In 2008, PavCo, a crown corporation taxed with operating Vancouver’s 55,000 seat BC Place Stadium, announced a $150M renovation which would include the replacement of BC Place’s inflatable roof with a retractable cloth roof. This was likely their way of addressing the rather dramatic deflation of that facility in the winter of 2007, when the […]Read more "Vancouver’s new (old) stadium is a broken, expensive eyesore"
I enjoyed Connect this year but figured I’d toss my constructive feedback out to the community for discussion, debate, or possibly even confirmation. As you can probably guess I’ve spent almost 20 years attending, speaking at, and even helping organize conferences within technology, business and academia. At this point I could not possibly account for […]Read more "Reflections on Connect 2010 Vancouver"
Over the past way-too-many years I’ve had occasion to interview north of 250 individuals for dozens of positions at both startups and large companies on both sides of the border.Â Having spent my teething years (professionally) in the maelstrom of Silicon Valley I have come to be able to recognize many different character types and […]Read more "On Stock Options"
I’m not usually one to get excited about this sort of stuff, but living as I do at pretty-much the epicentre of the coming Olympics in Vancouver 2010 issues of security, terrorism, and other such hysteria have got my spider-senses tingling.Â I’m fairly convinced that, given Canada’s very active participation in NATO’s Afghan adventure and […]Read more "You Fucking Morons"
I read a really salient comment today on an otherwise not terribly interesting article @ CBC News.Â After an article describing high-end street-walking prostitutes being herded out of Vancouver’s Yaletown in advance of the oncoming Olympic onslaught, commenter NixONeill posted: This goes to the heart of the difference between the Left & Right. The left […]Read more "Prostitution and the difference between left and right"
I attended the Connect09 event this evening and was pleased to see such an active, engaged turnout and such a well-organized event. Hardly the picture one would paint if they’d already drawn the conclusion that the tech economy in this province was dead.Â But I did have one of those ironic interactions last night that […]Read more "On Business Cards"
When I was a child growing up in the suburbs of Vancouver, we conducted regular drills to rehearse for what we believed was the inevitability of a nuclear assault at the hands of an evil Communist empire half a world away.Â This was the height of the cold war, and as our air raid siren’s […]Read more "MSFT vs GOOG: The New Cold War?"
At the Canucks Fan Zone, blogger Derek Jory asks the question (of no one in particular — they don’t allow comments) whether the following photo, ostensibly from 1984, is real:Read more "Michael Jackson’s mystery appearance with the Canucks"
Here’s a question:Â Where do you host your email? Gersham and I are rather well-known for a business we started in 2002 called Geekmail.Â By 2003, we were on the cutting-edge of IMAP-based email hosting and ran thousands of mail accounts on a cluster of 9 servers hosted at Peer1 Network in Vancouver.Â We pushed […]Read more "Tuffmail: Still the best IMAP service provider I can find.."
Once man’s recipe to salvage the Vancouver Canucks’ chances at a playoff run in 2009/2010Read more "The Armchair GM’s Rx for the #Canucks in 2009/2010"