Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com September 14, 2012 at 9:15 am 2,418 16 Comments

Northern Va. Senior Olympics Come to Arlington — The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will kick off tomorrow (Saturday) with a day-long track-and-field competition at Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.). The Senior Olympics, which utilize several venues from around Northern Virginia, run from Sept. 15-26. Other events planned at the community center include basketball next Saturday, Sept. 22.

District Taco Not Launching a Food TruckDistrict Taco owner Osiris Hoil says he plans to continue using food carts, as opposed to larger food trucks, since Arlington is now enforcing a stringent one hour street parking rule for mobile food vendors. In addition to a food cart, District Taco also operates two successful brick and mortar restaurants. [Washington Examiner]

Apology for Network Issues — ARLnow.com has experienced network problems that made our site unreachable for many readers on two separate days this week. We would like to apologize to all readers affected by the problems. Also, we would like to thank our advertisers, who make this site possible, for sticking with us during that time. New infrastructure is now in place to make sure these problems (hopefully) never happen again.

  • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

    We apologise again for the fault in the subtitles. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

    • Joehoya

      Lemon curry?

    • TCE

      … and now for something completly different…

  • KC

    The site still isn’t accessible on an Android mobile device.

    • It may still be unreachable for a smaller subset of users — the changes we made can take up to 48-72 hours to fully take effect due to the fact that Internet Service Providers cache some network settings and only periodically update them — but it should be back soon.

      • South Awwlington

        With popularity of your site up and the addition of Bethesda to the NOW family, can’t you guys buy your own server or have it hosted at Rack Space? I would even suggest a re-design with customized pages, not an off-the-shelf Word Press with with responsive web design (not the plug-in translator that always crashes on my Android.) No need for APPS and pages displayed according to device.

        The site definitely loads more slowly at times and I wonder why…it’s mostly text.

        Good luck!

        • We have had our own server for a year. We experienced DNS issues this week. A redesign of the site will launch next month.

          • SomeGuy

            Who’s doing the design?

      • Ma Bell

        It’s STILL not accessible on my iPhone over the AT&T network.

    • Regis

      I’m not having any problems on my Android. It depends on who your provider is and what your DNS settings are through them.

  • SteamboatWillie

    Arlington County’s hostility towards food trucks is shameful.

    • pete townsend

      it’s a food truck wasteland

      • SteamboatWillie

        I’ll admit that after I saw your comment, I then sang it in my head to Roger Daltry’s voice.

    • J

      . . . good! I can think of nothing worse than having a bunch of ugly, noisy food vendors lining our streets . . . .

    • tool

      Hostility, or just enforcing the laws as they currently exist? Attend a board meeting and write them your concerns as (presumably) an Arlington County resident. Bitching on this board of whiners will accomplish nothing.

  • George

    I am 40 and I will spend the next ten years training for these Olympics. Just a FYI.


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