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ArtLung posts tagged with “Roanoke” ·


  • Roanoke Tech Resources. Now on GitHub.
    In 2010 I was living in Roanoke Virginia. I felt frustrated by the lack of a central place to go to see what was happening with local technology users groups – there was great stuff happening on a regular basis associated with Virginia Tech, and with the local .NET group but there was no single…

  • Phyllis Crawford, Obituary
    Phyllis (Silva) Crawford, 64, of Roanoke, Virginia, daughter of Jesus and Phyllis Silva of San Diego, California, died on October 27, 2010 after a three year and four month battle with Stage IV renal cell carcinoma. Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic…

  • The day my twitter icon showed up on local TV
    Okay, maybe not that exciting. See it on a local tv station WSLS: Jay Learns How To Tweet. A screenshot:

  • Stupid Relentless Cancer
    I have written about my Mom and her struggle with cancer before, starting in 2007: here and here and here and here and here and here. Here we are, in 2010, two and a half years later and my Mom keeps moving forward. All the energy on display in those prior blog posts is there…

  • jQuery Southwest Virginia
    I have no presumptions about how many folks in Southwest Virginia are JavaScript programmers and jQuery fans, but given the nice interface jQuery has given for meetups (they are using ning under the hood), I thought I’d set up a meetup for Roanoke / Blacksburg / New River Valley folks who program in JavaScript. If…
  • Roanoke Users Groups
    I’ve spent some time yesterday compiling a list of users groups here in Roanoke, Virginia. I’ve placed that at http://artlung.com/techroanoke/. When we first arrived here in late November I was quite happy to have found the Roanoke .NET Users Group, though the fact that I’m not particularly a Microsoft developer is a hindrance to my…

  • It Is So Green Here / Laptop Bummerville
    It’s noon here, which means it’s nine ante meridiem back in California. It’s odd to think about that difference. Meanwhile, I’m a little bummed because my laptop is going wonky. It’s an iBook G4:    Anyone seen this kind of “melting screen” effect. Happens at random. I suspect it’s the hard drive crashing and grinding….

  • In Roanoke to see my Mom
    I’ve come to the east coast for a week. Last night I left Los Angeles for Roanoke, Virginia. It was a short notice flight, but my family and I have been looking for an excuse to come east to see my Mom, recently diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, cancer. She has Stage IV, the stage…

  • Roanoke House, 1991
    This was a study for a possible Christmas card I was going to make. A caricature of our house in Roanoke while it was snowing. Very quick, very rough. This is the kind of drawing I really enjoy doing.
  • They’re not booing…
    They’re not booing, they’re saying LOUUUUU Want to know what I miss? Lou’s Records. when I worked up in Solana Beach at EduPoint, I really enjoyed taking a ride up to Lou’s Records in Encinitas and browsing / buying their excellent stock. It’s a store in two buildings – one side is all used, and…