Spring is Here!


Is everyone enjoying the spring weather? I know I am since I biked to work today.

Chicago: You're Stuck Here


The big story of the week is that I was supposed to speak at a conference in Ocean City, MD about free and low-cost tools for nonprofits. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I live in

Comment from Anita Lie on February 29, 2008 - 8:59pm

You can try out these website then:

We redesigned our website. But of course you don't have to read all the checkpoints if you don't plan on putting some of things like tables and stuff..

There was a website the checked to make sure it was accessible for free, but now you have to buy it. You can still check it out at :

Comment from Anita Lie on February 29, 2008 - 9:11pm

Comment from Mike Moore on March 5, 2008 - 4:59pm

Comment from Morgan Sully on April 9, 2008 - 5:00pm

Hey Anita,
these links are great. Good to have an expert on board. Did you document any of this in your manual that you are composing? Or did you stick mainly with hardware?


"Working from Home"


Hi Everyone,

So I'm going to continue being good and write a second update report.

When do you finally settle in to an organization? This question is more rhetorical than anything else. I think I'll still be settling until my last day there. Either that or it will remain unsettled. Who knows?

Comment from Kevin Palmer on November 27, 2007 - 12:58pm

Hey Karl,
Sounds like you're negotiating the telecommuniting aspect of your job pretty well. Any chance you'd like to contribute an article-style description of some pointers and how-to's of successful telecommuting/multitasking for a field survival guide for CTC VISTA's? Enjoy the library and good luck getting a connection at your place!

Youth Entrepreneurs Shine in Chicago


Illinois Institute for Entrepreneurship Education hosted the 2007 Youth Entrepreneurship Conference from May 3 -5, 2007 at the Lincolnshire Marriot Resort.  Youth throughout the Midwest attended this grand event to showcase their businesses and to compete for monies to promote and expand their companies.  Opportunities were also granted for youth to sell products or services in the Expo. The innovation of young minds was evident with businesses ranging from custom auto parts to Caribbean Cuisine. IIEE provided youth the chance to show everyone what they got in accordance with the event’s theme.

Ending April with Showers in Chicago


I'm just recovering from April 2007, which will forever be known in my mind as "the month of excessive conferences." It started with WAM!, then NTEN in DC.

BGCB Cyber Summit 07 Logo But then a couple weeks ago I stole Ben from Project HQ and we headed over to the newly renovated Yawkey Boys & Girls Club in Roxbury for the 7th annual Boys & Girls Club of Boston Cyber Summit. We did some digital storytelling and Google Mapping with 5 youth from Roxbury and Dorchester. The youth did great, taking lots of great photos outside the Club around Dudley but we struggled a bit with technical aspects of embedding videos in the new Google My Maps functionality.