The annual Best of Central Oregon issue from The Source Weekly is on the shelves, and once again I’m pleased and amazed that Hack Bend is winner for Best Blog! It’s only “best” because all of you voted for it, so thank you once again for making it happen! Big congrats to all the other… Read More Thank you for the “Best of Central Oregon” nod once again!
So I’ve taken the plunge and set up an Instagram account for Hack Bend. Thus far I’ve only followed a few accounts and just posted a single picture, so please—feel free to follow the account and give me any pointers for who in Bend/Central Oregon I should be following on it!
You may have noticed that I switched out the calendar and events plugin I used here on the site with a newer one today, that will ideally be better (and easier to use) in the long run. Of course, what that means is the calendar page only shows events that I’d exported since this past… Read More Calendar updates
The Source Weekly’s “Best of Central Oregon 2014” issue is out today, highlighting all of the Best-of-Every-Category that the Source readers have voted on—and once again, this Hack Bend blog has won the “Best Blog” award! The excellent Hyperbole and a Half was this year’s honorable mention. And once again this blog only won because… Read More The Source’s Best of Central Oregon 2014 is out (and Hack Bend got best blog again!)
You may have noticed that I posted on Facebook yesterday that the site was down, which lasted from roughly noon yesterday until roughly noon today. Apparently the culprit was a rogue WordPress plugin (WordPress is the blog software that powers this site) which was causing problems with the database which necessitated the site service provider… Read More Well, that was fun.
I am once again honored and humbled that Hack Bend has received The Source Weekly‘s nod to Best Local Blog in their annual Best of Central Oregon issue (which hit the stands today)! This is the fifth year in a row that this blog has won, and there is no doubt in my mind that… Read More The Source’s Best Local Blog for 5 years running—thanks to all of YOU!
I’m pleased to announce that Hack Bend is adding another contributor, Caitlin Richmond! She is fairly new to Bend (just over a year) with a degree in journalism and writes for the Oregon Legal Journal as well as having articles in several local publications. All of which I think will make for an interesting point… Read More Welcome a new contributor: Caitlin Richmond