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: Today is my birthday. This picture is from 49 years ago. 1975, summer, Eagle Cliff Beach on Bowen …

: I had an amazing intro call with part of the Besonda team this week. It’s a non-profit focused on …

: It’s Fat / Pancake / Shrove Tuesday so I’m making Eierpfannkuchen for dinner. Simplest recipe: 2 …

: My mom made spaetzle for lunch, and had this “Landfrauen kochen - Traditionsrezepte aus Württemberg” …

: I watched “Union Street” tonight, a documentary about Vancouver’s historically black neighborhood of …

: Campaign launch for Tangara Music Player today: Tangara is a cool, hackable, ESP32-powered music …

: Trapped inside or coming out to play?

: Our oven bottom burner is broken. It’s going to be painful dealing with our property manager to get …

: A picture of me cheers-ing with likely some sort of hazy fruit ale somewhere in San Francisco, Jan …

: Made lard by rendering pork fat in a crock pot (middle jar, white). I added in 6 yellow onions and …

: Found out that Glorious Organics Co-op is going to have a new drop off location for their CSA boxes …

: Dinner at The Pie Shoppe tonight. Salad to share and some nice olives “The Kent” pizza, charred …

: I guess I signed up to get notified of new releases of the Numbeo Cost of Living Index by City. …

: A list of of 22 bakeries that make delicous bread in Vancouver, by Scout Magazine. #FoodWiki …

: The Dystopia is doing great, thanks for asking. This was a test of a security system at a …

: Bread is complete. I’ll let it cool, wrap it, and see how it tastes for breakfast tomorrow. The “no …

: Chad and his wife Kumie gave me a bit of their family miso back in June, in a container in this bag …

: We were in North Van today and went to a Filipino restaurant Alloz Grill for lunch. I had garlic …

: Overnight rise of No-Knead bread recipe. It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted bread. #FoodWiki …

: Trying out Phở Jade “the place for noodle soup lovers”. It’s got a pretty big menu. I tried a large …

: Turns out it’s Timbertrain’s 10th anniversary — and they’re doing a giveaway raffle if you subscribe …

: Rachael got started shovelling, I finished it off and did the sidewalk. I took the second picture …

: Jazzed my way through making a beef stew with lots of onions, red wine, and roasted red peppers. …

: I got all my Google Maps saved places exported and imported into FacilMap. But! They’re all just …

: I made up a recipe for Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles. It’s a modification of the Buttermilk Waffles …

: Went to Jang Mo Jib on Robson for lunch. Had Gahl Bee Tahng with all the fixings. It’s a nice second …

: Cocktail orange for breakfast. Also known as a mandelo, for “Mandarin + Pomelo”. All citrus are …

: Some fun packaging at the Sungiven Foods at City Square. Sungiven is pretty great, with stores all …

: Went to the new Oidé Coffee location at the Waterfall Building near Granville Island. Black sesame …

: Dragon fruit for breakfast. Bought it at the Sungiven when I went to City Square Centre for Nine …

: I’m wandering around #Vancouver today. If anyone is around in the next couple of hours, I’m going to …

: After several months of tinkering with Cloudron, the server management system you install on your …

: I added Rio Friendly Meats, a butcher at 2477 E Hastings in #EastVan, to #OpenStreetMap via Organic …

: Learning that Apple Maps has guides (collections of places) and ability to contribute photos to …

: I think the future is divergent mutual incomprehension and that’s good. Part of a post by Venkatesh …

: Installed linkding shared bookmarking on the #CommonsComputer As written up in the link, I’m still …

: I’m on Bowen Island for the holidays visiting my parents, so here are pictures from our usual …

: Tinkering with Organic Maps, realizing I only have one bookmark in it: Mirika, a cafe in Berlin with …

: RSS and Mastodon could fit in the same app…I’d start with the social media experience: the single …

: Did you know that Skipper Otto community supported fishery has multiple #EastVan community pick up …

: I made lasagna yesterday. Like most of my cooking, I just sort of winged it. I did buy some …

: The earth is too small to eat alone The original title The earth is too small for private dinner parties is an epilogue to a cookbook by …

: Most productivity advice is BS…The only productivity advice that matters is getting clarity on what …

: The next version of Wiki.js sounds like it could be a pretty good Gitbook replacement. And yes, it’s …

: Inventing the future with Doruk (mostly him)

: I am attending IPFS Connect in Istanbul! And also testing the Sparkles micropub client posting to …

: That’s what social media did for people. We could click on a reply button, and in the same …

: Spooky Postcard Show at Tangible Interaction /Ironworks Building. Rachael made some paper cut spooky …

: Mah Milk Bar on Victoria Drive is now open: Mah Milk Bar is part neighbourhbood grocery store and …

: “All the Little Fires”, a painting by Leanne Romak currently at the Hearth Gallery on Bowen Island. …

: I have been looking for a fresh Asian noodle source in Vancouver for a long time. I bought some Win …

: From Robin Sloan’s latest I learned about the singer Lorde’s newsletter: it feels like…a long …

: I’m in St. Louis for a conference and went to a cute local coffee shop, Goshen Coffee. I’m slowly …

: However, browsers selling users to search engines to keep the web going is a bit like selling …

: “I think I’ve reduced the amount of blood in my caffeine system to an acceptable level, if that’s …

: That thing where it’s been a long week, but it’s also been too long since you cooked a proper meal, …

: I’m in London, Ontario for the week. We’ve explored a couple of “variety stores”, which are corner …

: Was at Raincity Games at International Village Mall. Bought Teenage Mutant Dirtbags (mutant animals …

: Pastries at Nemesis Coffee on Hastings in #Vancouver The cruffins are the most decadent, like …

: The Subconscious Beta is out now. The client app going into beta is a single player MVP. But …

: HTML (Birthday) in the park In August 1991, the first website was published. We’re …

: re:Mix is a kitchen blender which you use with your own glass jars. It’s made in Berlin and “open …

: Spent some time working out of Timbertrain Depot. On my way out, I got to taste test this espresso …

: jwz writes up some Mastodon’ts. The big one is to give the original post (OP) control over replies …

: From Scout Magazine comes word of Mah Milk Bar opening on Victoria Drive in the old South China Seas …

: Hanging outside with Kaz the cat for his evening outdoor time on the deck. Last night in Nanaimo, …

: Picture of the New Brighton Park Pool from yesterday. Not many people and amazing cloud formations …

: Just got my Similkameen Valley variety pack of wine dropped off. Here’s a quick photo of the label …

: This post by Devon Zuegel describing the unconference toolkit is great. I’ve been meaning to write …

: Community Pizza on The Drive is close to us and has a delightfully shady patio for when it’s hot. …

: Evening walk with some murals in an alley, and ending in gelato (peanut butter for Rachael, cherry …

: New Brighton Park Pool in #EastVan We like to go swimming at least once a week in the evenings. Last …

: Got out of a movie tonight and saw this amazing sky above #Vancouver on the way home.

: We’re having a #DWebYVR catch-up in the collective garden at Scotia & East 4th. It’s run by …

: I went to the New Media Gallery “DUST” exhibition today. These are pictures of two of the pieces, …

: Bottled one batch of tepache and started a second. This new version has the leftover skin and core …

: Pulpfiction Books has a great thread talking about their business & why they are closing their …

: Killing Community on community as villages, whereas scaled social media prevents this through a …

: Ben Thompson’s Stratechery post on Apple Vision gives us a framework for spatial computing taking on …

: Erin Kissane: building the next generation of social tools…as infrastructure on which existing and …

: Kharis O’Connell has written up his extensive background in spatial computing, including when we …

: Made grilled romaine with Korean spicy chicken and rice noodles for dinner. R said: “it’s good! Like …

: Went to Tall Shadow Bakery both days this weekend. Saturday was later in the day and lots was sold …

: A week of delicious food at Bodega Ridge I just got back from a company retreat1 at Bodega Ridge, a large group event space on Galiano …

: The structures of our network commons have concentrated our responses to the forces already pressing …

: Lunch at Dosanko on Friday. Tsukemono, including some fiddleheads Ramen salad with cold noodles and …

: Had a lovely meal at The Pie Shoppe. Pepperoni Supreme with ricotta & spicy honey Morels & …

: I just finished an intro call with a community mesh networking project here in #Vancouver called …

: We were on Bowen Island for the long weekend and visited a couple of stores in Artisan Square. We …

: On Thursday I went for an afternoon bike ride out to Burnaby Lake along the Central Valley Greenway. …

: Evening walk on #BowenIsland down to the Causeway. View over the Lagoon, facing west. Next view …

: Bluesky #ATProtocol uses domain names as user handles. Parker Higgins did a great write up that …

: Yesterday was glorious sunshine & warmth in Vancouver. Today was gray and overcast in East Van, …

: A walk in the sunshine around East Van with blossoms everywhere. Magnolias are shedding. Pink poofs …

: Rachael visits with a horse on #BowenIsland And also a test of the #BlueSky posting support now live …

: How it started, how it’s going. Me at 7 and 48. My parents are scanning old photos so I’ll share a …

: Went for a walk around the new trail around Grafton Lake on #BowenIsland. So many different greens - …

: My first computer, a TI-99/4A. This is me at home on #BowenIsland in 1985 at 10 years old. It’s …

: Skipper Otto made a list of Metro #Vancouver area Community Supported Agriculture #CSA programs. …

: Exit past the Water Cooler, a write up by Kharis O’Connell @rmtwrkr on the change of the …

: I bought all three Site Nonsite albums on #Bandcamp: Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Osaka. Described as …

: WorldWideWeb is a new to me app by Iconfactory written in #Swift that runs a full web server on …

: Jay Graber wrote an update about the Bluesky Private Beta - a sample client to help flesh out the AT …

: I did an exchange to Germany 32 years ago, & joined my host family for their vacation in France. …

: Snowy weekend on #BowenIsland Last night, towards the Causeway This morning turning on to Melmore …

: Where are we on the sigmoid curve of ChatGPT and related AI tech? Is this a 1999 Napster point in …

: Two Japanese places I read two stories about tourism and Japanese villages. The first is The Morioka Experience by Craig …

: I had the best burrata I’ve ever eaten. Half with a straccetti pasta with tomato mushroom parsley …

: Chatter Net is a decentralized social protocol built out of #DID and #ActivityStreams. The README on …

: From today’s #Vancouver adventures along Main Street, stopped in at Balance Botanicals. Bought some …

: Quiet Sunday, working on my #FoodWiki by making an index of the latest Cook’s Illustrated. This gets …

: Went to Kouign Cafe @kouigncafeyvr today. This is the Purple Rain brown butter bread pudding with …

: The widget on my phone surfaces past photos. This is from a meal March 1st, 2020, in #Tofino at a …

: Kyle Mitchell, open source licensing expert, is hosting office hours: “…anyone can call in and ask …

: The Internet Transition, @robinberjon: “we’re trying to run a planetary society that needs to …

: I’m really happy with how tonight’s dinner turned out: my own Lingcod in Coconut Broth with Flat …

: 2023 is #AppleHeadset release year! I wrote some notes on recent rumours What I think is correct: …

: Brad is writing 10,000 Food Words: “a daily shot of 100 food words for 100 days. Like a shot of …

: The coffee at my local cafe Timbertrain is always good, but today I took a sip of my cappuccino… …

: I made pho for lunch today with a packaged spice paste. With fresh Thai basil, some steak, and… …

: Spent the afternoon wandering Main Street. Had lunch at Coco et Olive, of which the most amazing …

: Coolest part of #Tweetback is that you can register your self hosted archive location with Tweetback …

: Ran #Tweetback locally and it generates a bunch of stats. Am I … a reply guy????

