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Archive for October, 2008

“If dogs run free…”

Friday, October 17th, 2008

“…why not we?” This message was approved by Jigger, my Live-Free-or-Die New Hampshire born and bred Cairn Terrier.  (Image from Obama Dogs Unite.) Thanks, MetroDog!

On Creativity

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I have to reblog and repost the entry I just read on CEOs for Cities.  Called In Detroit for Creative Cities Summit, Carol Colletta has this to report on what she learned about creativity and economies (emphasis added by me): “Creativity is the only inextinguishable resource we have.” There are 3 principles of the creative […]

Power outage: No island is an appendix, entire of itself…

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Yesterday afternoon’s power outage on southern Vancouver Island reminded me of an entry of mine from June 2005: Wanted: small solutions. Some of the links to a blog that Sea Breeze Power Corporation had at the time have rotted away, but I still have a relevant quote up (and therefore preserved!): On another business front, […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Konarka Opens World’s Largest Roll-To-Roll, Solar Photovoltaic, Thin-Film Production Plant : TreeHugger Great news for solar power. What I found quite funny, although it was surely unintentionally so, was the use of the word “graduate” in Treehugger’s article: “It’s a rare treat when a promising one graduates to the commercial level.” Why? The process (Konarka’s […]

DemoCamp Victoria 02: it’s on!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Mark Lise and I have talked about having another DemoCamp Victoria for months now, talking, talking.  But the other day, we realized we could talk about it forever more, or we could just do it.  Perhaps that’s a very un-Victorian thing to do?  Maybe just talking about things, or commissioning a lengthy governmental study, is […]

Twitter and local mainstream media

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Victoria’s local paper, the Times-Colonist, which is part of the CanWest empire and therefore not a particularly local paper at all, recently began twittering. Admittedly, I was really surprised to see @timescolonist show up on such a site.  Not only that, but its editor-in-chief, Lucinda Chodan, also tweets: @lchodan. I had a conversation with someone […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

How to Create a Vibrant Waterfront | Project for Public Spaces (PPS) Portal page for two additional links, “10 Qualities of a Great Waterfront” and “The 9 most important steps in revitalizing a waterfront.” The main worry for the authors here (“A common challenge is how to revitalize places where the river, lake or sea […]

Links to read 10/03/2008 (p.m.)

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Instant Suburb of Prefabs Hits New York Andrew Blum’s article describes Cellophane House, a 5-storey prefab going up in Manhattan at the corner of 53rd and Sixth. tags: prefab, wired_magazine, andrew_blum, architecture, nyc Cellophane House is five stories tall, with floor-to-ceiling windows, translucent polycarbonate steps embedded with LEDs, and exterior walls made of NextGen SmartWrap, […]

LandFILL — or, I can’t stand it (warning: foul language)

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Dave Winer pointed to a SoCal news video that another blogger has on their site. Twelve minutes of pain. Must see, click through. In response, I commented the following: Just watched the “meltdown” news video you linked to, above. Oh my god. The waste, the waste of it all. Lives, land, stuff, potential. LAND! LandFILL. […]

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