Travis Smith: me resume, bio and photos back t' th' main Cap'n's log page

Ye be bein' lied t' about pirates

Or so says this article.

posted at 11:08 pm
on Jan. 27, 2009


New shoes on Canadian budget day

Finance ministers have been often seen wearin' new shoes on budget day. Go figure.

posted at 7:39 pm
on Jan. 27, 2009


Spam fightin' tool Defensio be acquired by Websense

I originally wrote "Sam fighting" but actually, Defensio doesn't do anythin' about th' plague o' Sams postin' all o'er th' Internet ... yet.

posted at 2:31 pm
on Jan. 27, 2009


N.Y. Lad Scout earns all 121 merit badges

There's one merit badge fer earnin' 120 merit badges -- that be th' tricky one.

posted at 12:56 pm
on Jan. 27, 2009


Get 3 free HD channels o'er th' air in Vancouver wi' this DIY antenna

johnbollwitt be awesome -- but lucky Th' ornery cuss di'nae try t' take it in his carry-on luggage!

posted at 12:50 pm
on Jan. 27, 2009


John Updike, 76, Dies.

Rabbit at rest now.

posted at 12:37 pm
on Jan. 27, 2009


Thrift store MP3 player contains secret military files

But on th' plus side, it weren't an iPod, so 'tis very tricky t' get th' files off th' player, and there's a good chance it'll crash and lose all th' data.

posted at 3:22 be
on Jan. 27, 2009


It’s 2009, so I added twitter updates t' me Cap'n's log’s design

Aye, me Cap'n's log still scrolls horizontally. I like it like that, that's why.

posted at 3:10 be
on Jan. 27, 2009


Federal regulators t' keel-haul 60,000 birds in Abbotsford aft outbreak o' avian flu

So, no chickens fer me in me backyard. Sigh.

posted at 5:53 pm
on Jan. 26, 2009


List o' actors who be almost unrecognizable in an interestin' movie role

I di'nae explain that very well, but go check out th' list.

posted at 1:32 pm
on Jan. 26, 2009


Does Th' ornery cuss Use Pronouns In His Text Messages? That?s A Good Sign

If Th' ornery cuss doesn't, th' relationship be DOOMED I be tellin' ye DOOMED. (Women always have good grammar so this doesn't apply, just like they always smell nice.)

posted at 6:51 pm
on Jan. 24, 2009


PepsiCo Figures Tropicana’s Carbon Footprint

Apparently, 'tis mostly th' growin' th' oranges part. Hmmm.

posted at 4:36 pm
on Jan. 23, 2009


I really like Ruth’s social media neoLuddite contest fer a free northern voice ticket

Northern Voice itself should do this 'nother year.

posted at 2:32 pm
on Jan. 23, 2009


Nature What News has an article I want t' read. Cost t' read it: $32 Chance ANYONE will pay that? 0.001%

It be 'Welcome t' th' petacentre' by Cory Doctorow. How could hey POSSIBLY think that $32 be a reasonable per-article charge? Th' frickin' whole MAGAZINE only costs $5 an issue.

posted at 4:03 pm
on Jan. 21, 2009


Red Flame Decal Kit fer KitchenAid stand mixers

Fer makin' cinnamon cookies?

posted at 2:05 pm
on Jan. 21, 2009


th' perfect picture wall

I do this th' hard way, but here's a shortcut!

posted at 9:56 be
on Jan. 21, 2009


43 Places seems t' have gotten a HUGE facelift

And now I'm all confused.

posted at 5:12 pm
on Jan. 20, 2009


Coast Guard suspends hunt fer elderly couple missin' from cruise ship

Quiet tragedy.

posted at 5:02 pm
on Jan. 20, 2009


Th' Newest Grub Trend: Squirrel Cookery

At least, that's what me cat Maggie has been whisperin' in me ear while I take a caulk.

posted at 9:51 be
on Jan. 19, 2009


fruit mystery: Another slightly bad site fer ye if flashin' RGB games be not yer thin'

But -- and this be important -- good fer crazy people.

posted at 1:03 be
on Jan. 17, 2009


Will Vancouver allow residents t' keep backyard chickens?