: I got my #TwitterArchive poured into #Tweetback today, a self hosted solution built on @eleventy by …

: Happy New Year from UTC-8! It's past 1am here in #Vancouver, because I decided to sit down and …

: Round two of #ChefsPlate trial. Here’s the Caribbean-style Beef & Veggie Rice Bowl. I’m picking …

: You can find a list of 382 public #LogSeq graphs by looking at GitHub repos that depend on the …

: RT KootenayMorningRadio https://twitter.com/KootenayMorning/status/1608916432968110081 Twitter, …

: Cool! Live radio interview with @blaine right now https://www.kootenaycoopradio.com

: Just found #Plume, an #ActivityPub server focused on blogging length content. Written in #RustLang …

: As @fm2279 points out, don’t containers solve this??? No! In fact, that’s #opensource projects …

: The #DigitalOcean setup, with options for S3 compatible storage and managed Postgres, makes the best …

: I just realized that for #Mastodon and #ActivityPub broadly, we’re at a similar point as when I …

: A sign at #KillarneyLake #BowenIsland by the gravel beach: “Killarney Lake is not recommended for …

: We kept walking around #KillarneyLake until we got to the little gravel “beach” area. Not much of a …

: Todays #BowenIsland walk it wasn’t raining but everything was still very wet and overflowing. Two …

: Here’s a little clip of the water gushing out of the lagoon yesterday #BowenIsland

: On #BowenIsland for a belated Christmas celebration and visit. Yesterday was a king tide and pouring …

: I (properly) figured out how #LogSeq page properties work! TLDR; the interface has a dark background …

: My big dinner was last night on Christmas Eve. Tucking into some leftovers including fried spaetzle. …

: @chriscorrigan I’m reading your end of year reflection in NetNewsWire and reflect following you from …

: Also a good excuse for me to link to the Wait Equation. We can “see” 600M light years, what might it …

: I’ve totally seen this in Stellaris. Guaranteed there’s a space leviathan breeding ground in there …

: After getting Chefs Plate, I recreated an entire meal: the Herby Panko-Crusted Chicken. The trick is …

: I went out and took some pictures before shovelling. 30-40cm for sure! Some legend shovelled the …

: A picture out the window here in #EastVan It snowed a LOT last night, and it’s still snowing. …

: I figured out today that #LogSeq on iOS, because it’s just Markdown files, gets automatically …

: Hey @paul, maybe you want to add a MicroPub API to Ivory as well????

: I was just musing to myself about #IndieKit once again. Turns out @paulrobertlloyd is announcing the …

: Does anyone know how to get to the source photo from the #iOS “Photo Shuffle”? I have mine set to …

: Sometimes working on my notes is exactly like using a fidget spinner. It occupies my mind and typing …

: Tonight’s dinner was a trial run of #ChefsPlate, a meal kit service that I’m doing a trial run of. …

: Trial run of Chefs Plate My first delivery of Chefs Plate meals arrived today.1 My company sent everyone SnackMagic boxes …

: Hey @brewsterkahle we’re going to do a #Vancouver #DWeb social on January 25th …

: > “A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet, and what faster way to turn them into a friend …

: It’s fun for me to read it cover to cover, and create a #FoodWiki table of contents for the articles …

: Cook’s Illustrated is one of the few pieces of paper-based reading I do. The back cover …

: And then what? Well, I really want to have good mobile workflows that can be published / shared …

: I’d like to import all of my blog content + archive to truly have everything interlinked. It’s about …

: Lots of cleanup left to do as well as learning what LogSeq can do. Can I mix private and public …

: I got my personal site imported into #LogSeq and have a workflow where I can edit on my phone or …

: Content warning: #FoodWiki tonight’s fish dinner Made some Skipper Otto lingcod baked with Spanish …

: Great background research by @mark on the usage of the term #multiplayer in #ToolsForThought …

: After lunch at Kozak Eatery, a Ukrainian restaurant in #Gastown, I picked up some bread, a poppyseed …

: Is how I do posting too convoluted? Can one join the worlds of RSS and blogs with ActivityPub & …

: One feed to rule them all - now cross posting to this blog Time for another blogging about blogging and Mastodon’ing. It turns out you can import posts made to …

: Went to the Brendan Lee Satish Tang & Sandeep Johal _New Works_ show at Gallery Jones yesterday. …

: So it turns out #MicroDotBlog _retroactively_ imports your feed. See screenshot from my blog of my …

: New to me is that I can post here to my Mastodon account, and [use Micro.blog’s feed import feature …

: I was just looking for some other photos around that time, so this “Social Media Cabal at The …

: Memories from 2008 - @Miss604 posting this snippet from when I was the “third most influential …

: Post by @mjg59 on how #e2ee messaging needs more than #libsignal …

: Went to the Krampusmarkt at Strange Fellows tonight: a craft & artisan market that runs all this …

: Went to the Krampusmarkt at Strange Fellows tonight: a craft & artisan market that runs all this …

: Thanks Langston Barrett https://langston-barrett.github.io/ for contributing to #TiddlyWiki …

: Robin Sloan’s lab newsletter has been making the rounds https://www.robinsloan.com/lab/new-avenues/ …

: Here’s @gordon presenting #Noosphere & #Subconscious https://youtu.be/tGdqG0Hzcjk

: Just watched the Betaworks #THINKCamp demo day presentations …

: Another #TiddlyWiki Open Collective contributor just now. Thank you Eberhard! There isn’t a Mastodon …

: Thanks @drhayes for becoming a contributor to the #TiddlyWiki OpenCollective! …

: For all of these, I might revive my #micropub setup using [[IndieKit]] https://getindiekit.com/ to …

: For all three, I’d be using a #GithubActions flow in order to publish. This means doing a Git …

: I now have three simultaneous conversions of my custom #Jekyll second brain / blog / archive. …

: I did some more tinkering with #SilverBullet last night. You can run it locally, so I had it on my …

: #dwarffortress - a legendary simulation game that’s been in development for 20 years - is out today …

: I found @harper’s reading list and started Central Station by Lavie Tidhar It’s lovely writing so …

: I found @harper’s reading list and started Central Station by Lavie Tidhar It’s lovely writing so …

: Content warning: Food - #cooking prawns 🦐 Final #plating. Yes that’s a lot of prawns to shell and …

: Content warning: Food - #cooking prawns 🦐 I put the pasta in at the same time. Pappardelle made with …

: Content warning: Food - #cooking prawns 🦐 Added the prawns to the pan and some capers. I would like …

: Content warning: Food - #cooking prawns 🦐 Adding in sliced orange and yellow bell peppers. I’m not …

: Content warning: Food - #cooking prawns 🦐 Sautéing a big onion (sliced - you can see my shoddy knife …

: Content warning: Food - #cooking prawns 🦐 One of the things I splurged on in using up my …

: [[Silver Bullet]], a backlink enabled #opensource #ToolsForThought app https://silverbullet.md/ …

: View looking west from Bowen Bay. #BowenIsland, July 3rd, 2021

: Content warning: Food - Donuts 🍩 Brought some donuts home. One on the left is pink peppercorn chai …

: Went to Their There, a little cafe with coffee, donuts, and breakfast sandwiches on West 4th. They …

: Went to Their There, a little cafe with coffee, donuts, and breakfast sandwiches on West 4th. They …

: Content warning: Food - Broth for Mussels One of the things I got from #SkipperOtto was fresh …

: Picked up the last of my membership shares from #SkipperOtto tonight. Beautiful #FalseCreek …

: Here’s a nostalgia bomb - MacOS themes https://botsin.space/@osxthemes

: Many many more things to tinker with in there, but I’m glad I can now have a properly permalinked …

: OK! With a bunch of help from Saq, I got my #GithubActions automated static site publishing with …

: Making progress on turning my #TiddlyWiki #TWGroceries wiki into a static site. The screenshots are …

: Sunrise over Fisherman’s Wharf next to Granville Island, plus one of the new murals painted on the …

: “To a great extent, history is simply the ephemeral in large enough aggregate.” A thread on the …

: Here’s an example of the output, by @utopiah …

: Turns out, #LogSeq can’t handle 35K small files. The script is fast and easy.

: Do I need my #TwitterArchive as one page per tweet as a #Hugo compatible set of #Markdown files? …

: Sunday Adventures: Morning coffee with old friends downtown Tona Chocolates dessert pop up at …

: Posted to Twitter here https://twitter.com/andy_matuschak/status/1593356131081940993

: Andy Matuschak is launching a research fellowship > “I’m offering six months of funding and …

: Fall view of Woodland Park #eastvan

: Self hosting Mastodon & supporting collectives & code I was reminded that I wrote about running your own Mastodon (on Heroku!) back in 2017. Heroku is on …

: Anyone saying “Mastodon should do X” should understand a couple of things. There are 4 staff …

: If you’re on the “main” MastoDotSocial server, I encourage you to find a cozier home server for …

: Did a walk around the neighbourhood with @RachaelAshe before leaving for Berlin. These are the fruit …

: Went to Hapag Ihaw-Ihaw Grill this week, great Filipino food on Victoria Drive. Thanks @rtanglao for …

: A few #BowenIsland photos to round out the week: Last night, 1) the causeway at sunset This …

: Leaving from Horseshoe Bay, and then half way across to Bowen Island. It was a long, hot, half day …

: It’s been a while since some good #pickling content got shared! On the left, refrigerator pickles …

: A new to me term, “recommendation media” as driven by algorithms, from the article “The End of …

: First swim of the year at New Brighton Park. Sun setting at end of day, Burrard Inlet & north …

: “If you decentralize, the system will recentralize, but one layer up. Something new will be enabled …

: If you ever want to have a digital tool to help with session voting and scheduling for #unconference …

: Chairs in the park with a Timbertrain Depot espresso tonic.

: “build new decentralized things, throw new parties. …build many decentralized things…where any one …

: Summer evening in Woodland Park #eastvan

: Kickstarting an app ecosystem I’ve been thinking about kickstarting a couple of different app ecosystems. I’m going to be a bit …

: Last Weekend in May 2022 Looking back at this weekend, it was filled with adventures and cooking AND relaxing. I had a fancy …

: I heard this (old! released 1998!) song by Placebo, Pure Morning, and have been obsessed by it. …

: Nudelauflauf: made with ricciarelle noodles (a bit like skinny lasagna). Remembered the trick of …

: Got out for a walk in Pacific Spirit Park. It was warm (finally!) and the light was dappling through …

: “Duty, assuming all tasks, can betray arrogance. The idea we can know what must be done, and do it …

: Eating out at restaurants is still a new thing, so it’s special to go to Kulinarya, a Filipino …

: It’s #pickling season! Trying out my new Kraut Source fermentation lid. Cabbage, radishes, and …

: Rain is exploding pink blossoms off the trees, plus spring crocus & magnolias. Just now feeling …

: Me, clueless, ordering a random lager on tap. @sonia, galaxy brain, asks for and receives a Guiness.

: Some Mastodon Notes If you’re checking out Mastodon the open source Twitter-like microblogging service, my first …

: “many of the modular boundaries which had been drawn for docs are now in the wrong place for apps”, …

: Countertop roasters at Prototype Coffee, all powered by ASUS Zenbooks. Sponsorship opportunity??!

: It’s spring in #Vancouver. The “pink poofs” of various cherry blossoms are out, and Dosanko has …

: Weekend adventures: Shawn Hunt at @equinoxgallery. Bottle shop at bistro & grocer Collective …

: Happy Pancake Tuesday! German Eierpfannkuchen, served both sweet & savoury for dinner.

