Web Technology

America kills more than our children - it is killing free speach and the Internet

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 06/24/2006 - 10:44.


I've always believed the US Government is responsible for most of the global virus, spam and stolen data activity on the Internet that they attribute to hackers and Russian terrorists - I believe the US government today does whatever it may to corrupt and disrupt free speech, private property rights and open communication in the interest to intentionally destroy Americans' confidence in and appreciation for information technology so the government may clamp down on open Internet communications and free trade, to protect large corporate interests and force all communications into very controlled channels owned by a few abusive corporations that pay big money to get their politicians elected and then the corporations' self-service laws enacted (look at the issue of net-neutrality today) so monopoly corporations may have a complete lock on all our intellectual property, identities and transactions and so the government may have one stop shopping for information about Americans, and invade all dreams of personal privacy, without any government agencies having to go through the trouble of letting us all know we are their corporate sponsors' slaves. Here's the best proof yet of this abuse - my Linux and Firefox spam and pop-up protected opensource computer just got hit by a pop-up from killitary.com... er, Military.com - mind control combined with technical sabotage... I'd rather my 12 year old see porn, because it would repulse her, than be sucked in by the US governments technology abuse and brain-killing propaganda. Your tax dollars and votes at work to destroy your life forever... thank you, freedom Bushwackers.

The Sky is the Limit on Sources of Free Photos for Your Blog. . .

Submitted by Charles on Mon, 06/19/2006 - 03:21.

Here are two more listings of free (public domain) images. The licenses vary from site to site, so you'll have to pay attention to any restrictions.

Would you use an investment broker who censors your inbound email?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 11:03.

I was astounded to receive the following email today from investment brokerage firm Raymond James in response to a message I sent one of their brokers...

Your email has been detected by an automated system at Raymond James as possibly
containing inappropriate wording and/or phrases. This system has deemed your email
to be inappropriate for business communication; therefore it will not be delivered
to the intended recipient as per the Raymond James corporate email policy.

If you wish to resend the message, please review it for any questionable wording to
be sure it isn't rejected again. If you feel you have received this message in
error, please contact (withheld)@RaymondJames.com. Please do not include the
original message, as it may also be rejected.


What's Your Favorite Open Source Software Application?

Submitted by Charles on Wed, 05/17/2006 - 23:40.

Recently I read the cover article of PC World which advertised 101 Fabulous Freebies (www.find.pcworld.com/52516). It is a description of 101 software downloads or Internet based services that are free. A number of the software products listed are open source. Wikipedia defines Open Source software as "computer software available with its source code and under an open source license. Such a license permits anyone to study, change, and improve the software, and to distribute the unmodified or modified software."

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

Click here for more information on the graphic.

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...

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".

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 OneCommunity.org 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.


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

Design proposal for realneo.us

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/23/2005 - 12:46.

When it comes to demonstrating the transformational potential of social computing, realneo.us will lead by example. We have an excellent team now challenged to make realneo.us an incredible user experience of great value to the community.

You're a fool to design only for the un-mobile web

Submitted by robataka on Thu, 12/22/2005 - 16:53.

Great article. Having just come from Japan
where alot of effort is to expended to deal provide web accessibility to cell phones. Friend of mine would read
the news on his cell phone at red lights on his way to work every morning.

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Submitted by robataka on Thu, 12/22/2005 - 16:43.

Well, that title is a bit misleading perhaps. I have been looking at the foaf thingie in the edit form for a user's
account. What this thing does, basically, is to grab the information from your profile, and your buddy list and create a
foaf file out of it. The first question is what, exactly, is a foaf file?

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Submitted by robataka on Sun, 12/18/2005 - 10:17.


United States

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.

What's Up For Today

Submitted by Andre on Wed, 12/07/2005 - 18:38.
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Mozilla Foundation is the non-profit organization that "owns" and develops theFirefox, Mozilla browsers, and the Thunderbird email client.

Welcome to REALNEO, your virtual community for NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 12:10.

REALNEO.US has been up and running since October, 2004, and has 1,000s of postings, 100s of members, and gets 1,000s of hits a day from all around the world. To join the free REALNEO community, simply create an account - if you are already a member, log in. Some suggestions on how to participate... go to the events calendar to find something interesting to do around town, and add events you think others will enjoy ("create content", "event")... go to the Community Forums and comment on the topics, or add a topic for collaboration with others... post a thought to your blog ("create content", "my blog")... comment on the thoughts of others... invite your friends to join you, and make new friends. If you have questions or would like to do more for the community, like cover events, email info [at] realinks [dot] us.

I-Open: Connecting to Collaborate in the Creative Industries: A Global Model

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 10:35.
11/22/2005 - 17:00


How do you raise the bar on innovation in the creative industries? By
networking a region’s arts entrepreneurs who are rich with
capabilities, diverse resources and innovative businesses in the visual
and performing artsÉAll at


Cuyahoga County Library, Independence Branch, 6361 Selig Drive


Submitted by robataka on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 07:06.

We have setup a developing/staging site with the latest and greatest. As you have noticed over the last couple of weeks, we have changed some of the styling here at realneo, and we are planning more changes. We will be doing some testing prior to upgrading this site, but we have made some progress.

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