Four Things

KK didn’t start it, but he got me started on four things…

Four movies I can watch over and over:
1. Comfort and Joy
2. The Godfather
3. Jaws
4. Alien

Four places I have lived:
1. Portage La Prairie MB
2. Toronto ON
3. Calgary AB
4. Vancouver Paradise

Four television shows I love to watch (ON DVD):
1. The Office, UK
2. Six Feet Under
3. The Wire
4. Kids in the Hall

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. New Orleans
2. New Zealand
3. Newsome Creek
4. Newton Entrance

Four of my favorite dishes:
1. Kung Pao Chicken
2. Tako from Musashi on Denman
3. Crepes, made at home, just like Celina’s
4. Any Gelato from Brazza in North Vancouver

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Cypress Mountain
2. Gizmodo
3. You Send It
4. Vonage Canada

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. N48 23.728 W123 59.152
2. N48 51.259 W123 30.158
3. N49 24.251 W123 11.706
4. N49 30.297 W124 12.840

Four bloggers I am tagging:
1. Monique
2. KK
3. Roland
4. Ben

I smell saltwater

the beach

Just back from a quick weekend off the grid.

There’s nothing quite like the blues, greens and greys of British Columbia in the winter time.

There’s also something to be said for not having a phone, TV or Internet connection.

active pass

Snow for days

Just back from Cypress and the mounds of snow. Woaw.

Driving up from Vancouver in the rain into a blizzard up top. Too bad about the Audi Quatro in the ditch. My old Jeep managed just fine.

Tons of fresh snow, no lineups and the most fun I’ve had all year.

I managed a not-ready-for-the-Olympics face-plant-cartwheel-thingy off Hutch into waist deep snow, measured head first.

After digging myself out, and digging the snow out of my helmet and goggles, I couldn’t stop laughing.

My new Nitro Darkhorse is giving me all the thrills they promised over at Second Wave.

Itunes meets Anil

I have a love-hate relationship with iTunes. I’m extremely inarticulate when it comes to WHY.
This post by Anil Dash pretty much gets it right. Here’s the preface to his itemized list of things to do better:

Lots of people in both the music/media and technology businesses are obsessed with beating Apple’s work on the iPod and iTunes. With the CES show being this week, that obsession will reach its annual peak, so I figured I’d take the time to post a list I’d made some time ago. Herewith, a list of the key dos and don’ts for beating Apple’s iPod and iTunes, in no particular order.

See the list here and check out the comments.

CKNW on Monday Jan 9

Monday Jan 9th I’ll be a guest on the Bill Good show on CKNW in Vancouver.

You can listen live on AM980 in the Vancouver area or online at CKNW.Com

I’m scheduled for the 11:30 slot, which is the last slot on Bill’s show, so I could get bumped for a big , medium , any real news story.

Why am I on the show ? Talking about the web of course – and I’ll try to work in a plug for Northern Voice while I’m there.

Who Knew ?

Who Knew ?

I’m the same age as Marc Canter. When we met at Vidfest in Vancouver last spring I could have sworn I was older. And for the record, I find I agree with 73.2 % of what he says, but only understand 19% of it.

I’m speaking at Northern Voice 2006. This is a real honour, because even though I’m the same age as Marc Canter, I’m hardly a web 2.0 guru. I do know media though and it will be real pleasure to present with respected journalist Mark Schneider. (I wonder if we’re the same age too).

A Bump Key. Go figure. Details at Lot 49 , who, like Marc Canter, links out to Om Malik’s blog.

BC Weather

Who says BC gets wimpy weather. Check this out:

Marine Forecast issued for Strait of Georgia.
Issued: 4 PM PST Wednesday 4 January 2006 for the period ending 4 PM Thursday with an outlook for the following 24 hours.
A complex 970 millibar low southwest of Vancouver Island will Move northward across the western Bowie tonight. The associated Front will rotate over northern Vancouver Island tonight and over The north coast Thursday morning. A weak low will move toward Central Vancouver Island Thursday night.

From northern Vancouver Island northward gale to storm force southeast winds will rise to storm to hurricane force overnight.

Winds will veer to southwesterly behind the low Thursday morning and will gradually ease to strong late Thursday.

Over southern waters strong to gale force southeast winds will Rise to gale to storm force this evening. Winds will ease to Moderate southerly Thursday morning then will back to moderate to strong easterly late Thursday afternoon ahead of the approaching Weak low.

From the Environment Canada marine forecast.

By the way, Hurricane force winds are 119-plus kilometres per hour.