Monthly Archives: December 2004

I hope she means it

Maybe it is the pressing work, maybe it’s what’s going on with Jinni, maybe its just that I’m finally growing up, maybe it’s because my Mom’s not feeling 100% and I couldn’t go see her last week, maybe I’m just used to being in Kentucky this time of year, maybe it was losing my good [...]

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I hope she means it

The Shu (of course) redirects our attention to Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson’s blog where she has entered a post after a long hiatus.  Good. She explains, in a heavily edited video, how she has traditionally gathered community input and how she envisions her blog will augment her efforts by being a conduit to her constituancy, Yvonne [...]

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We’ve got nuthin’ but options…

Another, more geographically broad based, blog aggregator site: Triadblogs.com  The owner(s) will show him/herself soon enough I’m sure… but they are sure hip to the latest. (Link via The Shu) I’ve been playing around with Zack Rosen & Co.’s CivicSpaceLabs organizational toolset based on the Dropal open source platform for a future project, and TriadBlogs.com is [...]

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Changes…

… to institutions should be subtle, don’t you think?

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Chasing the tail locally

Jim Capo weighs in on the ‘long tail’ future of local blogs and how they may or may not relate to the N&R’s future efforts to integrate blogging and the local mainstream media… “(F)or myownself, I have no interest in being a part of some anatomy wagged by a dominating force…” Except for the ‘Ben [...]

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Open source Tom Sawyerism

I told you Wharton would have something to say about the redevelopment of the Murrow Boulevard/Summit Avenue cloverleaf interchange – pictures too.

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Open source Tom Sawyerism

Zack Rosen (of Civic Space Labs) offers advice for the News & Record’s impending online rethink: “… look to Kos.  He has a real community…”  In the comments to Jay Rosen’s repost of his nephew’s advice, Dave Winer takes exception to Zack’s suggestion and champions a system that is closer to my take on the subject: “Zack [...]

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Christmas garbage

From the City of Greensboro’s communications department to my inbox this morning: “No garbage, recycling, bulk trash, yard waste, and appliance services will occur on Friday, December 31.  Friday collection will take place on Thursday, December 30 and Thursday collection will take place on Wednesday, December 29.“ Same as last week, which many households missed, [...]

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Let’s do this

The N&R says local governments are pondering where to first utilize their new ‘borrowing’ powers via the recently voter-approved ’tax increment bonds’ known as Amendment One.  I’m sure Wharton will weigh in on this soon enough, but we here in the Aycock Neighborhood have a slam-dunk project for Greensboro’s new economic development tool. The Aycock Neighborhood Strategic Plan (PDF file) [...]

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Roch on

Weblogg-ed, a blog for and about educator oriented webblogs, writes:   “Greensboro 101 seems to be the on everyone’s blog radar these days as it’s turning into an effective model for community journalism a la Weblogs…” They like the t-shirts, too, and not just because of the design… “…the t-shirts, snappy as they are, tell me [...]

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