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Dear Paul Resnikoff: Why Austin Isn’t ‘Very Sucky’

By John Egan   September 11, 2013

i love you so much austin

I’m not a regular reader of Digital Music News. Yes, I enjoy music, but not enough to read about it in-depth. A few days ago, I somehow stumbled upon a Digital Music News article with this headline: “10 Reasons Why Austin Is Starting to Suck.”

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Austin’s Startup Scene: The Hottest in the USA

By John Egan   July 22, 2013


When it comes to which U.S. startup hub is the hottest of the hottest, guess which city comes out on top? Our very own hometown of Austin, TX.

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Are You an ‘Internal Migrant’?

By John Egan   May 15, 2013


Last year, I relocated from Austin to San Francisco for work. That’s a pretty long haul—more than 1,700 miles. This year, I made that long haul again to settle back in Austin and join the SpareFoot team. During 2012 and 2013, my whole life practically has been stuffed into moving boxes. With two halfway-across-the-country moves under my belt, I’m done with packing and unpacking for a while (well, almost done).

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Hail to the Chief–and to Austin

By John Egan   May 8, 2013


Welcome back to Austin, President Obama. We know you’ve been here before, and we know you’ll probably come back again. We know you’re coming here this time to promote economic growth and job creation; in our not-so-humble opinion, you couldn’t have come to a better place to kick off your “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour.

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The Costs—and Cost Savings—for Home Improvement Projects

By John Egan   April 24, 2013

Courtesy of IC

From 1991 to 1999, Tim Allen–familiar to moviegoers as the voice of Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story”–starred in a TV sitcom called “Home Improvement.” Allen’s amusing and self-assured character, Tim Taylor, hosted a fictional TV show called “Tool Time.”

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Self-Storage Crime Thriller Is Actually Real

By John Donegan   May 17, 2012

Whenever Max Wade felt like taking his stolen Lamborghini out for a spin, the 17-year-old headed down to his storage unit at the aptly named CSI Mini Storage in Richmond, CA. Wade could access the bright yellow sports car, which belonged to celebrity chef Guy Fieri, or any of his other incriminating items – a motorcycle, AK-47, San Francisco Police Department uniform, electronic transmitting devices – whenever he wanted.

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