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Screening of Blogumentary, 8/2, 7 p, Pound Hall 102, Harvard Law School

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"Tuesday, August 2: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society will host a public showing of Blogumentary, an independent documentary directed by Chuck Olsen about blogs and their influence. Blogumentary is 70 minutes long, and will begin showing at 7pm in Pound, room #102 on Harvard Law School’s campus."

Screening of Blogumentary, 8/2, 7 p, Pound Hall 102, Harvard Law School …

Dim Sum, Chau Chow City, Sunday, June 12, 1 pm

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“It’s been a while since we’ve had any extrameeting fun.”
“How about some dim sum?”

Some of us will gather on Sunday, June 12, at 1 pm at Chau Chow City, 83 Essex Street, in Boston’s Chinatown for some dim sum.

After gorging on yummylittleyellowswirlythingies, j plans to wander over to Faneuil Hall to listen to a friend’s folk group featuring a vibraphone and keyboard perform. They play from 3-7 pm.

Since there’s a chance j might have to miss dim sum, please comment below or post to the discussion list to indicate that you are going so others going know whom to expect and how large of a table to get.

More details about dim sum from a previous outing

Addendum 6/12: Dim sum was lonely, but great all the same. More yummylittleyellowswirlythingies for me!

Dinner at Critt’s on Sunday, Dec. 12

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Because only a few of us were able to make it out to Critt’s for dinner on Saturday, December 4, he moved the event to Sunday, December 12. Details as posted earlier are the same.

Dinner at Critt’s on Sunday, Dec. 12 …

Dim Sum, Chau Chow City, Sunday, Sun., 11/14, 11 am

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Back by popular demand!

Join us for dim sum at Chau Chow City, 83 Essex Street in Chinatown, on Sunday, November 14th at 11:00 am. Friends, significant others, and family members are welcome, too.

If people who attended BloggerCon or any other recent tech conference(s) are present, perhaps we can persuade them to tell us about their travels.

South Station is the closest stop on the Red Line (and may be the closest subway stop). Chinatown is the closest stop on the Orange Line. There is a tiny parking lot very close to the restaurant that is not free. Street parking may be available a short walk away in the financial district. If you could let me know in advance if you plan to join us, that would be very helpful because when we get to the restaurant, we can put in a request for a table if we know how many are coming.

Dim sum is Chinese food that some people think is quite tasty. It’s often eaten for brunch. The Chau Chow City waitstaff roams the restaurant with carts filled with steamed foods, fried goodies, dumplings, soup, seafood, and assorted desserts. Customers select what to eat as the carts pass by. The food is often served in steamer containers with 2 or 3 items per container. Going with a group can work well because there’s more opportunity to share and try different items. It is possible to order from Chau Chow City’s menu.

We’re usually there for a while, so if you can’t join us right at 11 am, it’s okay to arrive a little bit later.

Addendum 11/14: Dim sum was as tasty as always. Seven Nine of us enjoyed gorging on sweets and talking about weblogs. The rumors about us force feeding the vegetarian duck webs is completely untrue. Two special guests joined us.

Channel 9 Guy and Dude or Dude and Guy at dim sum.
Channel 9 Dude and Guy (or is it Guy and Dude?) at dim sum


We knew we could get some rather exotic foods at dim sum. We were surprised by this delicacy. Nonetheless, the Dowbrigade eagerly digs in.

Monday, 10/25: Dinner with Feedster, Bombay Club, 7 pm,

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J. Scott Johnson of Feedster is in town tonight and has asked for people to join him at dinner at the Bombay Club, 57 JFK Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Shimon Rura proposes using the time to talk about Feedster and recommends coming with suggestions and ideas for it.

If you would like to join us and you haven’t RSVPed via another means yet, please comment below or bug j.

Monday, 10/25: Dinner with Feedster, Bombay Club, 7 pm, …

Sunday Brunch: Johnny D’s – UPDATED

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Joey is in town this weekend – er, AccordionGuy is in town this weekend, and wants to do a blogger brunch while he’s here.

We will meet at 11:30am on Sunday at Johnny D’s, on Holland Street just outside Davis Square. If you can’t be on time, please let me know you’re coming so we can get you a seat. All are welcome, looks like they have plenty of good veggie food as well as meaties.

Hope to see you there.

