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Unboxing New Apple Mac Mini M1 2021 Setup Review
Aaron Garcia unboxes the new Apple Mac Mini M1 with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD from Best Buy. The new computer is incredibly fast using Apple's own silicon instead of a traditional Intel processor. He chooses a dual monitor setup with two Walmart 22" Surf Onn monitors, Bo

San Antonio Social Network
Official Launch Video - Aaron Garcia casually on his sofa inviting San Antonio to join.

I, Aaron Garcia, launched a new social network for San Antonio, called It's everything that we love about San Antonio in a social network.

The site feels a lot

I'm back! It's been a minute. I've been working on my YouTube channel again. Latest video here - I reached 101k views on a single video which really surprised me -- never thought I'd reach that. Now I'm trying to reach 1M. It might take a few tries to get there. But even if this video doesn't, it was fun making it.

My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator. In other words, for people to not feel like they're locked in to Twitter or Instagram if they want to be professionally successful.

Moon!!!! So lovely!!! And sunset!! What another beautiful evening!!! (More description on the images)

College Degrees Are Worth It
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Incarnate Word in the Spring of 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts.

In the months leading up to my graduation, I read many articles claiming that my communication arts degree offered the worst return on investment. I believed this and was very discouraged. And like many college grads, I too was frustrated with

Viral Vilification
This blog is my innovation and technology blog. For several years since the 2008 Presidential Election, I have made strides to distance myself from the political negativity that permeates American social life.

I learned a valuable lesson in the election season of 2008 when I wrote a vile comment in response to what I believed was an offensive political post. I unleashed rage in response to a Facebook

Too Many Emails
On August 15, 2004, I created my first email account with Yahoo. My first email was a welcome message informing me that I had a whopping 250MBs of email storage.

On October 9, 2013 I retrieved the first email message ever received before it was deleted. I am glad that I was able to preserve this screenshot thanks to a Tweet I posted about it on Twitter.

For many years, I used this account exclusively and

2011 Apple MacBook Pro with Defective GPU Runs Manjaro Linux Perfectly
Kara bought a lightly used 2011 MacBook Pro from my cousin. She got a good year of use out of it before the recalled GPU failed. Unfortunately, it wasn't until after the GPU failed that we discovered the recall. Now that the window has passed, a fix would cost $500, according to Apple, at a 3rd Party.

COVID-19 Cases Drop and San Antonio Decreases Risk to Moderate
The endless talk about COVID-19 pushed me to tune out the news for a bit. For a while, I was reading it every day, but it filled me with worry as I'm sure many others feel.

The last time I checked the City of San Antonio's COVID-19 risk assessment, we were between critical and severe. Now we are at a comfortable mo

Third Parties are Changing Industries
Like it or not, third-parties can change an industry from the outside. TrueCar, Cargurus, Edmunds, and changed the car business. Expedia, Priceline, Trivago, Orbits, and Travelocity changed the hospitality industry. And similarly, Postmates, Doordash, Grubhub, and UberEats will change the restaurant business during COVID-19.

When restaurants were closed

The Hiring Process is Too Slow, and Career Paths are Unclear
While checking one of my many email accounts, I came across this email from FlexJobs. Three years ago, I was looking for a job. And during that time, I was obsessed with an idea to improve how people got hired.

Dear Aaron,Historically, a career path has often been referred to as "climbing the ladder", indicating a clea

The First Website
There are now 250 Billion websites, 220,000 of these launched within the last 24 hours. Sure, not all of these domains are useful. Many of these domains are for sale with a landing page full of advertising. Others are still on a Dreamhost under construction page. But, imagine there was a time before even the first website launched.

Tim Berners-Lee launched the first website as we know them today. On Tue

This graph is both encouraging for us Europeans but really frightening for the whole world.

Always taken aback a bit when someone says "I'm from a small town of 20,000"

Like, damn man, that's practically a city. But then I remember that 6000 people in a town you have to fly or boat to is just a particularly remote town.

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