Move The Muse Fest
On August 22, Move The Muse Fest will be taking place at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton Mass. The festival will be from noon until 8 pm and will include The Kennedys, Girlyman, Kathy Mattea and a bunch of other acts well worth listening to. They were listed in the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival schedule and I’ve subsequently received more information about the festival. It’s a two and a half hour drive for us, about as far as Falcon Ridge. We’ll talk about whether or not it can fit into our schedule for a day trip
The week before, there will be Berkshire Women’s Muse Fest in Pittsfield Mass. It will include Cheryl Wheeler, Suzanne Vega, SONiA of Disappear Fear and others. I hope to write more about both festivals soon.
H1N1 and Schools
I received to competing press releases on Friday about the H1N1 virus. The first was from the Connecticut Senate Democrats. At 11 AM on Friday, they held a press conference about “how Gov. Rell’s cuts to School Based Health Centers will put children and families at risk.” Earlier in the day, there was a press conference at the Health and Human Services Auditorium in Washington, DC concerning preparations for the flu season, including scenarios for school closings because of the H1N1 virus. You can see this press conference at www.flu.gov.
I will leave it to the reader to think about the relationship between these two press conferences and the larger issues of addressing health issues in our country.
This coming Wednesday will be digiday:Apps, a conference on advertising and application, such as on Facebook or iPhone. It should be a good conference and I hope to get a chance to write a blog post about my experience building applications as a chance for people to think a little ahead of time about some of the issues that I hope will be touched upon at the conference.
There is another topic I hope to write about soon, perhaps for Roxy’s Best Of... Connecticut, about eating locally in Connecticut. More soon.
I continue to have problems with Twitter. Messages that I have sent both via Twitterfeed and via SMS are still not showing up on Twitter. I will be sending SMS message to other services to try and get around this continued problem.
In the middle of the night, last night, an SMS message that I had sent Thursday evening finally showed up on Twitter. So, if there are Twitter messages that seem out of order or don’t make sense, that may explain some of it.
In response to my blog post about helping with the rescue of a dog from the Hartford pound, I have set up a mailing list, CTUnderhoundRailroad. There are a lot of different mailing lists for people working with rescuing animals. We are trying to approach the CTUnderhoundRailroad a little differently. This will be for very specific actions to help dogs in kill shelters get to safety. It will be for more than just notices or requests to save this dog or that. Instead, it will focus on working together as a community for specific efforts, and follow the efforts through to completion. I expect we will spend some time talking about specific efforts that can be done to help minimize the number of animals getting sent to kill shelters.
As noted above, I continue to have problems with Twitter, but I will attempt to document as much of the effort to get #54 safely to a foster home in Maine.
Fiona’s Radio Show
Because of the trip up to Maine, which will include Fiona, we will end up missing another episode of Fiona’s Radio Show. We will probably both be in the car heading home during the regularly scheduled time.
For some, as yet undetermined reason, the Apache service for Orient Lodge and several other websites that I run went down at about 7 PM Eastern Time last night. As part of my system monitoring, it came back at about 3 AM. However, as a result, my traffic was much less yesterday than on normal days.
There are plenty of other things that I should focus on, but because of the outage, I’m already behind schedule, so I’ll keep these briefs short and hopefully get a chance to write more later.