Addendum 8/1: j here: Brunch was great. There were about ten of us and we sat at two tables. A few bloggers who covered the convention were there and we heard a little bit about their activities. We hoped AccordionGuy would jam with the jazz musicians, but, unfortunately, that didn’t happen. He did, however, seranade a few of us and some children in the park near the T station while we ate ice cream.

Posted by Wendy

Getting Together with DNC Bloggers

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So far, j has been in touch with one blogger who is in town for the Democratic National Convention. Has anyone been in touch with anyone else going to the DNC?

To work around the DNC schedule, suggested plans are having brunch or lunch or going out very late at night or all of the above.

One blogger suggested contacting everyone on Cyberjournalist’s list of convention bloggers and anyone else we know of who might be in town this week. Would anyone like to volunteer to do that?

If you’re going to the DNC and you’d like to meet up with us, please comment below.

July 4th with the Bloggers

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Don’t have plans for the 4th of July yet? Have plans and want to get out of them? Join us for dim sum or the fireworks from the Cambridge-side of the Charles River. j will be out there with her lobster hat on starting around 6 pm.

Addendum: Some of the bloggers are meeting at the Davis Square T stop’s College Avenue entrance at 5 pm before heading to the river. We will look for other bloggers at the entrance and on the inbound platform of the T station. The closest T stop to the spot on the Charles River bank is Kendall. Turn right on Memorial Drive and walk a few hundred feet.

Addendum 7/5: A few bloggers met along Memorial Drive to enjoy an evening of musical enchantment, bad duck jokes, and fireworks.

We’re sorry we missed Vernica. Some of the people rendezvousing at the T station at 5 pm canceled, so there was a slight shift in plans that didn’t make it to the blog.

Dim Sum, Chau Chow City, Sunday, July 4, 1:30 pm

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Join us for dim sum at Chau Chow City, 83 Essex Street in Chinatown, on Sunday, July 4th at 1:30 pm. Friends, significant others, and family members are welcome, too. Look for Sun or me.

South Station is the closest stop on the Red Line (and may be the closest subway stop). Chinatown is the closest stop on the Orange Line. There is a tiny parking lot very close to the restaurant that is not free. Street parking may be available a short walk away in the financial district. If you could let me know in advance if you plan to join us, that would be very helpful because when Sun and I get to the restaurant, we can put in a request for a table if we know how many are coming.

Dim sum is Chinese food that some people think is quite tasty. It’s often eaten for brunch. The Chau Chow City waitstaff roams the restaurant with carts filled with steamed foods, fried goodies, dumplings, soup, seafood, and assorted desserts. Customers select what to eat as the carts pass by. The food is often served in steamer containers with 2 or 3 items per container. Going with a group can work well because there’s more opportunity to share and try different items. It is possible to order from Chau Chow City’s menu.

Boston will be a little chaotic because of people coming in for the 4th of July celebration and Harborfest.

Look for me on the Cambridge-side of the Charles River at the celebration that evening.

Addendum 6/29: There’s a rumor circulating that the Dowbrigade might make an appearance at dim sum.

Addendum 7/3: Another rumor indicates we might be looking at photos of Ecuador.

Addendum 7/4: There was a good turnout for dim sum. Michael was there, but we got too busy talking and forgot to look at his Ecuador photos. Perhaps he can talk at a future blog meeting about his experience blogging from Ecuador.

Yes, Blog Group Will Live On

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Even after some discussion at dinner on Thursday night (June 24) and on the Yahoo! Group list about whether blog group will continue, there still seems to be some confusion.


Blog group will continue.

Because of a conflict with a Berkman Center event on Thursday, July 1, we will not be able to meet in that space. Instead, we are planning a fun, informal cookout at Sandy Beach on Mystic Lake in Winchester. Details will appear on this blog later.

During the weekend of July 3rd and 4th, there will be a blogger-style dim sum outing. There’s a debate over whether to have it on Saturday or Sunday, but it will most likely be, as before, at 11 am at Chau Chow City in Chinatown.

On July 4th, j has invited wayward bloggers to stop by her blanket on the Cambridge-side of the Charles River during the festivities, concert, and fireworks.

On July 8th, we will meet at the Berkman Center as usual. At this meeting, we will focus on plans for the coming year and the future of the group.

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