to Austin Saturday I doubt if we’ll see a tailgate scene like…

With the biggest hurricane ever headed to Austin Saturday I doubt if we'll see a tailgate scene like this at the K State game. So for you that will miss the tailgate, here's the last K State tailgate party I sent to in Austin. Have vicarious fun anyway! +Longhorn Startup +Texas Longhorns

With the biggest hurricane ever headed to Austin Saturday I doubt if we’ll see a tailgate scene like

A “story” of the Texas Book Festival Day 2. Google’s elves worked overtime all last night to create …

A "story" of the Texas Book Festival Day 2. Google's elves worked overtime all last night to create this "story" just for you.  Thanks Google elves, you've done it again.  I hope I don't get in trouble for the slave wages you're getting to make these wonderful "stories" and the sweat shop conditions you're working under.  Tell you what elves, take the day off!

New! Movie generated by Google’s elves of the Texas Book Festival Day 2. They took my photos and their…

New! Movie generated by Google's elves of the Texas Book Festival Day 2. They took my photos and their little elves worked all night to make this Academy Award worthy film.

New! Movie generated by Google’s elves of the Texas Book Festival Day 2. They took my photos and the

+Joel Horwath’s incredible swimming pool and +Juan Gonzalez preps a model for an underwater photography…

+Joel Horwath's incredible swimming pool and +Juan Gonzalez preps a model for an underwater photography session in Joel's pool. 

+Joel Horwath’s incredible swimming pool and +Juan Gonzalez preps a model for an underwater photogra

A record 300 authors are coming to the 2015 Texas Book Festival, Oct. 17 and 18, the largest number …

A record 300 authors are coming to the 2015 Texas Book Festival, Oct. 17 and 18, the largest number in the 20-year history!

Nationally renowned authors include Margaret Atwood, Taye Diggs, Nick Flynn, Linda Gray, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Gary Hart, Luis Alberto Urrea, Margo Jefferson, Attica Locke, Marie Lu, Chuck Palahniuk, Tavi Gevinson, and Adrian Tomine.

Other headlining authors include Sandra Cisneros, Steve Inskeep, Azar Nafisi, Leonard Pitts, Jr., Mary Helen Specht, Jonathan Lethem, Lauren Groff, John Sununu, Scott Simon, and Robert Christgau.

Celebrating the Festival’s 20th anniversary and her third year as Festival literary director, Steph Opitz says it’s all been “an incredibly gratifying experience.”

“Over the years we’ve had fabulous big name-authors and we’ve had ‘trust-us-this-person/book-is going-to-be-huge’ overnight sensations. This year it’s going to be all that and some,” Opitz says. “If I wasn’t working this thing, I’d be sprinting from session to session trying to get at least a taste of all the magic happening in our Capitol that weekend.”

Standout themes this year include several books about music, poetry, graphic novels including several by women authors, and a strong showing of children’s and young adult authors.

More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the 20th Anniversary Texas Book Festival Oct. 17 and 18. The weekend kicks off with the First Edition Literary Gala, featuring Festival authors Margaret Atwood, Taye Diggs, and Scott Simon. The Gala is held at the Four Seasons, and only a few tickets are remaining. An after-party will also be held at the Four Seasons, to give more people the opportunity to mingle with authors and be part of the Gala festivities. Tickets to the after-party are $75 and are available for purchase here.

One of the nation’s premier literary events and longest-running book festivals in the country, the Festival continues to be free and open to the public thanks to sponsors and volunteers. In addition to the record number of authors, the Festival brings 40,000 attendees, live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, book signings and sales, and 100 exhibitors all in and around the State Capitol over two full days.

Four years ago today (Oct 15, 2011) I discovered the most amazing food trailer and tailgate mecca ever…

Four years ago today (Oct 15, 2011) I discovered the most amazing food trailer and tailgate mecca ever. And it was made from a dumpster! Fitting that I've been following the progress of +Jeff Wilson, Professor Dumpster, for the past week or two. 

Engadget came to the Austin Music Hall on Friday Night 10/16/15 and showed off a couple of dozen exhibitors…

Engadget came to the Austin Music Hall on Friday Night 10/16/15 and showed off a couple of dozen exhibitors including "vapshot" (vaping alcohol), a sexy cooler/boombox combo, Chaotic Moon (thanks for the v neck t shirts), a new designer smartwatch, Fords new sync (thanks Ford for not letting me upgrade my 2014 F150 and making it so you have to buy a whole new pickup to get the new sync), and giving me an opportunity to talk to Conley Giles with Grohome (revolutionary new tiny house).  A good night but did not achieve the greatness engadget should be capable of reaching.

