Doodle Pad Archive - May 2009

Digital Doodles, formally running Drupal 5, is now powered by Drupally 6 goodness. It must be goodness, because 6 is more than 5! Um, yah. Doing software upgrades is one of the more tedious tasks associated with running a content management system, particularly when there's no obvious improvement as reward for your troubles. The work would only warrant a footnote, except . . .

One of the nicer things that's happened to me this year is meeting Seth and Vickie. Items on their life accomplishment list include teaching English in Japan. Besides hearing some great stories, it's fun talking with them about Japanese culture from a western perspective. Blog posts from Sarah Marchildon's Hollywood North Report are a common starting off point.

While cleaning up some bookmarks I re-discovered this video. I can't recall when I first came across it, or who to give the hat tip too, but I bookmarked it because I wanted to post it here. Somewhat delayed, but no less enjoyable: lost in a moment. lost in a moment from dennis wheatley on Vimeo.

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Even with Vancouver's thriving coffee culture it isn't always easy finding great coffee. A place serving coffee is never too far away, but quality isn't a given. This problem seems doubly bad with coffee beans. In my experience, buying beans from a coffee shop where I've enjoyed the coffee is no guarantee that the same coffee will taste as good at home. And if you live in North Vancouver, the places recommended by the coffee gurus mean some form of commute ... until now.

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Val (aka Space Pug, aka Madam President), organizer of The 13th Colony (Vancouver's Battlestar Galactica Fan Club) semi-regularly shows up with the coolest things. At the BSG event today — a location scouting road trip to Boundary Bay, pictures coming soon — she came packing a wad of Caprican cubits! Although I'm not sure I can name the source (don't want any Taurans coming after me) I can say the drinks are on Val if we ever get to Caprica!

Continue reading A Fistful of Cubits

One of the kicks being a Battlestar Galactica fan in Vancouver is recognizing the local locations. Among the different events organized by the local BSG fan group, The 13th Colony, are location scouting road trips. It's the BSG fan version of geocashing, and a nice way to get outside. Yesterday we did a road trip to Earth, otherwise known as Boundary Bay Regional Park [ Google Map ], and checked out spots where some key scenes took place. As always, our magnificent President Val had everything organized, including screen-shots so we could match the landscape.

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