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Julio Ojeda-Zapata
Works at The St. Paul Pioneer Press
Attended Colegio Espíritu Santo in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in St. Paul, MN
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An enlightening and fun local tech conference Friday was all about the "Internet of Things."
The recent “Internet of things” revolution has brought with it great promise but also potentially nightmarish scenarios, as tech executive James VanderMay observed at a conference in Mi…
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Nice piece. You be you.
And other helpful tips. Not from "him" or "her," but from "them."​
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Donald Trump's defining trait: misogyny
Donald Trump holds one core belief. It’s not limited government. He favored a state takeover of health care before he was against it. Nor is it economi ...
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"If anti-Trump protests grow, they could hand Donald the election." Indeed, that is possible.
In the wake of the 1968 riots, Nixon won by portraying his opponent as soft on crime.
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I see people tailgating all the time. It's dangerous and reckless. Insane.
LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. – Police are investigating a crash that was caught on camera and posted to YouTube. The video shows an SUV closely following a car on I-41 on Thursday morning, according to…
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Google's Docs app for iOS now supports iPad Pro native resolution but not Split View. Argh ...
Docs, YouTube, and others are continuously updated but aren't good iPad citizens.
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A Tesla on autopilot drove me today.
A Tesla on autopilot drove me today. IMG_9198. Tesla Motors is all over the news this week. The electric-car manufacturer, headed by Elon Musk, has just unveiled a Model 3 sedan that is much more affordable than its luxury S and X variants. So it seemed a good time for me to hop in a Tesla for a ...
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Current and former Sprint customers in the Twin Cities: How has or did the network work for you? My own experiences from years ago are kind of awful, but the carrier claims it has made great strides in recent years. Curious about your experiences, past and/or present.
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Best summation of Trumpism I've read so far. No, not Trump, not ever.
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A Hijab is no barrier to dressing like a Disney princess. This is so cool.
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New Anti-Trump Ad Quotes Trump Saying 'Women, You Gotta Treat 'Em Like Sh**' (VIDEO)
An anti-Trump super PAC on Monday released a new TV ad highlighting some of the Republican presidential frontrunner’s most offensive comments about women through the years.
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Excited about Flash-Supergirl crossover ... but why is the Flash from an "alternate universe"?
After a lot of back and forth "will-they won't-they" conversations between executive producer Greg Berlanti, CBS, and The CW regarding a possible crossover between The Flash and Supergirl, it's finally happening. CBS has just released a new poster (above) featuring the two beloved characters side by side, and they've already unveiled a plot synopsis for the episode, appropriately titled "World's Finest," which you can read below: ...
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No Supers (or Bats) yet in CW's "Arrowverse." Green Arrow, Flash, Constantine, and now Vixen are the established characters. The Supers live in the CBS corner of the TV multiverse. The movie heroes (a la Batman vs Superman) comprise yet a third alternate Earth (they have their own Flash).
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  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press
    consumer-technology reporter and blogger, present
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
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San Juan, Puerto Rico - Chicago, Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois - Minneapolis, MN
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Tech writer. Nerd. Boricua. Cover picture by Steve Borsch.
Introduction

I’ve had a lifelong fascination with technology, and I’ve been a journalist all my life — starting with my cute little articles for my grade-school newspaper, “La Flama,” in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

So, in a way, I’m one of the luckiest persons alive: I work as a technology journalist.

Today, I cover consumer technology for for TwinCities.com, a MediaNews Group and Digital First Media property, and its St. Paul Pioneer Press dead-tree counterpart.

I report on a wide range of tech topics, post often to my tech blog, and slap together tech videos from time to time (when I’m not in one).

I also write books on occasion.

My third, recently released book, The Mobile Writer, is aimed at those who want to be productive on mobile devices (such as iPads and Android tablets) but don’t know how to get started. The book is a tech-gear and how-to guide for those wanting to get real writing done on ultraportable computing gadgets, but confused about their many hardware and software options.

Buy The Mobile Writer  here.

I’m also the author of iPad Means Business and Twitter Means Business. A fourth, coffee-themed book is in the planning stages.

I’m active on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook, among other social networks.

I make frequent appearances on local and national TV-news broadcasts, radio programs and technology podcasts. This blog has archived video or audio of most such media appearances.

I speak with some regularity about journalism, technology and social media (and how the three intersect). A number of such engagements are archived here in video or audio form.

I’m a nerd (in the sci-fi-fanatic and tech-enthusiast senses of the word). I love to merengue, make sushi and brew that perfect cup of café (watch me rave about my favorite coffeemaker).

A native of Quito, Ecuador, I spent most of my childhood in San Juan and wear the “boricua” badge with pride.

I live with my wife and son in St. Paul, Minn., where I sometimes grumble about the non-tropical climate but love to strap on a snowboard.

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  • Colegio Espíritu Santo in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Tata (what my wife and son call me), Bombi (high-school nickname), Julio (pronounced "JULE-ee-oh" instead of the usual "HOO-lee-oh; nickname on my mother's side of the family), July (nickname on my father's side of the family)
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Get out of your KFC rut. Pollo Campero, a fast-food chain of Guatemalan origin, serves divine grilled chicken along with to-die-for empanadas, tasty beans, awesome yucca fries (that could make you forget all about the potato variants) and fried plantains. I eat here a lot with my family and the staff knows and pampers us now ... but you'll be treated well, too. You won't have your food brought to your table at KFC. Oh, Campero has fried chicken, too. It's good, but the grilled chicken is better. You may disagree. Check it out and see! You may never again go to KFC.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Two bites into her rama spinach peanut curry, my wife reacted badly to something in the dish and almost coughed up a lung. I sent the dish back, explaining that my wife was in distress, and asked for something else on the menu. Management refused to provide a replacement dish and insisted on charging us for the mostly uneaten plate. We refused to pay for it, paid for the rest of the bill (no tip) and left. We will never eat there again.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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