Omar L. Gallaga · @omarg ☜ 14,511
Technology culture writer @512tech / @statesman. "I Love You So Much" (@loveaustin360) podcast co-host. Member @TheLCP. Reluctant Aries.
when some of your favorite people in all of Austin are on the same podcast episode twitter.com/loveaustin360/…
RT @digitalsista: I need to ask a serious question. Let me use a poll. How many Women of color noticed their number of followers decline af…
I'll be on @TexasStandard in a bit talking about the possibility of Amazon #HQ2 in Texas. Tune in!
More details about what could be the most ambitious #SXSW installation this year. #westworld #nowdoHighMaintenancePlz twitter.com/austin360/stat…
Please don’t confuse Austin residents with robots while you’re here for #SXSW. twitter.com/verge/status/9…
Testing out headlines that start, "You Dumb Motherfuckers," but none of my stories seem to work with that bit.ly/2Hwd5Ms
On this important day take three minutes to honor the The Presidents of the United States. youtu.be/wvAnQqVJ3XQ
I think my 8-year-old has a bright future in Texas carnival and state fair cuisine. ift.tt/2C7l9UE https://t.co/nXcRWfa4w7
When you get your taxes done in February. https://t.co/eX6WOJpMgv
Minorities! Tweet-assemble! [Grinding robot sounds]. I'll add @angelashah @instalyssa @SebasAHerrera @JulieChang1 @CedGolden @joeruiz @samsanders @deborific @gabrielle_munoz twitter.com/imtheq/status/…
"See that girl? You must CRUSH HER." - just coaching Lilly at her regional spelling bee.
My takeaway on these interviews was that Austinites have much more nuanced views on #HQ2 than I was expecting twitter.com/512tech/status…
No Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR app, @NBCOlympics? Boooooo. twitter.com/512tech/status…
brb. getting five cases of Topo Chico and 10 bags of H-E-B Korean BBQ chips delivered to my door. twitter.com/512tech/status…
I'll be on @TexasStandard in a bit talking about it watching the Olympics online. Go for the gold and tune in!
Roses are red Violets are blue I’m not judging tho Like some kind of Flower racist
There’s lots more to come, but here’s an initial preview of this year’s #SXSW: twitter.com/512tech/status…
One of my biggest takeaways from this segment was that if you want certain fish to find you attractive, you should paint yourself orange. twitter.com/loveaustin360/…
RT @512tech: Looking to buy a new gaming graphics card? Sorry, gamers, cryptocurrency mining has made prices soar. atxne.ws/2sl90Hr
New fitness goal: Tonga torso. #PyongChang2018
this is how World War III's gonna start. twitter.com/TaylorLorenz/s…
me on the radio today talking right into your ears about tech stuff twitter.com/512tech/status…
Thank goodness all my savings are tied up in Chick-fil-A condiments futures.
I'll be on @TexasMonthly in a bit talking about the state of self-driving cars. Direct your route to it! texasstandard.org/listen/
I guess this was inevitable bit.ly/2EPdTeC #captcha #robots https://t.co/qgC2bbHjTw
So hey, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, etc., when are we getting that third season of “Enlightened?” @JellicoeAmy
New story from me on @512tech -- I think @CrowfallGame is shaping up to be a fascinating project. Thanks to @ArtCraftEnt for letting us visit. twitter.com/aasbusiness/st…
Hey @Twitter, I would like to report a case of cyberbullying. twitter.com/PixelVarnox/st…
RT @ConnectSafely: Teens not only play video games, they build them! @omarg from the Austin American-Statesman sits down with @Roblox game…
RT @Roblox: Watch Roblox developer @berezaagames speak to @omarg LIVE at #SID2018! goo.gl/oT7G7x https://t.co/g7UsvnJVxb
RT @bjaquet: Excited to be here in Austin at Safer Internet Day with @berezaagames who will be speaking to @omarg this afternoon about deve…
Stopped by cops in my own neighborhood while running. “What are you doing?” as lights flashed on me. "Jogging?” I mimed jogging, which I realized later is also mine for “running away from the cops.” Turns out they were on alert for someone setting off SBLII fireworks nearby. https://t.co/ekRJjLVKnD
“I have a dream... it’s about trucks.” - not MLK, Jr. #adbowl
Damn, well played, Netflix. #cloverfieldParadox
Me, trying to be less puffy in 2018 with help from @Mexicanity twitter.com/itstime/status…
RT @texashospitals: Some experts say that the bumpy road to electronic medical record adoption will eventually pay off, perhaps in unexpect…
Over @wholybagel assortment, we had a big discussion meeting with folks from @sxsw. #tcb #bagels #sxsw #work ift.tt/2DUYtnF https://t.co/LPc9DnNU0e
If you love Weezer and don't ever listen to hip hop but would like to, this song is just for you bit.ly/2GD9oUH
I'll be on @TexasStandard in a bit discussing tech for babies. If you are a baby, please tell your parents to tune in!
Not pictured: chronically slow router, this one’s actually really good. twitter.com/512tech/status…
But what if ALL metaphors manifested in real life?
That feeling of deep relief and accomplishment when you turn in a major project on deadline. The feeling lasts about 10 minutes. #TechMinutes
Oh yay, the running app I just started using 😣 twitter.com/wireduk/status…
“Dude, you’re getting a ... uhhh... a VMware-branded Windows 10 2-in-1 XPS 13.” Nope, Dell just sounds better. twitter.com/512tech/status…
Today, I invented the term "Doritofunding," in which you pay for production of a TV miniseries on the channel formerly known as SpikeTV entirely with Doritos points lying around the office and selling surplus cases of Mountain Dew left over from the X-Games.
I have finally ascended to my Nerd Dad Form. #ILYSM twitter.com/ChikageWeather…
Caught this sneaky-ass squirrel trying to steal a canoe. ift.tt/2njszdq https://t.co/1mqotcariZ
With apologies to kale crépes, Southern France and influencers who actually aren’t shitbags. ift.tt/2EgInG6 https://t.co/7SfUIRsukF
Now I can see photos from my friends and online buds, not some stranger pretending to eat a goddamn kale crepe in southern France.
Instagram feed so much better since I dumped all the influencer pump-and-dump fitness/food/travel leeches who follow you then drop you the moment you follow back. Like they used to do on Twitter.
Here’s some of that empathy I was talking about. twitter.com/bradengw/statu…
In which I slip up on air and admit that Burger King is not a place that I would ever eat, despite their great new ad. twitter.com/512tech/status…
It’s not lack of innovation or talent that’s going to kill the tech industry, it’s this kind of me-first, no-empathy bullshit kind of thinking.
If you run a team of 22 employees and some of them might lose their jobs because you didn’t deliver what was expected of you, then yes. You failed, dudebro. https://t.co/G0cv9EYmjh
I would not blame you for craving a beer or cider after listening to this episode of #ILYSM: twitter.com/loveaustin360/…
I've misspelled "desiccated" twice in two weeks. Don't be like Mike.
 
