Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wi-fi Network covers Toledo

Here is an article that I found on the city web site. The city is looking for a company to provide wi-fi to the entire 88 square miles of Toledo. At least that's what it sounded like to me. The article was a little tough to decipher. I had to read through it twice. I think the part that threw me off is their term "Request for Proposals" I'd assume that means they are looking for someone to provide this service. I'm going to have to do some more research on this.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

RGP gets Grant for $11.8 Million

Looks like the Regional Growth Partner is doing a pretty good job of getting Grant Money from the State for our region. I'm not sure exactly when this announcement was posted but it must be pretty recent. The money is supposed to go toward high technology Not necessarily Computer technology but that is fine by me I suppose but it would be nice to see some of that go to computer tech.

Part of that $11.8 million award includes $6 million to capitalize a pre-seed fund, investing in 32 to 38 companies, primarily focused in the signature areas of Advanced Materials and Agbiosciences. Advanced materials is focused around the region’s national leadership in thin films materials, but also includes polymers, nanomaterials and other structured materials. Agbioscience supports business in the food production industry, food manufacturing/processing industry and agricultural biofuels

I hope they do some good with that money. I'm still wondering what the results are going to be from the consulting they did with IBM.


Normally Dell has given me wonderful service. But this time sucked. I bought a new laptop over the x-mas season. I was and still am excited about it. But when I got it the monitor was flaky and later that day went dead. I called and I had to send the darn thing to get repaired. It finally came back today. I start using it. Then I notice that the screen looks weird. I check the settings. It turns out that the resolution is at 1280x800 and won't go any higher. I paid for a screen that can go up to 1440x900. It is looking like they put the wrong LCD screen on my computer and now I get to send it back to get the right one. I won't get to play with my new laptop till it comes back in a week or more. I'm soooo unhappy right now. I just want to play with my new toy.



I should have posted about this months ago but I have been shirking my blogging duties...

There is a major conference going on for programmers of all types to swap skills and listen to speakers. It is happening right at our back door over in Sandusky Jan 18-19. I believe it is only $99.

CodeMash It looks like the site is down for the moment but hopefully it will be back up soon.

Monday, January 15, 2007

NWNUG - Writing Quality Code

NWNUG is hosting a talk by Dustin Campbell about writing quality code on the 16th of January.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Fun over the holidays.

Over the X-mas season my wife and a couple of my friends made our way to the annual "Tour de Noel" hosted by the Women of the Old West End. On the tour we were able to see several of the historic homes in the old west end of Toledo. My favorites on the tour were the Libbey House, and the Mansion View Inn

Here are some pictures that I took.


It was a good time. It was the only time this winter that it was actually cold. I highly suggest catching it next year if you can.