Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:13 pm

Odds and ends for Jan. 27

RIP President Obama’s plan to kill the tax exemption for 529 (college-education) accounts, age 7 days. You people who think the deduction for mortgage interest can be repealed are so cute.

In the 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates in Legal Jeopardy race, Rick Perry takes the early lead!

You people tweeting #Blizzardof2015 like it’s gonna be the only one? Also cute.

Speaking of Twitter, it wants me to follow Franklin Graham. Yet more reason to believe it’ll be a loooong time before Skynet becomes self-aware.

No Stephen Curry? No problem: My Davidson Wildcats just keep winning.

Greensboro is getting its first (legal) distillery since Prohibition. That’s the good news. The bad news: It’ll be making rye and bourbon. Meh.

Relatedly, the World of Beer restaurant chain is coming to Greensboro. But as for me and my house, we shall worship the Wall of Beer.

Everybody in Greensboro but me has been talking about the controversy at UNCG over its firing and attempted prosecution of three employees. I’m still not talking about it — nothing I could add — but perhaps this means we can soon move on to talking about other, happier things.

Google Fiber is coming to Charlotte and Raleigh. But not Greensboro. *sigh* All the more reason for Greensboro folks to get behind CityFi.

Don’t drink and drone.

Duke plays undefeated Virginia Saturday evening. I’ll be eating dinner with my bride and Tony and his bride. We win.


  1. Thanks for the Cityfi plug, Lex. Fiber would be nice. Cityfi’s city-wide Wi-Fi is a different beast with its own set of benefits. Field tests over the next few months will help us evaluate the speed claims being made by equipment manufacturers, but the benefits of a free persistent wireless connection throughout the City are different than having a $120/month connection to a home so that one can simultaneously stream Netflix to six different TVs — nice too, but a different ball of wax.

    Comment by Roch — Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:46 am @ 7:46 am

  2. Wasn’t implyinig that the two are directly comparable, Roch, merely that, for many people here, either one would be an improvement on the status quo.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:56 am @ 7:56 am

  3. Indeed, more for the sake of your readers.

    Comment by Roch — Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:42 am @ 8:42 am

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