Whatever restaurants you're writing about with that word, I think I'll pass.
I’ll be on @TexasStandard shortly talking about net neutrality and burgers. Kind of in that order. Tune in!
I made a “WHERE DOES IT STOP?” argument on the Internet, I’m banning myself for the rest of the afternoon.
Quickly, read this before your phone dies in your hand! twitter.com/512tech/status…
Note to self: It's Super Bowl, not Souper Bowel. Close, though.
 
that’s some sort of cleanse, right?
IMPORTANT THREAD: @Cheesecake Factory is loud af twitter.com/omarg/status/9…
I witnessed, in person, the San Antonio Spurs win a championship. I was there in the stands as everybody lost their minds. @Cheesecake Factory was louder.
 
Sometime between finishing my gargantuan tortilla strip-laden salad and digging into a strawberry cheesecake slice, I think I screamed. But I can’t know for sure. I could hear nothing and everything. I was at Cheesecake Factory.
 
They make a good cheesecake, I will give them that. But I think they’re testing portals, too, intra-dimensional transports to a place where intact eardrums are a kind of currency. They’re sold in multipacks of replaceable ear-gear, drum circles, if you will.
 
When I say Cheesecake Factory is loud, I do not even mean it in human terms. I don’t think we have the instruments, or the will, frankly, to measure the levels of intense noise phantoms that dwell in this house of flour, sugar, and giant bowls. Not yet, we don’t.
 
Sometimes I will dream of a world-shattering explosion, a cataclysmic event that decimates the species with a dull, booming thud that rattles souls and separates life from death. And I will wake up, my mouth watering, craving Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Ripple Cheesecake. -30-
This is a jokey Tweet, but this is no joke: Cheesecake Factory is the loudest place I’ve ever been in my life. And I’ve gone to a Pixies concert and stood next to the speakers.
When you open the package, your house fills up with noise so loud nobody can hear each other talk. twitter.com/austin360/stat…
A new Startup Spotlight feature from me about founder Jonathan Coon’s e-commerce company: twitter.com/512tech/status…
So I downloaded Strava instead. Anybody wanna friend up there?
I probably could have just stopped at “Do I still have friends?” tho...
Do I still have friends who use MapMyRun? Let’s connect on there. #motivation #perspiration
This is awesome and a good reason to root for the Jags today. The fact that Pats are proven cheaters is another... twitter.com/omarg/status/9…
 
The best thing about that article is I had just read it this week and then there was a major “JORTLES!” in Thursday night’s episode. I was in heaven.
 
Thanks for posting Omar. I need to check out that show. Honestly don't watch much TV beyond live television.
 
First short season is on Netflix, the second is currently airing on NBC. It’s FANTASTIC. Pedigree is Parks & Rec, Brooklyn 99 and The Office.
This is really the main reason I’m rooting for #Jacksonville over the New England Patriots today — bit.ly/2rmY4Zy #JAXvsNE #TheGoodPlace
This kid: winner of a schoolwide spelling bee after weeks of word studying. The winning word was "testament." She's almayzing! ift.tt/2mZimUd https://t.co/y2KdvHgdw9
"In politics, he resembles at times an amateur jazz musician — moody and improvisational, but without the technical chops to hold a piece together." Is this worse than jazz? washingtonpost.com/politics/negot…
FINALLY! I'd been trying to solve this mystery since October. Thank you to everybody who helped (especially Lanny Ottosen) #austinanswered #rampofmystery twitter.com/512tech/status…
Remember Austin's "Ramp of Mystery?" I'll have a definitive answer for you shortly on its origin.
That's not delicious cheese, but rather a Swedish Ice Scraper. Wish I'd had one this week. (Also, me on the radio from yesterday) -- twitter.com/512tech/status…
A judge in Comal County, TX (close to where I live), said God told him a jury should return a not guilty verdict in a sex-trafficking case. I'm not making this up. God could not be reached for comment. atxne.ws/2rq4WW1
Come for the hot takes, stay for the @GavinFree video: twitter.com/512tech/status…
 
 
 
 
 
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