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Happy New Year/2016

Happy New Year, my dear Friends… Let 2016 be an awesome year, full of health and prosperity… Truly yours, C. Enrique Ortiz (CEO) Attributions: See image source.

RIP Leonard Nimoy

I’m forever a big fan… Thanks for inspiring so many in tech, space and reasoning… The Shuttle Enterprise In 1976, NASA’s space shuttle Enterprise rolled out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities and was greeted by NASA officials and cast members from the ‘Star…

Let’s not forget…

Let’s not forget. 13 years ago, it was morning. It was the year 2001. The attack came in the form of airplanes and souls; let’s not forget those who perished and what was at the center of that horrible act. Societies in general…

2013 Review

As the year 2013 ends, it is time to reflect and write down some thoughts and highlights for the year. This year I spent most of my time working on Telco stuff, specifically on a supply chain orchestration SaaS platform and private marketplace,…

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New 2014

Amigos, with this post I would like to wish you and your family a peaceful and happy Holidays/Christmas season, and an awesome new year 2014 that is full of good health and prosperity! ceo

Beans are not for Astronauts

Google is the Master of Personalization…

This is personalization well done. It is the little things… Thank you, Google.

Android App Ops *WAS* a Step Forward

Android App Ops is no more… Two weeks after I wrote Android App Ops is a Step Forward, Google has disabled/removed the permission manager. After the Android 4.4.2 update, invoking the App Ops app results in a RuntimeException. The R.I.P. permission manager, a…

Google Ads are not really relevant anymore

Over time, I have seen the behavior of Google Ads on my weblog change behavior. Today, when I visit websites, including my own blog, I no longer see content-relevant Ads. Digging around I found information on how ads are targeted to your site:…

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Won’t Survive Another 1,000 Years On Earth

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Won’t Survive Another 1,000 Years On Earth “if humans don’t migrate from the planet Earth to colonize other planets, they’ll face extinction in 1,000 years.” The above quote reminds me of Into the Void… :-/ Into the Void Rocket…

Burning Man 2013 Time-Lapse

This video is as artistic in nature as Burning Man itself. One day I hope to attend. (Watch this in HD resolution and in full-screen) ceo

Black Sabbath 2013 | #ATXSabbath

Last night (July 27, 2013) Black Sabbath came to Austin Texas (Erwin Center); my 1st time ever seeing Sabbath (and Ozzy for that matter). We enjoyed the show very much. In memory of my very good friend Alberto Rafóls; we used as kids…

Why work doesn’t happen at work (Jason Fried)

So true… I enjoyed this TED talk very much. This applies to the Tech/software world. Beware of M&Ms. (Coincidentally, today I worked from home and accomplished a lot!) ceo

Texas GDG TX DevFest 2013

[Google invited me to give this talk, but expanded, in Kansas City on Aug 23rd. Stay tuned for more info] Next Fri and Sat July 12 – 13 in Austin is the Texas’ GDG TX DevFest. There will be multiple session tracks on…

This week’s march toward dystopia: Amendment IV, the NSA, Surveillance, and Metadata

U.S. Constitution — AMENDMENT IV “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation,…

Tag/Word Cloud (Apr 2013)

Every so often, I like to run a “tag or word cloud” against my Weblog (and Twitter). I then capture the output for future reference. This is a great, cool way of capturing a snapshot of topics that I write about at that…

V for Vendetta, C for Constitution

“…cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s…

UcATX – Innovation in Communication Apps Architectures (Austin, TX) Meetup

I am very excited to announce Austin’s first UcATX – Innovation in Communication Apps Architectures meetup, where we will be focusing on the future of Unified Communications, but from the Apps, APIs, Services and Architecture perspective, and related technologies including Mobile, WebRTC, SIP,…

Namibian Nights (Squiver)

Gorgeous work by Squiver – beautiful imagery and music… Namibian Nights from Squiver on Vimeo. (Watch in HD and fullscreen) ceo

Dell is going Private (2013)

A month after I wrote Dell to exit global smartphone business, now I hear rumors that Dell is going private. Many years ago I was predicting that an Asian company would buy Dell, but I wasn’t expecting Dell going private. The Dell story…

Geo Track Me Not! (T-Shirt)

I have been spending some time designing Tech-themed t-shirts (with mobile focus). The T-Shirt below, titled Geo Track Me Not!, is an evolution of an design idea I had years ago. I think I am finally close to finishing with a design that…

Frisbee Freestyle Jam (Austin Winter 2013)

It was a gorgeous, windy, cold day in Austin, Texas. With Todd Brodeur, John Titcomb, Johny Trevino, Mike Galloupe, Eric Gibbons, Glen Whitlock and others — at Zilker Park. Austin Jamming – Panorama #1 (Click on picture to enlarge) Austin Jamming – Panorama…

Bye bye 2012…

It is the end of 2012 — I wish all of you a very super happy new year, a 2013 full of great health and prosperity. Bye bye 2012… 2012 will be remembered as a very interesting and challenging year. But in restrospect,…

Worst Apocalypse Ever… says Kitty

I agree with Kitty — this is the worst Apocalypse ever… No end of the World and no Zombie Apocalypse… But, no surprise here, right? And to all the end-of-days lunatics out there, there you have it. No, there is no such thing…

The Overview Effect and the 40th anniversary of the famous Blue Marble photograph

The Overview Effect is about self-awareness and the realization of who and where we are within the grand scheme of the Universe. ‘On the 40th anniversary of the famous Blue Marble photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film…

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