Category: Opinion & Advice

Techno-Logic: How Often Do You Finish Your Games?

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade I recently read an interesting piece about people who play games being surveyed. More and more people are playing videogames, but less are actually completing them. It’s estimated that around 90 percent of players will never finish a game they start. Obviously, the other 10 percent makes up …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/02/09/techno-logic-how-often-do-you-finish-your-games/

Nature Niche: South Bay is our chocolate factory

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade February is here and so it seems that our local birds are getting their breeding plumage. The laughing gulls that have white heads all winter are now getting their black hoods. The pelicans are getting their colorful pouches and blue eyes. The Rosette Spoonbills are by far the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/02/01/nature-niche-south-bay-is-our-chocolate-factory/

Great Outdoors: Let’s Get Crabby

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade It’s that time again, beginning on February 17 and continuing through February 26, all Texas bays will be closed for crabbing. As in past years, any traps left in the water will be assumed to be abandoned and considered “litter” under state law, allowing volunteers to legally remove …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/02/01/great-outdoors-lets-get-crabby/

Are You Connected?

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade A few weeks ago, I talked about how connected we all are thanks to the internet. In fact, it’s become near impossible to go about our day without using the internet in some way. Whether it’s to pay bills, watch streaming movies or check our email and Facebook …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/02/01/are-you-connected/

Kayaking 101: Vacation over… or is it?

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade How does one feel after a vacation? Relaxed and ready to go, or dreading going back to work? Well actually, during my vacation I was missing work and missing being out on the water. It’s not only the great exercise, but it’s the unrestricted freedom one feels while …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/02/01/kayaking-101-vacation-over-or-is-it/

Techno-Logic: Social Networking – Even When You Know, You Don’t

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade As a tech writer and experienced user of social networking tools, you’d think I’d be more aware of how cautious we should be on social networks. Unfortunately, this week I found out that things can go horribly wrong, because we can’t filter what others say to each other. …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/26/techno-logic-social-networking-even-when-you-know-you-dont/

Nature Niche: Protecting dolphins, people of the sea

Nature Niche

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade The dolphins of the Laguna Madre are celebrating. They are happy. It seems that after months of red tide killing so much of their sea world, it is over, and life is breathing back into the bay waters. There is more food for them. They do not have …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/26/nature-niche-rotecting-dolphins-people-of-the-sea/

Nature Niche: Brown Pelicans Can ‘Put On Some Bling’

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade Now is the time when some of our birds, especially the ones that nest here, begin to put on their spring flare. My favorite, the brown pelican can put on some bling. I do love color and so do they. Funny thing though, right here, in this area, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/19/brown-pelicans-can-put-on-some-bling/

Great Outdoors: Another Invasive Species

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade Anyone traveling from state to state will have noticed signs warning people about “invasive species”. Most of these are referring to plants and weeds, but ask anyone from Florida about pythons and iguanas. Now there is another feathered species that is spreading faster than wildfire or even fire …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/19/great-outdoors-another-invasive-species/

Techno-Logic: Is Apple Planning to Change How We View Television?

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade Many are reporting that Apple plans on launching a brand new HDTV this year. If rumors are accurate, it will be powered by Siri, which is the technology behind the voice recognition software of the iPhone 4S. The software is designed in a way that understands natural speech. …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/19/techno-logic-is-apple-planning-to-change-how-we-view-television/