A drive though East Austin is always enlightening because it is the epicenter of change in a city full…

A drive though East Austin is always enlightening because it is the epicenter of change in a city full of change.  And Quacks may get bested in the Chronicle poll for best bakery, but it has my vote for number one.  And Central Market had a deal where you could make a painting on a real canvas for $5.

I made nearly all these Startup Week in Austin Crawl stops, except for +Square Root and +uShip. I made…

I made nearly all these Startup Week in Austin Crawl stops, except for +Square Root and +uShip. I made it to +Bigcommerce, +Broadleaf Commerce, +EyeQ Vision, +Indeed, +OutboundEngine, +Peddle (this name cracks me up, don't ask why), +TrendKite, and the two mega stops of +Atlassian (which I learned to pronounce finally) and +Capital Factory (which I learned to spell finally). 

During Startup Week there were so many great views from so many buildings around downtown. I especially…

During Startup Week there were so many great views from so many buildings around downtown. I especially enjoyed this panorama. (My condo is just to the right of the Capitol dome and you can see the new teaching hospital under construction).

+jacqueline hughes hit a grand slam home run with this years Startup Week and Startup Crawl. +TechStars…

+jacqueline hughes hit a grand slam home run with this years Startup Week and Startup Crawl. +TechStars is Jackie's new outfit. She gets better all the time at organizing events and was my first hire at Texas Coworking. We will continue to follow her upward spiral.

F**kup Night (will Google+ let me use this word?) was one of Startup Weeks highlight events +Elijah …

F**kup Night (will Google+ let me use this word?) was one of Startup Weeks highlight events +Elijah May™, The Experience Firm,
+Frances Smith , UT Kinesiology Grad, +Laura Beck, founder of Striped Shirt, and +Nicole Forbes of Violet Crown Consulting revealed how they messed up big time at Mutual Mobile.

In this photo album are videos of all their talks. Also on the scene was +Susan Lahey, reporter for Silicon Hills who did a great writeup about the event here:

http://www.siliconhillsnews.com/2015/10/09/misery-loves-company-fuckup-nights-at-austin-startup-week/

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Startup Week Morning 5 – Hangover Breakfast with Jacqueline and Hired @ departure lounge. Jackie is …

Startup Week Morning 5 – Hangover Breakfast with Jacqueline and Hired @ departure lounge. Jackie is SO TRANSFORMED that she had to introduce her self to me. We took a trip down memory lane and talked about her journey and the days at TexasCoworking.com where she was the Concierge. Since then Jacky has gone on to way bigger things and has landed at Techstars. #ASW15 was 5 days of "panels, parties and passionate people" (jh). I learned a lot, made of lot of connections and reconnected with some old friends.

Startup Week Day 5 – The last full day of Startup Week. I saw a lot of old friends that I’ve known since…

Startup Week Day 5 – The last full day of Startup Week. I saw a lot of old friends that I've known since the 80s (+Michael Cummings, +Elijah May™ (nice trademark EM!), +Gray Abbott, and many more) and made a lot of new friends. It wrapped up with the awesome Startup Crawl. It will take a long time to process all the photos, these are just a few).

Urban Co-Lab is an amazing coworking space located in the heart of East Austin, right across the street…

Urban Co-Lab is an amazing coworking space located in the heart of East Austin, right across the street from where the Farm Soy Dairy was located in 1980.  If you want intimacy, warmth, and friendly people Urban Co-Lab is worth checking out. It's $15 a day for a great little facility.

Startup Week Day 3 Austin – Urban Co-Lab with Professor Dumpster, Hugh Forrest talks SXSW, and capping…

Startup Week Day 3 Austin – Urban Co-Lab with Professor Dumpster, Hugh Forrest talks SXSW, and capping it off with bowling at the UT startup party at Speakeasy.  It was a great third day of Startup Week.  Tonight is the Crawl.

“Professor Dumpster” Jeff Wilson, PhD shook up the Startup Week session at Urban Co-Lab Austin’s coworking…

"Professor Dumpster" Jeff Wilson, PhD shook up the Startup Week session at Urban Co-Lab Austin's coworking space with his announcement of the "iphone of tiny houses". The iphone of tiny houses is a collaborative manufacturing effort with Jeff and +Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame. It should be really big and it will be rolling out in Austin over the next few weeks. I'll keep you posted. Jeff is also planning a visit to our community in Cedar Creek and I want to look in to the feasibility of placing some of these revolutionary new tiny houses at AustinSpring.

Professor Dumpster at Urban Co-Lab during Startup Week Austin 2015. According to the Washington Post…

Professor Dumpster at Urban Co-Lab during Startup Week Austin 2015. According to the Washington Post "Until he vacated it last month, Jeff Wilson, PhD — an associate professor of biological sciences at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin — spent an entire year living in a converted trash receptacle on the historically black college campus.

