October Wrap

Wow! What a great month here at GreaterFalls.com – thanks to everyone who came by, left comments, watched a candidate video, participated in the iPod contest, attended the debate, paid it forward, voted in the poll, or otherwise helped push the site to over 4,500 visitors and 10,000 page views for the first time ever! You guys are great – thanks for making GreaterFalls.com so fun!

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“Personal” Tech

Spent about twenty minutes today talking with Stacy Byrne, a friendly reporter from the Tribune. She’s doing a piece about the popularity of iPod devices – the Shuffle, the Nano, and my new favorite, the iPod Touch. I gave her my opinion about them all, explained where and how I use each one (wifi surfing at Morning Light, music at the gym, etc), and what I think of the impact of “personal” technology in our community. By the way – Stacy is also the blogger behind “Deadlines & Bedtimes,” a Trib-sponsored blog. Nice chat – thanks Stacy!
PS – let us know when the story will run!

Headed To The Polls

Most of you know that I moved to Great Falls over five years ago, courtesy of the US Air Force. Until a few days ago, I had retained my Texas (yuck) residency, as I had during my entire 20 years in the Air Force. But now that I have retired from the Air Force (officially on December 1), I was finally able to do something that I have been looking forward to since arriving here: I am now an official Montana resident – and a Montana voter! I got my Montana driver’s license a few weeks ago, and also registered to vote; I called the Cascade County elections office last week and confirmed that I can now vote in Montana. Hooray!

And speaking of voting…the election for Mayor and two City Commissioners is on Tuesday, November 6. Here’s what you need to know if you want to vote (courtesy of the Trib): Read more

October 30

What’s so special about October 30? Plenty! “War Of The Worlds” was broadcast in 1938. Our state capital, Helena, was “officially” born. It’s national Candy Corn Day – yummy! The following people celebrate birthdays: Henry Winkler (aka Fonzie); Grace Slick (of Jefferson Airplane/Starship); Ruth Gordon (of Scavenger Hunt); Ben Bailey (of Cash Cab); and lots of other people. And there is plenty of other stuff that happened on October 30!

Where’s The WiFi?

And speaking of WiFi…now that I’ve got my iPod Touch, I’m trying to figure out all of the places that I can use it. So far I’ve been able to connect with no problems at Morning Light and at Planet Earth, but wasn’t able to use the WiFi at JBs restaurant. So I’m putting out the call for help: what other locations in Great Falls have WiFi available? Read more

Touch Tech

posting this entry from morning light using my ipod touch…

UPDATE: the new love of my tech life is indeed my iPod Touch. It automatically detects any available WiFi signals (such as at Morning Light, or Planet Earth, etc), and uses a mobile Safari browser. Surfing the web is sweet on this little baby! It plays YouTube videos, too, which is pretty fun. And, of course, since it is an iPod, it also serves as a music and video player. Me likey! Read more

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