Information Technology

Learn about Photo Weblogs from George Nemeth

Submitted by Charles on Mon, 04/17/2006 - 18:23.
04/20/2006 - 18:30
04/20/2006 - 20:30

The speaker for the next meeting of the Digital Photography Special Interest Group is George Nemeth, who will talk about photo weblogs.

George has been at the forefront of blogging in our region and has helped many people understand and "get it" as to what the phenomenon of blogging is all about. Since 2002, George has run his blog, Brewed Fresh Daily, a civic-focused site dealing with many regional issues, and keeping readers throughout the area connected and informed.



Maple Heights Library
5225 Library Lane
Maple Heights, OH
United States

City Club special event... "Father of the Internet" Dr. Vinton G. Cerf

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/15/2006 - 19:15.
05/05/2006 - 16:00
05/05/2006 - 17:00
Dr. Vinton G. Cerf
VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google


Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Vinton Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols, and in November 2005, President Bush awarded them the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States

If you can't beat 'em join 'em? Newspapers to deliver content from 600 bloggers

Submitted by Charles on Tue, 04/11/2006 - 23:10.
Trojan HorseBlog technology provider Pluck is about to offer content from 600 bloggers to newspaper publishers across the country in a syndicated service called BlogBurst . A number of articles are reporting the details. CNET, and the provocatively titled article "Bloggers Unite to Infiltrate Newspapers" are good starting points to learn more.

If you want to sign up to have your content distrubuted through their service, visit BlogBurst

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NEO Central - Media Arts Center for North East Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 01:04.


Northeast Ohio is about to see an explosive, high profile, living, learning and enlightening force hit the scene and landscape, as area filmmakers, learning institutions and the public come together to create NEO Central - a bleeding-edge collaborative media arts center for NEO now and the future.The center will be based on like-minded initiatives around the world, and will provide shared film/media education, incubation, production, distribution, business and technology resources, and facilities, which are currently located in the historic landmark Gillota Building at 300 Central Viaduct (Carnegie) and will be expanded significantly as part of an area economic development plan. More on all of this is found in the links below, which will grow...

Digital Regions: Public Private Strategies for IT-Cluster Development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 21:58.
05/01/2006 - 09:00
05/01/2006 - 18:00

IT Industry Clusters In the global knowledge economy, developed and developing regions worldwide are being challenged, as never before, to strengthen and sustain their economies by stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship and cluster development. Many regions focus on information technology as a key enabler in this endeavour. This seminar will present informative case examples, from Asia, Latin America, the EU and the US, of successful and challenged Public-Private Strategies for Cluster Development in the Global Knowledge Economy.
World Congress on Information Technology

!!! WCIT2006 participation now US$ 695 for participants in the Seminar !!!


Thompson Conference Center
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX
United States

Let's Talk about Sustainability : Envision East Cleveland

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 03/28/2006 - 23:57.

I've thought for some time about the issues facing East Cleveland, and thought deeply about the potential we have to uplift an underprivileged community by applying a concerted eco-development strategy.  Here I outline some of my core thoughts as framed by our six-sphere model:

2006.03.28 Excellence Roundtable invitation: Closing Constant Systems

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/20/2006 - 08:56.
03/28/2006 - 11:30
03/28/2006 - 13:30

Please come together at the Charter One Global Enterprise Center for a very special Excellence Roundtable with a specific purpose - Closing Constant Systems.

For this proactive lunchtime discussion, Constant Systems' Aiden Audouy and Diane Brown will demonstrate their technology and explore with us the factors influencing whether their company will locate valuable business operations in NEO, or Research Triangle. By being at this Roundtable, you can help them determine NEO is the best location in the nation and prove that to their CEO.


Charter One Global Enterprise Center
737 Bolivar Road Ring intercom for Constant Systems
Cleveland, OH
United States

Mayor Eric Brewer on "Meet the Bloggers"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/18/2006 - 15:56.

