I guess today it’s going to be back to the Land of Bridgeport. I’ve only got three story ideas so far, and that just ain’t going to fly when I need to be turning in three stories a week. I’m going to go down to to the South Side again today, and see if I can drum up some more interesting business stories.

The Bridgeport RestaurantI’ve just finished up the first half of the first quarter of my year at grad school.

That means that next week, I begin beat reporting in on the South Side of Chicago, specifically in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

My beat is business, so if you happen to have any tips about business happenings in Bridgeport (or Pilsen, or Chinatown) help a brother out and drop me an email — ian@ianmonroe.com.

Thanks.  I’ll post my better articles on the blog here, so you can critique my work publicly.

Ok, I admit it.  I broke down.

For some time now, I’ve been deluding myself into thinking that it was a good idea to host a website from a server at my house.

My house, which has a dynamic IP address.

My house, which is now in a different state.

On a computer that was totally not supposed to be a webserver.

Running half-finished, homebrewed blogging software.

Well, I’ve got better things to do with my time, and nobody was looking at those pages anyhow, so I broke down and paid for server space.

After a few hiccups, it seems to be up and running alright now.

I’ll get it configurized in a few days, and put some theme or another on it.