Archive for April, 2010

Tweet it or Tweet-it?

April 28, 2010 0 Comments
Tweet it or Tweet-it?

Websites, e-mails, social networking, streaming video, hyperlinks – whether it’s work or play, my life is saturated with technology. It’s what I do and what I love. What many people don’t know about is my low tech side, my obsession with things like typewriters and snail mail. When I was hired at KWWL, one of […]

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#CVTweetup Update

April 24, 2010 1 Comment

By popular request, the May #CVTweetup has been moved to Thursday, May 13. Still at 6 p.m. at Bourre Lounge in Waterloo. Follow the hashtag for updates or RSVP on Facebook. See you there!

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Samsung installs charging stations at UNI

April 23, 2010 0 Comments
Samsung installs charging stations at UNI

Got a note yesterday from a Samsung Mobile representative about new charging stations being installed at nine U.S. colleges, including the University of Northern Iowa. I’m told UNI will get 4 charging stations in Maucker Union and the UNI-Dome. They could potentially be helpful depending on where they are positioned. I know that I ended […]

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Earth Day Inspiration

April 22, 2010 2 Comments

Earth Day is like Valentine’s Day, and many other holidays for that matter. You don’t tell the important people in your life that you care about them only on Valentine’s Day, and if you believe in being environmentally friendly, it’s a lifelong commitment and not just a yearly celebration. But, Earth Day is a chance […]

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HD is here!

April 11, 2010 5 Comments
HD is here!

It’s been a relatively quick change by television standards. In a matter of months we’ve managed to build a new control room, graphics package, install new equipment, train our staff to use all of it and even design a new logo. On television, we’ve given you the occasional glimpse into our transformation with a picture […]

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Upcoming events

April 10, 2010 0 Comments

We get lots of information into the newsroom about upcoming community events. Since these have an Internet twist – I thought I’d share here. Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque and the Keystone Area Education Agency are hosting an Internet Safety event for parents on Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mazzuchelli Catholic […]

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Farmville for the Holidays

April 9, 2010 0 Comments
Farmville for the Holidays

I’ve blogged about my secret (or now public) love for Farmville…which some of you didn’t seem to appreciate. But, I like to balance the serious and the trivial. So here’s a little of the latter… Harold Hocken sent this picture to the newsroom of a Farmville cake his sister-in-law Denice made for Easter. It even […]

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Another #CVTweetup Success!

April 8, 2010 0 Comments
Another #CVTweetup Success!

In my humble opinion – the second #CVTweetup was a success. Thanks to Sakura for being great hosts and putting up with us as we moved tables together, then separated them, then moved from table to table and completely confused our servers! We had about 20 people show up, some new faces and some repeats. […]

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#CVTweetup this week

April 5, 2010 1 Comment

Okay, maybe you were like me – a bit skeptical about hanging out with a bunch of strangers based on using a social network. That was your excuse the first time. But for the second Cedar Valley Tweetup, that’s not going to cut it. Chances are that if you live in the Cedar Valley and you use […]

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