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Archive for March, 2009

So much bubbling up

Monday, March 30th, 2009

As we work on MetroCascade, I continue to be amazed by all the bloggers, events, and sources that we uncover (ok, that I uncover!). One twenty-something dude told me that he didn’t think there was any value in uncovering the cool stuff in Victoria. He didn’t think there was cool stuff in Victoria. Whatever. I’m […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Vancouver’s housing habit “Money hasn’t saved Canada’s most blighted neighbourhood, the drug-infested Downtown Eastside. Resources aren’t wanting; it’s estimated that $1-million is shovelled into the area every day to pay for myriad services and examples of social housing not seen in other communities. “ Interesting indictment of the poverty industry, too. tags: vancouver, housing, affordable_housing, […]

Posting elsewhere

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Even though there’s not much activity here, that doesn’t mean I’ve been sitting on my hands. As we continue to get MetroCascade up and running, I’m not just curating content on that site (by bookmarking local mainstream news items to a separate Diigo feed, for example) or by hunting for additional Victoria, BC online sources. […]

Checking in

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I’m “neglecting” my blog lately (tho’ I hate using that word, as it makes me sound like neglect is optional). (The give-away was that for a couple of weeks running, I don’t even have a Diigo linkroll update, except for today’s single entry…) Earlier this month, I blogged What’s my domain?, where I wondered whether […]

February and March FOCUS articles up on Scribd

Friday, March 20th, 2009

As the title says, I just scanned and uploaded (finally…) my February and March articles to Scribd. I’ll have a more detailed post later, but for now you can find the February article here and the March one here.

A modest proposal to stimulate local economy

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

I just read Reid tops list of municipal election spenders, an article in my local newspaper about candidates’ campaign spending in our city’s November 2008 municipal election. This caught my attention: Collectively, Victoria’s councillors and mayor spent $120,422.47 on their campaigns. Admittedly, it’s peanuts. But consider that municipal elections were held not just in our […]

Oz, BC

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Oh my. I got my hair cut at a new place today, and it turned out the two stylists working there knew all my old places (and faces): more or less my age, they had attended the same schools and we knew all the same fools. Good fools, fun fools: places to hang out, to […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Poynter Online – Centerpieces: “Ex-WaPo Editor Jim Brady to News Sites: Experiment More, Now” Interview with Jim Brady, ex-Washington-Post executive editor, about the state of newspapers today, online v. print, etc. tags: jim_brady, washington_post, newspapers Putting Parking into Reverse – InTransition – Annotated “Professor’s Theories Influence Cities to Reconsider Pervasive Free Parking” : on how […]

Victoria’s Susan Low to host Young Business Leaders’ Summit

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Normally, I would just re-tweet a local news item on my Twitter stream, but what Susan Low proposes is so important (and so in synch with my thinking) that I’m re-blogging it, the whole darn announcement, A to Z. In her own words: Young Business Leaders’ Summit Join me in this special event to explore […]

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