Probably not, I fear.

posted at 4:25 pm
on Jan. 16, 2009


Legoland’s Lego diorama o' Barack Obama’s inauguration


posted at 4:16 pm
on Jan. 16, 2009


Funny music video: It’s All Because (Th' Gays Be Gettin' Married)

SFW, But do NOT click th' related videos at th' end o' th' shanty.

posted at 3:59 pm
on Jan. 16, 2009


Big sale: Condos in Vancouver, up t' 40-per-cent discounts, on March 7

This isn't a bad sign about real estate in Vancouver, no matey, nuh uh, nope.

posted at 2:34 pm
on Jan. 16, 2009


Blame Canada: US Airways plane might have been taken down by geese

Still, better than then bald eagles, eh?

posted at 12:50 pm
on Jan. 16, 2009


Contest Entry Post: Me favorite BC Wine be Cedar Creek Ehrenfelser

'tis grapefruity and crisp.

posted at 11:09 be
on Jan. 16, 2009


Researchers discovered th' earliest video o' people singin' about iPhones

It looks like th' Ed Sullivan show

posted at 2:01 pm
on Jan. 15, 2009


Disconnectin' Distraction, i.e. yer computer off th' Internet

An interestin' essay, but impossible fer me job.

posted at 11:20 be
on Jan. 15, 2009


A Seriously awesome T' Do List daguerrotype by Goddess Spiral

Go Rachael!

posted at 9:48 be
on Jan. 15, 2009


Star Wars Retold: By someone who hasn’t seen it

Truly funny. Hans Solo frozen in Th' Stuff.

posted at 9:17 be
on Jan. 15, 2009


A cool cube-based way t' hunt Google.

Oh, did I mention 'tis useless? But some fun things be. smile

posted at 6:29 pm
on Jan. 14, 2009


From Flickr: Th' Far-Side Daguerrotype Reenactments Pool

They dern't yet have me favorite comic, about Genghis Khan. I'll have t' do somethin' about that.

posted at 1:21 pm
on Jan. 14, 2009


Remember th' sound o' a 56k modem connectin'?

Th' Dial Up Kid reminds me o' th' pavlovian sound that preceded me gettin' email.

posted at 11:18 be
on Jan. 14, 2009


Video: In New York, there’s a huge Loft Filled wi' Dirt, called th' Earth Room

Now I totally want t' go there.

posted at 11:08 be
on Jan. 14, 2009


Th' turducken experience—photos and all

Looks SOO good.

posted at 11:42 pm
on Jan. 13, 2009

Permalink has some cool, easy ways t' make yourself hallucinate

Sounds like fun!

posted at 10:45 pm
on Jan. 13, 2009


Inaccurate story on th' environmental impact o' a Google hunt

Read Google's response (link at th' top) And what th' heck be a .ece file extension?

posted at 10:48 pm
on Jan. 12, 2009


Today we launched a new book promotion site: BE DiFFERENT or Be Dead

Th' quiz be a very fun part -- try it out.

posted at 6:59 pm
on Jan. 12, 2009


Vancouver city seeks provincial nod t' borrow $458 million fer Olympic Village

Wow. I'd be a pissed taxpayer.

posted at 5:03 pm
on Jan. 12, 2009


RGB: An intense, flashin' RGB site - don’t click if ye get seizures

Yeah, seriously. But I always have liked random Web art sites. Anyone remember Superbad?

posted at 4:47 pm
on Jan. 12, 2009


Jerusalem syndrome

Another example o' why readin' Wikipedia be so damn interestin'.

posted at 3:16 pm
on Jan. 11, 2009


Google has a new favicon

And I must have a sad little life t' notice.... smile

posted at 5:21 pm
on Jan. 10, 2009


Th' failure o' th' U.S. 401k retirement reputation system

'tis a harsh story.

posted at 11:39 be
on Jan. 10, 2009


How t' shovel snow and not hurt yourself

Good advice from Prince George (th' town, not th' person)

posted at 11:27 be
on Jan. 10, 2009


Cool Cap'n's log about Whistler Blackcomb Snow Conditions

Well written, by a completely obsessed skier.

posted at 10:27 be
on Jan. 10, 2009


Seattle P-I put up fer sale and goin' Web-only in 60 days

I feel so bad fer printed newspapers these days.

posted at 2:26 pm
on Jan. 9, 2009


AdHack Cap'n's log has a LEGO fer Adults Sexist Campaign letter

Personally, I come across th' ads provocative but less offensive than, oh, every single perfume ad e'er.

posted at 1:28 pm
on Jan. 9, 2009


Bacon Explosion: Th' Baddest (Goodest) BBQ Bacon Sausage Recipe

Holy Yum.

posted at 1:27 pm
on Jan. 9, 2009


10 Reasons why most On board Alarms be Useless

Mine's a fairly well set up system. 'tis only useless fer a few o' these reasons.

posted at 1:23 pm
on Jan. 9, 2009


How perfumes work accordin' t' an article in Th' Economist

No, really, they seem t' have a good overview.

