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Archive for March, 2008

It’s starting to get all buzzy: DemoCampVictoria coming up soon

Monday, March 17th, 2008

I’ve let quite a few days go by without posting anything — let’s just say I got myself into a bit of mess around yet another local issue (memo to self: stop it with the letters to the editor!) and stuff demanded attention. But I need to jump back into my blog today: I’m psyched […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 03/12/2008

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Gamers Get Their Kicks From Dying – Wired Magazine Annotated tags: clive_thompson, death, gamers, gaming, violence, wired_magazine Via Regine (WMMNA), an article in Wired Magazine by Clive Thompson, “Gamers Get Their Kicks From Dying.” He writes: “In The Psychophysiology of James Bond: Phasic Emotional Responses to Violent Video Game Events — published in this month’s […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 03/11/2008

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Why daylight saving time is bad for the environment (Toronto Star) Annotated tags: daylight_savings_time, dst, energy, environment “The annual time change has long been sold as a way to save energy, but the opposite might be true.” I wouldn’t mind if we stayed on one time all year round, although I admit liking daylight savings […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 03/08/2008

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Why Are Men Who Build Skyscrapers Afraid of This Woman? – Philly Mag Annotated tags: architecture, critics, inga_saffron, journalists, magazine, philadelphia, skyscrapers Nice article by Richard Rys about architecture critic Inga Saffron in Philadelphia. Ok, I know I can’t be her, but I loved the article, if only because I wish I had the energy […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 03/07/2008

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

etech08: Information Visualization is a Medium, by Stamen Design – we make money not art tags: apps, data, data_visualization, eric_rodenbeck, etech08, gis, mapping_apps, o’reilly, regine, wmmna Intriguing summing up by Regine from We Make Money Not Art of Eric Rodenbeck’s presentation at etech08, “Information Visualization is a Medium.” I especially liked this, on the Crime […]

A case of loose cannon remorse

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Well, that’s it: I will in future refrain from using a feature called “sound off,” which is appended to some online articles in our local paper (The Times-Colonist, part of the Asper media conglomerate). The “sound off” acts as a kind of comments board, but it doesn’t seem to allow for any sort of formatting, […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 03/05/2008

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Libraries as ‘urban hangouts’ Crosscut Seattle tags: crosscut, libraries, slate_magazine, witold_rybczynski Nice commentary on Witold Rybczynski’s popular slide essay on Slate. Good to see a native give some feedback on Rybczynski’s take on Seattle library, too. I have to agree with David Brewster that the Salt Lake City Library is a knock-out: really gorgeous. Excusado […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 03/03/2008

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Richard Florida and The Creative Class Exchange: Real Education Annotated tags: education, finland, finnish_schooling, kids, oecd, oecd_pisa, richard_florida Richard Florida quotes from a WSJ article that describes how successful Finnish high schoolers are compared to other students in other countries. I left a very long comment on this entry, as it’s a topic obviously close […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 03/02/2008

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

City, developer race to approve Portrait Gallery project Annotated tags: art_museum, arts_funding, development, ottawa, portrait_gallery This is an example of what should have happened in Victoria in regard to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s plans to move into a purpose-built gallery (designed by James Cheng), which would have been part of a single-tower residential […]

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