On its face, turning the 33-square-foot space into a livable home — complete with an AC unit, a weather station, a mailbox, and a false-floor basement to store cooking equipment and clothes — was a bold exercise in sustainability that demonstrated a person’s ability to comfortably exist in a space 1 percent the size of the average American household."

Urban Co-Lab is a co-working community for global urban innovators and change-makers. Proudly East Austin…

Urban Co-Lab is a co-working community for global urban innovators and change-makers. Proudly East Austin. Urban Co-Lab aspires to build community for companies creating sustainable, disruptive, scalable solutions to education, housing, transportation and other areas of importance to urban corridors for global communities and the local economy.


Whurley is the founder and CEO of Honest Dollar; a fintech startup bringing honesty, transparency, and…

Whurley is the founder and CEO of Honest Dollar; a fintech startup bringing honesty, transparency, and simplicity to the financial services industry. Whurley’s career has spanned over 20 years working for some of the most innovative companies on the planet including Apple Computer, and IBM. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including an Apple Design Award, being named an IBM Master Inventor, and being awarded the 2012 International Genius Grant from the City of Amsterdam. In 2013 he was one of 100 innovators on British Airways inaugural UnGrounded flight where he and his team founded the AdvisHer initiative to advise, advocate, and accelerate Women in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math); an effort that was recognized by the United Nations at the 39th G8 innovation summit. Whurley is a published author and frequent public speaker focusing his personal efforts on innovation and diversity.

+William Hurley +William Hurley +w hurley gave a talk at the Capital Factory. Will Whurley – Keynote…

+William Hurley +William Hurley +w hurley gave a talk at the Capital Factory.

Will Whurley – Keynote Speaker

Whurley is the founder and CEO of Honest Dollar; a fintech startup bringing honesty, transparency, and simplicity to the financial services industry.

Whurley’s career has spanned over 20 years working for some of the most innovative companies on the planet including Apple Computer, and IBM. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including an Apple Design Award, being named an IBM Master Inventor, and being awarded the 2012 International Genius Grant from the City of Amsterdam. In 2013 he was one of 100 innovators on British Airways inaugural UnGrounded flight where he and his team founded the AdvisHer initiative to advise, advocate, and accelerate Women in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math); an effort that was recognized by the United Nations at the 39th G8 innovation summit. Whurley is a published author and frequent public speaker focusing his personal efforts on innovation and diversity.

• Agenda:
6:30 – 7:00 pm Sign-in and socializing (Grab food a drinks)
7:00 – 7:10 pm Announcements, Sponsor notes
7:10 – 7:35 pm Keynote Speaker Q/A
7:35 – 8:30 pm Pitches / Q&A
Company Name Presenter Website
Convenience Select Allan Rayson convenienceselect.com
GeoActo Max Solodky geoacto.com
Prensalista John Bennett prensalista.com
Pow Wow Bob Sherriff joinpowwow.com
Hey Blink Me Evan Gow heyblink.me
8:30 – 9:00 pm Network, Network, Network
9:00 – Until whenever. Go downstairs to the bar to network more.

What do the colored dots mean and how I connect with other that I am looking for?

RED: Talent (developers, designers)
GREEN: Investor (accredited)
BLUE: Entrepreneur
YELLOW: Media, Marketing (others)

The Bastrop Christian Outreach Center is HUGE.  Really HUGE.  No joking.  It’s the size of an airplane…

The Bastrop Christian Outreach Center is HUGE.  Really HUGE.  No joking.  It's the size of an airplane hangar.  A giant cavernous tribute to the Lord.  Dana Thornton goes to church there.  I saw her daughter Bethany but I couldn't find her.  They have a lively pastor and an animated congregation.  They have a two giant screen multimedia presentation going on mostly showing folks in the congregation and what they're up to.  Good idea!  It showcases their more interesting members.  I give this church a very high rating for energy and enthusiasm.  

Three things every SXSW panel needs are a session leader, a tech guy and an asshole.  And just like …

Three things every SXSW panel needs are a session leader, a tech guy and an asshole.  And just like SXSW every hangout and every event (like +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas ) needs a leader, a tech guy and an asshole.  I am happy to provide one of these three roles in any hangout, SXSW panel or event like Drink and Click.  Just pick which one.

If you’ve never had the experience of sharing a few beers with Alex Jones (no, not *that* Alex Jones

When someone pluses something I post on Google+ I take the time to look at their timeline and, if I …

When someone pluses something I post on Google+ I take the time to look at their timeline and, if I like what I see, I give them plusses too.  I usually don't repost others stuff though, I try and post only original photos that I take myself and write about things I believe in.  And that's a lot more work than just reposting cool stuff.  I have nothing against folks who curate great content and I plus a lot of their stuff.  I just sometimes feel there's not enough "plus reciprocity" around here.  How do you feel?

