Steve Lovelace Blog

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Suburban Coffee Shops

Why are there so many good suburban coffee shops? I found myself wondering this one afternoon after work. I had a happy hour out in Grapevine, and it didn’t make sense to go home....

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My Venerable iPhone 4S

I was one of the last people in my clique to get a smart phone. Back in 2011, I still had a little Samsung flip phone. When the iPhone 4S same out, I decided...

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A Spartan in Texas

When you’re in college, you’re surrounded by people wearing your school colors, and living on campus makes you feel like you’re at the center of the world. This was true for me at least,...

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Redesign 101: The Flag of New Zealand

New Zealand needs a new flag. They’ve needed one for years, but the momentum has been growing under the current Prime Minister. The current flag of New Zealand is a colonial ensign that looks...

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Depleted Uranium and the 1990s Internet

In my 10th grade physics class, we spent a good chunk of the spring semester talking about radioactivity. For our final project, our teacher assigned a range of essay topics about radiation and nuclear...

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More Interesting YouTube Channels

I watched a lot of YouTube during my unemployment, and I discovered a lot of cool YouTube channels. I love YouTube channels that are educational but entertaining, channels that fill the role abandoned by...

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The Olympic Costs of Hosting the Olympics

Ever since the modern Olympics were started in the late 19th century, hosting the games has become one of the biggest honors a city (and country) can have. Equally prestigious is the quadrennial FIFA...

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The Plants of Jurassic Park

I love Jurassic Park (especially the first one), and I’ve watched it more times than I care to remember. But up until recently, I didn’t notice a major plot hole in the series. Plants....

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My Austin Area Code

People sometimes get confused when I give them my phone number. You see, I have an Austin area code, but I’ve never lived in Austin. This blows some people’s minds, even though it’s not...