Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 04/20/2006 - 21:23.

Please keep everyone injured in your hearts and prayers.  Let us learn from our mistakes....and keep in mind it could have been worse.  The river could have caught on fire.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 14:54.

Turbine home


Now it is pretty easy – and sort of sporting fun -  to be critical of what we think are other people’s hair brained schemes and plans, but  every now and then, to balance out one’s cynicism, one needs to come up with a radical plan to supply a target for every other sporting cynic.   This is the dynamic that creates the basis for stimulating conversation.  And it is how bold ideas get shaken out.

So one of the past posts on this blog  concerned architect Gehry and the extent to which his designs were or were not “moral”.  While I was sniping at Gehry and his clients for the extremely high cost of the Gehry buildings, I hadn’t proffered any alternative designs which were visually interesting and novel, and which might be able to expand the “shelter” envelope more than Gehry’s twisting and turning the facades of office and school buildings. 


Here goes: 

Case Book Sale

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 13:05.
06/03/2006 - 10:00
06/06/2006 - 13:00

Used books are the best, so don't miss the best used book sale in Cleveland!

60th Anniversary Case Book Sale 2006, sponsored by The Association for Continuiing Education

Saturday, June 3rd 10 am -12 noon Preview ($20 Fee), 12 noon - 6 pm Free admission Begins


Adelbert Gym, South Campus of Case Western Reserve university
2128 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

stopping to enjoy in just spring

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 10:23.

I have a laptop. (A slow starter/late adopter you're thinking.) It was a holiday gift that was meant to free me from my house. I can get out and write, correspond, research anywhere I can get online. But the cold weather and my deep appreciation for my home environment and my dogs have kept me in the house. Now, however, I sit most days in the sunny breakfast room of my 89 year old Cleveland Heights home and write surrounded by windows.

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DIY Wind Generator Competition

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 08:45.

I saw this contest posting that started April 1st and runs for 6 months.  I am sure  someone in our region will win this!

Click here to go to the competition page

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

Special Savings for Fundraiser May 4th for Digital Media Industry

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 04/16/2006 - 21:37.
05/04/2006 - 17:00
05/04/2006 - 19:00

As Spider-Man 3 swings into town, Film Czar Alex P. Michaels is currently developing a new industry that will consistently produce movies and TV series here. To celebrate the creation of this new industry, the Film Czar and his company Prelude2Cinema are holding special event fundraisers at the Velvet Dog on April 27th and Massimo da Milano on May 4th.


Massimo da Milano
1400 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

Gallery Opening- Afrofuturism: time, technology, race and culture in the USA

Submitted by Charles on Sat, 04/15/2006 - 20:10.
04/21/2006 - 17:00
04/21/2006 - 21:00

I received a postcard for the gallery opening of this exhibit. I've summarized the basics below. Please visit the website for more details.

SPACES mounts the first exhibition in Ohio to explore the idea of Afrofuturism, the subculture that deals with the interplay between time, technology, race and culture in the USA. Seventeen artists, from both historical and future viewpoints, tackle the impact of technology on the physical, social and spiritual lives of black people.

From science fiction to film and cultural exploration, the artists create work in painting, video and video games, sound installation, spoken word, sculpture, cinema and drawings. Conceived by The Soap Factory and Obsidian Arts in Minneapolis, the exhibition Afrofuturism was originally curated by Minneapolis-based artist Ernest Bryant and Suzanne Roberts of Obsidian Arts. SPACES introduced six northeast-Ohio artists into the exhibition.

Artists in the exhibition include:


Spaces Gallery
2220 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, 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

Controling Access to the Internet

Submitted by William on Wed, 04/12/2006 - 08:07.

Hello all,

I had an interested situation happen to me yesturday that I would like to share.  CAAO is going to be exhibiting at a upcoming event at the CSU Wolstien Center.  Internet access is an additional cost of $175. I did not need CSU's internet connection as I have my own wirless connection in my laptop via Alltel's service.   I was told that I am not allowed to bring in my own connection and would have to pay $175 or go without.  So I had a decision to I pay 3 months of DSL to exhibit for 4 hours or do I go without.  Due to limited buget I decided to go without.

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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.

Why open standards matter

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 07:25.