So.  Bottom Line.  If you plus this or anything else I post here I will look at your timeline and, if I find cool stuff, I will reciprocate.  OK?

To hangout with the AustinHangout just simply go to AustinHangout.com and click join.  Then invite others…

To hangout with the AustinHangout just simply go to AustinHangout.com and click join.  Then invite others!  Invite me if you like!

Join the AustinHangout now and invite your friends! Join the AustinHangout Community on Google+. Add Paul Terry Walhus to your circles on Google+. Add Paul Terry Walhus as your Facebook friend. Follow the “King of Twitter” (well the former one anyway). Join the Austin Hangout any time or at the …

I wonder if I ran water to my neighbors if my water meter would spin backwards? 1,393,450 gallons of…

I wonder if I ran water to my neighbors if my water meter would spin backwards? 1,393,450 gallons of water used since 1980 when I first put in my water system. 92,900 gallons per year usage for an average of 7,740 gallons per month. The average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day. On average, approximately 70 percent of that water is used indoors, with the bathroom being the largest consumer (a toilet alone can use 27 percent!).  So my 7,740 gallons per month compares favorably with the average American's 12,000 gallons per month.  I also have a pretty good sized swimming pool.  All this assumes there is no decimal point before that last zero on the meter!

Six years ago today I was just getting a first look at what would become Texas Coworking near Sixth …

Six years ago today I was just getting a first look at what would become Texas Coworking near Sixth and Congress. It was then the home of Olive Web Design and it's owner was helping me out with some furniture and ideas for how to set up a coworking space. Today there is +WeWork at Sixth and Congress which is a leapfrog in to the future iteration of coworking.

+Joel Horwath sure has a great pool and his house interweaves with it perfectly, Joel went through an…

+Joel Horwath sure has a great pool and his house interweaves with it perfectly, Joel went through an amazing saga to get this house, but his odyssey to get this place will give him stories to tell for years to come.

The pool pump room was daunting with the myriads of filters. This is a sprawling, incredible pool with an LED lighting system at night to die for. I've never seen a more elaborate pool.

It was attended by a lot of folks from +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas and there were 2 or 3 models for some underwater photography, I think Frank was from the awesome beer outfit. It was the best Drink And Click ever! My Donald Donald J. Trump impersonation was really, really great. (?) And we got to bust up a Trump pinata filled with candy!

This is a fun workout with stability balls.  Instructor is Meryl Carey who has carved out her own space…

This is a fun workout with stability balls.  Instructor is Meryl Carey who has carved out her own space at http://mcfit.com at Spirit Fitness.  Spirit Fitness is part of what I call "furniture row" at the intersection of  Burnet Road and Anderson Lane.  Meryl has been my trainer for a long time, since I started taking texercise classes at UT (I still take these).

Exercise with Stability Balls – 1

More easy as cake housing for AustinSpring in Cedar Creek, TX, our “el cosmico clone” for long term …

More easy as cake housing for AustinSpring in Cedar Creek, TX, our "el cosmico clone" for long term rentals and STRs.  This couples review cracks me up!  I saw this today at the Lowe's in Bastrop and it blew me away.  So well built! So versatile with a choice of open sides, screen sides or closed sides.  And only $498.  We're going to start renting these with water, internet, and septic hookups for $210 a month.  You would be half an hour from Sixth and Congress in a very friendly community if you rented this.

AMAZING Purchase!
Catfairman
Location:Maryville, TN

So I didn't take the time to read the past reviews so if I am being repetitive, deal with it. To start off, this thing is stupid simple to build…period. Grab a buddy, an 8 ft ladder, a 12 pack, a shorter ladder or step-stool and a drill with a 10mm socket (very important) .

Although time consuming (about 3 hours), this thing went together like peaches and cream! I looked at this thing on display at my local Lowe's store and imagined what a nightmare it would be to attach the canopy and not so…it was like "butter".

My only issue was with hanging the "mosquito" curtains and the solid curtains. The instructions seemed to "evaporate" at this point. Once you get the frame constructed and the canopies installed (again, too easy), you now get to "hang" the enclosures. From this point, if you don't drink, find someone who does to help you or your will start drinking. If you've been know to consume several alcoholic beverages in the past, go get more at this point 'cause you're gonna run out and take a torch to your new gazebo.

So here's the secret to hanging the enclosures. First off, the instructions, again, kinda fall off at this point. It doesn't explain whether to install the solid curtain or the mesh curtain on the inside or outside. Additionally, it does not explain whether or not these curtains are to be installed in front of or behind the four columns…so here's the deal. We installed the netting enclosure on the inside rail and the solid fabric on the outside rail. Both enclosures were installed INSIDE the four columns (as opposed to the outside). Here's where it get's ugly and most people start drinking…trying to place the little brass holes on the enclosures over the little stupid hooks provided.

