Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore’


The Wire Prequels… Right Now We’re All Baltimore All The Time

October 31, 2009

With LISA 09 in like a couple of days, we’re all Baltimore all the time. And what’s more Baltimore than The Wire?
Here are are a couple prequels put out by HBO once the show really hit its stride.


Rough-Edged Foodie Anthony Bourdain on Baltimore

October 30, 2009

The man admits it’s not really fair to lump Baltimore, Detroit and Buffalo together into one TV episode. But he does it anyway. Adn the food looks good! Enjoy LISA 09.



Spooky Baltimore and LISA 09

October 29, 2009

Photo by Sidewalk Flying (via Flickr, Creative Commons)

It’s that time of year and we’re feeling Halloweeny and spooky … and we’re thinking about Baltimore. Some of us will be there next week for LISA 09. Perhaps Baltimore’s spookiest citizen was Edgar Allan Poe, not really a guy you’d want around a campfire — or the graveyeard helpdesk shift!

Spookiest of all is that Poe was just recently re-funeraled. Weird but true. Apparently just seven people showed to his original funeral, so on the bicentennial of his birth earlier this month, Baltimore held a public viewing of his body and a funeral procession. Check this really beautiful (in a freaky kind of way) Flickr set.

Here is some more info on Haunted Baltimore. It’s got more good stuff on Poe.



LISA 09 … The Fun Stuff (Like a Field Trip to the National Cryptologic Museum!!)

October 28, 2009

LISA 09, the Large Installation System Administration conference kicks off next week at the Baltimore Marriott. All you need to know is on their website. Wwe thought we’d highlight some of the funner things you can do at LISA. Tomorrow we’ll be writing about great stuff to do (eat, drink, see, etc.) in Baltimore.

Board Game Night: Sunday, November 1, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., Essex C

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour: Wednesday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salons VI–X. And yes, this IS shameless Self-Promotion Moment.. BigFix is sponsoring this so it will definitely be fun

Post Halloween Dress-Up Conference Reception (officialy called Halloween II) Prizes will be awarded for best costumes—though they are optional.  Thursday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salons VI–X

BigFix: SysAdmin of the Year Award Party. (As in the thing we’ve been writing about on this blog for a few weeks!) Wednesday, November 4, 9:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m., Harborside Ballroom D & E

LISA ’09 Scavenger Hunt. Ripped from the pages of the LISA 09 website is this description: “We’re mixing things up and summoning your inner detectives this year with the new LISA Scavenger Hunt. Inside your registration packet you’ll find a LISA ’09 Scavenger Hunt Card with characteristics of folks who either helped to organize or are participating in LISA ’09. Use your finest sleuthing skills to locate people who fit the bill, take a moment to chat with them, and ask them politely for their signatures. All you need to win are 10 signatures. Once you’ve got your 10, drop by the USENIX Membership Booth to spin the Prize Wheel. Prizes range from T-shirts through key chains to free conference passes and more. Don’t miss out on the fun: Join in the LISA ’09 Scavenger Hunt and spin to win!”

Optional Field Trip to the National Cryptologic Museum (how cool!) Saturday, November 7, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

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Indie Rockers Soihadto to Headline Sysadmin Awards

October 7, 2009

Baltimore indies rockers Soihadto will headline the Sysadmin of the Year awards November 4.

Soihadto, featuring Food Network’s Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman, will perform at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel for the System Administrator of the Year Awards Gala at the LISA 09 conference.

Ladies and Gents… BigFix presents…. Soihadto: