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Archive for October, 2008

DemoCamp Victoria 02 another success

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Ok, I am much too wired (and tired) to be writing a summing up of tonight’s DemoCamp event at Dave Chard’s Juliet Presentation Centre, but here goes. Overall, the event had a more serious feel than the first event back in April.  Maybe people are feeling more earnest, given the economic climate (not to mention […]

DemoCamp Victoria 02 this Thursday

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I can’t believe that DemoCampVictoria02 is just two “sleeps” away…! For me, time has been flying at warp speed.  Keeping my attention in tatters are 1. new work projects, 2. a municipal election, 3. community volunteer adjudicating responsibilities, and 4. another article due (which admittedly is nothing, compared to the fact that some people have […]

What a good online candidate-matrix should do

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I posted the following comment to my Oct. 25 vent-a-thon against the Chamber’s $45-admission mayoral-candidates meeting, and realized that it has enough substance to be a blog post: To the Chamber’s credit, their municipal election site for candidates (questions, with candidates posting their answers) is quite good and informative. It goes some way toward satisfying […]

DV2020 nails candidate questions

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

In my October 25 post, What’s wrong with Victoria’s business community?, I blew up at the business community here, particularly the Chamber, for charging terribly high admission prices to the mayoral candidates meetings they’re sponsoring, and for not doing enough to use their networks, their ecosystems, to engage the community at large in a dialogue […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

British Architect Norman Foster to Design Public Library’s Renovation – I don’t know enough about the affordances and constraints of the New York Public Library building on 5th Ave to be able to have an informed opinion as to the necessity of this proposed renovation, but I’m tempted to file it under the “if […]

What’s wrong with Victoria’s business community?

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

I take it as a given that cities need healthy economies if they are to thrive as vibrant, creative places. And I wonder what’s wrong with the established business interests in Victoria, whether in traditional commerce, or in our growing high tech sector, or even in tourism. Here’s the problem: we have a municipal election […]

Mapping my bio background

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

I’ve been asked to participate as a panelist tomorrow night at the Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA) Slide Room Gallery, which opened an exhibition today called “Victoria: Site Unscene.”  The exhibition showcases “over 100 photographs that reveal an interesting and unusual side of Victoria – views not portrayed in tourist brochures or other municipal […]

Comment on BC Supreme Court Ruling re. Camping in Parks

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Tim Ayres is a realtor in Sooke, BC, who blogs about real estate and Victoria issues.  I’ve seen his Twitter updates in the Twitter Local Net, but haven’t been following his blog.  The other day, however, I saw that someone I follow on Twitter twittered that he had left a comment to Tim’s video post, […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Creative Class » Blog Archive » The Nature of This Crisis Matters – Creative Class A sobering assessment of current bail-out strategies and why they could well fail, by Martin Kenney. tags: creative_class, richard_florida, financial_crisis, economy, martin_kenney Online technology can help any website use people, not pundits, to drive public debate Interesting poins by Robert […]

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