At this point, I would recommend locking any firearms in your home in the trunk of your vehicle and giving the keys to a neighbor. It's that brutal. Here's the trick. For the outside "J" hooks, face them outside. For the inside "J" hooks, face them inside. Here's the installation trick ( You will laugh at this if you buy this and have read this review), you must place the "J" hook exactly at eye level, turn the "J" hook in the direction you wish it to be, grab the enclosure with your thumbs and forefingers just next to the brass eyelet and very, very quietly try to sneak the brass enclosure over the top of the brass eyelet. Should you make a sound or attempt to "force" the eyelet over the "J" hook, it will automatically rotate in front of your eyes!

Cheers!
Jeff & Catherine

Pros 
High quality, easy build

Cons
hanging drapes

I’m looking for a builder in the Austin area to frame up a 16 foot by 24 foot floor for this SoulPad…

I'm looking for a builder in the Austin area to frame up a 16 foot by 24 foot floor for this SoulPad and put a 16 x 16 foot shade canvas in the trees above it.  Call me at 501.365.1001 or email walhus@gmail.com or just say it in the comments below.

Build a Solar Powered SoulPad in Cedar Creek, Bastrop County. One Day Job. Frame up 16′ x 24′ platform for a SoulPad tent. Would require making a frame for 12 sheets of 3/4 plywood. Pier and beam…

I knew coworking would heat up in Austin when I started http://texascoworking.com but I had no idea …

I knew coworking would heat up in Austin when I started http://texascoworking.com but I had no idea it would get red hot!  It is sizzling now!  Read this article form http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/real-estate/2015/09/inside-the-office-crunchas-downtown-austin-becomes.html

Then WeWork, the New York-based mega operator, entered the market in February with 30,000 square feet at the corner of Sixth Street and Congress Avenue. The reception has been nothing short of stunning. WeWork has already leased two additional floors at One American Center, according to leasing broker Travis Dunaway of Endeavor Real Estate Group.

Another New York co-working operator, TechSpace Holding Co. recently announced it leased 32,000 square feet on two floors at 98 San Jacinto Blvd., and Galvanize, a Denver-based coding school and co-working provider, leased 25,000 square feet at the North Shore apartment community under construction at 110 San Antonio St.
Morales and colleagues John Gump and Nate Stricklen said there room for plenty more co-working operators — though the WeWork expansion will bring relief.

"WeWork is really about economies of scale," Gump said. "It's not just for a two-person company. They are actually cater to large companies and they can block off 200 seats.

WeWork completely rocks!  +WeWork 

Texas Coworking is downtown Austin’s new coworking space. Located one block from 6th Street and Congress, at 200 E. 6th Street, 3rd Floor.

Meeting with Michael Ray the pool builder guy at Haley Dais in Cedar Creek, TX on Tuesday, September…

Meeting with Michael Ray the pool builder guy at Haley Dais in Cedar Creek, TX on Tuesday, September 15th. We're going through a long vetting process with Michael. My wife adamantly opposes him. I like the guy. He gets mixed reviews but can explain them. Should we let him build a container home and pool? What would the likely outcome be. Watch the video!

The Pool Guy +Michael Ray and +Matt Parsons complete with schlocky music from the Google Plus wizards…

The Pool Guy +Michael Ray and +Matt Parsons complete with schlocky music from the Google Plus wizards who auto-generate these cheesey videos. Watch and weep. The Michael Ray pool guy has 4, count them, Ford Econolines, he talks of the hundreds of pools he's built, he has a book of fantastic rock landscaped pools. Matt is standing by in awe on the day he volunteered to clean the pool. He didn't see it coming. I gave him no warning. He got the total run down on how to clean cartridge filters.

The Pool Guy +Michael Ray and +Matt Parsons complete with schlocky music from the Google Plus wizard

+Michael Ray, the pool guy, talks to +Matt Parsons about how to clean a set of pool cartridges.  We …

+Michael Ray, the pool guy, talks to +Matt Parsons about how to clean a set of pool cartridges.  We followed his directions and the pool may be crystal clear by morning.  Two interns were babies abouthelping us clean the pool, a dissappointment from a normally helpful group.  I'll report back when it gets day light and let you know how the cleaning turned out.

+Michael Ray, the pool guy, talks to +Matt Parsons about how to clean a set of pool cartridges.  W

How to clean cartridge filters with +Michael Ray, the veteran pool man, and +Matt Parsons the volunteer…

How to clean cartridge filters with +Michael Ray, the veteran pool man, and +Matt Parsons the volunteer pool cleaner for the next 10 days.  The man, +Michael Ray is talking about coming here, living at AustinSpring and building a great pool and rehabbing one of the cargo containers.  Do you think, based on his talk in this video, that he could pull it off?