: Exciting weekend adventures in Hastings-Sunrise. London Drugs has a sale on German stuff, including …

: Went for a long sunny & windy walk along the Richmond West Dyke Trail & Terra Nova. Ended …

: As part of a studio clean out, I got to help myself to a couple of mortar & pestles. The …

: Wandered around downtown checking out AR installations @winterartsfest. Photos are @rachaelashe …

: I did a quick walk & coffee this morning and listened to the free, short version of @rosano’s …

: Sometimes you just need a big bowl of pasta with a ton of fresh parmesan. Tomatoes, garlic, onion, …

: Just wow: TiddlyWikiPharo is @Tiddlywiki implemented in @pharoproject & #GToolKit. Shared on the …

: An unusual #Vancouver sight: first footsteps in deep powdery snow, plus our snowy East Van street. …

: New year, new routines! Cappuccino and water to start the day (with global timezones on the wall), …

: I’m testing the beta version of @logseq mobile. Currently uses iCloud for sync, including a funky …

: An afternoon snowy walk on #BowenIsland: bridge & beaver lodge, ferns, and treetop wide view. …

: Today was a gloriously sunny day in Vancouver, although when we set out there was still black ice in …

: When you look at MY GitHub commits and want to hire me as a “core frontend engineer”, you’ve gone …

: Great meeting up with @MikeGartner for coffee. A member of the #ToolsForThoughtRocks community. …

: Whose problem is lack of OSS funding? “If a bunch of hunters go out and shoot all the ducks to …

: A great write up on community tools & trade offs by @rosano, on his new Ghost blog. There is no …

: Whoa! My local coffee place @timbertrain moved their roasting to North Van & is going full …

: Nature is healing: tourists are returning to flock around the steam clock in Gastown.

: Weekend Adventure Day Yesterday was a nice weekend adventure day with Rachael. Didn’t get up too early, had some nice …

: #BuildSoftwareTogether is a tag I’ve been using to mean that people should collaborate with …

: A sit down duet (macchiato with leftover half espresso shot on the side) at @revolver_coffee with a …

: The rain has been coming down hard in Vancouver so it was nice to get a bit of sun this afternoon. …

: Fall is here. Have you taken your vacuum cleaner for a walk yet?

: I am once again astounded by the way that TiddlyWiki is a #ToolsForThought app platform. Check out …

: As part of helping to launch the new @tiddlywiki forum, I looked at exporting data from Discourse …

: A walk before dinner down to the Lagoon on #bowenisland. Looking across Deep Bay to the mountains …

: Going to be on Bowen Island for the week. Working, but with a very nice change of scenery. Went for …

: Nature is healing. Afternoon coffee at @revolver_coffee with @expede @midijeffg @rtanglao

: Feeling locked in by open source Ton wrote a post about his usage of the Post Kinds plugin for WordPress and used the word “lock in”. …

: Nanaimo day trip: breakfast at Gabriel’s, Neck Point Park, Chris & Erin at White Rabbit Coffee. …

: Heading to Nanaimo for a day trip. Looking back up Howe Sound as the sun rises.

: I tried out the Franklin Food Lab in my #EastVan neighbourhood this week: frozen ramen! I bought two …

: Went to the Imperfect Offerings show at the RAG yesterday. I was blown away by Naoko Fukumaru’s …

: Making CRDTs faster, by @JosephGentle: “I want Google Docs without Google…I think [CRDTs are] the …

: First time back dining in at Dosanko Restaurant after almost 2 years. House made tsukemono (pickles) …

: “more than other networked software, tools for thought want to be owned. I don’t want to store …

: Tonight is our third swim in the city pool at New Brighton Park. You need to book a 1.5 hour slot, …

: Stopped in at the new Nemesis next to Emily Carr. Incredibly gorgeous building, filled with …

: Miso Pork was the “sausage of the day” at Oyama today.

: Kaisereck on Granville Island now has a patio. Currywurst, Schnitzel plates, and German wheat beer. …

: Single CLA - a contributor licensing agreement (CLA) that an individual dev only has to sign once …

: A long weekend on Bowen, in pictures;: shady forest walk huckleberries are ripe Crowsnest Riesling, …

: Amusingly, I registered ‘indiegit’ about a year ago. I went ahead and used DigitalOcean to install …

: I was reminded by @and_how that we’re just past the 10 year anniversary of HTML5 Summer DevFest, one …

: A lot of thanks are owed to Kyle Mitchell for his amazing work in pioneering, evolving, and plain …

: “We don’t have a theory for how human decision-making operates in an algorithm-driven online …

: Licenses Alone Do Not Govern Behavior in Open Source by @MWeinberg2D covers a recent case where the …

: Robin Sloan’s email newsletter is just a link to a web page. via Robin Rendle who talks about this …

: Bikes at Burnaby Lake. It was extremely sunny and hot, but with a nice breeze. We didn’t last long …

: Exciting development in my neighbourhood: Coho Coffee now has summer drinks including espresso …

: Good suggestions from @genmon: Three requests for the Google Chrome team as they experiment with RSS …

: “Apple has served no meaningful role in the customer acquisition and “deserves” nothing more from …

: Went to the Vancouver Art Gallery yesterday. This giant wall mural by Lauren Brevner & James …

: Just ordered some live spot prawns for pick up next weekend from Skipper Otto. Sign up for this …

: A few pictures from today’s install of @rachaelashe’s “Patterns of Influence” show. Opens this …

: I’m slowly adding some of my long time startup templates and resources to @VentureScoutsCA. I just …

: Peace Public License, a new #EthicalSource license designed to be “a copy-farleft cooperative …

: I toured @stevekrueger’s new #EcomSquare coworking space yesterday at 1758 W 8th. Very excited to …

: Rhubarb syrup. Chop rhubarb, cover in sugar, let sit for several days. Strain to get syrup, cook …

: IT’S ESPRESSO TONIC SEASON AT @timbertrain!!!!! Made with Caliber Espresso and @FeverTreeMixers …

: We went for a walk in Burnaby’s Central Park. You can take a car share & drop it right at the …

: I am very excited that my local coffee shop @timbertrain Depot is going to experiment with espresso …

: This is a [truly amazing post by @moxie and the Signal messenger …

: Warren Ellis, commenting on Accelerando’s main protagonist Manfred Macx: “If we’re not doing …

: A blossom filled evening walk. Blossom lined streets, a glorious giant pink blossom tree, and what I …

: Alright, who is running the espresso tonic tracker in #Vancouver?

: I guess it’s tepache season again

: Easter on Bowen, continuing to help my parents move and settle in. Forest walk with first bright …

: I know, I know it’s the middle of the night. But I had a ton of fun making a shopping list with …

: I gave a talk back in Oct 2019 about #opensource licensing evolution. A good time to reflect about …

: I have a Ghost Pro-powered links / newsletter / subscription thing now. I wrote a first post, and it …

: Yesterday was spent on the North Shore. @rachaelashe has work in the art for kids show at Seymour …

: It’s a rainy cold day, but the cherry blossoms are coming out. Spent a couple of hours this morning …

: A walk to Prototype Coffee. They sell colourful potions & waffles, plus have a mirrored moss …

: North: up Howe Sound towards Squamish South: Passage Island, out of Howe Sound, across Burrard …

: Very interested in @resonatecoop’s work around Verifiable Credentials. VCs are a DID linked “proof”, …

: Detail of @timbertrain Depot hand made coffe cups, and crocuses blooming in the park. Sunshine time …

: My local park was gloriously sun-drenched today. The sun was warm on my face and my skin was just …

: Went for a walk along the Fraser and ended up over at the River District. We biked there to see the …

: After getting @mamrotynka to go to Pacific Bread Company, we went to for a walk today and stopped at …

: I was surprised to see QR codes in the latest edition of Cook’s Illustrated. It works pretty well, …

: The Pacific Bread Company has a delicious selection of pastries as always, and that’s without taking …

: A walk around the neighbourhood after too much time indoors. It was a nice evening, I got to pet a …

: Autonomic is a tech co-op that just announced “Co-Op Cloud”: “using existing open standards to …

: The rain and cloud have moved in today on Bowen. Plus, an incredible selection of fresh pastries …

: Robin Rendle, Inheritance, on the longevity (or not) of the web: “the web forgets everything …

: View from Artisan Suites on Bowen Island. We’re helping my parents partially move into their new …

: I’m very happy to have my #secondbrain notes site auto-building and publishing to @fissioncodes with …

: Here’s a few photos from @bloedelconserv. You book a 45min slot to wander among the plants & …

: A picture of me in the lobby of our apartment. It’s my birthday today. We’ll visit the Bloedel …

: Are you annoyed by #opensource Contributor License Agreements (CLA) assigned to a single …

: This past weekend I started using my new @reMarkablePaper e-ink tablet. So far, I’ve written two …

: Happy Valentines Day! Here are the cards Rachael and I gave each other, plus a sketch we had made in …

: Sitting at the breakfast table writing what will become a blog post on drop in audio. Yes, it’s a …

: Go read @genmon’s Memexes, mountain lakes, and the serendipity of old ideas: “And it’s interesting, …

: Today’s evolving #opensource licenses are part of a long line of open licenses designed to attack …

: I bought this Mac Mini before the M1 announcements & it’s likely my last Intel Mac. I finally …

: I dropped in on a Saturday night friend Zoom with some old friends from Ottawa. It was great to see …

: Looks like Sublime Text is moving to a subscription model, plus videos on new features, post by …

: Bandcamp Friday: Lambs & Wolves I realized that Bandcamp Friday is continuing, where Bandcamp passes all sales on to artists on …

: Yay! @louderthanten is turning 11 years old, and they’re becoming a worker-owned cooperative. …

: I went for a long walk in the sun along Wall Street in #eastvan. My shadow posed for pictures at the …

: Take out from Aleph Eatery, a Middle Eastern inspired vegan restaurant. This is the Shawarma Rice …

: Perfectly fitting that I’ve had @kartick_vad’s Enjoy the Best, Not The Latest, Media sitting open in …

: Moa Party is a Mastodon / Twitter cross posting tool by @foozmeat. I just inquired in the issue …

: This is one of two hot chocolate + pastry combos we got at Bench Bakehouse as part of the Vancouver …

: “We will know our movement is succeeding if we are contributing to privileged wealth being more …

: Feedback to Ben I read Ben Werdmüller’s post on his Medium experiment and started writing in his comment form, and …

: “Life’s too short to spend days of wall-clock time reading slightly new ways to say the same old …

: The new Gowalla, and open data around places I saw that Richard Eriksson shared news about the “new Gowalla”. I replied to Richard’s tweet: …

: “I see some tweets from people I know, but a robot locked in a basement somewhere decided the order …

: Unexpectedly pleased with tonight’s dinner, which I call Balti Chicken with Noodles.

