Category Archives: Blogging

More Reasons for Staying

When stuck for a blog entry, the experts sug­gest a vari­ety of inspi­ra­tional devices, includ­ing the ever pop­u­lar: A List. So, with­out fur­ther ado, here are a few more rea­sons why I’m hap­py we moved here (besides the ones that brought us orig­i­nal­ly). Most of these were a pleas­ant sur­prise: Health Insur­ance: Even when pay­ing […]

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Warning: Silliness Ahead

Not much to talk about today. Except for this sil­ly web site: . Made this one:

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A Bunch of Evening Events and A Hill of Beans

Mon­day: STC I’ve already been to the offices of ActiveS­tate half a dozen times. The Ruby on Rails, Van­Tech and oth­er groups meet there, and it’s a great loca­tion — cen­tral­ly sit­u­at­ed on Granville street, a block away from the Sky­train sta­tion down­town. It takes all of 15 or 20 min­utes to get there, depend­ing […]

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Science Fiction, the BC Apple User Group, and 'Biblically Correct' Museum Tours

Did a cou­ple of inter­est­ing things yes­ter­day. Around noon I went down to the Granville Island The­atre, which was host­ing the 18th Annu­al Van­cou­ver Inter­na­tion­al Writer’s Fes­ti­val. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the fes­ti­val, which was pri­mar­i­ly geared toward school­child­ren, hap­pened to coin­cide with a Teacher’s Strike, which is hope­ful­ly in its last day or two. There have been […]

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Africa on my Screen

A live video feed (with sound) on the Inter­net from a water­ing hole in Botswana. I opened up the link to hear the grunts and squawks of strange birds, and see this ele­phant calm­ly drink­ing. It’s about 8:37 AM there, which hap­pens to be the peak view­ing time. I’ll say.This is eerie and won­der­ful all […]

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