How to clean cartridge filters with +Michael Ray, the veteran pool man, and +Matt Parsons the volun

This guy has built hundreds of pools and he’s going to build me the ultimate pool for aquatic exercise…

This guy has built hundreds of pools and he's going to build me the ultimate pool for aquatic exercise and deep diving (a 12' deep end). It will be an interesting story to follow. I'll keep you posted.  He's +Michael Ray the ultimate pool man!  Notice how his Ford Van is rockin' while he's talkin'?

Last Splash was the +Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa’s party for its interns and employees and…

Last Splash was the +Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa's party for its interns and employees and guests and we had the run of their awesome mini-waterpark and had some really great barbecue.  +claire llave and Pauline Joy Pasco are the cover girls.

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!  Krugman shakes the core of Republican beliefs.  Trump is standing up to the rich …

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!  Krugman shakes the core of Republican beliefs.  Trump is standing up to the rich and wealthy.  The man of the people lives in a gilded, gold plated penthouse.  

Trumps opponents must be weeping when they read Krugman's words: "Bush has chosen to attack Mr. Trump as a false conservative, a proposition that is supposedly demonstrated by his deviations from current Republican economic orthodoxy: his willingness to raise taxes on the rich, his positive words about universal health care. And that tells you a lot about the dire state of the G.O.P. For the issues the Bush campaign is using to attack its unexpected nemesis are precisely the issues on which Mr. Trump happens to be right, and the Republican establishment has been proved utterly wrong." 

Jeb Bush’s attacks on the G.O.P. front-runner are on issues where the Republican voting base and the party’s rich donors diverge.

Last Splash! The awesome Filipina interns who live at +Spring Lodge invited me to the +Hyatt Regency…

Last Splash! The awesome Filipina interns who live at +Spring Lodge invited me to the +Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa "Last Splash" which was a fun filled day of rafting down the man made "lazy river" and a superb barbecue dinner. 

Four years ago today Bastrop County, Texas where I own several homes was the scene of one of the worst…

Four years ago today Bastrop County, Texas where I own several homes was the scene of one of the worst fires in Texas history. Folks pitched in with supplies to help each other out at the newly built Convention Center. When you drove over the hill heading East to Bastrop, the fire was spread across the entire Eastern horizon, one of the most frightening scenes I've ever witnessed. It didn't get my homes. I was one of the lucky ones. And to this day, some folks are still rebuilding.

Crunches – 3 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 3 of 3 of the crunch variations…

Crunches – 3 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 3 of 3 of the crunch variations I am working on this week.

Crunches – 3 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 3 of 3 of the crunch varia

Crunches – 2 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 2 of 3 of the crunch variations…

Crunches – 2 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 2 of 3 of the crunch variations I am working on this week.

Crunches – 2 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 2 of 3 of the crunch varia

Crunches – 1 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 1 of 3 of the crunch variations…

Crunches – 1 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 1 of 3 of the crunch variations I am working on this week.

Crunches – 1 – Meryl Carey guides me through 3 crunches and this is video 1 of 3 of the crunch varia

First Thursday on South Congress #soco  means a street filled with people, and +Juan Gonzalez chose …

First Thursday on South Congress #soco  means a street filled with people, and +Juan Gonzalez chose +Guerros for +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas.  We met on the outdoor music area that Guerro's features which also happens to be the music showcase for +Sun Radio 101.1 Austin and maybe the world first solar powered radio station. 

I took Nike Training Club with +Martin Egwuagu at Gregory Gym and outside on the mall there were hundreds…

I took Nike Training Club with +Martin Egwuagu at Gregory Gym and outside on the mall there were hundreds of booths of student organizations and companies appealing to UT students.  I got a bunch of swag!

Monday afternoon in Austin, a Google  story, was great.  I had some tacos at Fuzzy’s Cantina, worked…

Monday afternoon in Austin, a Google  story, was great.  I had some tacos at Fuzzy's Cantina, worked out at Gregory Gym (I have come face to face with the energizer bunny of fitness instructors), and took my friend +William Pakkala on a tour of some trendy downtown restaurants where he might get a job and showed him +WeWork which I have become enamored with as the coworking spot of the future.

I went a terrific +Nike Training Club workout with instructors +Flor Beckman, +Blaire Clause, +Marielle…

I went a terrific +Nike Training Club workout with instructors +Flor Beckman, +Blaire Clause, +Marielle, and +Abby

I went a terrific +Nike Training Club workout with instructors +Flor Beckman, +Blaire Clause, +Marie

I love taking new folks to Austin on a tour of the town and today I took +William Pakkala to some of…

I love taking new folks to Austin on a tour of the town and today I took +William Pakkala to some of my favorite places around Austin.  And since he's trying to get a waiter gig I took him to some restaurants on Burnet Road, to the Music District on Sixth Street, to the Yellow Rose, and to the trendy restaurants on the East side.

