Did you just move to Austin or do you feel out of the loop? Here’s a list of sources that will empower you to keep abreast of what’s happening around town. Bookmark, Like on Facebook, and/or subscribe to these sites’ email lists and you’ll be InTheKnow. General Do512 Good email newsletter Facebook Events is awesome Eventbrite … More How to find fun cool things to do in Austin
There are lots of places you can read about Austin and the unique things to see and do here, but this article is about the big question people always have about Texas: Yes, it gets hot. The question is, how can you handle it? Well, it’s really not that bad if you know how to … More How to Deal with Serious Texas Heat
My first Native’s Guide to Austin was pretty slanted towards adults – well this guide is for KIDS! General activity sites: http://365thingsaustin.com/events/ http://freefuninaustin.com/ http://austintex.com/to-do-austin-fun-places-kids-family http://do512family.com/ Kid summer movie programs: http://drafthouse.com/series/alamo_kids_camp/austin http://www.southwesttheaters.com/?p=content&id=Summer+Movie+Series http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express http://www.cinemark.com/images/smc2015/2015%20SMC%20-%20225color.pdf Austin Splash Pads & Pools: http://freefuninaustin.com/2015/05/austin-area-splash-pads-2015-schedules/ http://freefuninaustin.com/category/pools/ Trip to Mueller: The Thinkery http://thinkeryaustin.org – Used to be Austin Children’s Museum Food Trucks … More A Native’s Guide to Things to Do in Austin WITH KIDS!
A few of my coworkers are visiting Seattle for the first time so I wrote up a list of things to do. This is downtown-centric for folks staying at a hotel without a car for just a few days. My recommendations would change with more time and better transportation. General tips: o Layer. It gets … More An Insider’s Guide to Visiting Seattle
We did it – Lucy and I moved across the country from Seattle to Austin! I was worried about how Lucy would handle leaving her home, being homeless vagabonds for a week, and then staying with my dad until we found a place to live but she did great and seems to love the warm weather. Here … More Lucy’s Trip to Austin!
It’s the pet owner’s worst nightmare: My skittish dog Lucy escaped from a boarding facility when I was across the country. I booked a flight home and embarked in a crash course in pet recovery. She was located three days after she was missing due to Missing Pet Partnership, over 20 volunteers recruited from my … More How to find a lost dog: Finding Lucy
I sometimes see updates posted to Facebook and Twitter that make me wonder, “Have you really thought about the user experience of you?” This is becoming increasingly important as people get more savvy about hiding, unliking, and unfollowing those that don’t meet their bar. Users constantly measure the value of what you say and once it drops … More The UX of You
Making presentations in front of a group of people is feared worse than death by most people. Literally. There is an antidote! It’s called practice and preparation. It is the only thing that will beat presentation anxiety. Here are some tools that can help your preparation: Start with the kindest audience Once you know what … More Five tips for beating presentation anxiety
The best features in Outlook 2010 are not social network updates or threaded conversations, though those are invaluable. The best features are the little-noticed “Clean Up” and “Ignore”. In 2008 on this very blog I pined for official versions of these features’ early incarnations, Thread Compressor and Thread Killer. Now that these features have made it … More Productivity Tips: Outlook Easter Eggs!
About a year and a half ago, I had my three dogs at a park up the road from my house when my 14-year-old black lab, Desi, suddenly stumbled and fell over sideways. I thought she might have tripped in a hole, but deep down I feared there was something drastically wrong with her: a … More Did my dog have a stroke? Signs of Vestibular Syndrome