: Via @nogoodtwts the amazing phrase “gaming surveillance systems in order to bend attention casinos …

: Our Saturday walk took us to the industrial waterfront views of New Brighton Park. Plant life …

: Yesterday’s sunny #eastvan walk. Picked up a few things at Donald’s. They have a really broad …

: Listening: Hotel Neon, via Flow State Unfortunately, I don’t remember at all where this link came from. Flow State is a newsletter …

: Today’s meetings include people in Switzerland, Chicago, New York, Oakland, and Nelson, BC. …

: What is great about meeting with note taking enthusiasts is that you get really good meeting notes! …

: Listening: theNewDeal I was delighted to find theNEWDEAL on Bandcamp! I watched them live in Ottawa when I was living …

: How can federated social media, with its plethora of domains and dozen or so software …

: “Today, the 16th day of January 2021, is the ten-thousandth day of September 1993” — viznut …

: My sunny lunch spot in the Woodland Park community garden, and the @timbertrain smoked meat panini …

: Cultural deafness and controversy in tech debates, by @baldur We may all be writing in English, debating in English, and working in English, but the web dev scene …

: We stopped in at Smith’s Bagelry today. Bought fresh simit (pictured), as well as a slice of San …

: Licorice ferns along one of the Pacific Spirit Park trails. Many good doggos out for a walk. I got …

: Reflecting on 20 years of Drupal & my personal mission Dries, founder of the Drupal project, posted his thoughts and wishes from 20 years. He included 3 …

: We’re lucky: no reported transmission at any barbers in BC. @crowsnestbarber in #eastvan chopped my …

: Not Played: working my way through my music collection, and listening to Primus (again) I’ve got myself setup to go through my “old” music collection, carried through …

: I just posted my second playlist deep dive, based on Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock film. The Pressure …

: Music from Steve McQueen's Lovers Rock We watched the Lovers Rock movie, part of the Steve McQueen’s Small Axe BBC film series. …

: My answer to “how do you stop people using your #opensource software to do bad things?” has been …

: Cappuccino from @timbertrain thanks to @ewise who “sent me a coffee” over Interac. Thanks Evan! And …

: I discovered yesterday that the @MicroDotBlog desktop MacOS app has support for importing a data …

: This thread by the @HakaiInstitute cataloging what creatures made their home on a whale skeleton is …

: We did a walk around Burnaby Lake yesterday. We’ve got weeks of rain — and then maybe snow in …

: Campbell's Dec 2020 Playlist Campbell @cambel sent along a note over the holidays with a link to a Spotify playlist of some music …

: Listening: Jesse Bru, The Coast I don’t remember how I ended up finding Jesse Bru’s The Coast. He’s even Vancouver …

: “The code you depend on depends on you” @kemitchell’s commercial license sales for public software “the code you depend on depends on you” Kyle Mitchell is working on the next iteration of a …

: Matt Webb @genmon: social networks are getting smaller and more private — eg Discord servers or a …

: Read Robin Rendle on Newsletters. Which is really about making the web easier for everyone rather …

: I had sourdough bread success today. I’ll take it.

: Today’s #eastvan coffee shop is Pallet. No rain and a touch of blue sky! Plus: view from the corner …

: Tide data as a calendar subscription My mom recently told me that the site she used to use for subscribing to an annual calendar of local …

: Engineering vs writing code, @benwerd “The goal is a creative, detail-oriented [software] team that finds the best solution using the full …

: Today’s outside time was a rainy walk & stop in at @timbertrain depot. I’m loving the super cute …

: I made a bunch of small, granular TODOs today. And I got a handful of them checked off! Also …

: I bought my Skipper Otto 2021 membership today. It’s a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) …

: Playing: Monster's Den Godfall Monsters' Den: Godfall by Monstrum Games is a turn-based RPG. You manage characters in teams of 4 …

: Most of my work team and many other colleagues are east of me, time zone-wise. This means my …

: “notfoundbot is a GitHub Action that helps you automatically maintain the correctness of your …

: Via Chris Wiegman’s post on leaving big tech, I learned about Hetzner.com’s hosted Nextcloud …

: Regular reading, playing, and listening: intentional media Ben Werdmüller writes up monthly reading, watching, playing, using posts. I like these type of …

: Happy New Year! Went outside for a walk along a soggy Jericho Beach. I’ve been sick for a week, with …

: Reading: N. K. Jemisin's Inheritance and Alastair Reynolds' Revenger Being sick over Christmas meant that I was flat on my back with lots of time for nothing but …

: Playing: Deep Sky Derelicts I bought this on sale from Steam. It’s a fun sci-fi RPG, rogue-lite, turn-based card battler. …

: I’ve been sick with a bad flu since Christmas Day. 🤒 I went and got a COVID test first thing …

: I just finished N. K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy. Conveniently, it’s on sale right now.

: Forcing Amazon to Behave “Amazon wants to replicate every product it sells, discarding partnerships once they have their own …

: Roland is working remotely with shifted hours, so he often bikes down to Revolver in the afternoons, …

: Riad and I walked around in the rain, and then retreated for a green tea & a whiskey to catch …

: I ended up buying an Arturia Keystep MIDI keyboard recommended by bgins. So cool to use this in a …

: And so it begins. Bought the sous vide machine that Jae told me I should get. First time recipe: …

: The websites must work without JavaScript debate makes total sense for the document web (see recent …

: Cognitect post on sponsoring the Clojure ecosystem “Imagine if every company using open source were to provide tangible sponsorship, on an ongoing …

: I added the latest post from my blog to my home page using Micro.blog’s sidebar.js. @manton, can we …

: Actually figured Apple Family Sharing with Rachael today. But, since iTunes Match is essentially …

: “Facebook’s argument is along the lines of arguing that the police shouldn’t crack down on …

: Bandcamp Friday: Resurgam by Alias, + bonus Song Exploder and iTunes Match I’m working my way through past purchases. It’s been nice to at least spend time every …

: One of the new accounts I’m following: @ColorOfBerlin. Tweets Berlin sky colours. I think about …

: A walk around our East Van neighbourhood looking at Christmas lights. Ferndale was the most …

: Bandcamp Friday: Keleketla by Coldcut As recommended by @carchrae, here’s one of my Bandcamp Friday purchases: Keleketla! By …

: Made sourdough focaccia today. I’m getting the “sour” flavour, but only my first bread that I added …

: Rui on the CentOS news: “I always wondered if IBM would just sit there and continue to allow people …

: Here’s a really great people-centric view thinking about open source maintainers by Evan You, …

: SearchMySite.net, a search engine for personal websites. Found via jlelse’s blog which links to some …

: Branch: an online magazine written by and for people who dream of a sustainable and just internet …

: I’m thinking about what other feeds I want to post to Micro.blog. I used Zapier to create a …

: It’s Bandcamp Friday! Purple Penguin’s De-Tuned was released 24 years ago. I was into UK …

: If I have mate for lunch, apparently I stay up super late. Lesson learned, I guess? (still miss …

: Bandcamp Fridays: The Japanese House and Dirty Spells I became aware of Bandcamp Fridays from Jessica @ticky and it just so happened that I was buying …

: Picked up these “Heritage” beans from Pilot Coffee House at Propaganda. I like this Classic …

: It’s @duchesscosmo o’clock. Locally made, refreshingly tangy & not too sweet, and available for …

: Went out for a bike ride along Arbutus Greenway. Beautiful sun and a stop at Beacoup Bakery on the …

: I got sent this Azerbaijani Country Life Vlog video blog by @florence_ann and ended up watching the …

: Yesterday’s lunch at Laksa King was a bowl of laksa, a bowl of mohinga (Fernando got a picture of …

: I made a chocolate cake to use up sourdough starter discard. It’s not a pretty cake, and making an …

: One of the few times I’ve stayed somewhere else on #bowenisland. Up on Eagle Cliff, looking out to …

: My parents are moving today. Third move in 47 years they’ve been in Canada.

: Dude Chilling Park in the fall

: I should log my epic sandwich from yesterday’s lunch. Sourdough from Tall Shadow breads, polish …

: Spicy udon bowl for lunch today. Onions, ginger, garlic, some diced red peppers & carrots I had …

: Managed to stop in at the new Radpower Bikes Vancouver showroom right before closing. Snagged a rear …

: When we went for brunch at Forage yesterday, I also bought some of their sourdough starter. Looking …

: Rachael won an overnight stay prize pack from VanMuralFest and the Robson BIA. Finishing our …

: I’ve been stuck not really reading much. Gave up on the book I was on, and bought Sue Burke’s …

: The Sifter in Atlas Obscura The Sifter thesifter.org a multilingual database, currently 130,000-items strong, of the …

: Ride out to our usual bench at Burnaby Lake was pretty cold. Got to get gloves and other gear sorted …

: Pulled out some old achiote and made a turkey thigh stew plus did a trial run of savoury waffles I’m …

: Had these “screw buns” from Dinesty Dumpling House last night, which came with sweetened condensed …

: I wrote a blog post about joining Social.Coop. It’s a co-op that runs “user-controlled …

: Check out @rachaelashe’s work at The Art Shop upcoming pop up “Wood Paper Scissors: Raw …

: Our new Rad Mini got delivered today! It looks cute and small compared to my Rad Runner, plus a few …

: I have a cute little like green Bodum charcoal BBQ that we can take to the park at the end of the …

: I just found out the mystery cheese we bought the other day is Braided Armenian String Cheese. …

: Today was actually a pretty good day. Except! I got another flat in my back tire!

: The funky liquid leftover from lemony pickled cabbage with some dried chilies added 🌶 I don’t have …

: “[Vancouver has] the lowest property taxes on the continent and most of the people who complain …

: I figured out how to properly setup the VSCode Markdown Notes extension for how I’m making my public …

: Co-op and B-Corps structures are supposed to prevent this sort of thing. @jonrshell posts a thread …

: I just “finished” revamping my website, and then @bopuc left a link to Simply Jekyll by Raghu. …

: For people who like that sort of thing, I have a couple of RSS feeds on my site again. Have a blog? …

: I wrote up some research on a System76 desktop and new Mac Minis with eGPU. Anyone want to shill me …

: Sunset at Burnaby Lake. Was lovely to ride out at end of day with a few warm patches of sun left. …

: Chilaquiles? Migas? Some sort of Mexican creation for breakfast — tortilla strips, diced onion, …

: I need rain gear! Where’s the best place to buy in #Vancouver? What should I get for biking? Bonus …

: On the Sunshine Coast near Roberts Creek for a short bit of downtime. This was public beach access …

: My bmannconsulting site is now a Jekyll-with-backlinks public notes garden #secondbrain, and it’s …

: I just backed @doctorow’s Kickstarter for an audio book version of Attack Surface, the third Little …

: Had a great get-to-know-you call with @JacobSayles, intro’d by @LeeLefever. Jacob has a long history …

: Picnic in the park yesterday. Smashed cucumber & pasta salad recipes on @ATBRecipes.

: Hello #pickling friends! A quick stovetop pickle with golden beets.

: Fall 2020 Chromebooks for back to school in Canada I always work across multiple machines and operating systems. I wrote up my laptop choices back in …

: Custom Bags and Shipping IP vs Products I’ve just ordered myself a custom Timbuk2 messenger bag. Custom? Yes, custom: you pick and choose …

: Bike Ride to Riley Park and Van Mural Fest at River District Starting from the north end of Commercial Drive where we live, we did a grand loop and various …

: Went for a tour of the in-progress @vanmuralfest murals and met animalitoland at 7th and Ontario.

: Applying free shipping as well as a 100% discount in Shopify There are 20 pages of requests for multiple discounts for Shopify to be able to apply free shipping. …

: Sean @coates wrote up how he checked Canada’s COVID Alert app and submitted a fix. Thanks Sean, …

: Montecristo Magazine talks about East Van alleys filled with oregano and other Mediterranean herbs. …

: The Tyee’s story of how the Himalayan blackberry came to North America is really interesting. …

: I’m a fan of the Ghost blog in part because you can easily run it with one-click “Deploy to Heroku”. …

: Made my first salt-baked salmon tonight. Full step-by-step photos on @ATBRecipes. Definitely want to …

: Zettlr, an #opensource desktop markdown editor. Zettelkasten support, tags, and more. via …

: Made it into Columbus Meats for the first time in a long time. Their prepared roasts and other items …

: Biked around Stanley Park, using the new bike lanes on the road. Relaxing and an awesome ride. …

: Success with the lactic fermented tomato 🍅 #pickling experiment! Less garlic next time.