This thrift shop – Next to New – gets my vote as the best thrift shop in Austin. All their prices are…

This thrift shop – Next to New – gets my vote as the best thrift shop in Austin. All their prices are time release to get lower and lower the longer things sit on the shelf. It's on North Burnet Road in Austin, Texas. 

Three years ago today we met Happy McKAdams in Hot Springs and rented her our cottage. She moved to …

Three years ago today we met Happy McKAdams in Hot Springs and rented her our cottage. She moved to Austin that day with her sidekick/nanny and started University of Texas Law School. She breezed though her freshman year, went back to Arkansas and 3 years later she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arkansas Law School Top of her class!

Three years ago I got my Aquatic Exercise Specialty Certificate and Fitness Mania in Dallas and +McKendra…

Three years ago I got my Aquatic Exercise Specialty Certificate and Fitness Mania in Dallas and +McKendra Adams was just a freshman blowing everyone away in her classes at UT Law. She juggled three kids, difficult transportation, and the stresses from Arkansas and sailed through her first year. She just graduated from Arkansas Law! Summa Cum Laude!

I may take this over again. Become an Instructor/Trainer Personal Trainer Instruction Series: $350…

I may take this over again.

Become an Instructor/Trainer

Personal Trainer Instruction Series: $350

September 15-November 17
Meets Tuesdays 3:30p-5:00p
RSC Games Room 
This 10-week hybrid course will consist of online lessons provided through the ACE Academy Elite program and in-class instruction led by a Certified Personal Trainer. Participants will prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam by learning the following components: exercise science, physiology, fitness assessment, exercise program design, instructional and spotting techniques, and basic nutrition and lifestyle modification. Not only will you receive in-person practical instruction but also a personal copy of the ACE Study Materials and access to the ACE Academy Elite online program (retail value = $450).

This is a pre course for the ACE exam and not a certification. Participation in this series does not guarantee future employment with UT RecSports. No make-up classes will be offered for participants who miss scheduled classes.

Fitness Instructor Training Series: Coming Spring 2016

Are you interested in becoming a Group Fitness Instructor? This 8-week course will teach you the basic principles of fitness and exercise science, as well as how to instructor various formats of group exercise. If you would like to be contacted when registration opens for this series please send an e-mail to fitwell@utrecsports.org.

Austin we love you but we can’t afford you!  “So welcome to your new home. But just keep in mind that…

Austin we love you but we can't afford you!  "So welcome to your new home. But just keep in mind that unless you are:

Independently wealthy
About to inherit a fortune
A drug dealer
An underground dealer of skinny jeans and vintage cowboy boots (you’ll make a mint, just be sure to open an Etsy store); or
Donald Trump (God, please don’t let him move here. I mean, sweet Jesus, we already have Perry and Cruz and Abbott, haven’t you punished us enough?)

"You won’t be able to afford a house. Or an apartment, or a condo, renting or owning. That is, not anywhere within an approximate 122 mile radius of the actual city of Austin. I’m just warning you, so if you end up in a sleeping bag next to some dumpster you will be prepared. I’m pretty sure that a shed in someone’s backyard with a tree for a toilet rents for around $1,800 per month these days."

As I dream wistfully about the downtown condo I own but have to rent out because I can't afford to live there.  First there was coworking, now we need a low cost way to live in Austin.  Coliving?  http://texascoliving.com is a url I started to start searching for an answer just like http://texascoworking.com was one of the early coworking ventures.  Coliving would be the next generation of the hippie commune.

Oh, it’s happened again. Austin, Texas has been lauded in another prominent publication; this time it’s National Geograp…

I’m 70. I think the key to anti-aging is eating healthy food with supplements and daily exercise.  Any…

I'm 70. I think the key to anti-aging is eating healthy food with supplements and daily exercise.  Any fitness device helps because it gives you relativity on your daily activity.  I know it's not the ultimate, but I use the Nike Fuelband and the Nike Plus Running App on my Samsung watch.  I have a trainer who's one of the best in Austin, Texas +Meryl Carey and she tries to keep me in shape.  If I don't hit 2,000 Nike fuel points in a day, then it may have been too sedentary a day.  I just joined this community and am looking forward to learning more about all this anti-aging stuff.

