Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wow! Me and Jose just got back to our hotel room from the SkillsUSA
closing ceremony. We won 5th in the State for Web Design. We were
proud. Even though we did not win first, we did our best and we placed.
We only had 2.5 hours to design our site( not enough time if you ask
me). Now we are chilling and surfing the net. We are happy that the
stress of competing is over and done with. I can't wait to get back
home and chill in my own room. This has been an awesome conference and
I am so glad that we went. Our school had two students who earned 1st
place. They get to go to nationals in Kansas city! I wish I were going.
I hope to go next year as a post-secondary member of SkillsUSA.

We have been busy, skills is one of the things that we have been up to, another is graduation.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wintery Weather

We are experiencing wintery weather here at KoffeeStain for the first time! THe authors are not going to school today. It has been about 4 years since the Lenoir area has experienced snow. We are staying home to enjoy it as much as we can. Be careful out there in the cold!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Column

Hey everyone, its Jose, just letting you guys know that I will be starting a new Weekly Post which I like to call Digital Activism. I will be discussing anything that goes against the norm, like protests, digital petitions, etc.

The story I want to talk about is the Witness Against Torture gathering in Washington DC on Jan. 11.

Friday, January 11, 2008: The 6 year anniversary of the first prisoners being brought to Guantánamo.

Last year on January 11th, after 500 people processed from the Supreme Court to the Federal court, 150 people risked arrest on behalf of the men in Guantanamo, with 88 being arrested inside the Federal Court in DC. Many of those arrested withheld their identification and took the names of men at Guantanamo. It was a very powerful day, made possible by the contributions of many in the extended Catholic Worker family.

This year, we again are working with many groups on a demonstration in Washington, D.C. The day will begin with a rally at the National Mall co-sponsored with Amnesty International and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture followed by a “prisoner procession” to the Supreme Court. Endorsed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Center for Constitutional Rights, CodePink, International Federation for Human Rights, Network of Spiritual Progressives, Peace Action, School of the Americas Watch, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International, United for Peace and Justice, War Resisters League, and 100 other groups.

I really respect what the WAT is trying to do and I hope you guys get involved too. The only thing that you have to do is wear something orange on Jan 11th. The color orange represents the orange jumpsuits that prisoners at Guantanamo have to wear. If anybody participates please feel free to send pics so we can put them up on the blog.

Please send all of your pics to

Thursday, January 3, 2008

School is back

School is officially back in session. Me and Jose are taking advaced web graphics together. We will have more chances to colab now on what we ant to do with KoffeeStain. WE have made alot of changes but we still need content.

Other News-

Chris Finally got his Ipod ( still to do review for it)
Almost broke it by trying to hack it today.

Jose is taking programming and logic

Chris is interning in the instructional technology dept. at the ed center

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Upcoming Posts

We have been Christmas shopping, cooking up new ideas, working on a new site and experimenting with grey matter blog platform.

Things to expect for Christmas:

  • Review of the ipod touch
  • Open source goodies!

  • photos

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Hollidays

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Expecting more in the future

Expect more from us in the future. We are only highscool students in college, not profeesional bloggers. we are cooking ups some good things though. We are working on a new site. Don't wory we will still be on blogger but have an official website too.

Plans for KoffeeStain:
New site
Complete Revision of focus
(tech and digital life; no more personal stuff read that on our personal blogs)
wiki page