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Two Questions That’ll Make You Think

Whoever gets the most correct answers, or closest to the correct answers, for these questions, gets a free copy of Dreamweaver 8 All-in-One desk reference, retail value $45 Canadian.  Plus that person will get recognition from me as being really really smart.

posted at 8:22 pm on Nov. 27, 2006
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Day 7: The Water Advisory Is Over

I’m so happy! Today, the water advisory was called off. The turbidity is much lower now, though the primary reservoir usually used for Vancouver is still out of service. I celebrated by drinking a Diet Coke.  Which was probably worse for me than the water.

posted at 8:20 pm on Nov. 27, 2006
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Water, Water, Everywhere: Day 6

Apparently, the gods themselves have seen fit to honor my efforts to drink tap water by contributing huge quantities of white flakes of ice from the sky. Because it’s so light and fluffy and easy to blow around, I think I’ll call it “blow.”

posted at 2:29 am on Nov. 27, 2006
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Day 5 of Drinking the Water

Nothing to report. Move along.

posted at 12:29 pm on Nov. 25, 2006
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Muddy Waters: Day 4 of Drinking Vancouver’s Tap Water

Yesterday was a good day.  The E.Coli alarm was a false one, so I’m still sticking with Vancouver’s tap H-2-OhNo. Well, almost.  I took a short break from my waterfast to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Justin and Sue’s place.

posted at 1:51 pm on Nov. 24, 2006
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Vancouver Water: Day 3

Vomitting? Nope.

Diueria Dyeriah Dhiarea Dieriuh

The Runs? Nope.
A “social problem”? Nope.
Intense, almost painful craving for Diet Coke? Check.

posted at 11:26 am on Nov. 23, 2006
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Drinking the Water, Day 2

I got up this morning, and it felt like my mouth was filled with mud.  I was tired, hungry, and disoriented.  This is pretty much how I feel every morning, though, so I can say the water has had no effect so far.  I walked into the bathroom, had a big glass of water, and brushed my teeth. Luxury!

posted at 11:03 am on Nov. 22, 2006
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How Bad Is the Water? Let’s Find Out

As many of you know, there’s a Vancouver-wide water advisory that’s been happening since November 17.  The GVRD Medical Health Authorities have said that no hospitals, day cares or schools can use the water, and that residents could decide for themselves.  So, I’m deciding to drink nothing but tap water.  In your face, E. Coli!

posted at 1:43 am on Nov. 22, 2006
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AJAX Programmer Needed

Hop Studios is looking for an AJAX programmer to help us with a couple hours of work.

See this post for full details.

posted at 8:23 pm on Nov. 20, 2006
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Sustainable Pricing

Have you ever had this happen to you: You have a thought in your head, a sort of big thought, like a new way to think about art, or a great invention, or a politic consequence that no one seems to be saying, and then you suddenly trip over that idea at a mall or in a newspaper?

posted at 4:14 pm on Nov. 18, 2006
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Needed: Americans Who Moved to Canada?

My friend, the journalist, wants to find some Canadians

Americans who have moved, or are moving, to Canada in part because of Bush.

posted at 11:58 pm on Nov. 14, 2006
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Remembrance Day

I’ll be honest.  I didn’t have much to say about Remembrance Day.  Reposting a picture of a red blossom, or reprinting that touching poem that doesn’t really rhyme. I’m not saying it’s not important to do—I’m saying others already did it, and better than I would have.

posted at 9:26 pm on Nov. 11, 2006
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Hey Na, My Blogroll’s Back

Yeah, I doubt you noticed it was missing, but I have revamped and added my blogroll to my Weblog.  Yes, I really do subscribe to all those RSS feeds.  No, I don’t get a lot of work done. 😊 Come see if you’re on it!

posted at 7:26 pm on Nov. 10, 2006
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Finally: Alcatraz

Susie and I finally made it today to Alcatraz.  We’ve been trying to visit for years and year—but you have to buy tickets in advance, and, well, we nevr got our acts together. But for my birthday, Susie gave me two tickets to Alcatraz co-inciding with our trip here, and I choo-choo-choosed her to go with me.

posted at 11:27 pm on Nov. 5, 2006
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Alternative TVs

One of the things Susie and I saw yesterday on our exploration of San Francisco is the flagship U.S. store of Hannspree.

posted at 9:07 pm on Nov. 4, 2006
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Live From the Dummies Unconference

Susie and I are in San Francisco today.

posted at 10:48 pm on Nov. 3, 2006
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Birthday Sleepover 2006

Susie and I went this weekend to hold my annual BIRTHDAY SLEEP-OVER.  (Last year it wasn’t all caps, because it was still in trial stage).  This year, the turnout was just perfect.  Boris, Clint, James, Mandy, Martin, Monique, Rachael, Susie, Tracy, Zak, and I headed over to Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island.

posted at 1:15 am on Nov. 2, 2006
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Halloween H+1

The one where I don’t have a bowl of cereal for breakfast, I have a lot of chocolate bars instead.

posted at 10:28 am on Nov. 1, 2006
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