" I think open source software is a good thing, but I've never bought into the religious fundamentalist fervor of a lot of the circles I move in as an IT reporter. Condemning people for not using Linux instead of Windows, and the strong-arm tactics of some proprietary software makers that try to lock people into a certain product, are just two sides of the same coin. But open standards that make real choices possible? Now, that's something I can get behind." - Tina Gasperson


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 04/08/2006 - 13:08.



About five years ago I watched a bucket truck pull up under this light pole and the guy went up and attached this radio device onto the arm of the light pole.  The unit is powered right off the constant feed to the light’s photo voltaic switch.  It took the guy less than 5 minutes to install.  Note how the power plug is piggybacked by the old photo cell.

When he came back down to ground level I asked the fellow what the purpose of the radio unit was, and he showed me a plan of the Town on which numerous hexagonal cells were show.   In the center of each of those cells (1/4 mile radius) was to be one of these radio transceivers.  The cells communicated downstream to the numerous homes in each cell, and they communicated upstream to two or three cell tower locations from which they connected to land telephone lines.  The unit was able to handle dozens of simultaneous discrete individual connections with data rates up and down in the 300kbs range.




Their intended purpose?  Wireless multi-channel digital connection for internet and TV!

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Dr. Gregory Eastwood Named Interim President of Case Western Reserve University

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 10:48.

The Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University announced today that it has elected Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, MED '66, to become Interim President of the University effective June 2, 2006. Eastwood has been President of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York since January 1993. "As an alum and member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, I am eager to assist the University during this transition period. I look forward to working with the faculty, students, staff, our alumni, and the Cleveland community" Eastwood said.

Strong Cobb

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 11:52.


Does anyone know the history of the "Strong-Cobb" hardness test for pills? Wouldn't it be interesting if that bit of medical/pharmacological engineering took place on the Central Viaduct?

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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

Research Showcase

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 17:05.
04/05/2006 - 18:00
04/06/2006 - 14:00

Something for everyone! Research Showcase showcases what people are doing in University Circle; CASE students and faculty, UH, and the museums are all involved. Veale Center, CASE's huge gymnasium will be filled with 100s of people with displays of their research. Please check out the Website for a list of events and presenters.


Veale Center, CASE
Cleveland, OH
United States

Fundraiser to create the Digital Media Technology Industry at Massimo's da Milano

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 03/19/2006 - 13:01.
05/04/2006 - 17:00
05/04/2006 - 19:00

Prelude2Cinema second in a series of fundraisers to support the Studio Expansion and the creation of a New Industry in Northeast Ohio. This Dinner is at Massimo's da Milano and takes place May 4th from 5pm to 7pm. It features a free dinner and a cash bar. The cost is only $20.00. Celebrities are expected to attend. You must RSVP by alexmichaels [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio"> [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio


Massimo's da Milano
1400 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

Email Spam - Sometimes a good thing

Submitted by William on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 20:29.

Hello all,


I had an interesting situation happen today.  I got an email from a lady in Texas who was trying to sell me on one of her clients who does public speaking.  Normally I would erase such email, but something in me decided to find out how this person found out about CAAO.   After sending a few emails back and forth, I found out this lady is very connected and she has agreed to help get some of the high-level national executives she has as clients to participate in the Executive Auction.


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E4S Third Tuesday Network Event on Design & Sustainability

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 09:33.
03/21/2006 - 17:30
03/21/2006 - 20:30

Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S)
Connecting People, Planet and Prosperity

Design : Transform : Sustainability

Presenting Sponsor - Great Lakes Brewing Company


Great Lakes Brewing Company Tasting Room, on Carroll Avenue Cleveland, OH
United States

The Cleveland Memory Project: Virtual Networks to Cool Places

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 01:40.

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

Open Source Initiatives Give People More Control Over Their Personal Online Information

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/11/2006 - 23:48.

Thanks to Bill Vasu for pointing out an IBM press release that speaks to the identity management principles of REALNEO and the social networking we promote. Please read this carefully, as it surfaces valuable, immediate, critical transformations happening in the background of your life, in which NEO is playing a leading and innovative role, and is positioned to be a world leader.

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Synfuels: the next miracle cure for sustainable mobility?

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 08:06.

Fantastic new article on the World Business Council for Sustainable Developments website  regarding biofuels  that I wanted to make you aware of.   It is freely available to those with internet access. If you dont have internet access, you dont know, unless you bring trees into the mix.

I-Open: An Invitation to Learn

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 03/05/2006 - 19:02.

New Approaches to Economic Development: Building Prosperity through Open Networks

Date: Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28