Birmingham Top Things To Do: May 31st-June 6th

SliceFest comes to the ‘Ham this week! Coincidentally, ham is one of my favorite pizza toppings, right up next to pineapple – via slicefest.com

Another week of events in the Magic City!  This time, most of the live music is concentrated around SliceFest or other events.  Maybe I just don’t like country music as much as other people.  If you like country music, check out our full calendar of events here and see what tickles your fancy! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Things To Do: May 31st-June 6th”

Distracted Driving: the hidden insurance expense

Technically, this guy is texting in a parking space, which is totally fine – via fishertalwar.com

Distracted driving kills thousands every year – almost 3,500 people died as a result of it in 2015 alone. While the NHTSA’s definition, which includes “fiddling with the stereo,” might be a little extreme (unless your stereo-fiddling itself is extreme, in which case send me a video), distracted driving is a serious problem. How can you combat it in the absolute easiest way?  This guide should make driving easier, safer, and more fun.  Continue reading “Distracted Driving: the hidden insurance expense”

Staying secure in 2017

Ghost in the Shell is why I flat-out refuse to have any electronics inside me, no matter how cool they might seem. This logo was made by some guy going by the handle motwaaagh

Have you ever seen the old Ghost in the Shell series? It was awesome, you should watch it. More importantly, though, it’s becoming more and more relevant: far too many computers today are vulnerable to malware.

Last week, a multi-continent attack crippled Britain’s National Health Services, among other individuals and groups. How can you ensure your own computers are secure?

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Birmingham’s Top 10 for May 3 – May 9

So I was looking through our calendar (plus a couple of my own sources, just to make sure I hadn’t missed anything), and noticed something: this upcoming week has a TON of incredible concerts!  Birmingham nightlife is picking up steam as we head into summer, and a surprising amount of it is free.  So apologies to those who don’t like music (you monsters!) for my recommendations this week (which aren’t ALL music, but there’s a lot)!

what's with metal bands and black tshirts, anyway?
Run! It’s Gojira! – via jusebeats.com

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Birmingham startups in final stretch of Velocity program

Velocity Demo Day is just around the corner, and the nine startups are gearing up to present! In our last article, we introduced five companies. Here, we’re introducing the last four of the 2017 Velocity startups that will present at Iron City on Tuesday.

No longer a social faux pas? – via soyrural.es

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Birmingham increases its Velocity

Via Micheal Tomberlin

While I was talking to Estes Gould, the program manager for Birmingham’s Velocity startup accelerator, I was introduced to Jack West.  Jack is intense, he’s a people person, and he’s got a positively sunny outlook.  Maybe it’s the excitement of his company being on the end stretch of a fast-track program, having the potential to make it big in something nobody had thought of before.  Maybe it was the impending “graduation,” the big public reveal on the 18th, that he and his team were preparing for.

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