I crushed my run today — and my Nike+ GPS app can prove it. Check out my rundown:
NikeFuel: 672

Tuesday, August 18 – I had another great day in Austin starting at Spirit Fitness with Meryl and a strong…

Tuesday, August 18 – I had another great day in Austin starting at Spirit Fitness with Meryl and a strong workout, then I drove down Lamar to Congress and landed at the awesome +WeWork coworking space and I felt like I had been teleported to the Future.  There was a free talk there about Data Analytics put on by the "Assembly"

WeWork is a really amazing coworking space at 600 Congress, Austin, TX 78701.  It’s on the 14th floor…

WeWork is a really amazing coworking space at 600 Congress, Austin, TX 78701.  It's on the 14th floor and has some really cool startups and companies quartered in very creative all glass offices with amazing views of Austin.  I really felt like I had experienced the future of coworking and, by comparison, my TexasCoworking.com venture feels so stone age next to this!  link: wework.com 

This is a little slice of my hour long workout today at Spirit Fitness in North Austin with +Meryl Carey…

This is a little slice of my hour long workout today at Spirit Fitness in North Austin with +Meryl Carey focusing on cardio, medicine ball bouncing, and stretching.

This is a little slice of my hour long workout today at Spirit Fitness in North Austin with +Meryl C

Workout Number 2 with +Meryl Carey at +Spirit Fitness in Austin.  I did a combo of cardio, medicine …

Workout Number 2 with +Meryl Carey at +Spirit Fitness in Austin.  I did a combo of cardio, medicine ball with a trampoline, workout bands and practiced ways to get up from lying down.  

Workout Number 2 with +Meryl Carey at +Spirit Fitness in Austin.  I did a combo of cardio, medici

WeWork, a coworking space at 600 Congress on the 14th floor, is a giant leap in to the future of coworking…

WeWork, a coworking space at 600 Congress on the 14th floor, is a giant leap in to the future of coworking.  I attended one of their many open training sessions (free) on Data Analytics put on by "General Assembly"  https://generalassemb.ly/ 

Please vote for this #sxsw  panel on home security and the Internet of Things #iot  in the home of the…

Please vote for this #sxsw  panel on home security and the Internet of Things #iot  in the home of the future.  Tim Costello is on the panel and he's one of Austin's most enlightened CEOs, he alone is worth the price of admission.

“If this is your idea of home security, see the latest tech for your #nexthouse at #sxsw2016 http://t.co/QOztA8ewh5”

I’m voting for this panel at SXSW!  The panel  http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/55701 includes Tim; …

I'm voting for this panel at SXSW!  The panel  http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/55701 includes Tim; the COO of @Lennar; the design director of @GE_Appliances; and Melissa Morman from Austin's own BHI , who helped found New Home Technologies.

It focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT), the Maker Movement (which GE is deeply involved in), the sharing movement & massive demographic shifts. All are redefining how homes are designed, built, sold and lived in.

It will be a great panel to attend!  #nexthouse

“Cast a vote for our #SXSW2016 panel with @Lennar and @GE_Appliances .. http://t.co/QOztA7WVpx”

This exercise +Meryl Carey taught me made my day!  Meryl is one of Austin’s top trainers and she’s been…

This exercise +Meryl Carey taught me made my day!  Meryl is one of Austin's top trainers and she's been helping me define and work toward my fitness goals.  She used to teach the big +Nike Training Club classes I took at UT texercise but now she's focused more on small groups and individual training.

This exercise +Meryl Carey taught me made my day!  Meryl is one of Austin’s top trainers and she’s

This is Bob Nagy and Zac at the radio station Kuhs in Hot Springs Arkansas and we do a complete studio…

This is Bob Nagy and Zac at the radio station Kuhs in Hot Springs Arkansas and we do a complete studio tour of the inner sanctum that's toward the end the main park with stick it out in the city of does the best the best is it the last

This is Bob Nagy and Zac at the radio station Kuhs in Hot Springs Arkansas and we do a complete stud

+myrrah rara, +Mary Jill Sangalang, and +Cherryl Canastra were the first interns to arrive from the …

+myrrah rara, +Mary Jill Sangalang, and +Cherryl Canastra were the first interns to arrive from the International Trainee Network to live at +Spring Lodge while they worked at the +Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa and this was their going away party.

We went boating with +Bob Nagy and his wife, Karen Holcomb. Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest…

We went boating with +Bob Nagy and his wife, Karen Holcomb. Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clear water. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America, 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita is a water sports mecca for swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, and fishing. Angling for bream, crappie, catfish, stripers, and largemouth bass can be enjoyed in open waters or quiet coves along the lake's 975 miles of shoreline.

We explored some coves and islands and went back to dock on a beautiful starry night.

I guess having a long row of palm leaves with chicken, rice and other food in a long strip is a filipino…

I guess having a long row of palm leaves with chicken, rice and other food in a long strip is a filipino tradition. This party was great except for the people who got lost on Clover road trying to find it and irritated the neighbor lady.

Once again, Austin is voted best place to live in this quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy.  Just sayin…

Once again, Austin is voted best place to live in this quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy.  Just sayin'

Using 31 metrics in areas such as general livability, health and education systems, economic growth and tax rates, personal financial website WalletHub ranked all cities with a population of 300,000 or more.