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Opinion Polls: Getting the results you want

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Opinion Polls: Getting the results you want is the title of a Yes Minister sketch (click here to view). From Wikipedia: Set principally in the private office of a British government cabinet minister in the (fictional) Department for Administrative Affairs in Whitehall (the sequel was set in the Prime Minister’s offices at 10 Downing Street), […]

On re-reading Biophilic Design: Taking Love to the Street

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Since I’m fuming in a conversation over on Facebook about the City of Victoria’s Department of Engineering (which seems to me benighted), I was reminded of my 2007 article, Biophilic Design: Taking Love to the Street (the link goes to the Scribd version). Not to sound too much like I’m tooting my own horn, but […]

Civics assignment, part 2

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Very important for City of Victoria British Columbia residents/ taxpayers: Click through to FOCUS Magazine‘s poll, How should Victoria City Council solve the Johnson Street Bridge problem? As FOCUS notes, this is for “City of Victoria residents only, please” – so if you live in Saanich or Oak Bay or Esquimalt (or beyond), skip this […]

Civics assignment

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Ok, if you live in Victoria BC, or if you live in any city anywhere and have chafed at scandals related to your political leaders and how your bureaucratic staffers are handling civic and fiscal issues, here’s your assignment: hie yourself over to FOCUS Magazine and read Sam Williams’s latest article, Victoria City Hall: well […]

Arresting perspective: Johnson Street Bridge integral to Victoria’s Old Town

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

A photo of the Johnson Street Bridge, as seen looking west on Johnson St., shows how integral the bridge is to the fabric of Victoria’s Old Town. Destroy the bridge, and you destroy Old Town, too.

Victorian? Johnson Street Bridge dot ORG has the survey you need

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The City of Victoria has sent surveys to residents, asking for feedback on what we think should be done regarding the Johnson Street Bridge. My post today is aimed at Victoria British Columbia residents – voters who live in the City of Victoria: Victorians. I’m asking you to visit the latest post on our website, […]

Clapperclaw, the verb

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here’s a great old word: clapperclaw. We should all start using it again. Clapperclaw, vb., trans.: To claw or scratch with the open hand or nails; to beat, thrash, drub. Clapperclaw, as in: While I chopped the vegetables, my dog clapperclawed my leg to demand a piece of zucchini. It also means “to revile, abuse”… […]

What prompts a municipal CAO’s expenses?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Victoria British Columbia hired a new City Manager one year ago (July 2009). Recently, the city released its 2009 Public Bodies Report (PDF), which itemizes the city’s expenditures. On p.8, we read that the City Manager’s 2009 salary was $186,418.09 – and that her expenses were a staggering $168,443.94. What prompts expenses that come to […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Home Smart Home – Ideas – Dwell This article in Dwell relates nicely to the previous bookmark about Intel. The author’s husband’s company, Elan Home Systems, builds automated home monitoring and programming systems. QUOTE The real gains of a smart home, however, are in energy conservation. HVAC and irrigation specialists aside, most of us would […]

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