I was very excited to participate in a "Meet the Bloggers" discussion with East Cleveland mayor Eric J. Brewer, with George Nemeth and others, and it was a fantastic experience... what a great initiative Meet the Bloggers is... and the result is a thorough and revealing look into a man very few people really know, largely because the Plain Dealer has taken great efforts to present him as bad. Well, as far as anyone I know and I can tell, Brewer is good. If you care about truth in NEO, you REALLY MUST listen to Part 1 linked below, as Brewer discusses in detail his involvement in the indictment of former Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor... and in Part 3, don't miss Brewer's explanation for the poor treatment of him by the Plain Dealer - this is a major coup for "Meet the Bloggers".

The Cleveland Memory Project: Virtual Networks to Cool Places

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 15:03.
03/15/2006 - 17:00
03/15/2006 - 18:45

The Cleveland Memory Project: Virtual Networks to Cool Places

Date: Today! Wednesday, March 15 Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. Place: Myers University, Chester Campus 3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH Map Link


Myers University, Chester Campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Case, after the levee broke

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 15:17.

With the demand by Case Professor Krauss for a no-confidence vote against the Case president and provost, the levee broke flooding Case with the community sewage brimming its highest offices since hurricane Lewis smacked NEO several years ago, demanding the complete reorganization of Case. The rains since from Lewis' further public contempt for Case overflowed all the protection the president and board could retain, and now the Case community is in ruins.

Proposal for Case: Add Cowen - Follow Tulane Blueprint

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 12:52.

I have a proposal for several actions Case may take to become the "World's Most Powerful Learning Environment", as Hundert proposes.

The first action is for the Case board and senior administration to form a panel of Blue Ribbon Advisors who are qualified and able to develop for the University a renewal plan. The panel must be expert in the subject, globally-respected and ready to begin immediately. Therefore, for the panel I recommend:

William G. Bowen, president, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, president emeritus, Princeton University

William R. Brody, president, The Johns Hopkins University

James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus, University of Michigan

Harvey Fineberg, president, The Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

Malcolm Gillis, president emeritus, Rice University

Eamon Kelly, president emeritus, Tulane University

Scott Cowen, president, Tulane University

Farris W. Womack, chief financial officer emeritus, University of Michigan

2006.02.28 NEO Film Excellence Roundtable at the City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 08:06.

Please join a casual collaboration of Northeast Ohio leaders interested in supporting "Film" as a cultural, educational, technological and economic engine of this community. "Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters to the community and our economy?

Rebuilding New Orleans: for Whom?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 12:32.
03/09/2006 - 08:30
03/09/2006 - 12:00

The devastation of whole neighborhoods of New Orleans raised the most uncomfortable race and class issues inherent in our cities.  This forum will explore the fundamental question:  What does the exposure of deep-seated race and class issues and the ambivalent national response teach us about the value we place on our nation’s cities, the people who live there, and the public policies that helped to shape those cities?


Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium
Cleveland, OH
United States

Lev on OneCommunity and power of broadband

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/14/2006 - 15:55.

Lev Gonick, CIO of Case University and founder of OneCleveland shared the following update on OneCleveland becoming OneCommunity and the economic value of bandwidth - excellent insight!

Friends and Colleagues: Some of you may have heard that today
OneCleveland has shared its intention of generating a suprastructure
initiative called The intention of this umbrella
effort is to begin to seriously mobilize regional collaboration in
support of research, innovation, entrepreneurship, culture, the arts,
and job growth. We are now committed to re-doubling our efforts to
help folks understand the upstream and downstream linkages between
broadband, application development, and economic outcomes.

We will need everyone's help and support in bringing our story
forward. I thought this overview piece might be of interest. Thanks
in advance for your continuing support.


