It’s Sunday, December 10, 2023 and 45°F in Austin, Texas
A Pallasart Introduction to Austin
A brief overview of the city and its attractions
Austin is a small city that is really a big one in disguise. Big: reputation, events, accolades, talent, ability, stature, style. Small in size and population.
Austin metro area population is 1.7 million, putting it at number 14th on the list of largest cities in the country, and is fourth largest in Texas, behind Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
The natural beauty of the Hill Country makes it stand out in the State of Texas with hills, rivers, streams and the Highland Lakes. Green spaces, protected natural preserves, hiking, biking, boating and swimming make it an outdoor lover's paradise. This is the State Capital, which brings people from around the country. The University of Texas at Austin is regarded as one of the best public Universities in the country, and that attracts a huge, youthful and intelligent population. It's an internationally recognized hotbed of entrepreneurs in many fields, especially medicine and technology.
Austin is a hub of thriving arts and theater, with the Blanton Museum, Frank Erwin Center, and Long Center for the Performing Arts, all attracting international attention.
The vanguard of Music and film in the world is right here in Austin, with films and television production, a thriving live music scene, and of course the annual South by Southwest Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival attracting hundreds of thousand of people annually from around the world.
Austin-area residents are regularly singled out as young, creative, highly educated, tech savvy, independent and entrepreneurial. Austin residents are proud to consider themselves weird, a characteristic that is reflected in the unofficial city Motto "Keep AustinWeird", with that badge of honor proudly worn by the locals.
big breakthrough in color research
Scientists have discovered the favorite Viking colors and now you can use them in your website!
be prepared - choose wisely
Here are some helpful hints and direction on the skills and knowledge your web designer should have.
save as many as you can!
With Austin making headlines and ending up on virtually every "Top 10 Best City for..." lists -- we now have about 150 people moving here daily!! We figured we should warn potential new residents of the hidden dangers of moving to Austin.
How I discovered my ancestor Pocahontas and her Sullivan family descendants of Northern Virginia using the web - a genealogy posting by Bob Atchison.
As you have probably read it has been extensively reported that Golden Gate Killer was found using data from GEDmatch. It's an amazing story.
Hummingbird Farms, the famous maker of body lotions seen on QVC , upgrades website with huge new product images, which increases sales
Here are some images showing my favorite semi-precious stone animals with jeweled eyes from my collection and stories of the stones and where they come from.
When users install or upgrade to Windows 10, "display scaling" may be turned on "by default" to either 125% or 150% resulting in blurriness when viewing websites or applications on certain monitors.
Bob Atchison's guide to find rare, antique and cabbagey roses to order online. Here you'll find the best sources with roses I especially love and recommend for your garden.
If you are a realtor or real estate broker, you need a website to advertise your business and attract new clients. Get clients to stay on your website by providing access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) real estate listings.
The unspoken fear all web designers dread - you've been asked to use cursive fonts! There is no escape... yes, it has happened to me, Bob Atchison, many times and I have the battle scars to prove it. Here are some cursive fonts I actually like.
Is Scotty Bowers, the famous Hollywood pimp telling the truth about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn being gay? Here's a confirming story...