Get hip. Get civic. Win tickets. It’s that simple.
First thing’s first. Don’t forget to check out last night’s late post about the Catalyst mixer taking place at Los Angeles this evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. You can come in out of the pouring rain, enjoy some drinks and some company, learn about what’s going on with one of your favorite civic organizations and win tickets to the Robert Cray/Eric Clapton show tomorrow night at the BJCC! Proceeds will go to help City Stages. Check out the Catalyst blog for more info by clicking here.
Forget about 300 million, what about #300?
As most of the country wondered where American citizen 300 million would be born, the guys over at TechBirmingham were asking another question more focused on the region; where would the 300th WiFi hotspot be found in the metro Birmingham area. The need for constant connection has led to restaurants, city parks and area businesses joining coffeehouses, bookstores and hotels in offering the low cost amenity. TechBirmingham and the Internet Professionals Society of Alabama (IPSA) are asking that people submit any hotspots that they come across to http://www.bhamWiFi.com. You can also submit your WiFi discoveries to AnchorFree.com as three cities in our metro area are ranked among their top 40 cities (Birmingham #12, Hoover, #26, and Homewood, #36). The combined metro area listings would have us ranked as #5 in the country according to their current list of free wireless cities. I’m sure there’s more out there as well.
Congressman Davis brings transit back
The conversations are plenty in our city when it comes to reliable mass transit solutions. Congressman Artur Davis has decided to make it the focus of his upcoming town hall style meeting at Birmingham City Hall tomorrow evening in City Council chambers (3rd Floor). This article from today’s Birmingham News fills you in on some of the details.
Rep. Davis to host transit forum Thursday, The Birmingham News, 10.17.2006
Hopefully if you care about improving services for all you’ll consider attending the meeting Thursday evening, set to take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This is a countywide forum on transit, looking at all aspects of an efficient system including who it will serve and what problems can be expected. I hope to attend and learn just what some of those thoughts are from our community.
One more thing…
Don’t forget to check out what was supposed to be our late post yesterday by clicking here. A great way for us to start coverage of The Year of Alabama Arts.
Enjoy the day (and stay dry).