posted at 1:05 pm
on Jan. 9, 2009


Homeland Security USA: A new, brazenly pro gov’t, tv show

This be one agency that doesn't deserve its 15 minutes o' fame.

posted at 9:46 be
on Jan. 9, 2009


Pemberton Music Festival cancelled fer 2009

Too bad; this be a great party, I hear.

posted at 9:44 be
on Jan. 9, 2009


Kidnappers demand $1.5M fer release o' B.C. web publisher

Or 1.5 million clicks on their Google Adwords.

posted at 9:43 be
on Jan. 9, 2009


Th' 10 Best Things about Booze

From Modern Drunkard Magazine Online

posted at 11:06 be
on Jan. 8, 2009


Horizontal page scrollin' usin' Javascript

I can totally think o' a use fer this script!

posted at 10:33 be
on Jan. 8, 2009


Hardcore Scrabble players in Boulder Colorado: An article

Good slice o' life.

posted at 5:18 pm
on Jan. 7, 2009


Polygamy charges have been laid against two B.C. religious leaders

Bountiful's Mormon offshoot religion might get its day in court. Interestin'.

posted at 1:16 pm
on Jan. 7, 2009


Cliff Young: A sheepherder who won th' world’s longest, toughest race

Challenge yer assumptions, and yer stamina. Ye can do it.

posted at 10:18 be
on Jan. 7, 2009


89 cm o' snow in Vancouver this Dec; avg be 18cm and annual avg be 48 cm. Woah.

And did I mention that it snowed in January, too? Double woah.

posted at 7:42 pm
on Jan. 6, 2009


Great NYTimes OpEd about Bernard Madoff, Greed, and th' Future o' U.S. Financial Prowess

Makes me wish I'd invested in Madoff about 20 years ago wink

posted at 4:29 pm
on Jan. 6, 2009


RoomOrama - Peer-t'-peer short term rental marketplace

Like, wanna rent me room fer th' weekend?

posted at 3:44 pm
on Jan. 6, 2009


Marty Kaplan’s writin' about Israel’s attacks into Gaza

Harsh, but balanced.

posted at 3:20 pm
on Jan. 6, 2009


Masterbacon: A day fer bacon lovers at Kveton’s (Saturday January 17, 2009) - Upcomin'

Why can't I go t' this? WHY?

posted at 1:11 be
on Jan. 6, 2009


Wench twitters joke about smotherin' daughter; police show up at house.

Unreasonably invasive, or reasonably cautious?

posted at 6:06 pm
on Jan. 5, 2009


Th' Dine Out Vancouver 2009 list be published: 193 restaurants (if ye include multiple locations)

Here's th' whole list:
== $18 ==
arroy-d thai galley
Ashiana Tandoori Galley
Burgoo Bistro Lonsdale
Burgoo Bistro Main River
Burgoo Bistro West 10th
Callin', Th'
Ceili's Irish Skull & Scuppers & Galley
Central Bistro
Chilli House Thai Bistro
Chutney Villa
Darby's Skull & Scuppers
Desi Juntion Galley & Bar
Desi Galley & Lounge - Denman
Doolin's Irish Skull & Scuppers
Elephant & Castle Galley - Delta Vancouver Airport Fleabag inn
Fogg n' Suds Galley
Granville Room
Hon's Wun Tun House
Las Margaritas Mexican Galley
Marias Taverna 4th Ave.
Marias Taverna Denman
Nyala African Cuisine
Barnacle-covered Spaghetti Factory, Th'
Red Door Pan Asian Grill
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co
Thai House Galley
Thai Spice Galley
Timbre Galley
Urban Thai Bistro
Wild Rice
Yagger's Downtown Galley

