By Boris Mann on May 7, 2004 - 4:31pm
It's sometimes tough to find out about the inner workings of businesses even in your own city. I've added Troy's site to our Vancouver Business Blogs bundle.
Check out this great article (old but good) from Mac Central that talks about Pixar's Mac OS X transition and how they upgraded 1000 machines to run OS X. Does anybody know of any large studios here in town that are already taking advantage of that level of automation? If so, drop a note.Troy Angrignon: Anybody running massive automated Mac OS X install scripts in Vancouver, BC?
A plaque commemorating the site of the Love's Cafe on Granville courtesy of the Portrait V2K. The City of Vancouver Millenium Project, Dinner at Love's Cafe
Every booth at the Templeton (1087 Granville, 604 685-4612) has a vintage juke box. And the food is good too!
I love this sign. It just looks like someone threw it up in the middle of the night and the building's owner has yet to notice.
By Boris Mann on May 7, 2004 - 11:45am
Registered members (you can create an account if you don't have one already) now have the ability to add their own events. They get listed automatically in the events block on the right hand side of the front page, as well as being added to the neighbourhood feeds.
This was prompted by me creating an event for JustSue's Yard Sale that's coming up tomorrow (Saturday, May 8).
As always, please use the Contact Us page or the forum to leave us feedback.
Photo Talk links to a New York Times article describing the controversy surrounding the relationship between sports teams and Getty Images, where photos provided by Getty showing controversial violent sports incidents were suppressed by the organization. The following is a quote from a Times article in March (via Phototalk, link rescued from obscurity by the New York Times Archive Link Search:
When Todd Bertuzzi of the Vancouver Canucks sucker-punched Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche last month and drove him face-first into the ice, he
ended two seasons - Mr. Moore's with two broken vertebrae and his own with an indefinite suspension. He also inadvertently fueled a controversy about ethics in the rink of photojournalism.No Shots of a Cheap Shot, and Some Wonder Why
Bel Air In Kits time lapse photo part 7.
Derek Miller writes that he has a new job, which is not so new after all:
I've been working as a permanent part-time employee of Navarik Corp. here in Vancouver since November 2003, though I haven't talked about it much. Previously, Navarik had been a sometime-client of mine since it began in 2000, because the company's founders were all my former colleagues from the University of B.C.My new job (is not so new)
It goes to show how maintaining your networks and continuing to deliver high quality work will get you noticed by those who may not have the money or time to invest in you now, but will keep their eyes and/or chequebooks open for when the time is right.
Evidently City Hall was upset that the building was going to be all dark and wanted the colours of the new buildings in the city to reflect the open blue skies.
"It's an overwillingness to acquiesce to crowd thinking, which results in mediocrity, as in half the city's architecture." He [Douglas Coupland] motions to the half constructed One Wall Centre, a building that will have dark-tinted glass on its bottom half and light glass on the top. The two-tone design was a compromise to settle a dispute among Vancouver city bureaucrats over glass colour. Vanman Coupland's first foray into non-fiction, a quirky picture book on his hometown, offers a view of Vancouver 'from the inside looking out.'