A perfect New Year’s at homes of friends


I’m all for skipping big, loud New Year’s Eve parties and having a quiet evening with friends, and that is exactly what happened last night.

In fact, my wife, son and I were welcomed into two homes of dear friends – and this was the perfect way to usher in the new year.

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I discuss superfast local Internet on Fox 9

Twin Cities-based Internet provider U.S. Internet provider had a blockbuster announcement today: It is rolling out 10-gigabit-per-second service for consumers and small businesses via its fiber-optic network.

For context, this is 10 times faster than what U.S. Internet, Google Fiber and other ISPs using fiber typically offered on the high end until now. It’s a big deal.

Hours after I covered this story for the Pioneer Press, Fox 9 News asked for my take on it.

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Bucket-list item, check: I sample lutefisk

I’ll eat anything once … and I have always wanted to sample that infamous Norwegian and Swedish fish dish known as lutefisk.

I got my chance last week when the Pioneer Press responded to an ice-bucket-challenge-for-charity-type dare from the Fargo-Moorhead Forum newspaper … except this involved eating the gelatinous, lye-treated cod instead of dumping freezing-cold water on ourselves.

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A big thank-you for nerdy b-day wishes


Facebook and Twitter are always a blast on my birthday, when best wishes flood in.

This year some of my well-wishers got creative, which is cool, and an honor.

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I’m Julio Ojeda-Zapata, a nerd, boricua and tech writer living in St. Paul, Minn. This is my personal site.
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