rural school wind

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 03/18/2007 - 09:04.
rural school wind

wind turbine at Indian Lake High School in Lewiston, Ohio

Monet of the Day: "Customhouse, Varengeville" 1882 - the significance of place

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 12:41.
What is your visual and emotional impression of Cleveland and our Lake Erie shore?


Submitted by DerekArnold on Wed, 03/14/2007 - 11:17.
04/27/2007 - 00:00
04/29/2007 - 23:59

from the Notacon website:

NOTACON, an annual conference held in Cleveland, Ohio, explores and showcases technologies, philosophy and creativity often overlooked at other "hacker cons".


Holiday Inn Select City Centre
1111 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

A new day at REALNEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/11/2007 - 11:41.

 REALNEO members and visitors will have noticed some technical difficulties over the past few months and especially over the last few days, for which I appologize. This has been the result of a combination of too few people doing too much hard, complex work, and the enormous growth of our community and response of the world - we are now supporting dozens of virtual communities world-wide, and 100,000s of hits a month at REALNEO alone. All this with what has been largely a volunteer corp. Well, all that is now changing for the better, and further growth. To insure a stable future for the community, we are pleased to have the great talent of Derek Arnold back on our team - welcome back and thanks, Derek.

Worm Proliferation Front & Buckeye Sustainability Institute - The Worm Connection

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Fri, 03/09/2007 - 21:50.
Worm Proliferation Front & Buckeye Sustainability Institute - The Worm Connection

First let me start off by saying that worms are one of the keys to hands sustainability education.  Capable of imparting lessons about landfills, organic waste landfill diversion, benificial reuse, food chains, composting, recycling, global warming etc etc etc, worms are an underutilized and cost effective resource for education. 

take some E waste stats & redefine what you know

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 03/08/2007 - 19:59.
take some E    waste stats & redefine what you know

A growing share of municipal waste contains electronic or electric products. E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams and makes up approximately 4 per cent of municipal waste in the European Union. In the US, between 14 and 20 million PC’s become obsolete every year. The picture is similar all over the world and e-waste is increasing steadily.

Cleveland Innerbelt Conceptual Alternatives Study and Request for a "Peer Review" of the Innerbelt Bridge

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/06/2007 - 23:37.

Go "Citizen" Ed Hauser. Doing good to do good, so all may do well! Here is his latest mapping of the landscape of redevelopment of NEO as abstracted by the powers who be to do well for themselves and their friends. Reply requested! I agree with Ed's conclusion:

Four Key Ideas to Transform (East) Cleveland and NEO

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 03/06/2007 - 21:44.

Looking forward to presenting innovative solutions for the future of development.  I'm so there.  Let's present the following in mind-blowing, art-form fashion:

This is the vision for :  A Sustainable Future - my exhibit to be first presented at Ingenuity Festival this July 19-22.   Don't miss it!  These also happen to be four ideas to spark regional economic evolution.  Here are some key ideas to change the world - starting with East Cleveland and NEO...

The Future of News: In Their Words... A Panel of Teens at The City Club of Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 09:47.
03/15/2007 - 12:00
03/15/2007 - 13:30

CLEVELAND, OH—High school and college-aged panelists will discuss how and why they use and don’t use traditional and newer media at noon on Thursday, March 15, 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland. Richard D. Hendrickson, PhD, assistant professor of communications at John Carroll University, will serve as moderator for this final in a series of four programs.


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

Blog Talk, Blog Tech roundup - Event Calendar synchronization between web sites desired

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 09:38.

In response to the  “Blog Talk, Blog Tech" promoted last week on Realneo and held last Saturday at Arabica,  the following blog enthusiasts took the time to attend:

Internationally one of the biggest drivers for 'clean tech' projects is carbon credits.

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 21:41.
Internationally one of the biggest drivers for 'clean tech' projects is carbon credits.

Carbon credit
s are certificates awarded to countries that are successful in reducing the emissions that cause global warming. For trading purposes, one credit is considered equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide emission reduced. Such a credit can be sold in the international market at a prevailing market rate

“Sex Workers’ Art Show”

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 02/26/2007 - 15:10.
02/26/2007 - 20:00
02/26/2007 - 22:30

Spectrum – the Undergraduate Gay-Straight Alliance of Case Western Reserve University – and Case’s University Programming Board are pleased to bring the “Sex Workers’ Art Show” to Case on February 26, 2007.


Amasa Stone Chapel, Case Western Reserve University
10940 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Who Says That Solar Panels Have To Be Ugly???

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sat, 02/24/2007 - 20:24.

Who Says That Solar Panels Have To Be Ugly???

I was asked to post a photo of my house in Cleveland Heights where I put up some solar panels (solar shingles) last summer: 


Nuke Waste - The Data You Have Been Missing!

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Sat, 02/24/2007 - 11:35.
Nuke Waste - The Data You Have Been Missing!
First a grrRRr for the autoformatting shuffleboard. 