Digital Photography SIG holds meeting on Open Source application--the GIMP

Submitted by Charles on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 21:07.
02/16/2006 - 18:30
02/16/2006 - 20:30


The Digital Photography Special Interest Group of the Greater Cleveland PC Users Group will host a presentation by computer professional Phillip  Williams on the GIMP, a FREE open source graphics creation and manipulation application similar to Adobe Photoshop.  The meeting will be a short "course" showing how to use the GIMP to do common digital imaging tasks, such as manipulating a photo, removing red eye, correcting colors, resizing images and changing them to black & white.
Phillip will provide a FREE copy of the program to a limited number of people who rsvp before the meeting.  Reserve your copy by visiting


Maple Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library
5225 Library Lane
Maple Heights, OH
United States

01.24.06 Excellence Roundtable: East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 18:32.

Inputs and outcomes from the January 24, 2006 Excellence Roundtable at the City Club featuring East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer.

Midtown Wednesdays: Citizen Journalism Accelerates New Networks

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 01/22/2006 - 15:48.
01/25/2006 - 17:00
01/25/2006 - 18:45

Last week, we learned that Cleveland is the only U.S. city to be named as a finalist for the Intelligent Community of the Year award. (Others in the running are Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea; Ichikawa, Japan; Manchester, United Kingdom; Taipei, Taiwan; Tianjin, China; and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.) Read more.


Myers University, Chester Campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Ingenuity Festival Cleveland

As it prepares for a second year, the Ingenuity Festival looks to become an annual Summer event and attraction for downtown Cleveland - in 1996, starting July 7th.

Entrepreneurs for Sustainability- Guest Speaker, Andrew Watterson

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 17:48.
01/17/2006 - 17:30
01/17/2006 - 20:30


Featuring the City of Cleveland’s Sustainability Programs Manager, Andrew Watterson

Tuesday, January 17, 2005

5:30 - 6:15 P.M. Networking
6:15 - 7:30 P.M. Presentation/Work Session
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. Networking


Great Lakes Brewiing Company Cleveland, OH
United States

Celebrate Cleveland! Mayor Jackson's Inaugural Party

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 12:48.
01/07/2006 - 18:00

Celebrate Cleveland!  Celebrate with Mayor Jackson, Cleveland's 56th mayor, at his Inaugural Party! 

This event is free and open to the public.


CSU Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Making this city great again! Mayor Jackson's Inauguration Promise

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 12:18.

Mayor Frank Jackson 

Mayor Frank Jackson was sworn in as Cleveland's 56th mayor by Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones on January 2. It was a full house at East Technical High School with most of the city council members present to honor their former president. The new mayor received standing ovations as he entered the room, took the oath of office and after he finished his inspiring inaugural address.


Groklaw started off as a paralegal's blog that analyzed the SCO vs IBM lawsuit. It has since morphed into a large community that analyzes other cases as well, although the focus is still on SCO vs. the World.

Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/16/2005 - 11:02.
01/19/2006 - 16:00
01/19/2006 - 18:00

CLEVELAND -Why has art always been such an important part of being human? How are new technologies shaping our minds and human creativity? How does digital technology affect how we remember the past, visualize the future, and ultimately, construct our own reality?

These and other questions that explore the impact of new technologies on contemporary life and culture will be addressed by eminent artists, cognitive scientists, museum educators, visual literacy experts and technologists at a free, public symposium, Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind on Thursday, January 19, 4-6 p.m. in the Bolton Theater at the Cleveland Play House, 8500 Euclid Avenue. This event complements the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland’s “All Digital” exhibition, on view January 20 through May 7, featuring the pioneering work of eight artists who use digital technologies in their work. Admission Free – Registration Suggested.


Cleveland Play House
8500 Euclid Avenue Bolton Theater
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by robataka on Thu, 12/15/2005 - 13:01.

This is a test of a blog client called BloGTK. It is a blog client for linux, much like mac users use ectos.

Just testing to see if I can actuall post using it....

Now that I have seen it can work, I need to create a page on how to set up blog clients for Linux, Mac, and Windows(egad!) users. Of course, blog client software is completely optional. You can create blog via the web interface as normal. However, and regardless of the fact that I have been an active Internet user since 1992, I personally don't like web interfaces. I prefer to create my blog entries locally and save them locally to my pc prior to posting them to the blog.


Mozilla Foundation is the non-profit organization that "owns" and develops theFirefox, Mozilla browsers, and the Thunderbird email client.