Category: Local DC area

Play Music at Retail Legally

Background Music at the Store I recently helped install a stereo system for a retail store in Virginia. They wanted to play background music for their customers but weren’t sure what they could play. In the US, it’s illegal to play the radio or regular CDs because those songs aren’t licensed to be played for
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Find Sustainable Seafood

On today’s Kojo Namdi show on WAMU, the topic was Local Seafood Markets & the Gulf Oil Spill. Sheila Bowman of the Monteray Bay Aquarium said that they created a Seafood Watch iPhone app for people to easily find what seafoods are considered good and bad from a fish sustainability perspective. It’s a simple program
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DC eCycling April 24 2010

Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Computer Equipment this Saturday From the EPA’s eCycling Day 2010 page: Join us in celebration of Earth Day as we host our 4th annual eCycling event. Bring your unwanted computer and computer-related equipment (computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, etc.) and cell phones for free recycling. This year, EPA and cooperating organizations
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VNC Port Forwarding for FiOS

Because setting up VNC with a router is tricky, I thought it would be helpful if I wrote up how to do it with the popular FiOS Actiontec router based on my recent VNC set up for a small business in Arlington, Virginia. FiOS FiOS is a high speed fiber internet service offered by Verizon
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iPad launch

iPads Available The iPad WiFi model is here. At the Clarendon Apple Retail store in Arlington, Virginia, there was a line for the opening. But by mid-morning, you could walk right up and buy one, even without a reservation. My informal survey shows that nearly half the people are waiting for the 3G version instead
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