== $28 ==
Abigail's Party
Al Porto Ristorante
American Grille, Th'
Arms Reach Bistro
Baru Latino Restaurante
beyond galley + lounge
Bistro Pastis
Boathouse Galley - English Bay, Th'
Boathouse Galley - Horseshoe Bay, Th'
Boathouse Galley - New Westminster, Th'
Boathouse Galley - Port Moody, Th'
Boathouse Galley - Richmond, Th'
Boathouse Galley - White Rock, Th'
Bogart's Chophouse & Bar
Brasserie Galley (At th' Coast Plaza Fleabag inn & Suites), Th'
Capones Galley & Live Jazz Club
Carmichael's at th' Hilton Vancouver Airport
Cats Social House
Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano & piano bar
Cloud 9 Revolvin' Galley & Lounge, Th'
Copper Chimney - Fleabag inn Le Soleil
Coza! Tuscan Grill
Crystal Grille at th' Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Fleabag inn
Deuce Galley
Dockside Galley
Fish House in Stanley Park, Th'
Flyin' Tiger, Th'
Gramercy Grill
Griffins Galley
Gusto di Quattro
Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki Galley
Highlander Galley
Imperial Chinese Seafood Galley
Inlets Bistro & Lounge
Irish Heather GastroPub, Th'
Kingston Taphouse & Grille, Th'
Lux at Caprice
Manhattan Galley - Delta Vancouver Suites Fleabag inn
Marmalade Kitchen & Bar
Maurya Indian Cuisine
Mi Bistro & Bar
Milestone's Kitsilano
Milestone's on Denman
Milestone's Park Royal
Milestone's Yaletown
Milestones Restaurants - Robson
Mill Marine Bistro, Th'
Mistral French Bistro
Mosaic Bar & Grille
New Bohemian, Th'
Northlands Bar and Grill
nu galley + lounge
briny deep 6 seventeen
Briny deep Club Galley & Lounge, Th'
Osteria Napoli Ristorante
Ouisi Bistro
Pinkys Steakhouse
Pinkys Steakhouse - Yaletown
Plan B lounge & Eatery
Point Galley & Tapas, Th'
Provence Mediterranean Grill
Refinery, Th'
Relish Restaurants & Lounge
Rex Rotisserie & Grill
Sai-z Izakaya Japanese Galley
Salathai thai galley
Salt Tastin' Room
Saltaire Galley & Terrace
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Sanafir Galley and Lounge
Sandbar Seafood Galley, Th'
Seasons in th' Park Galley
Section (3) Galley
Sequoia Grill at th' Teahouse Galley
Shady Island Seafood Bar and Grill
Shaughnessy Galley at VanDusen Garden
Show Case Galley
Sip Resto-Lounge
Smokin' Dog Bistro, Th'
So.Cial at Le Magasin
Steamworks Brewin' Company
Tantra Waterfront Lounge & Grill
Tomato Fresh Grub Cafe
Trafalgars Bistro
TransContinental, Th'
Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Tropika on Cambie
Tropika on Robson
Water St. Cafe
Watermark on Kits Beach
Westward Ho! Public House & Grill Room (University Golf Club)
Yaletown Brewin' Company, Th'
Yokohama Teppanyaki Japanese Galley

== $38 ==
A Kettle o' Fish Restauran
Amarcord Ristorante Italiano
Bacchus Galley
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Bridges Galley
Brix Galley and Wine Bar
C Galley
Cannery Seafood Galley, Th'
Carver's Steakhouse
Cassis Bistro
CinCin Ristorante
COAST Galley
DB Bistro Moderne
Diva at th' Met
Don Francesco Galley
Elixir Galley
Federico's Supper Club
FigMint Galley & Lounge
Five Sails Galley
Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar
Hamilton River Grill
Hart House Galley
Hermitage Galley
Herons Galley & Lounge
Il Giardino
Il Nido Inventive Italian Galley
Italian Kitchen, Th'
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
La Terrazza Galley
La Vallee Galley
Le Gavroche Galley
Lift Bar Grill View
Metro Galley
Monk McQueens Galley
Moustache Cafe and Lounge
O'Doul's Galley & Bar
Observatory, Th'
Parkside Galley
Players Chophouse Galley & Lounge
Provence Marinaside
Quattro on Fourth
Raincity Grill
Salmon House, Th'
Tramonto - RiverRock Casino Resort
West Galley
William Be tellin' Galley, Th'
YEW galley + bar
Zen Japanese Galley
Zin Galley and Lounge

posted at 10:58 be
on Jan. 5, 2009


Me 1,000th Twitter update be: Grog-filled new year!


posted at 6:19 pm
on Jan. 2, 2009


Help Me Choose Me Best Flickr Photos

I'm goin' t' make a new batch o' Moo Cards. Please come and add one or morrrr o' these photos as a favorite, and I'll use th' best ones t' represent me on a business card whar I call meself a "real photographer"

posted at 6:16 pm
on Jan. 2, 2009


Me top-rated but no nay ne'er-favorited Flickr daguerrotype. What’s yours?

'tis o' houses in Steveston.

posted at 6:12 pm
on Jan. 2, 2009


Th' ‘cult’ o' Kumon explained by Forbes

Did ye be knowin' they have their own high schools in Switzerland? I di'nae.

posted at 4:54 pm
on Jan. 2, 2009


Multiple avalanche deaths in B.C.

'tis been a harsh snow season in th' backcountry.

posted at 1:19 pm
on Jan. 2, 2009


Garfield Bodyart (NSFW)

Inside me, me 13 year-barnacle-covered self be laughin'.

posted at 11:37 be
on Jan. 2, 2009



“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

...who said it?

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