Come on out to Open SQL Camp, all you database geeks. It’s here in Charlottesville, from November 14-16 (a Friday through a Sunday), and it’s free, BarCamp-style. Lots of folks are coming—join us!
All you local Democrats (and surely even those of you not of the Democratic persuasion and, hey, even those of y’all not local) are encouraged to attend the annual Albemarle Democratic BBQ at Ash Lawn this Sunday. It’s from 3pm-7pm. There’s always music, speechifying, and genuinely good food. Admission is $20, $5 for kids, and […]
Anti-tax Republicans hold community meeting in new firehouse, complain that firehouse has wasteful features like the community meeting space. Impressively, this fire house was built to stand for 100 years. I once asked one of the heads of a major hospital about how long their new construction was designed to last for. He said that […]
Obama supporters are holding a nomination party in Charlottesville during the convention. At Wild Wings Cafe, 8:30pm, with TVs tuned to Barack Obama accepting the nomination. If you want to watch this socially, it appears to be the place to be.
We’ve put together a pretty great Left of Center forum for Tuesday night, with the topic of transportation. Del. Bob Brink is driving clear to C’ville to talk about what just happened—or, rather, didn’t—in the special transportation session. Bob is both refreshingly frank and bitingly funny, so I’m really looking forward to his remarks. And […]
Charlottesville blanketing downtown with WiFi, still no WiFi in Charlottesville. Sorry, force of habit.
Lloyd Snook has solved the mystery of the missing hunk of Virginia, which turns out to be known as the “Denton Valley offset.” My neighbors at Castle Hill are the source of the trouble, and it took 150 years of arguing and the Supreme Court to settle the debate. I’m glad I asked.
I’ve helped put together a forum about the Charlottesville and Albemarle water situation for the evening of Tuesday the 10th. It’s Left of Center‘s monthly meeting, and we’ll have Charlottesville Tomorrow executive director Brian Wheeler, C’ville TJS&WCD representative Rich Collins, and Artisan Construction owner Doug Lowe (builder and owner of the area’s only LEED Platinum […]
If you want your blog entries to be (almost) immediately syndicated on Virginia Political Blogs, set your blogging software’s list of “update services” to include http://www.vapoliticalblogs.com/xmlrpc.php. Ditto for Charlottesville Blogs, at http://www.cvilleblogs.com/xmlrpc.php. Your blogging software may not support update services, in which case you’ll just have to wait for my software to get around to […]
This is the mother of the two kittens we’re fostering. She’ll need a home in a week’s time. The black and white kitten is growing a lot faster than the gray one — it appears this two-kitten litter has a runt.