Posts from the ‘Victoria’ category

How The Met Revived Opera (and Movie Theatres)

As you’re probably aware, New York’s Metropolitan Opera has been showing live broadcasts of their performances in cinemas around the world. The newish GM of The…

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Are There More Female Landscapers Than There Used to Be?

Victorians love their lawns and gardens. I mean, there’s even an annual flower count. Are all the local retirees so footloose and fancy-free that they’re resigned…

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An Unexpected Category in the Yellow Pages

I happened to be using the old-school Victoria Yellow Pages to look something up today (house cleaners, if you’ve got a recommendation, email me). While browsing…er…paging…

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The Victoria Fringe and Structured Data

When you spend as much time as I do exploring the shiny and the brand new in the technology world, it’s easy to forget that the…

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Does Anybody Find This Clip Art Reassuring?

The one time I went into this Apple store on Yates Street, they gave me incorrect information about Bluetooth-enabling our old iMac. I was unimpressed, so…

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Ten Digit Dialing and a Waste of Paper

Did you get one of these? It’s a flyer, included with your phone bill explaining that, as of September 8, the rest of BC (and Alberta)…

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MapMyRide.com: Yet Another Way to Enumerate My Life

Gillian writes about a website which enables you to track your running and cycling performance: They are now eons beyond Gmaps because while Gmaps will show…

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Free Stuff on the Sidewalk in Victoria

Back in May, I wrote a blog post about a garbage amnesty in Coquitlam. In the comments for that post, Chris wrote: Victoria could certainly use…

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