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May Day in Vancouver

By Richard Eriksson on May 1, 2004 - 12:00pm

The current labour climate has been described as fluid, with unions threatening to walk of the job on Monday in support of the HEU workers. Raymond has some information on a May Day rally which will take place in one hour from this writing:

The May Day celebrations in Vancouver will feature a rally and a 90-minute concert with Shari Ulrich, Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF). The rally and concert, Voices for Justice, will start at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street. During the concert and rally, the B.C. Fed will collect donations in support of the struggle by B.C’s women’s centres to restore government funding. Organizers have asked participants to assemble in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (corner of Georgia and Hamilton Streets) at 11:00 a.m. to join a march to the concert.Support The Struggle for Democracy: May Day Rally in Vancouver

Should Markus Naslund Be Captain Next Year?

By Richard Eriksson on May 1, 2004 - 11:40am

Sylvain posts on whether Markus should be on again as captain of the Vancouver Canucks or staying in Vancouver at all the year after and reflects on recent comments by the center:

To me that just says: "I wasn't trying cause I knew we couldn't win." Plus what does it say to the rest of the team? Maybe Keenan was on to something when he picked on Naslund way back when.Naslund Comments

I don't know what Naslund is like in the dressing room—and anybody who does is either on the Canucks equipment staff or, well, you get the idea—but he's always seemed to relaxed in dealing with the refs. There's also the visible frustration when Naslund was in a slump, although we now know that it was injury-related, which brings up the matter of who knew. The news articles I consulted don't say whether his teammates knew Naslund couldn't perform 100%, although they must have known when he was taking slapshots instead of wrist shots in games.

EdgeCurve.Com: 2 more cool pictures from the Sun Run

By Roland Tanglao on April 30, 2004 - 1:06pm

A man without shoes and runners in suits!

L'Ecole Lord Tennyson in Kitsilano

By Roland Tanglao on April 30, 2004 - 11:07am

L'Ecole Lord Tennyson in Kitsilano

L'Ecole Lord Tennyson in Kitsilano on a very hot ( high will be over 20 degrees!) late April day.

Vintage Freight Elevator at the Picadilly Pub on Pender

By Roland Tanglao on April 29, 2004 - 11:53pm

Vintage  Freight  Elevator at  the Picadilly Pub on Pender

Cool vintage freight elevator at the Piccadilly Pub on Pender.

Skyjack on Pender

By Roland Tanglao on April 29, 2004 - 11:50pm

Skyjack on Pender

More city making heavy metal. This time, it's a Skyjack.

See you at the Ecademy event tonight

By Roland Tanglao on April 28, 2004 - 2:04pm

Boris and I will be attending tonight's Vancouver Ecademy event at the Century Plaza Hotel (1015 Burrard Street) bar at 6p.m. All are welcome. Come and say hi!

Vancouver MetaFilter Meetup Photos

By Richard Eriksson on April 28, 2004 - 1:00pm

Through Flickr I found out about a MetaFilter meetup that happened last Friday. I'm a lapsed member/reader at MetaFilter, and besides, I'm usually more interested in MetaTalk (where people discuss the administration and other aspects of the MetaFilter site) anyway. In MeTa there is a discussion of the meetup and links to photos courtesy Vancouver MeFi users filmgoerjuan who blogs at The Calm Dreariness and timeistight, who blogs at Time Is Tight.

I'll be watching MetaTalk for the next one.

Douglas Engelbart - Inventor of the Mouse, windowing interfaces, etc. in the 1960s - BCNET 2004 at SFU

By Roland Tanglao on April 28, 2004 - 11:23am

Douglas Engelbart - Inventor of the Mouse, windowing interfaces, etc. in the 1960s - BCNET 2004 at SFU

Dr. Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse and many of the concepts behind today's computer user interface such as the windowing system used today by all computers (Macs, Windows and Linux). Without his work and vision (that he first articulated in the 1950s and demonstrated in 1968), there would no Web, no Internet and no UrbanVancouver.com!

Engelbart gave the keynote address today at the second day of the 2004 BCNET - West Grid - Netera Advanced Networks Conference at SFU Harbour Centre.

The focus of his work today is synthesizing his life work . It's impossible to summarize his thoughts in two sentences but I'll try. The challenges we face today require networked improvement communities (NICs) that use Dynamic Knowledge Repositories to continually improve how we improve our processes to improve at all levels (individual to global). Only by improving the way we improve and by scaling it this to the global community, can we avoid crashing.

Granville Island Marina 9:48a.m. Tue27Apr2004

By Roland Tanglao on April 27, 2004 - 12:50pm

Granville Island Marina 9:48a.m. Tue27Apr2004

Beautiful in today's all too fleeting sunshine.

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