The. Bestest. Father’s. Day. Present. Ever.


My friend Steve Borsch recently photoshopped me into a classic “Star Trek” picture, which is awesome.

Even more awesome? My wife and son printed out the image, framed it and presented it to me as a Father’s Day present.

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Shiny trains from the future rule St. Paul

As one who grew up reading science fiction and worshipping shiny vehicles that go whoosh, I was thrilled today when St. Paul’s decades-in-the-planning Green Line light-rail route finally opened after years of construction and months of of trial runs.

I shot this video for the Pioneer Press. I wasn’t ordered or scheduled to do so, I just did.

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I talk Apple and consumer tech on WCCO


I talked Apple and consumer tech with Roshini Rajkumar of WCCO-AM.

This was after Apple made a host of  exciting software-related announcements (but unveiled no new hardware) at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Buy Steinlicht’s second comics collection


My pal and former colleague David Steinlicht has released his second and final collection of fine Pioneer Press “In This Corner” comics.

The comics until recently appeared in the paper’s feature section, but David decided to retire “In This Corner” in good Bill Watterson fashion.

More on David’s new book (along his first volume of comics, and three other interesting books of a local nature) here.

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Bucket-list item: I’ve now photobombed

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I don’t believe I’ve ever photobombed before. Now I can check that item off my bucket list.

My sharp-eyed friend Mike Keliher today spotted me lurking in a recent Pioneer Press photo.

I wasn’t intentionally trying to be in the shot, to be clear. I appeared in the photo by accident while I was reporting for a story about a budding podcasting empire called the Tom Barnard Network.

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I’m Julio Ojeda-Zapata: nerd, boricua and technology journalist in St. Paul, Minnesota. This is my personal site.
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