Friday, January 22, 2010

My Wi-Fi Hot Spots Project

In recent weeks, I have embarked on a Wi-Fi Hot Spots exploration project.

As a Verizon High Speed Internet Premium customer with access to Verizon Wi-Fi Hot Spots my exploration began on Friday, 14 January 2010 with a visit to the Starbucks at WMATA Federal Center Southwest Station at 409 3rd Street in SW Washington DC.

After checking the Wi-Fi-FreeSpot Directory for locations in Washingon DC on Thursday afternoon, 21 January 2010 I visited the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center at 8th and F Streets in NW Washington DC where free public wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center, a skylit study center and open storage facility located on the third floor.

Taken during my Thursday, 21 January 2010 visit to the Smithsonian Reynolds Center Kogod Courtyard, click the image to view my Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots photo album.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

22 January 2010 Friday's Photo of the Week

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4th and M Streets, SW, Washington DC
Thursday afternoon, 21 January 2010

Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) from Union Station in NE WDC to Silver Spring MD

Since reading an article last fall in the NoMa's Newsletter regarding the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) I've wanted to check it out.

Having come across an MBT sign at the corner of 2nd and L Street in NE Washington DC on Tuesday afternoon, 19 January 2010 ... I'm already contemplating a spring 2010 MBT Walk similar to my 8 June 2009 exploration along the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail from Alexandria VA to National Harbor in Fort Washington MD.

Click the image to view my newly launched Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) photo album.

An eight mile trail that runs from Union Station in the District of Columbia to Silver Spring in Maryland, visit the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) website for more information.

The 2010 Washington Auto Show 'Change Happens Here' Ad Campaign

Since Obama's Change ad campaign the word change has played an important part in several advertising campaigns. Including IKEA's "Embrace Change 2009" ad campaign.

Washington, D.C. has long been the site of the country’s greatest ambitions for change in the name of progress. The 2010 Washington Auto Show: “Change Happens Here” not only symbolizes the hopes of the industry but marks the show’s achievements over the years. The Washington Auto Show has not only become the largest public show in Washington, D.C., it’s also a destination known for showcasing the latest innovations in sustainable technologies and convening the most influential leaders on the future of the automotive industry.

Included in my 2010 WMATA Billboard Displays project which focuses on ad campagins displayed through the WMATA system click the image to view my 2010 Washington Auto Show 'Change Happens Here' Ad Campaign series.

Erick Wilund participates in Artists Wanted "The Power of Self" photography competition

Originally uploaded by Erick Wilund

Since learning of his participation in the Artists Wanted "The Power of Self" photography competition I've made a point over the past few days to cast my vote for Erick Wilund.

A NYC photographer and cancer survivor who I consider to be one of the best photographers on Flickr.

The competition closes attonight ... Thursday, 21 Janaury 2010 at midnight.

Feel free to cast your vote and show support for Erick Wilund at

Realtor Beth Hughes of DC Real Estate Newsletter - Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Click banner to read DC Real Estate Newsletter dated Wednesday, 20 January 2010 from Realtor Beth Hughes.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Boogie Nights" by Lisa Robinson of Vanity Fair Magazine (February 2010)

Thanks to a dear friend, Raeann ... I just checked out "Boogie Nights" by Lisa Robinson in the February 2010 issue Vanity Fair Magazine which, through interviews, provides an important oral history of disco.

Click the image to read the 4 page article.

Thanks Raeann!

You'll find some of those early disco songs in my December 2009 "First, Last & Everything" and "Save Your Love For Me" mixes.