Thirty-five years ago today, on July 23rd, 1983, I ate the 72 oz Steak at The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas. There have only been about 4,800 people who have ever been able to do this feat and I thought I would use today’s blog to tell you my personal story about this. After all, […]

Readers: Yes, one of the roads traveled in my life leads through Texas. I lived in Texas for a while in the early 1980s. I received my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and my Master in Software Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Living in a small town like College […]

Readers: Like most of you, I have been following the “500-year flood” (some news sources have now upgraded it to the 1,000-year flood) caused by Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall on Aug. 25 on Rockport, TX. Rainfall reached more than 50 inches in some parts of Houston, which would be equal to the amount of precipitation […]

Readers: My friend, Chuck, shared the above graphic with me and I thought I would share it with the Data Visualization community to get your thoughts. I will give mine at the end of this post after providing background on this infographic. This infographic was originally published in the Community Impact Newspaper for Williamson County, […]

Readers: It’s no secret I have been a fan of Charles Apple’s work for a long time. I have blogged about him and his work in the past (see “Charles Apple” in my Categories or do a search for “Charles Apple” on my blog). Charles Apple (photo, right) is a longtime news artist, graphics reporter, designer, editor and […]

Readers: Tomorrow is my last day in Austin and I thought I would end this trip with a fun infographic from The Great State of Texas. Here is an infographic of Texas Trivia from Cash1Loans from their blog site this past July. This infographic is filled with trivia about the Lone Star State. If you live […]

Year two of Texas A&M’s Johnny Football started a bit late, but it was still pretty great. Johnny Manziel was suspended for the first half of the game against Rice, but he still finished 6-of-8 for 94 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 19 rushing yards. O.K., so I am a little biased. I did […]

Thirty years ago, on July 23rd, 1983, I ate the 72 oz Steak at The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas. There have only been about 4,800 people who have ever been able to do this feat and I thought I would use today’s blog to tell you my personal story about this. After all, us […]

SXSW, a ten day festival that takes the city of Austin by storm. The city feels an economic surge, is packed with out of towers and is nonstop craziness for all involved.  The conference includes a gaming expo, an interactive festival,a trade show, a film festival and a music festival. The wide diversity of events […]