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Archive for July, 2009

The island tax

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

In keeping with the title, this post has no links, no names, nothing: it’s an island subject. The story: I have an opportunity to attend an interesting sold-out event in a very nearby city on “the mainland” (the US mainland, actually). One of the panelists at the event is offering to get me into the […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Technology Review: Privacy Requires Security, Not Abstinence Article by Simson Garfinkel on “Protecting an inalienable right in the age of Facebook,” i.e., privacy. Privacy matters, as Garfinkel eloquently argues: QUOTE Privacy matters. Data privacy protects us from electronic crimes of opportunity–identity theft, stalking, even little crimes like spam. Privacy gives us the right to meet […]

Work and city planning

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

There’s a new exhibition at Victoria’s LegacyGallery, a UVic-affiliated downtown art venue. It’s called From a Modern Time: the architectural photography of Hubert Norbury, Victoria in the 1950s and 60s (the link goes to the Legacy Gallery’s “Upcoming” page – no specific web info otherwise). On Vibrant Victoria, a forumer posted a pointer to the […]

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