Time To Start Organizing realNEO for Software Freedom Day 2010 - IT's the Year Of The Penguin real NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 01:35.
09/18/2010 - 01:00

Software Freedom Day in Toronto 2006

I attended an excellent Software Freedom Day event in Toronto in 2006, which I introduced on REALNEO here, and covered on REALNEO here - I actually needed a copy of Ubuntu that day, so it came in very handy.

I'd like to see Northeast Ohio celebrate Software Freedom Day 2010 in a BIG WAY - Saturday, September 18 - and follow the model I saw in use in Toronto, which included active, friendly engagement on a busy street, with workshops and light training/Q&A offered inside a receptive place. Of course, the Linux Penguin was out-front to draw attention to the event... we definitely need a penguin.

I'm Proud My Wife Has Been A Great Role Model To 10,000+ People Considering Childbirth

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/14/2010 - 10:48.

It has been exciting to watch, over the past week, as this beautiful video clip of my beautiful wife Evelyn giving birth to our beautiful daughter Clara has been viewed by nearly 6,000 people on YouTube - a companion video clip of my wife in hypno-birth, water-birth labor has received nearly as much global attention... in a week. In a week, those two clips attracted around 10,000 unique viewers... about as many unique viewers as come to our REALNEO community, in a week. The value of sharing these videos on YouTube is obvious - that is a good distribution channel to teach people about childbirth. So is REALNEO.

Art of the Day: Melchoir d' Hondecoeter "The Poultry Yard" late 17th Century

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 02/10/2010 - 01:50.
Melchoir d Hondecoeter Poultry Yard, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia


In honor of dbra's new chicks ...

Melchoir d' Hondecoeter is one of the best painters of chicks and chickens in all of art history.

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John Carroll University GLBT Protest - Posted to YouTube by SingingForOurLife

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 19:19.

From SingingForOurLife's Channel on YouTube

In light of the recent decision by the John Carroll University administration to not specifically include the protection of Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexuals, Transgendered, and Questioning students in its Anti-Discrimination Statement, we, the students, faculty, and alumni of John Carroll University choose to voice our support for those the university leaves without protection.

realNEO homemovie 1 Women in HypnoBirth in Waterbirth Delivering Baby Happy

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 02/06/2010 - 09:29.

Expert hypnobirthing mother, during her third naturally-wonderful, perfect hypnobirth, January 31, 2010, delivering and receiving her baby - no medications or medical intervention - one hour and 10 minutes after she falls asleep between strong contractions here.

Notice the complete lack of screaming, scalpels, doctors, pain and gore... not one drop of blood in the water - observe the natural joy and beauty, and the smile on the mother's face just moments after childbirth... the baby immediately comforted in her arms.

The midwife is heard saying "Not a small child" - she was right... 8 pounds 13 ounces.

UPBEAT: Grasshoppers/Benny Orzechowski (Fan Club) - aka "Benny 11-Letters"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/28/2010 - 06:12.

I saw the following Fan Club posting for BENNY ORZECHOWSKI/BEN ORR, of Parma, of the Cars - on Craig's List (which I thought was interesting) - and I figured folks on realNEO may be interested and able to help out... and enjoy the early 1960s Cleveland roots rock classic posted below (nice guitar).

Richard Florida, "I take it back."

Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 14:12.

Phew, the Cleve Orch dodged a bullet… Now we can sleep knowing that Severance Hall will not become an abandoned and empty place for scrappers to loot. But right around the same time, we can read about Richard Florida’s admission that some cities are just too damaged to play anymore. You can bet Cleveland is on his list. His solution? Move away… run, run, run as fast as you can.


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 01/16/2010 - 00:51.


I previously wrote on REALNEO about "Art of the Day: Houghs Angel, by Harry Bell". Since that posting, and painting, it seems Bell's patron Abe has grown his passion for this outsider artist, as there are now many new works at the pumped-up intersection at East 55th and Cedar Road, Cleveland, Ohio, featuring Abe's gas station and Bell's art.

The two most prominent new murals - which are probably 8'x8' or so - are anti-Israel.


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 07:20.

REALNEO is a cooperative, eternal, free, open source social network operating with the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) - it is designed to manage content for individuals, who are registered users, and who own the CMS, as a co-op, and own their individual content, as individuals. Members have traditionally used REALNEO to manage their personal thoughts and ideas, through blog postings and comments, along with events, polls, and links to the content of others. Some users use the CMS capabilities of the site more than others, adding files, photographs and video to their content.

Flowers at Rockefeller Greenhouse, Rockefeller Park, Cleveland, Ohio - 2010-01-08; 15:30

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 01/09/2010 - 03:00.

Orchid at Rockefeller Greenhouse Cleveland Ohio

Still images of flowers at the Rockefeller Greenhouse, Rockefeller Park, Cleveland, Ohio, realNEO