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How do you pronounce Posterous?

Posterous bills itself as “the easiest publishing platform around.”   If you can email, you can manage a website and share it with small groups or the world via your social networks.  Posterous is so easy to use, you can skip the sign up process and send your first post to [email protected], and they will do the rest.  Within your account you can direct your Posterous posts to just about any popular social platform automatically.  Posts can be done by email, and somehow, Posterous can miraculously take just about any kind of file you attach to you [email protected] email, and convert into a correctly sized and rendered post on your Posterous site.  You can also clip excerpts from other websites and blogs to share.  The simplicity of use and features, including  a variety of themes and the ability to design your own, make Posterous a good choice for those looking for a simple blogging platform. I will let you explore Posterous on your own if you are not already using it.  It’s a great way to start blogging and to spread the word across your networks.
Here is a pretty good 8 minute tutorial:

If you are already using Posterous you may have been mis-pronouncing the name of the platform since you first signed on (just like David Frosdick in the video did).  I have seen grownups argue toe-t0-toe over how to pronounce this platform’s name.  I am proud to say that I have been correct in my pronunciation, but not often so acknowledged.   I asked  my friend, Rich Pearson at Posterous for the definitive answer to the question – long O or short O?

[stextbox id=”grey” caption=”Here’s Rich’s response”]When we say Posterous, we pronounce it with the short o.  Sachin and Garry originally chose the name because they wanted to call all other sites/blogs “pre-posterous”.  Of course, the log representing a post-it note and all makes this a little confusing as does [email protected].   We actually don’t care too much about how you pronounce it, as long as you use us ;-)[/stextbox]

Well, there’s the answer to the mystery.  Pre-posterous, you say?

Check out my Posterous.

More goodbyes for the Fairgrounds

Presidents Island School House at the Fairgrounds

In a parking lot in the shadow of the Arena building at the former Mid-South Fairgrounds is a little piece of Memphis history.  Moved there and set up on blocks is the one-room school house from President’s Island, dating back before the industrialization of the area when it was a rural community.   It  looks like an easy target for the long arm of the next trackhoe that happens to be by there.  Does this building have any value for preservationists?

Turn 180 degrees and look into the empty stalls of the cattle barn.

Cattle Barn - Fairgrounds

We have all been in  there during the Mid-South looking at cows close up and talking with the 4-H-ers and breeders who camped there with them.  The livestock barns are scheduled for demolition, and if consultant, former city councilman (and undisclosed principal in some future Fairgrounds project) Tom Marshall has his way, that will happen real soon, along with demolition of most everything left at the Fairgrounds, including Memphis Roller Derby’s home – the Youth Building, other exhibit buildings, and about everything left standing except the Arena Building.

The Arena Building

The city has chosen to keep the ugliest building intact because they use it for storage.

As is typical in our City, demolition is happening before there is a set plan.  Oh yeah, there is that plan to make the whole thing into a shady grove so the tens of thousands of UM fans can have tailgate parties before games, leaving Memphis’ version of “the Grove” to collect litter for the other 355 days of the year.

What about the big box?  What about the athletic fields? Retail? Who knows?  Just keep the demolition equipment running.

If you have memories of the Fairgrounds, get over there quick and get some pictures and video before it’s all gone.  The decision makers are keeping pretty quiet about the Coliseum, but considering that much of it’s parking lot is being greened turned to mud, it probably doesn’t have much longer either.

Read Mary Cashiola’s piece in this week’s Flyer

The Eagles did “The Last Resort”  and Joni did this:
Maybe there’s a Memphis songwriter who can put all this to music.

We are Number One, we are #1!

All in the course of one short week, Memphis was named 3rd most miserable city in America and 6th best housing market by Forbes.  And to top it off, Memphis was also honored with a NUMBER ONE – Numero Uno – #1 spot as “the best place to get your car repaired”, according to The Consumerist.  Read all about it.

I am feeling less miserable already.

Now, let’s think of more things Memphis can be NUMBER ONE at.  Your comments are welcomed and encouraged.

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