Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Stop Pesky Leafleting - Free No Handbills, Leaflets, Pamphlets Sign for Minneapolis Residents

No Handbills Sign.pdf
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Are you sick of getting commercial handbills (i.e. pamphlets, circulars, leaflets, advertisements, etc.) on your property in the City of Minneapolis (Minnesota)?  I certainly am!  The Minneapolis City Code prohibits the distribution of commercial handbills on private premises if there is a notice (i.e. sign) prohibiting them.  I obtained this information from Minneapolis 311 which referred me to Chapter 403 of the City Code:

Chapter 403 - Handbill Distribution

So I created a sign that I posted in the window of our porch.  Feel free to download the PDF and use it on your private property.  It includes a citation with the city code and section number for those pesky handbill distributors you catch.  Minneapolis 311 also said that you can the Minneapolis Police Non-Emergency number at 612-348-2345 if you catch a handbill distributor leaving commercial handbills.  There are some handbills that are considered non-commercial or protected speech (such as political and religious) so you might err on the side of safety if the handbill is not clearly a commercial handbill.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

cf.Objective() 2011 - 2nd Annual Google Map - Places to Eat, Drink or Things to Do

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213377847837207216642.000484608da9ec213d3ce&ll=44.959454,-93.268604&spn=0.058305,0.109863&z=13&output=embed&w=640&h=480]

Let me know if you want to add anything on the map.  I'll add you as a collaborator!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

cf.Objective() Announces List of Community Events

Hot off the presses...go check out the list of community events including the Enlist HackFest:

cf.Objective() 2011 Community Events

Enlist - Open Source Hackfest at cf.Objective() 2011

Matt Woodward, Kurt Wiersma and I are proud to announce that the Enlist App that we started at OpenCF Summit will have an un-official hackfest at cf.Objective() 2011.  So if you are attending cf.Objective() 2011 this week and you're interested in becoming open source contribute, please join our un-official hackfest.

Enlist is an open source and free application that aims to help non-profits organize volunteers, track volunteer hours and management volunteer rewards.  The HackFest aims to build a functional application that could be leveraged by non-profit organizations to better manage and track everything to do with volunteers. The idea came forth after  Peter Farrell volunteered for a Team Ortho event and noticed that all volunteer hours were being tracked on spreadsheets. These spreadsheets were used to generate volunteer reward "bones" (points) in which volunteers could use to enter Team Ortho race events or purchase running gear.

All you need to start is to find Matt, Kurt or me at cf.Objective() and get a contributor account:

  • Peter J. Farrell - project leader - peter [at] mach-ii.com

  • Kurt Wiersma - team leader - kurt [at] mach-ii.com

  • Matt Woodward - team leader - matt [at] mach-ii.com

Hope you see you there.  This is a unique opportunity at conferences.  We promise you'll learn a lot!