Thanks for all the memories, Minnov8 Gang

As a tech journalist in recent years, I’d periodically serve as a guest host on the Minnesota-based Minnov8 Gang Podcast with regular hosts Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson.

That was fun, but the best part came after the show.

Steve, who is a whiz with image-editing software, would often insert my likeness into hilarious graphics that echoed a topic on the day’s program or something memorable I uttered as the episode was being recorded.

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Grateful for friends this year — I am blessed

My parents made Christmas magical for my siblings and me, generously showering us during our Puerto Rico childhoods with thoughtful gifts, for which I’ll always be appreciative and grateful.

Sometime during my pre-teen period, though, I grew weary of the materialism and issued a good-natured edict to Mom and Dad: If you want to give me something for Christmas, make it a book, just one hardcover book, nothing more.

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I talk tech gift giving on Joiner’s MacVoices

It’s the holiday season in Minnesota, so this tech-head naturally compiled a gift guide comprised entirely of products with strong Minnesota connections.

Soon after posting that article, Chuck Joiner had me on one of his MacVoices gift-picks episodes (with fellow Minnesotan Charles Edge), and I mentioned several of those Minnesota products.

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I talk porch piracy with WCCO’s John Hines

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Package theft or “porch piracy” is a major problem, particularly during the holidays, as just-dropped-off parcels are snatched from doorsteps by thieves who often shadow delivery trucks.

I recently covered this sinister trend in a set of articles that was well received on TwinCities.com.

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I talk iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 with Jason

I talked iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 on Fox 9’s “The Jason Show” with Jason Matheson.

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Adam Engst plugs his team … including me

TidBITS editor Adam Engst, appearing on TWiT’s MacBreak Weekly podcast after an Apple press event, gave props to his team (including me). It is nice to be appreciated.

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