Category Archives: local

Pollanation

Bates College has posted an edited transcript of a talk by Michael Pollan that a few of us schlepped up to Lewiston to see a few weeks ago. It was worth the trip. After many were turned out due to limited capacity, he offered to repeat the talk again the following morning. We were lucky [...]

Goodwill all around

Looks like Goodwill is on Twitter (not to mention Facebook and MySpace). At the moment, their Tweets seem to consist mostly of press releases and hiring opportunities. It would be nice to see them start highlighting interesting items on their auction site as well. Reuse is my favorite of the three R’s. The others, if [...]

Portland RUG

I went to another bang-up meeting of the Portland Ruby Users Group last night. Russ Jones gave a great presentation on Design Patterns with Ruby. I don’t know if he’s planning on publishing the notes from the talk, but it’s worth keeping an eye on his blog to see if he does. The talk itself [...]

Off the Eatin’ Path

I’m having fun digging through the archives of Zachary Barowitz’s column, “Off the Eatin’ Path”, in the food and reviews section of the bollard. Getting around the site is kind of a pain, and good luck linking to an article. Someone should tell the folks at the bollard that popup windows aren’t very friendly. It [...]

Seven Days is publishing their archives

Local alt-weekly Seven Days is in the process of re-publishing their archives: We’re starting with 2001, and working our way back. We’ll also be filling in the holes in 2002-2007. If you want to check our progress, click on the Search/Index page of our site, scroll to the bottom, and click to the last page [...]

Burlington PHP Users Group

Last week saw quite a turnout at the Burlington PHP Users Group meeting. The event featured a talk by Matthew Weier O’Phinney, from the Zend Framework team at Zend Technologies. The discussion was lively and informative – there was a really good mix of people there, which made for great conversation. We even had some [...]

iPhone coming to Vermont

Looks like the iPhone may finally be available in the Green Mountain State after all. The news comes as part of a wireless network swap between AT&T and Verizon. The Rutland Herald has a look at the deal and some of it’s implications for Vermont. (Via Paul Martin‘s Twitter.)

Traffic flow and community development

Most of the major streets leading into and out of in my neighborhood are one-way – a fact that appears to run counter to the city’s revitalization efforts in the area. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of businesses come and go, just within a block or so of us. There have [...]

Burlington Upcoming

My weekend is filling up. I’ve been playing with Upcoming more lately – adding events, and inviting people. Here are a few I’m looking forward to. My friends brother’s band, Böne Cöbra (think big hair, heavy metal, and the 80’s) is playing tonight. The Complaints, a band with lots of great covers from my “youth” [...]

Time to make the donuts

I love the smell of donuts in the morning. I sometimes catch the smell of donuts wafting on the breeze on my daily walk up the hill to work. It took me a few years to realize where the smell was coming from. Koffee Kup bakery, purveyors of those scrumptious, plastic wrapped delicacies you see [...]