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The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Flickriver: Johnson Street Bridge pool Self-explanatory. Brilliant photos. tags: victoria johnson_street_bridge photography flickr flickriver Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Send me to Web 2.0 Summit in November?

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I spent half an hour this afternoon ogling the speaker line-up for the upcoming Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco – the Education “point of control” holds enough of interest to make me want to be there – but then I looked at the price of admission and needed to sit down: $4195 (and it’s […]

Culinary Red and White

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

It’s not all politics all the time at my house, although for today’s meal I managed to find a political angle to describe even the preparation of vegetables. After my success with re-plumbing the kitchen sink this afternoon, I decided to do something vaguely creative with the beet and the cauliflower in my fridge. Naturally, […]

Wilkinson Eyre’s concept proposal for the New Johnson Street Bridge

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Tonight I took myself to the Victoria Conference Centre to listen to Sebastien Ricard (of Wilkinson Eyre Architects) and Joost Meyboom (latterly VP of Engineering at Delcan, now at MMM) talk about the proposed New Johnson Street Bridge. Given the scope – more on that in a moment – of the project and what it […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

E-books—No Friends of Free Expression This is a very important article by Ted Striphas about a serious issue. Among its many points, consider this: QUOTE Also troubling is the potential of e-readers like Kindle to render users vulnerable to new levels of government surveillance. Library loan records and bookstore sales receipts are well-established mainstays of […]

A different kind of guide book

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Yesterday afternoon I purchased Rebecca Kennel‘s new guidebook, Victoria Bench by Bench. This is a really great “little” book – not so little when you start unpacking it! From the backcover (and website): In Victoria—Bench by Bench, Rebecca Kennel takes you on her journey of discovery in and around spectacular Victoria, British Columbia. Visit historic […]

Off ramp: easy. On ramp: harder.

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I went a bit quiet during the last few days… My navigational instruments are seriously compromised. It’s all too easy to go – even if only by increments, which are nonetheless steady and dreadfully cumulative – down the off ramp. Inch by inch by inch. And before you know it, you’ve landed yourself in a […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Technology Review: Clearing the Way for Cheap, Flexible Solar Panels Could this move solar panel use into the mainstream? I hope so: QUOTE The film is 3M’s answer to demand by solar-panel makers–particularly manufacturers of certain thin-film solar cells–for an alternative to glass. Glass has been the armor of choice because it’s cheap, weather-resistant, and […]


Thursday, October 14th, 2010

When respect dies, contempt takes its place. That’s a theme taken up by, say, movies, which analyze the relationship between lovers (when, for example, the relationship is breaking down). But having fallen more or less out of love with a non-human entity – let’s call it a place – I’ve noticed that the horrible alchemy […]

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