Archive for May 10th, 2006
RSS feeds can be your friend or your enemy or your downfall. I’ll let you decide on this one. I saw a posting on the music blog at the News and Observer asking who the 5th Beastie Boy is — according to the Beasties. I remembered that when they bought/stole/borrowed a lot of Billy Joel for “Pass the Mic” that Mark D said famously that Billy Joel is the 5th Beastie. The curse and blessing of being a geek who’s hooked on intellectual property issues. I sent that in.
Carrboro just declared a project and put up a website and businesses that wanted to play set their WiFi ids as the same and presto they had a nice little ad hoc network, but Chapel Hill is all grown up and stuff so we’ll have meetings. Here’s the info about the first big one:
Community Forum on Municipal Wireless Services
The Chapel Hill Town Council invites you to participate in exploring the issues surrounding establishing free or low-cost wireless Internet services. We will discuss a range of opportunities and challenges surrounding the deployment of broadband-wireless services and establishing municipal-area networks. Please join the conversation.
When: 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18
Moderator: Dr. Shannon Howle Schelin, Center for Public Technology, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government
Questions or Comments?
Call in questions during the forum at 968-2888 ext. 368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
[links later - 2 o'clock meeting]
May 10 2006