Author Archives: @jmproffitt

About @jmproffitt

nonprofit and business technology engineer and manager | media critic // my hat tips (posts) and finger wags (comments) are my own

The Not-About-Matt All-Hands Tweetup: Friday, Oct 28, 6:30-10:00pm

In early 2009 — nearly 3 years ago now — the Alaska Tweets community started to form. And in the years since a lot has happened. Too many tweetups to count, and not just in Anchorage. Seriously — check out … Continue reading

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“Something Fierce” launch concert: Friday, Oct 21 at 8pm

Alaska Tweets’ very own Marian Call / @mariancall has completed her multi-year labor of love: a double-album of original music called Something Fierce. If you’ve lived in Alaska for even just a little time, you’ll recognize a lot of the Last Frontier in … Continue reading

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Last-Second Note: Alaska Day Tweetup hosted by Alaska Airlines – Tue 10/18 from 4:30-6:30pm

October 18 is Alaska Day, a day for State workers to stay home because, you know… why not? It also commemorates the sale of Alaska to the United States from Russia. But this year it also commemorates the first Tweetup … Continue reading

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Table 6 Tweetup: Mon, Aug 1 from 5-7pm

Have you noticed there’s a new restaurant in town and they are just cah-razy for the social media? Yep, I’m talking about Table 6, the new midtown gastropub on Denali, just south of Benson. They tweet from @Table6 and post … Continue reading

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Saturday 6/25: Poker Run to Summit Lake

This Saturday motorcyclists in Alaska — especially friends of recently-departed @hogbiker — are encouraged to participate in a fundraiser for Karl’s family while enjoying a group ride from Anchorage to Summit Lake Lodge on the Kenai Peninsula. Details are over … Continue reading

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The @hogbiker Memorial Bike Escort (video)

Bad News: I sold my motorcycle a couple months back, so I had to stand on the sidelines for the @hogbiker (Karl LeRay) memorial biker escort. Good News: I was able to shoot a little video at the escort to … Continue reading

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ALERT: We must reschedule “A Farewell to Karl”

We ran into some problems with planning the “A Farewell to Karl” event and must develop a new plan. Here’s what’s up: [1] Official Memorial Service Set Posted on Facebook, the family’s official memorial service and celebration is set for … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Join us for A Farewell to Karl

UPDATE 6/20: WE ARE TEMPORARILY CANCELING THIS EVENT DUE TO VENUE SIZING AND EVENT TIMING COMPLICATIONS. Please consider attending the family’s official memorial and celebration event on Thursday, 6/23 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in downtown Anchorage. Details and … Continue reading

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The 60 people you’ll meet at The End of the World! Tweetup

UPDATED 05/20/2011 AT 1:45PM Here we are. Together. At the edge of the universe, looking into the abyss. Mere hours from Judgment Day. Who’s ready for some beer and burgers?!?! Apparently the following people are ready to party at The … Continue reading

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The End of the World Tweetup: Now Featuring Marian Call!

Man, everyone is getting in on the End of the World action these days. Stephen Colbert just alerted his viewers to the perils of May 21. “Folks: This means there are only 11 shopping days until there are no shopping … Continue reading

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Come to the End of the World Tweetup! Fri, May 20 at 7pm

Silly Mayans. They thought the End of the World would come in December 2012. Not anymore. (Thanks for nothin’ John Cusack.) If the Mayans had had the Internet — or even AOL — they’d have known the End of the World … Continue reading

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Thanks to @Robotkarateman for the new banner

We changed up the Alaska Tweets site theme for 2011 to something a little cleaner and newer (we host via WordPress.com, so our choices are somewhat limited) and we needed a new banner image — something distinctive, something fun, something … Continue reading

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