Posts Written OnMay 17, 2006

Net Neutrality. It’s Worth Battling For.

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I didn’t realize it before now, but food bloggers the Internet over are staging a protest today against the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act. Basically, telecommunications and cable companies want to be able to guarantee high data throughput to customers who are willing to pay additional money for improved performance. It would seem that large, well-funded companies would be able to pay some money and have their sites load a lot faster than sites like this very blog. Opponents of these greedy jerks have have coined the name Net Neutrality for the existing system, which offers open and…

LENNDEVOURS Cab Franc Update — What I Would Be Doing

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As I announced a few weeks ago, I’m going to be making my own wine at Raphael this fall — from a 25-vine row of cabernet franc grapes. With all the dreary weather we’ve been having lately, I rescheduled my appointment last weekend to visit "my" vines. Hopefully I’ll be able to check them out over Memorial Day weekend. But, a local vineyard manager (who used to manage Raphael’s vineyards), Ben Sisson sent me an email yesterday that served as a reminder as to just how busy I’d be if I were truly managing those vines: "So Lenn, How’s life…

Poor Planning = Bad Beer Festival

As you may or may not have noticed via the comments on my original post announcing the Long Island Beer Festival, it did not go well. Not well at all. It was tremendously oversold, lots of people were turned away at the door and apparently even if you got in, the food was gone almost immediately and it was too backed to move. Then, to top it all off, I’ve heard that the fire department shut down the event. I’ve sent several emails to the organizers, Shoreline Beverage, trying to get an official statement and asking how I can direct…