: I found @hecker’s “thoughts on Mozilla for people who don’t know Mozilla” to be a good read. If …

: At the Riley Park Farmers Market. Stopped in at Farmhouse Cheese for quark and curds, and big line …

: “Lost in this billionaire slapfight…is the salient point that Epic is not actually wrong here.“ — …

: “If we want to maximize opportunities for safe social interaction, and build up physical and mental …

: LinkedIn 1746 Chris Fralic of First Round Capital explains how to figure out what your LinkedIn member number is. …

: We're all in the same lifeboat The hashtag #MozillaLifeboat is highlighting the ~250 people laid off by Mozilla. Here’s …

: “no amount of extra vitamins makes sugary vegetable oil healthy for you.” — Oatly: The New Coke The …

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: Checked in at Resurrection Distillery. Catch Weight fish & chips plus distillery cocktails.

: Ok shiny happy #pickling people, here’s some fermented rhubarb getting started, with orange peels …

: Back to important #pickling content. Lacto fermenting some tomatoes with garlic and some fresh green …

: I like this future where I can be emailing my local grocer and they’re asking if I want 6lbs …

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: Developer community chat tools: @swyx points out Slack ⬇️ and Discord ⬆️ Slack is Fumbling Developers and the Rise of Developer Discords by @swyx Slack’s revenue is firmly …

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: Last BC Day at Millers Landing My parents have sold their house on #bowenisland. They move out in October, after 41 years living …

: Checked in at Tell Your Friends Cafe. Another #bowenisland happening spot, my first time visiting in …

: Brought the charcoal BBQ over to Bowen. Beets, zucchini rounds, pork, Orbaek bratwurst, and some …

: Checked in at Orbaek New food option on #bowenisland. Rice bowls with great pickled veggies, plus …

: Checked in at Skipper Otto. A #biking pickup of #SkipperOtto fresh mussels.

: Checking in at Jericho Beach. #biking to Jericho. A beautiful evening in the sun.

: Went for a walk after dinner. The blackberries are starting to ripen!

: This is basically a pickle / fermentation appreciation account now. Bought this kit at Welk’s today, …

: New podcast: Value in Open, about doing #opensource for a living: Any open source value creator is …

: Checked in at Best Food’s Grocery. Corner store popsicles while #biking — and a really great …

: At the #Fission office

: Checked in at Hime. Take out from the #sushi #restaurant that’s close to the office.

: Checked in at Kissa Tanto. Always order the pickle plate. Look how perfect this is, and so tasty.

: I’ve really enjoyed Martha Wells’ MURDERBOT books. On special today.

: Checked in at 1931 Gallery Bistro. Halloumi galette for her, Peking duck eggs benny for me. Also …

: Checked in at Vancouver Art Gallery. Starting Rachael’s birthday with this exhibit about #BC craft …

: Barbados is offering a 12 month “remote work” visa I don’t think this is the only one of these we’ll …

: That last post was testing OwnYourSwarm, to use MicroPub to send FourSquare Swarm check-ins here. …

: Checked in at Dude Chilling Park. Cuban Taxi Guava Gose #beer from Callister Brewing. Remember: …

: Is an open source Instagram possible? The Sunlit 3 beta is available, and now open source. Is an open source “Instagram” possible? I had a …

: Treats from Pacific Bread Company for Rachael’s birthday girlfriends gathering. PBC has excellent …

: The Impact of the Coronavirus on Software Valuation Multiples, Tomasz Tunguz “The bigger …

: What’s that vague unease about Fava beans? Oh yeah, you need to take them out of their pods and …

: “we’re not replacing front-end devs with attention-layer-stacks anytime soon.” Agustin Lebron in …

: DaveO has just posted two kitchen posts. One on salt fermented pickles, the other on preparing two …

: Eggplant and okra in a peanut coconut sauce. I felt good about the flavour balance in this. Did I …

: A variation on my last brown butter and fresh peas pasta. No scapes, 3 minced bacon slices, minced …

: Lovely animations illustrating Ralph Ammer’s Make me think!: rather than using design to shield …

: On the fifth anniversary of Ben Thompson’s Aggregation Theory, @PackyM posts his Entropy Theory: …

: If you need to delete a known host in Blink.sh, you’ll need to use this sed hack: sed -i.bak '5d' …

: Step two of kimuchi and pickled cabbage. The kimuchi will sour for 3 days in a corner, the cabbage …

: Turning a giant head of green cabbage into Kimuchi and some pickled cabbage & jalapeños, from …

: Currently reading: The Joy of Pickling by Linda Ziedrich 📚

: I’ve written up a bit of a “best of” of a bunch of mainly food / grocery places for North Commercial …

: Pineapple 🍍 Mango 🥭 #tepache with a knob of ginger. Back to basics!

: Straight & Marrow is going into the old Bistro Wagon Rouge space, Scout Magazine Looking forward …

: Discord and the Cozy Web Tom Critchlow writes ‘Setting up a Discord Room for my Blog’, calling it a “cozy chat space”, for me …

: “We want our house to be made from sustainable materials that last multiple decades, are resistant …

: Om asks whether to pay for Pocket or Instapaper. I think a lot of people don’t know that Mozilla …

: My bike against the textured wall across from @DLChicken1

: Lunch with Brey at the Capitol Hill Reservoir Park. He made a gin lemonade, salad, and mashed …

: Lovely pale pink rhubarb lime ginger tepache. As I suspected, the pith from the limes is a bit …

: So proud of @rachaelashe’s work. Check out her work featured for #FacesOfCraftFriday by …

: Do you know the story of Sleeping Giants? Hear about it from co-founder @nandoodles as she embarks …

: I’m on a buying-and-downloading-actual-music-files roll! Listening to Perturbator’s …

: This is a screenshot of Obsidian @obsdmd making a link graph of the Markdown source files of my …

: Next batch of #tepache, first time without pineapple: rhubarb, ginger, lime.

: I’m testing @hopinofficial for my @drupalconNA #DrupalConGlobal presentation. Next week! On …

: duckduckgo() { lynx …

: It’s Ottawa-era Boris music this evening 🎵 Andrew Vincent and the Pirates, I Love the Modern …

: This video of the beta preview of mmhmm has been making the rounds. It’s a new video overlay / remix …

: My friend @LeeLefever writes about his business @commoncraft and their start making explainer videos …

: Via David Crow, The Difference Between Budgets, Targets, and Forecasts. I see many startup founders …

: What year is this? I just refreshed my LastFM user account. Bought a couple of @flor digital …

: digital spaces generally have no equivalent of a disapproving glare — “The silence is Deafening”, …

: A test ride to Capitol Hill Reservoir Park in Burnaby. Straight shot along the Adanac bike route. …

: Kyle writes about the evolution of @LicenseZero as an Indie Code Catalog. The tag line is “gainful …

: Currently reading: Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat 📚

: Buttondown Email is a simple email newsletter tool. The owner also funds open source that the …

: My friend Lee LeFever is building a new home on Orcas Island. He’s looking at options for whole home …

: Biked east into Burnaby. Some of the usual trails are under construction, which lead to some steep …

: An old photo from my Flickr backup, taken with some sort of digital camera, not just a smartphone! A …

: A picture of my RadRunner 1 Ebike from the Radpower website. It also happens to be for testing what …

: I think I’m going to make the move to the hosted version of Micro.blog for my microblogging. …

: I believe you mean SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE I believe you mean SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE Screaming Snake Case by FissionLet me know if you want a …

: “I value allyship more than anything. Home is people. Safe spaces are people, too. Not all …

: Foundry Company Captable Consideration Foundry Company Captable Consideration Part of this depends on the very structure of how the foundry …

: Hello SPADE Cross-posted from Boris’ blog: https://blog.bmannconsulting.com/hello-spade/

: EDCON, WalletConf, Magicians & Summer in Berlin All of the presentations were great, and lead to good Q&A in the room, and extended discussions …

: Pho Sate at 24 Train Express Noodle House Pho Sate at 24 Train Express Noodle House On the way home from Bowen the other day, we needed a late …

: Beef Short Rib Pesto Tomato Stew Beef Short Rib Pesto Tomato Stew For my mid March 2018 Bowen Weekend, I spent Saturday afternoon …

: A Bowen Weekend I walk to work from our temp place in Yaletown. This is the pedestrian part of Robson, the art …

: Testing & Validating Open Angel Models Testing & Validating Open Angel Models Hi Bonnie — thanks for the kind words. Small in quantity, …

: Open Angel Reboot Open Angel Reboot Shutting down the investment dinner series, call for collaborators A couple of …

: When does Vancouver hit “peak coffee shop”? [1] Technically the first co-working space in Canada was community run in Charlottetown, PEI, before …

: Using a Bitcoin ATM to withdraw CAD in Victoria Using a Bitcoin ATM to withdraw CAD in Victoria I’m in Victoria for a couple of days and I’ve been …

: Maybe we don’t need a new token standard, we do need to work on security token interoperability Maybe we don’t need a new token standard, we do need to work on security token interoperability Hi …

: Setting up my Chromebook Setting up my Chromebook Exploring a Chromebook for day-to-day & development use ASUS …

: This is a great article in trying to explain forking in the context of blockchains. This is a great article in trying to explain forking in the context of blockchains. But today, the …

: Yes, thank you Roland Tanglao – fixed! Yes, thank you Roland Tanglao – fixed!

: Blockchain Definitions Blockchain’ ethos of trustlessness and decentralization is in part what drives interest in it, …

: I have seen most blockchain teams not be very good at “classic web” technologies. I have seen most blockchain teams not be very good at “classic web” technologies. How many …

: Automated Tickler Reminders are Key Automated Tickler Reminders are Key The automatic follow up with people after a lapse in …

: Not a format issue Not a format issue Maybe I overdid the title. Not a matter of representing the notes (although a …

: Time for a vNotes Format? Time for a vNotes Format? A note sync format across devices & systems Today we have vCards for …

: Microsoft and the Open Source community My own usage of Microsoft I have a family license for Office which includes OneDrive storage space. …

: ​​Cully: We’re building a bot! ​​Cully: We’re building a bot! ​​Frontier Foundry partners with 20 Year Media, building messaging + …

: Setting out for the Frontier We’re also exploring working with existing startups in different ways. Adrian and I’ve always …

: Nope! I’m using Capsule CRM as my personal CRM (which I mentioned in the article) which seems a… Nope! I’m using Capsule CRM as my personal CRM (which I mentioned in the article) which seems a …

: Comparison to Electron? Comparison to Electron? Will ReactXP extend support to run as desktop apps on Mac and Linux too? …

: Frustrated with Google Docs Frustrated with Google Docs This is very close to the system I use. However, I’ve become really …

: I just want more Lee, direct to the page. I just want more Lee, direct to the page. And yes, I should be doing more of this as well, although …

: Well that’s something we’re going to need to fix if we want the next 1 billion people coming online… Well that’s something we’re going to need to fix if we want the next 1 billion people coming online …

: Not crazy at all. Not crazy at all. I think we have to train the next generation of investors today. What if we could …

: Great question. Sometimes I feel like a hoarder, just gathering stuff for no reason. How do you quantify the value of the time and money you invest in keeping organized like this? Great …

: I tried the full res version of Google Photos. I tried the full res version of Google Photos. No direct linking to photos (not embedding a widget) …

: It all comes down to what you want. It all comes down to what you want. I haven’t found anything that works really well for me to remind …

: Early Exits are a fit for Rising Acquisitions Early Exits are a fit for Rising Acquisitions Great to see you go through the math on this and paint …

