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I’ve Joined Metblogs Vancouver

Some of you might have noticed, I’ve started posting in yet another place online.  That place is Metroblogging’s Vancouver blog, and here’s why I’m part of the team.

posted at 1:10 am on Nov. 30, 2005
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No Error Occured?

Dreamweaver is all messed up.

posted at 11:19 pm on Nov. 29, 2005
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Listen, Do You Want to Know a Secret?

“Did that samosa go bad in the car?” My mom asked me this after I drove her home from the north side of town. She was standing in the kitchen sniffing the samosa we’d driven around all day in the event we’d need a snack.

posted at 1:31 am on Nov. 29, 2005
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Walking / Working After Midnight

I went for a walk with Rachael yesterday evening. Then I came back and worked all night.

posted at 5:30 am on Nov. 22, 2005
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Telus Troubles: The Unexpurgated Version

My phoneless friend, Jason, said I had the gist of his telus horror story right, but there were more details.  here, then, is the full story, direct from him: Well, it’s now been several months since we moved.  We’re getting fairly used to arranging to meet people down at the front door, or we watch for them on the lobby camera.

posted at 3:41 pm on Nov. 20, 2005
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Retro Driving Thoughts

Yesterday was a retro day for me from start to finish.  I broke in a new “To Do” book, which is my old-school, pen-and-paper way of keeping track of what I have to do.  I do also use a Palm Pilot and Web based calendar and such, but for basically telling me what I’m doing, pen and paper are the way I go.

posted at 3:34 am on Nov. 17, 2005
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No Service, No Problem with Telus

It seems like people are piling complaints onto Telus, so let me add my story. My friends Jason and Noriko moved into a new condo in downtown Vancouver on July 22.  That’s 116 days ago.  They have no phone service still.

posted at 4:02 am on Nov. 16, 2005
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I Almost Forgot I Almost Died

So, I’m out to dinner at Houston’s (and did you know that Google Maps now integrates ChefMoz listing data?) with some friends (Jae and Karin and Susie and Lance) on a recent trip to L.A. (for friends’ wedding) and the subject comes around to calling 911, i.e., have we ever done it.

posted at 4:56 am on Nov. 10, 2005
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Pondering Paris

Susie has a ticket to Paris for later this month—leaving on the 16th.  She’s been very excited about her trip, which would be her and a close girlfriend who’s never been to Paris before. I’m wondering if they should call off the trip.

posted at 6:42 pm on Nov. 8, 2005
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New Feed Formatting

This is one of those bland notes about my site that is eminently ignorable, except to the tech heads who for some reason visit this site (maybe because they’re my friends?).  I just modified my site’s RSS feed to display how many comments there are for each post, if any.

posted at 4:52 pm on Nov. 4, 2005
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Seeking Film Watchers

Do you blog?

Do you watch many films?

Do you have some spare time?

Three yes’s = Give me a shout about a project I’m working on.

posted at 4:42 pm on Nov. 4, 2005
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I’m in a New Place

The move is complete.  Susie and I are in our ninth home in 11 years.  Patrician Way in 1995. Mockingbird Lane. Waldo Ave.  Rue du Faubourg St Martin. Kossuth Lajos Utca.  Grand Ave.  Paloma St.  Hastings St. And now West 13th Ave.

posted at 12:51 am on Nov. 4, 2005
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Importing Blogger into Expression Engine

Here’s a quick pointer for anyone trying to import from blogger into Expression Engine from pMachine.

Use this template I found and tweaked, then runa quick search and replace.

posted at 2:22 am on Nov. 1, 2005
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