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Blogging on Hold

For the next few days, until I launch the redesigned version of my blog, I won’t be posting. Please don’t send in the police to look for my body trapped under a pile of pizza boxes.

posted at 2:54 am on Jul. 16, 2005
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Susie’s Speaking to Singapore in September

Susie has been asked to be the lead speaker at the first corporate blogging conference ever in Asia.  It’s called “Corporate Blog Marketing Conference”—yeah, the name could use some work—and it’s taking place September 21st and 22nd.

posted at 2:49 am on Jul. 16, 2005
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Celebrity Sighting: Julianna Margulies

Saw someone else famous last Thursday.  This time: Julianna Margulies, TV star best known for playing Nurse Hathaway on E.R., and who recently appeared on Scrubs. She was walking around Yaletown.

posted at 10:15 am on Jul. 14, 2005
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Video Servers, Web Cams, and Me

Forgive the techno jargon, but I need a hand getting my new Web camera to work.  I’ve got this cool Web camera, a Pan Tilt Zoom Dome Camera, model ACD-1500, sitting on my dining room table. And I’ve got this tiny, powerful video Web server, a BlueNet video server, model IVS-100.  And they don’t speak to each other.

posted at 5:42 pm on Jul. 10, 2005
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The Computer Revolution

I was in the john, thinking thoughts and reading a detective novel, when I came across a long quote that triggered some musing about computers and revolutions.

posted at 11:00 pm on Jul. 9, 2005
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Don’t Rent or Buy at the Palladio, 1228 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Without Reading This

If you’re interested in renting a place at The Palladio, 1228 West Hastings Street, here are a few facts to consider.

posted at 5:40 pm on Jul. 7, 2005
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No Mo’ Comments

My hosting provider has disabled all new Web site comments because spammers are trying super extra hard to spam my blog today.

posted at 12:37 pm on Jul. 6, 2005
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Why Saving the Earth is Hard

I went to Office Depot recently to buy a new batch of business envelopes. Little did I know the decision that awaited me.

posted at 10:38 pm on Jul. 5, 2005
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How Austerity’s Treating Me

As you know, I’m on this new diet.  Here’s a status report—the news is good.

posted at 11:07 pm on Jul. 3, 2005
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Post Canada Day

No, not Canada Post day.  Today’s the day after Canada Day (used to be Dominion Day) and I’m recovering nicely.

posted at 10:49 pm on Jul. 2, 2005
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