: I still love my MBAir 11". I still love my MBAir 11". I think an iPad Pro with keyboard would work, but I’ve decided I won’t …

: There is no wand in the Explorer Edition – it is just the single button Bluetooth clicker. There is no wand in the Explorer Edition – it is just the single button Bluetooth clicker. The …

: First Thoughts on the Occipital Bridge Anyone who programs for iOS today who wants to make the jump to the next gen should be buying this …

: Web only Computer Usage Web only Computer Usage If I didn’t do development tinkering — local commandline and ability to …

: Microsoft Surface Book and Surface 4 Options for my Next Laptop Microsoft Surface Book and Surface 4 Options for my Next Laptop Hey Jeff, thanks for the comment. As …

: I don’t think I was whining. I don’t think I was whining. I’m disappointed that my ideal trade off of the MBAir 11" doesn’t exist …

: I think tablets are great. I think tablets are great. I didn’t really go into exploring whether I could do 80% of my work on an …

: Surveying my next laptop options There are a ton of articles flooding out about what people think of Apple’s latest machines, or what …

: Product Metrics for Digital Companies About the NACO Academy NACO Academy is a newly launched investor education program designed to …

: All about Unfurling I’m just starting to think about interesting use cases for unfurling and embedding in unique ways. …

: Beer with Canadians at Hive Colab I know other attendees took pictures and video of the event, or might have thoughts to share on what …

: Uganda Medium Reading Are there other blogs, Twitter accounts, or other sources of Kampala / Uganda information that you …

: Kira Road Hike Yup, jet lag is hitting. Woke up in the middle of the night and doing photo editing and writing …

: A building block. Which is my shorthand for an existing community, space, organization, etc. A building block. Which is my shorthand for an existing community, space, organization, etc. For …

: 500 Words A Day: The Complicated Dance of Place And Self I thought I was going to go more straightforward into talking about Vancouver, but apparently I …

: 500 Words A Day: Cooking as Jazz I had a lovely Persian meal at a friend’s place tonight, but I prepped a meal for later this week …

: Connecting to Uganda Connecting to Uganda I’m going to Kampala, Uganda for a week, and will be connecting with the local …

: Email is a Team Sport Tell me about your email loves and hates. Tell me a sordid story about LinkedIn Messaging and the …

: 500 Words A Day: Working on the Future of Work I missed 500 words yesterday. I looked at the clock at 11:45pm, and just couldn’t do it. It’s …

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: 500 Words A Day: Zooming in on Bowen When you get this message, stop wherever you are and describe your location in great details (500 …

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: An Idiot, Blogging An Idiot, Blogging There is a great little post floating around that tells us to Blog, You Idiots. …

: Activating great teams everywhere Accelerate in this context could mean a number of things: take an existing company and provide some …

: New (& old) communications mechanisms in AR/MR New (& old) communications mechanisms in AR/MR Interesting to think we’re going to see new takes …

: The other time “Head of” titles make sense is when you’re just getting started. The other time “Head of” titles make sense is when you’re just getting started. Other than CEO and …

: Ah Ha! at AngelFest 2016 Boris Mann is a COO-for-hire that likes building products and businesses. He is a Founding Director …

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: Hey Alan, this a good post topic that doesn’t get enough ink from a Canadian perspective — for both… Hey Alan, this a good post topic that doesn’t get enough ink from a Canadian perspective — for both …

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: Google Makes it Clear: Mobile Will be Mass Market VR HUMAN Bringing you the parts of the future that are ready to work today. We’d love to talk to you: …

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: If you made this a publication instead of a user account, you could get people to contribute… If you made this a publication instead of a user account, you could get people to contribute …

: IDC Forecasts for VR/AR Hardware Units HUMAN Bringing you the parts of the future that are ready to work today. We’d love to talk to you: …

: If you poke around a bit, you’ll see that there is an existing AR market out there, used primarily… If you poke around a bit, you’ll see that there is an existing AR market out there, used primarily …

: VR will be Mobile HUMAN Bringing you the parts of the future that are ready to work today. We’d love to talk to you: …

: March 16th Event: There’s a Chip for That, presented by ARROW Interested in sponsoring? Email us info@wwyvr.com Organized by HUMANin cooperation with Wearable IoT …

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: Post Parse Prototyping I’m actually going to end with one more quote from Keith Horwood’s Hello Nodal intro post: I …

: Bots will speak English before they speak JSON Bots will speak English before they speak JSON AKA How do you know if two replicants are chatting? I …

: Very interesting. We currently use Quip for documents / notes alongside Slack. Very interesting. We currently use Quip for documents / notes alongside Slack. Mainly this is …

: Explaining Stock Options to Employees Explaining Stock Options to Employees Buffer describes how they do this, as part of their open / …

: NACO Summit 2015 Summary for Capital Investment Network Boris has been active in the Vancouver startup ecosystem for over a decade. He co-founded Bootup …

: Alan Cooper on the need for the independence of the external design consultancy Link: Alan Cooper on the need for the independence of the external design consultancy The entire …

: This is exactly what I’ve seen. This is exactly what I’ve seen. Canadian founders who are pitching to local investors are getting …

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: PhoneVR Cardboard Showcase at VR City Vancouver VR City is an organization supporting the growth of the VR industry. We connect cities with people …

: Pro apps on iPad (the above written quickly on the Medium app on iPhone. A few more bits added below) I’m not saying …

: PhoneVR and Powered Headsets are still a useful way to think about the VR Headset landscape HUMAN Bringing you the parts of the future that are ready to work today. We’d love to talk to you: …

: Company Email Updates Keeping investors & advisors up to date with monthly email updates Any company that is serious …

: Coffee Dictation: Voice in Public With watches and VR on the horizon, what does it mean to use voice as an input method? At HUMAN, …

: Car2Go is an excellent roast pork delivery vehicle! #roland5dot0

: Boules! Bought at Strathcona Neighbourhood Garage Sale!

: Selfie selfie - Sony DSC-QX10

: Strawberry drinking vinegar

: rachael_ashe taking sky pics #bowenisland #howesound

: #eastvan skies

: Strawberry rhubarb jam and stage one of drinking vinegar: ginger + white vinegar & balsamic / …

: Yes, the strawberry is half the size of @rachael_ashe’s head

: Evening

: The secret of Pathful cc @campythedude

: Sablefish rice bowl – just like @shikabowen

: Red shoes, green socks

: Ling cod tacos #dinnerlog #latergram

: Status

: Good morning! #breakfastlog

: Current status (as per @bashford @rmtwrkr)

: The Marlin Club. Land the big one. Meet new people. Recite poems. #latergram #futuregram #marlinclub

: MakerFaire Load in – I’ll be here Sunday, @rachael_ashe will be paper’ing both …

: Good morning! #breakfastlog #sausages

: First @imaginator3d #3dprinting test print - @mstopham assisted by the uber geeky @nbadminton

: Alvin Garden braised pork. The only non-spicy dish we ordered. So we added Hunan spicy pickles.

: Good morning!

: Back for a full lunch @shikabowen - pulled pork rice bowl

: Fun & tasty little spot on #bowenisland @shikabowen - took possession on Tuesday, opened …

: Oyster mushrooms - we harvested about half, there are lots left #bowenisland

:

: Gastown in the sun

: Made a vat of cilantro guacamole - packages of 5 soft avocados are $3 at Donald’s

: Someone filling growlers at Bomber from all the other microbrews in town

: Steveston Fish Shoppe has #spotprawns

: This is the Saucisse Maison, the new-to-me menu item at Medina #latergram

: First sighting of @imaginator3d in the wild (assembled by @mstopham)

: Pasture to Plate is renovated & back open with a butcher block in the front window #thedrive

: Yes, it was just as good as it looks

: I guess I better hack all night

: Summer on the #stackhaus BBQ kicks off

: Victory

: Kaffee und Kuchen for @misobarb’s birthday

: Carded

: The @rachael_ashe carrying @consabo half shell

: Weekend breakfast yay!

: Just a puppy laying on my head

: Browning pork for roast cha su

: Rolling boil for tonkatsu ramen broth - next: 7 hours of cooking

: Basically a hipster paradise

: Please ignore the fact that I’m Instagram filtering a photo of Fred Herzog accepting the 2014 …

: Justice!

:

: Productivity quickly dropping towards zero in the #stackhaus office as cuteness reaches maximum

: Medium length hair & spring = hat

: Zitrone show - documentary of an art space in Zurich by Kyla Bourgh

: Signing David’s artist log @rachael_ashe

: Reindeer for Christmas!

: Germasian hosts #dinnerpartyYVR @markbusse @abusse

: Multiple head cheeses - pretty sure @theblackhoof should do a “flight” of these

: rachael_ashe & Connie collaboration at @hotartwetcity

: Blonde glasses guys at #Mobify

: Success is… (Julien Thomas talk at @hotartwetcity - amazing)

: When you’re away from the office, you get pranked when you come back

: Went to a toy art show, bought some art

: Thanks @theblackhoof for finding some off-menu larzo for us to try. Was an amazing meal & great …

: Pretty excited about eating my way through this menu with @rachael_ashe

: That delicious coffee I posted? Bought for me by this beautiful woman, who is drinking hit chocolate …

: Found the Revolver #coffee of #toronto - drinking a Phil & Sebastian’s

: Let’s eat sandwiches together … forever

: I’ve been making coffee with this crazy pseudo-pourover contraption

: Apparently we shouldn’t come visit @annasoros at work today???!!!!

: Rolling out of Union Station enroute to Ottawa for the day

: I’ve heard good things about the coffee they roast here

: Outside a hospital in #toronto

: Delicious chicken hot pot broth + I had corn chowder w/ crab & curried lamb wrap #rbsnowto

: Paratha Roti / bus-up shot with goat. #rbsnowto

: rachael_ashe is at the repetitive / crazy making part of the installation #rbsnowto

: Filipino restaurant on Queen Street W #rbSnowTO

: Yes, that says Toronto Ramen.

: Trying the RTown loyalty app - the ‘stamp’ gets placed on your phone screen

: From where I sit

: Earnest is packed all the time

: Thanks all for the startup + investment talk last night at #stackhaus

: Peaceful

: What are you doing?

: I really don’t understand why @rachael_ashe is sometimes nervous when I go shopping…

: Red vandals #heartingtheneighbourhood

: Basho! New #eastvan Japanese cafe.

: Gluten free from Andy’s Bakery aka “Wünderbrot”

: Happy VD Day from the Old Spaghetti Factory

: Beautiful ZoneVancouver space

: Just buy a yellow iPhone - that’ll make it all better

: Surprisingly large mustard selection at Army & Navy #dtes #gastown

: Dragon #latergram

: A special okonomiyaki marked with B

: Trying out Platform 7 #coffee #eastvan

: #stackhaus #lunchclub made by @olakmix – so, so lucky

: Sadness vegetable

: #stackhaus now has fish

: Cloud city

: This is what we call “double entry accounting” #stackhaus

: Enjoy all of the good stuff

: Mornings

: A little bit of a ridiculously thick pizza

: Sitting at East Cafe, writing about product

: Final grilled octopus + grilled fennel + maple brown sugar salmon

: Grilled octopus for tonight

: Still 15 years Mcdonalds free

:

: La Chouffe

: In 4+ hours, these beef short ribs are going to transform into deliciousness

: Porchetta - thanks Big Lou’s!

: Final plate #goose #cooking

: Sausage cutting board, purchased in Tuscany. I need one of these.

: Goose breast in marinade #christmas #cooking

: Horseshoe Bay parking filled with #car2go

: Kraken Nog #chickenmilk

: It’s @allbombs with #stackhaus puppies! #juxtaposer cc @sashaliv

: “The original social network”

: Northern Meat Services. Except it’s sugar. Hardcore, Winnipeg.

