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    DIY project - Huaraches de llanta

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Do you have a collection of old tires piled up in your yard or garage? If that is the case then I have the perfect weekend project for you. From: Hollowtop.com - Tire Sandals [via - Lifehacker.com] I'm hard on ...

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    What does your workspace say about you?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I'm not the most organized person around, but I like to keep an orderly workspace at the office. It can be tough to keep a mess from piling up especially with all the bad harddrives, network cables, CD cases, and ...

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    Soñando en español

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Al hablar español con mis amigos o familia me siento frustrada porque mis palabras no fluyen como gustaría. Nunca tengo problemas similares cuando hablo inglés, pero siempre ha sido un obstáculo al hablar el español. Hace unos años mientras conversaba ...

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    Ay, candela

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Have you ever discovered something, be it music or in film, on a whim, only to realize later that what you found was a true treasure in entertainment? That happened to me a few years ago. I was in a ...

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    Shred your personal information

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    One thing you should do in this day and age is invest in a decent paper shredder. Spot or Fido won't do in this case, what you need is a machine with the specific purpose of slicing up paper into ...

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    Food for thought: Chocolate covered tortilla chips?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I'm not sure if I would like these, but if I ever find them in a store I wouldn't mind trying them out. Found on Junk Food Blog San Francisco, CA-based Native Kjalii Foods, Inc. introduced its "The Chocolate Chip", ...

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    Get your toes ready for spring

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    This post is dedicated primarily to the ladies, but the gentlemen can also benefit from this information as well. Spring has arrived and that means the days of sandals, flip flops and bare legs are upon us. Although I am ...

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    Food for thought: Chile Rellenos

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It's Friday! It's lunchtime! I'm hungry! And what do I have for lunch today? Well thanks to a kind friend, I am looking forward to having a chile relleno for lunch. Chile relleno - Chile relleno, literally "stuffed chile", is ...

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    Wifi in Victoria: Where is it?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    With Victoria being a college town, and a city that seems to be growing larger by the minute, it would be safe to assume that you would be able to find wireless Internet access (also known as 'wifi hotspots') all ...

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    Mouse potato goodness

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Thought I'd dedicate this post to free items found online that you never really think about, but once you discover them they can really make your day. Lego Building Instructions and Catalogs - this can be a valuable resource if ...

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    Rattlesnake Roundup

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It's almost spring time in Texas and that means there is one more of nature's gifts we have to pleasure of looking forward to: snakes. Let me be more specific: we don't have look out for just any old snake, ...

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    Orale, que onda?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I was reading an article in the Advocate about TV networks targeting Hispanics who speak both Spanish and English. The article made me think about code-switching. What is code-switching? Code-switching is alternating between two or more languages. When I talk ...

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    The changing face of television

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    The Latino population in the U.S is growing, and whether you like it or not this will eventually have an effect on something that is as American as apple pie. What I'm talking about here today is the face of ...

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    Audio stories for kids

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    In case you were wondering what ever happened to my much-promised podcast, it's still in the works. I am just waiting to get a few exams and assignments at school out of the way first, then I'll be free to ...

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    New holiday: Get Over It Day

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It was suggested today that I get over myself, and lookey here, maybe this is just the holiday I need: Get Over It Day - March 9 Haha! What is this holiday all about? When I first heard about it, ...

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    Geeks volunteering for a good cause

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I was reading Tech Republic last week, (which is a great resource for us geeks in the IT biz) and I came across these great photos of the organization called Geekcorps. Geekcorps is non-profit organization based in the U.S. that ...

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    We now return to your regular programming

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Finally, the Olympics are over. I am not a big fan of the Olympics. There is only so much figure skating I can watch before I feel the urge to punch someone in the neck. This year the only Olympic ...