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Council Candidates on Technology

Monday, October 27, 2008


Continuing the Q&A series with City Council candidates: What is your vision for the technological future of the city? Should Council devote time, resources and money to attract the high tech industry here?

Latest Eco-News & Events at JMU

Sunday, October 12, 2008


James Madison University announced the formation of “The Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World” in September, which will be led by Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman, formerly a professor in the Integrated Science and Technology department. President Linwood Rose’s “Commission on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability” recommended the action of forming the Institute to help JMU […]

hburg Twitter 2.0

Friday, October 3, 2008


The Twitter feature hasn’t been working for some time. Yesterday I created a workaround: an hburgnews hashtag. Here’s how it works: Anytime anyone with a Twitter account sees news happening in or near Harrisonburg, include #hburgnews somewhere in your update. It will show up in the sidebar of hburgnews. That’s it. Pretty simple, huh?

Webb’s TPM interview on qik

Monday, August 25, 2008

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Sen. Jim Webb was just interviewed live at the DNC by Talking Points Memo blogger, David Kurtz via qik. Webb gave Kurtz several of his signature no-nonsense answers about the convention, but when asked how the election is shaping up in the “Appalachian region, which has been a problem for Senator Obama,” Webb only mentioned […]


Thursday, July 24, 2008


This morning I was having trouble connecting to the Internet in two separate locations (both Comcast). I Twittered, “I’m starting to get the feeling that Comcast is down all over H’burg last night and this morning.” A few hours later, Twitter user “comcastcares – Frank” replied, “DM the phone number on the account and I […]

New locally-owned video store goes high-tech

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


“The first is usually in New York City or San Francisco, but we have it in Harrisonburg, and I’m proud of that,” says Brad Driver with a smile. Driver, a Bridgewater native and owner of the 9-store “Backstage Video” chain, is talking about his newest endeavor, which is located in the same shopping center as […]

social network site to launch from H’burg

Saturday, June 21, 2008


In 2002, before MySpace and Facebook were household names, Ronnie Rodes had an idea for a social networking site in Houston that was geared more toward families and homeowners than high school or college students. But he didn’t have the resources to execute a social networking site at the time. Six years later, with the […]

Dominion announces “smart meters”

Friday, June 20, 2008


Dominion Virginia Power just announced a plan to reduce energy by offering incentives for saving energy, and installing “smart meters” at every customer’s home or business. Here’s a video that explains how smart meters work.

another IPv6 failure

Monday, June 16, 2008


A reader alerted me to a very familiar-sounding story in the DNR/Page News and Courier today: the IPv6 initiative in Shenandoah has failed.

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.