: Slab of tourtière at Peasant Cookery in Winnipeg. I can afford the calories in this weather. Thanks …

: Roasting chestnuts

: Giraffe #selfie

: Chai bubbling on the stove at #stackhaus

: Clio 5 year anniversary #Lego sign

: Just a little chicken puttanesca, says @mstopham as she makes #stackhaus #officelunch #awesome

: Just bought a ton of prints for the #stackhaus office at @hotartwetcity garage sale - buy art for …

: In #Victoria, tech is the top employer

: Off to #Victoria for the day to talk cap tables & valuation

: Siberian giraffe aka Ola #eastsideculturecrawl

: It’s @campythedude being a giraffe #eastsideculturecrawl

: Chai & whiskey ready to serve to #eas tsideculturecrawl visitors - come see …

: #hotoneinchaction buttons

: More laser bamboo - come see it & @rachael_ashe at #eastsideculturecrawl

: Leaf carpet

: Guinness toucan #latergram

:

: About try the magical elixir

: Baked apple

: joseph_wu_origami buttons & card at the opening

: Your No. 1 Instagram #pork channel

: Pork belly marinade for this evening

: Sunday night chocolate tasting

: The MOL Crocodile

: Good morning #fog #Gastown #stackhaus

: 1.5hrs in - browning nicely #turkey

: Brine prep for a 24lb monster bird from @petesmeat

: It’s garden spider season. This one was gigantic.

: Happy Postachio-s #ec3

: In town for @Evernote conference and found this at dinner

: Still remembering Saturday’s spicy meal at Nine Dishes

: Dinosaurs guarding Stripe & Rdio stickers #stackhaus

: Giant Antsagram!

: Cat eye glasses

: EverWiki EverWiki is a wiki-like structure / interface built on top of Evernote. The goal is to provide an …

:

: Rennie Collection Rooftop

: Red headed woodpecker

: Made it to Bob’s Fruit Stand in North Van for the first time

: Garage saling in Strathcona. I bought this t-shirt. Apparently I am XL in Japanese sizes.

: No more hat hair!

: Cat selfie to mark my triumphant return to Instagram

: Upper half of a bay leaf tree in my parents' garden

: Hey @jhenshaw show us your eggs!

: Cat yawn

: Baby beaver kit on #bowenisland

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: Pitcher of Sapporo $5 “This is real”

: It’s been a fun drive back home

:

: Beach lunch is served #bowenisland

: Future blackberry bounty #bowenisland

: Warming up for a swim #bowenisland

: Laser Cutter Cafe Opening Night

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: Quick, everybody Instagram!

: Tree lights

: Hanging out in Harrison also means Catty Mac time cc @studiosiobhan

: The Canada Day feasting weekend begins

: Here for Bruce Alcock’s talk #hawc #hottalks

:

: #wealthbar #stackhaus salmon

: #stackhaus BBQ - the pork hocks before, see @allbombs for after

: And so it begins @bestiewurst #sausagelover

:

: New hat

: Chihuahua riding a tortoise #carfreeday

: Photo bombing Boris' instagram with @wee_man_pepper

: Railway Street

: View from the suites AKA @allbombs party room #fireworksfactory

: View from the room #fireworksfactory

: Met the infamous CurrieCat, loved by @danwithatwist

: Strawberry rhubarb jam

: The dog sitting business at #stackhaus is going well

: Cody helping me email startups at #stackhaus

: Rhubarb meringue & German cheesecake

: Backyard in the sun

: The goslings are bigger #bowenisland

: Sunny Howe Sound

: We <3 Bacon

: At the Sign Painter show

: Poutine and Chicken Dinner

: Ducks in a fountain by Tinseltown

: Spot prawn dinner Helped make a delicious dinner with friends last night. We had spot prawns fresh from the dock and …

: Sunny Deep Bay in the early evening #bowenisland

: My mom is a cyborg

: Cheers

: An amazing #stackhaus meal by @tonynicalo

: No idea what kind of tree this is. Bunches of white flowers, oval leaves. Interesting fat trunk then …

: High ceilings at #cyborgcampyvr

: AT-AT for sale

: Leaving Nanaimo

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: Landing in Nanaimo

: Lovely charcoal flames I need to douse

: New charcoal chimney

: For @mezzoblue

: Good morning #stackhaus #macbook

: riverliver rocking the CineCoup unveiling

: Pemberton Meadows via @tworiversmeats for #stackhaus Friday lunch

: Good night @rachaelashe @norbergart #turningjapanese

: Kokeshi Project fund raiser

: Sunny morning on the #stackhaus deck

: As a general rule, I order suckling pig if it’s on the menu

: sherrett gang at the soda shoppe

: Deja vu #bootuplabs #stackhaus @trevor_o

: The logs followed me to #stackhaus cc @dannyrobinson @maurar

: Sea Lions

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: First delivery - still waiting for the kegerator to arrive #stackhaus

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: Do you speak whale? (New tshirt)

: Arnt giving a blade sharpening demo

: Famous @nouvellenouvelle @loukwon Internet star Lili

: Bought beans for the week at #stackhaus & realized @kalv might be coming back with an SF bean …

: I can stomache

: Snack after a walk in the sun

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: Final made it to Tacofino - great room

: Ferry bound on the 250 Horseshoe Bay

: This puppy is looking for a forever home. His name is Gibson. Get in touch if you’re …

: Morning sun

: Thanks Maryam Zargar for sponsoring!

: NEWS! show - photo of Cordova at Carrall, 1887

: Trying on Lana’s hipster glasses - may audition for Real Hipsters of Vancouver

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: Breakfast from @yolksbreakfast

: I think it’s effin' fantastic that a food truck will serve me chicken & waffles

: Half in the oven, half on the BBQ #openhaus #stackhaus

: Christening the #BBQ at #stackhaus

: jahoni demonstrates the scale of my birthday sign at the office

: Food for VIP event at #stackhaus (from Nuba)

: Broken glass dessert by Lana #stackhaus

: Beautiful clear night sky

: Walked to work with Distracto Puppy 9000

: Instagram break with @rachaelashe

: I bought Pepper a snake toy that squeaks @abusse @markbusse

: trevor_o drinking cognac out of a bone marrow luge #latergram

: KennyG playing air saxophone @allbombs with hair by @ltopham

: Coffee infrastructure at #stackhaus just went from 0 - 120

: Wise Monkeys | Trinidad Garlic Pork Wise Monkeys | Trinidad Garlic Pork. I can’t wait to try this some time. Update July 5, 2020: …

: The crockpot is moving into #fullstack #stackhaus tomorrow - @allbombs making pulled pork

: View from the new #fullstack office

: New office with @trevor_o

: For @allbombs

: The Fourth Gentleman - Fernet strikes again

: From #civicmeetvan

: Pepper in Paul Frank

: Pepper in a smoking jacket

: Me & Catty Mac napping

: Finally trying the ramen at Harvest

: New hair + Gassy Jack statue

: Do I look warm?

: Social commentary

: Apparently I am drawing

: I wonder if @kpwerker & @hellofisher know each other

: Leftover turkey curry Carrot, potato, turkey curry, a photo by bmann on Flickr.After figuring out the "secret" of curry …

: Broiled pork neck / cheeks with ginger, miso, cilantro Pork neck + cheeks marinating The neck was via Big Lou’s Butcher from Sloping Hills, and the …

: Awesome journals from your Instagram photos by @omegabloom

: Biscuits J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits Recipe - Allrecipes.com I made this biscuit recipe for the second …

: Shrubs Cocktail 101: How to Make Shrub Syrups | Serious Eats: Drinks. Hanging out with Lee & Sachi in …

: This sounds like something that @sachilefever would love

: Frozen squid

: Home-style chicken curry recipe Home-style chicken curry recipe - Recipes - BBC Good Food. Modified with tomato paste + carrots + …

: Fake building

: Moss on a walk signal in #Vancouver - yes, it rains here!

: Writing Every So Often: The Personal Essay Makes A Comeback | John Battelle's Search Blog In the blog-only era of the early 2000s, folks like me had our personal site, and we also watched a …

: Party Monster, the making of [vimeo www.vimeo.com/54495310 w=400&h=300] Making a funky app video - Allen Pike. Congrats to …

: Photowalk with Ross Photowalk with Ross - a set on Flickr. I went for a walk around Gastown with Ross, who lent me his …

: a selection of Hunanese delicacies from Lucky Noodle (via luckyfish) luckyfish posted a photo: via a selection of Hunanese delicacies from Lucky Noodle friday; spicy …

: Santa Cthulhu via Laughing Squid: Santa Cthulhu, A Needle Felted Wool Sculpture For 2012. I have a bit of a …

: You have to be pretty bad ass to have a neck tattoo … of an ice cream cone

: WIZZARD

: The cutest cat ever

: Pipa & Oud players at #vancity branch relaunch from last night

: First flight from new seaplane terminal (heading to Nanaimo for the day)

: Vancity branch opening - @rachaelashe has a commissioned piece here

: Braised Turkey Breast Paprika + thyme, with onions, mushrooms, apple, chicken stock + white wine in the braise.

: THAT is a cool use of Instagram

: Child antlers

: Child giraffe

: Here’s @jmv getting the very best leaves at the top of the yarn tree #culturecrawl

: SarahG with antlers at #culturecrawl

: #culturecrawl giraffe has a hat (this is Chris Rich)

: My dad @opahorst brought BBQ’d mini animals for our #culturecrawl lunch break

: The giraffe is live at #culturecrawl (this one is @rosshj )

: Our house slowly begins transforming into a studio / gallery for this weekend’s #culturecrawl

: Remember when giraffes roamed the earth?

: Pow! How about a hit of #red?

: #gsd lives on

: Fresh haircut & unbearded

: Good info for when I need to #BBQ a whole animal #foodists

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: Antler girl loves her new raincoat

: Missing #startupdrinks because of my new career as #papercraft engineer’s assistant, 2nd class

: Lovely Bowen walk

: Drink coffee

: Glossolalia

: Medina Cafe breakfast

: iPhone photography training

: Costume under construction

: Pepper crashed out on @rachaelashe ’s lap

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: At @rachaelashe opening in far off Port Moody

: That’s @petesmeat holding some sweet Italian sausage

: Pork rib chops @petesmeat

: Pig butchery @petesmeat

: Drinking bacon beer while we butcher a pig #foodists

: Class Afloat talk at Interesting Vancouver Last night I gave a talk at Interesting Vancouver. This picture is the one I used to start the talk …

: Some day I’d like some crazy boots like these

: Sushi Paradise Floor in New Westminster

: Good morning, #Vancouver Harbour

: Vacation

: Names of my childhood

: PortMetroVan Bruce Voyce’s ‘Uncontained’ was the best #containerart

: Secret @rachaelashe commission framing options

: On the Greenheart Canopy Walk, testing @rachaelashe vertigo

: Hacks

: Things I saw at Blim

: There are a LOT of people at #foodcartfest

: Indian sweets at $7/lb #foodists

: Pig hearts marinating #foodists

: Rainbows are everywhere this week #foodists

: Red & Green Cabbage Slaw with Tahini Lemon Dressing

Having made this salad twice now, I wanted to make sure to keep track of the recipe.

