Category Archives: Moving

Go East, Old Man

It will be inter­est­ing to see how this has changed since 2005 Well, I’m not quite old, yet, I hope, but I am going East, for about a week. Here’s the the plan: My fam­i­ly is hav­ing a reunion in Orlan­do, Flori­da next week­end, cel­e­brat­ing my Aun­t’s Birth­day (suf­fice to say It’s a big one). […]

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Rogers About to Get Something they Didn't Want: Competition

I got a news-flash email from the CBC today (I’m no one spe­cial; I’ve signed up for alerts like this): The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is $4.2 bil­lion rich­er with the con­clu­sion of the cell­phone spec­trum auc­tion on Mon­day, while cus­tomers stand to win as five new com­pa­nies are now well posi­tioned to launch ser­vices over the […]

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Beating the Rush

I was sur­prised, but not all that much by this arti­cle, pub­lished today in the Van­cou­ver Province: Brain Drain a Thing of the Past as Amer­i­cans Flood In (To quote Nor­ma Green­away of the Can­West News Ser­vice:) OTTAWA — The num­ber of Amer­i­cans admit­ted to Cana­da last year hit a 30-year high, fuelling a pat­tern […]

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A Two Year Anniversary

While Pam and I have always cel­e­brat­ed our wed­ding anniver­sary in August (it will be 17 years, this year!), we also now cel­e­brate anoth­er anniver­sary today, which is the date we set­tled here in Van­cou­ver. Back in 2005 we arrived here with a bunch of suit­cas­es, an inflat­able mat­tress and blan­ket from Tar­get in Belle­vue […]

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A Local Online Tech Community Up for Sale

When I first thought of mov­ing to Van­cou­ver, one of the piv­otal deci­sions I made was to come and make a pre­lim­i­nary vis­it and go to a sort of tech trade show, called Techvibes Mas­sive. It was put on by the web site and asso­ci­at­ed online com­mu­ni­ty of the first word in that name. As […]

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