I like to think a picture is worth a thousand words.   And with all this discussions of green wind power, I felt like we could benefit from a reminder of the downsides of some alternitives.  Coal gets plenty of bad press with all those particulate emissions but how about nukes?  

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Wed, 02/21/2007 - 01:45.

I just came accross this video as a post on and though everyone here might get something from it.


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MOMIX to perform their newest magical multimedia piece "Lunar Sea"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 15:57.
03/09/2007 - 20:00
03/09/2007 - 23:00


Photo: Max Pucciariello

MOMIX is returning to Cleveland to perform their newest magical multimedia piece Lunar Sea. The astoundingly creative mind of Moses Pendleton triumphs again with this exploration of the Lunar Sea and the other worldly creatures that inhabit.


State Theater
1501 Euclid Ave Playhouse Square Center
Cleveland, OH
United States

Video dance of the day: Pilobolus on TEDTalks

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 02:14.

Here is the first video dance I've seen packaged up with promo sponsor ads at the beginning and on the player - so, if this funds good content, is that bad? We'll see this tested more and more every day... for now, see what you think of what the sponsors like...

Hoodwire... Low income wireless not next... now!

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Sat, 02/17/2007 - 21:16.

In this world of privledged access, it was awesome to see the fine people at hoodwire come to light.

The following current TV video will give you a great idea of how people are making wireless access happen now.  The world of t-mobile pay to surf will sone be numbered.  There is so much available bandwidth in the USA now - there is no reason that only the wealthy should be able to use it.

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Windmill Design Entry - Max Hays Science Fair

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Sun, 02/04/2007 - 21:41.
Windmill Design Entry - Max Hays Science Fair

When I saw this windmill made of hopefully reused cafeteria supplies I immediately knew it had to be posted up with the rest of the windmill wonderment on RealNeo.   

Thanks RealNEO for giving a local home to windmill pr0n of all sizes and flavors!

bioremediation and biofuels

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 01/29/2007 - 10:56.


Top 25 Censored news stories of 2007

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/24/2007 - 13:55.

I watch the BBC 11 PM World News, rather than the local Northeast Ohio news, because I want an international perspective on affairs in America and world-wide. To learn what is happening in Northeast Ohio, I use the Plain Dealer as one frame of reference but depend on personal research, involvement in the community and connectedness through networks and alternative media, increasingly found through the Internet, to know what is happening in the region.  The main reason I find it necessary to look outside the US mainstream for news is well documented by a project out of Sonoma State University called Project Censored, "which tracks the news published in independent journals and newsletters. From these, Project Censored compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country's major national news media."  Below is their list of stories over-looked and/or self-censored by the country's major national news media in 2007 - how does this fit with your observations on the world as reported by mainstream media in NEO and America?

WiFi Mesh in a box: first step toward universal wireless broadband access in East Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 01/23/2007 - 16:14.


Thanks to an anonymous donor, East Cleveland has received some excellent equipment to start setting up a pilot proof of concept wireless broadband mesh network in some part of the city - location to be determined. The donated equipment is from a similar proof of concept deployment in Washington, D.C., and includes several commercial wifi antennas and routers and cabling to set up a small multipoint demonstration network, running the open source CUWiNWare mesh application and wifiDOG contained portal application, all routing to the city of East Cleveland's open source Drupal community portal, at All this, combined with other digital divide bridge programs there, makes East Cleveland approaches to information technology some of the most interesting in America.

The Embryo Question: Biotechnology and the Status of Nascent Human Life"

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 01/18/2007 - 10:00.
01/24/2007 - 16:00
01/24/2007 - 17:00

Attend this lecture, the Distinguished Law and Technology Lecture, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, in person or through WEBCAST LIVE. Robert P. George, Princeton University, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University is a memeber of the President's Council on Bioethics. He previously served as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and as a Judicial Fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. Professor George is author of Making Men Moral: civil Liberties and Public Morality (1993) and In Defense of Natural Law (1999). His most recent books are The Meaning of Marriage, edited with Jean Berthke Elshtain and The Clash of Orthodoxies. Professor George's articles and review essays have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Review of Politics, the Review of Metaphysics, and the American Journal of Juriprudence. He has received numerous awards, including the 2005 Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on several boards of directors.In addition, he is of council to the law firm of Robinson & McElwee.


Moot Court Room (A59), CASE School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
United States

Study: Open-source software can boost EU economy

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/17/2007 - 12:27.

Thanks to Ed Morrison for sending over a link to an interesting analysis of the value of FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) for European businesses and society. From the article: "European companies are saving a lot of money on software investment and development, due to the existence and emergence of open-source software, a Commission-funded study finds." An especially interesting observation is that "The bigger a company is, the more likely it is to use FLOSS." I wonder how NEO stacks up in the FLOSS world - use of FLOSS in business and government... training of FLOSS programmers and administrators... marketing and purchasing of FLOSS solutions in the region... number of FLOSS professionals and firms deploying FLOSS solutions? Read more about this movement in Europe below...