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Archive for March, 2010

Eyeglass hack

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Fashion hack: use high-end sunglasses as stylish eye-glasses.

Jim Gordaneer Painting Retrospective

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

I’m really looking forward to the opening of Jim Gordaneer‘s upcoming retrospective at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: ~ Gordaneer is a painter’s painter. What that means is that he works it out in paint. It’s not a question of theory or philosophy, it’s all about the painting.  And what fantastic painting it is! […]

Rug Badgers rule

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Local rug-cleaning company Luv-a-Rug provides an absolutely stellar service: Steve “Dusty” Roberts, who perfected a device called a Rug Badger, really delivers.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Three ways of looking at Delancey Street « Ephemeral New York Excellent post by Ephemeral New York on “Three ways of looking at Delancey Street,” that is, 1919, 1975, and today. One of the commenters puts it best when he writes that the 2 modern pictures show “sewers for cars.” (h/t @davewiner) tags: nyc, delancey_street, […]

Follow up on commenting, and Facebook

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Proliferating platforms for blog posts allow comments to go all over the map. What do you do when some comments on a public post end up in a walled garden (like Facebook)?

Getting it up with coffee

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Victoria BC’s Bean Around the World Cafe knows the value of getting it up (the Johnson Street Bridge, that is). Too bad city council and staff don’t keep it up anymore.

Comment quality?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

How do you fix the poor quality of online newspaper comments boards? Why are forum or blog post comments so much better? And does anonymity have much to do with it? (Hint: the answer is “no”!)

City Hall sure likes to feather its staffing bed

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The City of Victoria announces a new hire to head up its Engineering Department, and in passing we read that they’ve also hired a new director of internal audit and risk management. Say what?

Trust Agents, one

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Reading Chris Brogan and Julien Smith’s book, Trust Agents, helped me put a fresh insight about Millennials in place: Make your own game, the authors write, which describes a Gen Y characteristic that’s been bugging Baby Boomers for a while now. But the kids are all right.

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