The Real Paul Jones

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Date: 5/10/2006

It’s Carrboro Video up for the download

This is it!

I am a winner! Or am I really a loser?

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.

Now I am a winner (or a loser) of this!

WiFi for Chapel Hill – Meeting

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
Where: Chapel Hill Town Hall 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Moderator: Dr. Shannon Howle Schelin, Center for Public Technology, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government

Casey Lide, Baller Herbst Law Group, Washington, D.C.
Lynda Goff, WinstonNet, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Ray Reitz, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public Schools
Chad Johnston, The Peoples Channel

Questions or Comments?
You are invited to participate by attending the forum at Chapel Hill Town Hall, or by watching live coverage on Government Cable 18.

Call in questions during the forum at 968-2888 ext. 368 or email

[links later – 2 o’clock meeting]

Beyond Broadcast – SOLD OUT!

Tim Halle writes to tell us all that registration for Beyond Broadcast will close TODAY! There will be no on-site registration. Soooo if you’ve been thinking about going, get on over and registrate.

On related fronts, the Birds of a Feather dinner that I’m hosting at Cambridge Commons on Friday night is also filled and have a waiting list. Other fine dinners are still available tho.

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