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Back to School at UIC

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/24/09 (9:07pm)
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Today was the first day of school at UIC. The weather was great.

The first picture is of the East Campus at around noon. The second picture is later in the day of new student Alex (son of friend Aaron) sampling local delicacies -- including a polish sausage with grilled onions and fries from Jim's Original Maxwell St Polish and an authentic piece of original baklava from the Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop on Halsted.

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Tribune Launches Much Improved Site Redesign

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/10/09 (10:49am)
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It's 2009 and the Chicago Tribune has only now figured out what it takes to design a website. Still, you have to hand it to them, it's a vast improvement over the previous iteration. They even went back to the old letterhead.

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'Cash for Clunkers' - Everyone's Doing It

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/8/09 (9:46am)
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You know, as someone living in the city who doesn't drive a car, I've been feeling kind of left out lately with all this talk about 'Cash for Clunkers'. Who should run to the rescue but local furniture retailer Walter E. Smithe?

In a pretty funny commercial I just heard on WBBM radio, they announced they were offering cash discounts of several hundred dollars on new purchases if you bring in your old couch or armoire.

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DePaul Makes It into Andrew Sullivan's 'Daily Dish' -- in Reverse

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/3/09 (5:54pm)
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Here's something interesting. Andrew Sullivan, on his blog, The Daily Dish, has been featuring a series of user-submitted photos called, 'The View From Your Window'. And wouldn't you know, Saturday, he ran a picture from DePaul!

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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA in Chicago (7/12) - Report

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 7/15/09 (9:30am)

I'm delighted to report that we had a wonderful Drupal4Lib BoF with maybe 25-30 people (agenda here). You know it's a good sign when after the thing is over, you wish it had lasted maybe another half an hour or more!

Round Robin of Participants

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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Chicago - Final Location Information!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 7/10/09 (8:29pm)

Okay, it's official: thanks to the wonderful help of our friends at ALA, we have a meeting room for our Drupal4Lib BoF on Sunday, 7/12.

DATE: Sunday, July 12 (3:30p-5:00p)

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McCormick Place
West Building, Level 1
Conference Center Rm #11b
Chicago, IL.

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Annual Independence Day Cook Out

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 7/3/09 (8:56pm)

We had our annual Independence Day Cook Out in Lincoln Park near Addison. The weather was perfect and we didn't leave till 7pm -- to see the fireworks downtown.

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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Chicago - We Have Sign-ups!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 6/29/09 (3:18pm)

I looked up the event listing for our Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Chicago (Sun. 7/11, 3:30p-5p) and was happy to see we have more than a dozen sign-ups!

That's a good sign.

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RIP - Koko Taylor

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 6/3/09 (4:55pm)

Chicago Blues great Koko Taylor has passed away.

That's really sad. I remember seeing her at a club (probably on Lincoln Ave.) back in the day. I told her I was moving to Paris the next week. She hugged me and told me to take care of myself.

It was the best send-off a guy from Chicago, new to foreign countries, could have gotten.

RIP.

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