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This Week In Philly – 7/22

community
22 Jul 2007

I made promise to some people that I’d start doing an event summary much like I did last week at the beginning of each week. This week I don’t have much new to add, but I’ll re-post in case you missed it from last week’s summary. Also, if you have an event (one time or recurri...

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Calling for Independents Hall Membership

coworking
21 Jul 2007

To my esteemed Independents Hall list members, this email is a long time coming. We’re coming up on 5 months since the March 1st inauguration of this list, it’s pretty incredible to already see the effect that we’ve had on each other.

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the day wired magazine called me “cheeky”

coworking
20 Jul 2007

Not much to say that isn’t already in the article! Congrats, and thank you, to Amit for inspiring the piece, as well as myself. Thank you to Anna Jane Grossman for including our activity in Philadelphia as part of the focus.

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Brain Dump (July 2007)

elsewhere
16 Jul 2007

I apologize for any confusing direction of a message, or the language used. This is direct from my brain to your screen.

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July Philadelphia Creative/Events

community
16 Jul 2007

Now that we’ve wrapped on BlogPhiladelphia, it doesn’t end. Not even close.

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BlogPhiladelphia Photos!

community
15 Jul 2007

Not only have the photo contributions from BlogPhilly been great, the latest set from Stan Schwartz @ Toonamation have some of my favorites. Stan’s product processes photos and video to give an automated/animated effect similar to “Scanner Darkly”. The product itself is really...

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ben franklin would have been proud

community
14 Jul 2007

I’ve got a lot of wrap up and communications to follow through on in the next couple of weeks. I haven’t felt this kind of energy since Austin, and that’s not to say that what we do every day with Independents Hall isn’t exciting (its amazing) but conference energy is somethin...

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holy crap, that’s tomorrow: blogphiladelphia

community
11 Jul 2007

The last 2 months have WHIZZED by. I remember on May 1st when Brian Oberkirch emailed me and said,

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Philadelphia Coworking Survey, Use Cases, Pricing, Events, etc

coworking
30 Jun 2007

I’ve just made a really big post to the Independents Hall Google Group, so I wanted to share it here for anybody not already subscribed.

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open source meat loaf

elsewhere
21 Jun 2007

The copy I wrote for my business website, We Know HTML, is notoriously goofy. I had a blast writing it and during the last 8 months of it being live, I’ve gotten a lot of positive response from the chuckles it elicits. But someone took it seriously…

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the future is safe

business
08 Jun 2007

Just a quick thought from my attendance of my sister’s high school graduation tonight. Before I go any further, I’ll send out a congrats to my sister, since I’m very proud of her surviving the shithole of a hometown I grew up in, coming out normal, and moreover, taking the plu...

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Independents Hall Meetup #3

coworking
29 May 2007

Tomorrow night at 6pm, we’ll be holding a meetup to discuss some of the background dialog that’s been going on regarding the formation of Independents Hall as an organization.

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BlogPhiladelphia – Social media awareness for Philadelphia and abroad

community
21 May 2007

Since I started working with Annie (who totally rocks, by the way) on this project, I’ve managed to swing the format into a hybrid format of “Unconference” presenter/breakout session format and Open Grid Sessions, not unlike the hybrid barcamp event Web2.Open.

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Philadelphia Jelly = Cream Cheese Sessions?

coworking
04 May 2007

I just left the inaugural session of Jelly coworking in Philadelphia.

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introducing blogphiladelphia

community
02 May 2007

a number of people have pointed me to Blog Philadelphia in the last 24 hours, but the credit goes to Brian Oberkirch for kicking off the conversation between me and conference organizer Annie Heckenberger.

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Order of the Purple Cows

community
19 Apr 2007

I’ve been spending a lot of time going to and organizing meetups as I gather information, resources, and recruits for Independents Hall. I spend a good amount of time meeting people and DOING pitches (I don’t cognizantly pitch anymore…it’s become a bi-product of conversation).

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Independents Hall starts materializing

coworking
29 Mar 2007

Monday’s meetup at Independents Brew Pub was a success, with about 20 people turning out and spending the evening talking about indie work in Philadelphia, and listening to some of our ideas for getting IH off the ground.

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“Weekends lose a bit of luster when you work at home.”

coworking
24 Mar 2007

Its true. You heard it here second, because it was said first (at least today) by John Gruber of Daring Fireball.

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first philly coworking meetup

coworking
20 Mar 2007

quick announcement! If you’re interested in the future state of the independent community here in Philadelphia (and nearby communities), you should plan to attend our first meetup on Monday March 26th at 6pm at Independence Brew Pub.

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Junto Success

community
16 Mar 2007

With many thanks to Geoff and Alex at P’unk Ave, our first Junto was a success.

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