Here I am, in a huge white building in Lenoir, standing near a reinforced door with a party of Googlers, ready to become that rarest of species: an outsider who has been inside one of the company’s data centers and seen the legendary server floor, referred to simply as “the floor.” My visit is the latest evidence that Google is relaxing its black-box policy. My hosts include Joe Kava, who’s in charge of building and maintaining Google’s data centers, and his colleague Vitaly Gudanets, who populates the facilities with computers and makes sure they run smoothly.
Here is the latest on our community garden. The planting of the grapes, blueberries and raspberries a couple weeks ago, went very well. The Mirco’s bought two raspberry bushes to complete the last row. Thanks to all who participated, it was fun with everyone pitching in. We had mulch delivered, and most of it has been spread [...]
Here at the Cove’s, we have a fenced in Community Garden. It is in a beautiful setting surrounded by the John’s River, Evelyn’s Vineyard, what we call Waterfall Park, the horse stables, and of course mountains in the distance.
The garden has 24 plots, most of them about 40’X40’, with a few odd sizes that are smaller. There is a lovely gazebo in the center with a wooden swing-a nice place to take a break with a glass of ice tea and meeting up with other gardeners and discussing and sharing information about their gardens.
Plan a long weekend getaway with our Lenoir adventure guide, featuring great outdoor escapes, where to stay, and where to eat. Pop. 18,952 GPS: 35°54′N 81°31′W Leave it to Google to find this hidden gem: The company’s hub is here in the forested Blue Ridge foothills. Downtown revitalizations are under way, and weekly [...]
Will Green Mean Black? The Coves at Round Mountain anticipate that their newest amenity will help increase sales The Coves at Round Mountain have announced their grand opening of its Pisgah Mountain Lodge will be on Saturday, August 13th. The Pisgah Mountain Lodge was designed and created by Timber Block, a revolutionary R-30 ecological building [...]