Buy two lovely Minneapolis-themed books


I am in possession of two splendid volumes, bestowed upon me by the authors, who are friends of mine.

The Minneapolis-focused books have qualities in common. They extol particular areas of the city, and do so with gorgeous photography along with the written word.

These books are gems. You will want to buy them.

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Karin Housley had me on the radio again


I was Karin Housley’s radio-show guest again, which is always a slice.

Karin (who you may know as a politician or a real-estate agent) has a new show, the Get Real Happy Hour, on a different station, Go 96.3.

The drill, though, was pretty much the same. She introduced me as her radio boyfriend (*blush*) and then we talked tech. Fun.

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So honored to be drawn into TidBITS orbit

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I do a lot of Apple-flavored freelance writing for TidBITS, the venerable Apple-enthusiast website and weekly newsletter, which is a thrill.

After all, my admiration for founders Adam Engst and Tonya Engst predates any work I ever did for them. I am also a fan of TidBITS’ crack managing editor, Josh Centers. (The titanic trio are shown above.)

This isn’t the first time I’ve sung TidBITS’ praises on this blog.

The feeling, it seems, is mutual.

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I’m a guest on the Social Media Boombox


Social-media impresario Mykl Roventine honored me when he made me the interviewee on the latest episode of the Social Media Boombox podcast (part of Social Media Breakfast – Minneapolis/Saint Paul).

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Rat Pack, meet the Twin Cities’ Zap Pack


I have wonderful friends.

A few of us have been gathering at taprooms around the Twin Cities. And, since I was the one who had orchestrated these gatherings, one of my friends christened our group the Zap Pack (a play on my surname, as well as a reference to the classic Rat Pack).

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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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