Dueling Bozos [A working title] (Ha! More like a shirking title, amirite?)

Editor’s Note: The following is the kind of hard-hitting, insightful reportage that the Gazette is known for. You, our faithful reader, can count on our commitment to continue to strive to meet the highest of journalistic and bloggeristic standards in order to enhance your quality of life via our expert professionalism and — uh, what’s… Continue reading Dueling Bozos [A working title] (Ha! More like a shirking title, amirite?)

Ask Me Anything: I answer your burning questions

A week or so ago, while wandering through the Desert of Lost Creativity, I stumbled onto the idea of doing an AMA post. I solicited questions via Faceborg and this here blog-like thing, and promised to consider answering them. Some of y’all joined in, and in keeping with the ongoing theme of the Gazette, threw… Continue reading Ask Me Anything: I answer your burning questions

AMA (Ask Me Anything)

I posted this to my Facebook page yesterday, but I realize that not everybody comes here via that accursed popular medium. Y’all are probably getting tired of all the nature-related articles on the Gazette so I’m going to try something different: AMA. All the really cool people are doing this nowadays, but I don’t care —… Continue reading AMA (Ask Me Anything)

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

Apologies to the Queen of Soul for the post title, but the question is a valid one today, albeit for different reasons than Aretha anticipated. And the answer seems to be…pretty much everyone. One of the few beneficiaries of the COVID lockdowns is the maker of the videoconferencing software, Zoom. I guess it’s been around… Continue reading Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

Here’s what I’m doing on Instagram…

Art installation – San Antonio Museum of Art (heavily Photoshopped) I try to post a new image to Instagram every morning. I’m not 100% successful because I’m lazy, but I don’t miss too many days, because I enjoy the discipline of creating and sharing those pictures, when I’m not feeling lazy. I also like Instagram… Continue reading Here’s what I’m doing on Instagram…

Random Thursday: The Wednesday Edition

[Insert pithy yet winsome introductory text here. Please.] Every now and then, something happens that restores my faith in humanity and I think that perhaps there really is some hope for mankind. Then I read Facebook comments and come to my senses. Forget Ebola. What I want is a concentrated scientific and medical research effort… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Wednesday Edition

Mining the Twitterverse

Most people I know don’t understand how Twitter works or see its value, but I find it to be the most interesting and useful of all the social media choices, at least in terms of finding bloggable gems. The secret is to follow the right people: interesting, intelligent folks with specific expertise in subjects that… Continue reading Mining the Twitterverse

Canon Powershot N…which stands for “not quite there”

In late April Canon released a new point-and-shoot camera, the PowerShot N. I pre-ordered it from Amazon.com (where I now see that it’s temporarily out of stock) based primarily on two features described in a preview article: an 8:1 optical zoom, and built-in WiFi. It didn’t hurt that the camera is about 20% smaller than my all-time… Continue reading Canon Powershot N…which stands for “not quite there”