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Vancouver’s new (old) stadium is a broken, expensive eyesore

Vancouver’s new (old) stadium is a broken, expensive eyesore

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...

Reflections on Connect 2010 Vancouver

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...

On Stock Options

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.  Having spent my teething years (professionally) in the maelstrom of Silicon...

You Fucking Morons

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.  I’m fairly...

Prostitution and the difference between left and right

I read a really salient comment today on an otherwise not terribly interesting article @ CBC News.  After an article describing high-end street-walking prostitutes being herded out of Vancouver’s Yaletown in advance of the oncoming Olympic onslaught, commenter...