Technology Section

Sponsored Post Welcome our newest Advertiser – swenTEK Computer Services!

Welcome our newest Advertiser – swenTEK Computer Services!

We extend a state-of-the-art welcome to Tom Swenson of swenTEK Computer Services, our newest Advertiser here on The B-Town Blog. Tom is so busy providing outstanding service to his customers that he doesn’t... [Read more]

Get PLUGGED IN at Discover Burien’s Tech Seminar on Tuesday, June 4

Get PLUGGED IN at Discover Burien’s Tech Seminar on Tuesday, June 4

Discover Burien (BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer sits on the Board of Directors) will be holding a technology-based seminar called PLUGGED IN on Tuesday, June 4 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at City... [Read more]

Two Highline School Teams Heading to the World Robotics Championships

Two Highline School Teams Heading to the World Robotics Championships

Two Highline District schools – Aviation and Highline High – are headed to St. Louis at the end of the month to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championships. Aviation High holds the Washington... [Read more]

Burien TEC Students’ Work May Impact Global Policy on Climate Change

Burien TEC Students’ Work May Impact Global Policy on Climate Change

The Highline School District is reporting that students at Burien’s Technology, Engineering, and Communications High School (TEC) got the attention of national policy advisors when they gave feedback... [Read more]

Burien Resident Creates Filmmaking App – Meet John Clem, ‘CinePro’ Creator

Burien Resident Creates Filmmaking App – Meet John Clem, ‘CinePro’ Creator

by Scott Schaefer A Burien man named John Clem has created a new App called ‘CinePro‘ that is generating a lot of attention in the film (and App) world. “CinePro started with the belief... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: See Our New Server, Which Just Happens to Have a Great View

PHOTO FRIDAY: See Our New Server, Which Just Happens to Have a Great View

Regular Readers may recall several recent, oftentimes severe Server problems at The B-Town Blog that caused our website to either slow to a crawl or not load entirely. Well, we got really tired of these... [Read more]

FIRST Family Night & BBQ Fundraiser will be at Shorewood Elementary May 30

FIRST Family Night & BBQ Fundraiser will be at Shorewood Elementary May 30

Burien’s Shorewood Elementary will be hosting a Family Night & BBQ fundraiser to help their FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League from 5:30 p.m. – 8... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The B-Town Blog Gets A Brand Spankin’ New Server!

PHOTOS: The B-Town Blog Gets A Brand Spankin’ New Server!

Many of our Readers may recall several recent (and oftentimes severe) Server issues with The B-Town Blog, which caused numerous outages and glitches, resulting in frequent frustrations (and um, many censored... [Read more]

DNA Technology May Help ID Green River Victims, Including Burien Body

DNA Technology May Help ID Green River Victims, Including Burien Body

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday (March 19) progress on efforts to identify the remains of eight individuals who have been long termed “John/Jane Doe” homicide victims, including... [Read more]

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don Crawley Co-Writes New Technology Book

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don Crawley Co-Writes New Technology Book

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don R. Crawley has co-written a new book, called ‘The Compassionate Geek: Mastering Customer Service for IT Professionals,’ aimed at helping IT professionals…

King Conservation District Testing Online Voting For March 15th Election

King Conservation District Testing Online Voting For March 15th Election

The King Conservation District is testing out a seemingly-newfangled manner of online voting for its public election for the Board of Supervisors position #2. “This election features new, convenient,... [Read more]

Burien Parks News: Parent Raves About Class; Instructor Needs PC Help

Burien Parks News: Parent Raves About Class; Instructor Needs PC Help

Debbie Zemke, Recreation Manager for the City of Burien, tells us of two news nuggets out of Burien Parks – one good, and one not-so-good that involves a call for computer-related help – first, the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Local Author George Matthew Cole

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Local Author George Matthew Cole

We did a feature story on him June 2nd, and now he’s our latest Advertiser – please welcome local Author George Matthew Cole to The B-Town Blog! Cole’s new novel “Colt O’Brien... [Read more]

Burien Author Writes Novel Based On Highline High’s Technology Program

Burien Author Writes Novel Based On Highline High’s Technology Program

We’ve featured numerous local authors lately (read previous coverage of the Three Tree Point history book, Shawn Underwood and Robert Dugoni), and now comes another one – Burien author George... [Read more]

Burien’s Gregory Heights School Shows Off “21st Century Classroom”

Burien’s Gregory Heights School Shows Off “21st Century Classroom”

Story & Photos by Michael Brunk As data is displayed on a wall screen via a digital projector, participants sitting at tables provide input using wireless, hand-held devices. Nearby are racks of net... [Read more]

Announcing The 1st “App” For A Local Blog In The Northwest: OURS!

Announcing The 1st “App” For A Local Blog In The Northwest: OURS!

We’re proud to announce that The B-Town Blog is the very first Local Blog in the entire Northwest to release its own iPhone/iPod Touch App for the iTunes Store! This App is designed to provide the... [Read more]

Four Area Communities Receive Grants To Combat Toxic Runoff

Four Area Communities Receive Grants To Combat Toxic Runoff

The Washington State Department of Ecology awarded grants of $50,000 each to four South King County communities that will help them comply with federal regulations regarding toxic runoff from streets and... [Read more]

You Can Now Get Free Wi-Fi At Sea-Tac Airport, Thanks To Google

You Can Now Get Free Wi-Fi At Sea-Tac Airport, Thanks To Google

You can now get free wi-fi at Sea-Tac Airport, courtesy of Google, which announced Tuesday that it is now sponsoring free wireless access at 47 airports around the US. Sea-Tac’s free offer (along... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Seahurst Webcams Have Gone HD & We’ve Got Clips

VIDEOS: Seahurst Webcams Have Gone HD & We’ve Got Clips

Our friends at the UW-APL/PSSC Environmental & Marine Science Observatory at Seahurst Park have not only repaired their beach and underwater webcams, they’ve upgraded them to high definition. This... [Read more]