Category: Philadelphia

Philadelphia content from Leo Nelson

Steven Singer

Does anyone know who the “I hate Steven Singer” billboard on I-95 in Philadelphia is reffering to?


Thanks to an annonymous comment, the following post from the Philadelphia Weekly provides more information regarding the Steven Singer Jewelers advertisement.

“The sign is part of Steven Singer Jewelers new ad campaign. Inspiration came from local voice actor Dennis Steele, whose vocals have sold everything from Wawa to the Pennsylvania Lottery. As the story goes, Steele bought a ring from the jewelers for his wife of 23 years. The rock was extremely well received. Nine months later the Steele family included a baby girl. Steele dropped by the shop to share his success story and blame Steven Singer for all the sleepless nights associated with a baby. Singer took the backhanded compliment and made it the focal point of the new reverse-psychology ad campaign. “Children’s ‘I HATE STEVEN SINGER’ T-shirts will be given out in the store beginning in April,” says Laurel Fairworth, a spokesperson for the jeweler. The marketing plans also include another billboard on I-95 north at Pattison Avenue. ”

Source: Philadelphia Weekly

Cirque du Soleil

I recently had the awesome opportunity to attend the Philadelphia Cirque du Soleil Allegria performance. In two words, the show was ‘truly magnificent’. In a paragraph, I would probably run out of words to describe how every song and every move is constantly followed by the jaw dropping sigh of awe.

As described on the official site, Alegr�a is a mood, a state of mind – one that affected me so much that I ended up buying the Alegr�a CD online.

Philadelphia ASP.NET Roadshow

I had the unique priviledge of meeting Rob Howard at the the Philadelphia ASP.NET Roadshow.

Being a frequent visitor to the ASP.NET site, it was definitely worth listening to the experiences of the person who was in charge of the site.

The show on the whole was organized well. Attendees received packets with the ASP.NET Resource Kit, the ASP.NET VB Resource Kit, Infragistics promotional items and the ASP.NET Coding Strategies book.

Rob’s presentation was broken down into four sections:

– Differences between ASP and ASP.NET (Server Controls, Comparisons on Scalability)
– Tips and Tricks with ASP.NET (Caching, File Uploads, Dynamic Images)
– Security (SQL Injection Attacks, Cross Site Scripting Attacks)
– Whidbey (Naming Conventions for ASP.NET versions, Whidbey overview, Visual Studio.NET overview)

Furthermore, the hosts provided boxes and boxes of EXCELLENT pizza and gallons of soda. There were also free t-shirt giveaways, 2 pocket pc’s raffled off and 2 copies of Infragistics.