Category Archives: April

Festifools photos from 2013

A lovely day for a foolish parade. We were out and got some choice standing places in the springtime sunshine, and when the parade got to be too much for the youngest of the party, we went out for hot chocolate and a muffin.

This photo gives some idea of the fun. I didn't get a picture of my favorite puppet, which was a camera complete with "flash". This was definitely a time to get photos with as much resolution as you can.

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You can see many more photos of the event on the Facebook page for the 2013 Festifools event, and I'm sure as I find more I'll share more.


Take Back the Night rally, Thursday, April 7, 2011, University of Michigan

The 2011 Ann Arbor Take Back the Night march and rally starts at 7:00 on Thursday, April 7, on the Diag at the University of Michigan. It is expected to run until 9:00 p.m. 

If you made a lantern for the 2011 Fool Moon parade, you could bring it here too.

Event map, details to follow.

Take_Back_The_Night_MapEdward Vielmetti promotes safe, affordable, late night public transportation.

FoolMoon 2011 luminary parade map, April 1, 2011; gather at 7:45 p.m., procession starts at 8:15 p.m.

From the Facebook event page for FoolMoon 2011:

Bring your luminary (or kazoo / chicken suit / saxophone / what have you) to one of our three “Constellation Stations” (aka starting points), and join fellow frolickers for the Foolish stroll to W. Washington Street. We will begin gathering around 7:45pm, and the processionals will set off at 8:15pm. 

The starting points on the map below: U of Michigan Museum of Art on State Street, Farmers Market in Kerrytown, and Slauson Middle School on West Washington St.



Edward Vielmetti will see you on the street.

Risks Digest, April 1, 2011: Facebook “Enemies List” feature

From Risks Digest v26 n40,  a publication of the Association of Computing Machinery edited by Peter G. Neumann. 

Date: 1 Apr 2011 1:02:03 -0800
From: Mark Thorson <>
Subject: Facebook introduces `enemies list' feature

PALO ALTO, CA — Facebook today announced availability of a new feature, the
enemies list.  "This is the single most requested feature from our customer
base, and we always respond to our customers," said company spokesman Ronald
.  "It's based on the old proverb, 'The enemy of my enemy is my
friend'," he added.  "When two people add the same third party to their
enemies lists, they automatically become Facebook friends."  In response to
a question, Ziegler said there is no corresponding function to automatically
add the friends of enemies to a user's enemies list.

Edward Vielmetti studies severance agreements with great care.

University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, 151st Annual Spring Concert, April 9, 2011, 8:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium with The Friars

Tickets are available now for the 151st Annual Spring Concert of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, to be held at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor on April 9 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $15, $5 for students (general admission).

For more information:

Spring 2011 Laudes Ticket Order FormEdward Vielmetti knows the words to many obscure Michigan songs.