The salad is …

: Country pâté from Rain Shadow meats #foodists

: This is @rachaelashe getting her gizzard on (by @cangsam) #foodists

: powell street festival this weekend, Aug 4th & 5th 2012 All this weekend in Oppenheimer Park. Starts at 11am both Saturday & Sunday. Lots of food …

: Roast pork hash at Coastal Kitchen #foodists

: Vivarium

: Morning birthday construction crew

: Branding

: We will buy your dreams #graffiti

: rachaelashe watching @anneonbowen swim off Pebbly Beach

: Grocery store display

: Raspberries in the freezer

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: Interesting stuff stored at Public Dreams

: Hoot

: At home with @leelefever and the #yarntree

: Flying pig on the Street Meet truck

: Salmon & huckle berries are ripe on #bowenisland

: First meal at Lucky Noodle Just came back from my first meal at Lucky Noodle, which is a Hunan-style Chinese restaurant at 3377 …

: Barn full of tools

: Vancity fraud lock means I can't trust Interac I’ve just had my Vancity Interac debit card blocked for ‘confirmed skimming’. The …

: 3D Printer Village at @makerfaire_van

: Northern Voice 2012

I really enjoyed my time on day 1 of the 2012 Northern Voice conference. The conference continues …

: Obligatory #haircut photo before BCTIA awards dinner

: Sustainable Shipping - on a sailboat The sail freighter Tres Hombres "sustainable shipping" Ambassador of the new fleet of sustainable …

: Great view, mediocre sandwiches

: At Northern Voice 2012 on Friday Just bought my ticket for Friday. Looking forward to it! Especially MooseCamp. Northern Voice 2012 | …

: #spotprawns wok fried

: Wok fried spot prawns Modified from a recipe for Hong Kong-style ketchup prawns. Except I don’t keep ketchup in the …

: Bar top samurai

: Bread from Nelson the Seagull for lunch

: Homemade Pickled Ginger This is the pickled ginger recipe I used the other day (and that lots of people have asked about). I …

: Wistia gift pack I got a really nice gift pack from the folks at Wistia. They do business video hosting, and are a …

: The way WP.com supports domain names is messy. WordPress.com automatically removes the “www” from all URLs. Mapping the “www” subdomain is not …

: Mary showcasing Nivole Moscato - tasty!

: Home made donburi bowl + home made pickled ginger

: Picnic carnage

: Yuuki bathing at dinner

: Big crowd as @rachaelashe sets up for demo at Opus

: Celebrating craft beer week

: Pink Elephant - said to be best Thai in town

: Did you know that pickling octopus is easy?

: Octopus tentacles for dinner

: Big Maple Tree

: Barnacles

: Revolver display

: Steaming #spotprawns

: the @rachaelashe booth almost ready #gotcraft

: Tartar of watermelon with mango by @mightyvanilla

: Half pigs head #foodspotting (Fat Dragon)

: Petal Parking

: Neon cake squares

: Tulips near a fountain

: Blossoms & boat launches

: Snail friend on #bowenisland

: Snail friend

: Corn hole

: Smashed cucumber salad

: Spring morning sun & blossoms

: Watching @joseph_wu_origami make starlings at @alyxdellamonica book launch

: Sidewalk dinosaur

: HarvestUnion is open

: Morning blossoms & shipping cranes

: Rachael’s studio window sill collection

: Lechon chopping

: We love to see you win

: Flame rain

: Really?

: Hand Soap

: Wonder Meatball - Taiwanese snacks on Fraser

: Whitecaps & Snowcapped Mountains

: I love Famous Foods

: Birthday whiteboard love from my team

: Rainbow reflection

: Pancake Tuesday German pancakes!

: Note to self: make ginger beer via howtoeatandlive.com This is easy to do, so I should do it.

: Action RPG - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Kingdoms of Amalur on Steam If you like Action RPGs, then you’ll love Kingdoms of Amalur. I …

: Mystery beer 12 pack from Trader Joe’s

: Massive spread at Max’s always looks so good

: Even under-ripe guava has a perfume that takes me back to my time in the south pacific

: Smiling @RachaelAshe (after feeding)

: Drupalcon clusters on Flickr See the DrupalCon tag clusters on Flickr just made me tear up a little - there's a Boris cluster. …

: Loaded crockpot

: Stone dust

: Fanciest bank ever

: Last of the meats: Dojo4 Porkchop This is the last of the Dojo4 meats: pork chops.These were tucked in the freezer and made a great …

: Chinese spam

: Cartier mail boxes #wherepost

: Tiles all over Grandview-Woodland

: Finally bought an m43 camera: Olympus PEN E-PM1 via dpreview.com Rachael and I wandered through London Drugs waiting for our movie to start the …

: Whiskey sour test pour

: Christmas lizard

: Food plans for 2012

: Beautiful Dangerous Tigers via theatlantic.com Seen via dangerousmeta. Yes, the tigers ARE beautifully dangerous.

: More mushrooms on a log + @rachaelashe legs

: Possibly shelf fungus

: Mossy branches

: Fern gulley

: Monique & James at rainy Cape Roger Curtis

: Salad fixins'

: Santa Oyster

: Dirty Mermaid Martini Rinse a martini glass with Islay, then make a gin martini with kelp pickle ‘juice’. …

: German Dinner Experience at the Vancouver Alpen Club via germandinner.eventbrite.com I had been trying to put together an "open house" on the 29th. …

: Starting beef stock Beef stock that will be used for other dishes later this weekend. White beans are soaking for …

: Eggnog Recipe Roundup via foodista.com I've never made from-scratch eggnog. Might try it this year.

: Christmas pulled pork Trying the Jamaican Firewalk rub - another rub I picked up on my last KC trip.

: "The giving and receiving of presents…[is] no longer part of my culture" /via @Downes So, for me, the giving and receiving of presents has never since been a part of the Christmas …

: Spices

: Dojo4 Porkchetta This is the last of the Dojo4 meats (not counting the maple thyme breakfast sausages & remaining …

: Lovely #coffee from @neil - Phil & Sebastian are making tasty beans in Calgary

: Walking to work

: Dojo4 Duck See the full gallery on Posterous Continuing the Dojo4 meat experience, last night I made duck …

: Clown Parade 2011 See the full gallery on Posterous Rachael and I participated in David's Clown Parade this …

: #clownparade

: Contributing to #wherepost

: Help @stv build wherepost.ca by taking pics of mailboxes #Vancouver

: Ass over electric kettle #openhouse

: Dojo4 Steak I refer a lot of work. My friends at Dojo4 wanted to say thanks. So, they got me a Big Lou's Butcher …

: Final #whiteboard capture - I’m moving down the hall

: rachaelashe ready to start #gotcraft

: Panasonic DMC GX1 as newest potential m43 option via dpreview.com This is the camera that Roland has shortlisted to buy. The last time I wrote about …

: Should we replace bulletin boards with digital?

: I just helped fund Windowfarms http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/windowfarms/learn-to-grow-and-share-with-new-windowfarms/widget/ …

: KGB #hot1inch

: Blue

: Finally buying a new mattress

: Finger mo'

: The #greycup is in town

: Closing down the @iqmetrix #greycup open house

: #greycup open house at @iqmetrix

: Go Riders! #greycup #iqmetrix

: Pulled pork with 'Butt Rub' See the full gallery on Posterous Bad Byron's 'Butt Rub', to be exact http://www.buttrub.com/ . I …

: Morris & Humstead - delivery from @humstonstudios

: Goblin and a pink elephant #beer

: Spicy salty deep fried tofu #foodspotting

: Late season apple picking

: #deersnare

: Bowen relaxing We're finally on Bowen again. The Remembrance Day long weekend is a perfect little recharge before …

: #Steampunk and bugs

: It’s Mad Men day at the @iqmetrix office

: Val Arntzen’s ‘Measure of My Faith’ series - preview show for @CultureCrawl

: Amanda Palmer

: Eating Apple-made paella with @awesome

: Not winning any foodie points today

: End of a great #greek meal

: Pay for video games with #nfc #googlewallet #sprintosc11

: Corporate cafeteria with pizza oven

: Butt Rub #bbq

: Beautiful, costumed #paradeoflostsouls

: When you ride alone, you ride with Hitler!

: Three Red Ladies #paradeoflostsouls

: Tiger door

: 20 year old red wine vinegar from @globalmechanic - I want to start my own

: Minotaur

: Old teak window

: In Season

: Sayulita - hot chocolate, tequila, strawberry sorbetto #foodspotting

: Tripe, cucumber, skewers - it’s been too long #foodspotting (Nine Dishes)

: Pocket market #foodtree

: #coffee tears

: 3rd row seats at the #hockey - @typicalkay has front row

: At a #hockey game

: Cthulhu + Bunnies via whatever.scalzi.com Lord Snuggleston is his name. I'm not connected in any way, but I approve. …

: Opening night for #neonuglyvan (Museum of Vancouver)

: ThisSpace.ca - vote for the business that should be here

: Kirsti drinking Russian River ‘Temptation’ #beer

: At Eat Wild event

: Crown Float at Three Lions

: Yellow Point Lodge See the full gallery on Posterous It's been a fun and relaxing trip with Rachael. More to …

: Arbutus berry at the #beach

: Sandstone craters

: Arbutus tangle

: Outdoor saltwater pool next to the ocean

: Good morning #sunrise #nofilter

: Mirror in the tree shower

: Slightly different view this morning, still awesome

: Current status Plus an afternoon coffee, headphones in listening to Andrew Vincent & the Pirates. Old indie …

: Vacation: engage

: Tako salad looks awesome #foodspotting #sushi

: Instanew

: Detail of ‘Monster in the Trees’ print I bought #art

: Dog Taxi #sovancouver

: Flags

: Replanted

: Intro to Class Afloat Yearbook (and GitHub pages) Do you remember sun-drenched Wotje, with the little girl who presses a pretty shell into your hand …

: If I had reptiles, I would have Milo care for them

: Tastes of summer It's September and I'm talking about 'summer'. But the long weekend on Bowen has been lovely.This is …

: Comfortable Karma the #cat

: At the beach on #bowenisland

: Everyone loves squid

: This is @kpwerker getting the #Flattr treatment

: Homemade Andouille sausage via thepauperedchef.com This recipe looks simple enough to make at home, without the …

: Dragon station made more magnificent by being next to BBQ row #PNE

: Sweet-checked innocence #foodtree

: Tickets to a restaurant /via @eastgate Next is a fascinating Chicago restaurant that serves a single, fixed menu that changes every three …

: Myth of the Marvelous Ingredient [I] remind everyone not to be too hung up upon the Myth of the Marvelous Ingredient. Sure, the …

: Wooden bunny

: ‘Live’ Rock cod

: Yarnbomb frog

: Local Food Challenge Profile The team at Growing Chefs asked me to answer a few questions about why I'm participating. I thought …

: Eating Local See the full gallery on Posterous Growing Chefs is a program that "gets kids excited about good, …

: Stuffed mushrooms, zucchini, salmon

: Caramelized carrot rosemary pancetta risotto Based on this recipe: http://t.co/8dDIM1sAfter pulling off this risotto recipe, I'm confident that …

: Caught a coho and a pink

: Bridge between North and South Pender

: Pender Island See the full gallery on Posterous

: Waiting for #TEDxStrathcona

: Weekends are cooking time See the full gallery on Posterous Weekends are time for me to do more elaborate / longer cooking. …

: Two bikes

: Peach jam

: Super Dino Monsters Bought at the Vancouver Night Market. I like the fact that he's supposed to be ferocious, but mainly …

: Anonymous poster on Burrard

: Cthulhu face via instagr.am By Sam. Went to the night market in downtown Vancouver, rather than way out in …

: The East Van with @jonnyjohannes

: They finally knocked down that building on the edge of Chinatown

: Fish sign

: The huckleberry bushes are stacked full

: Flowers

: Sunset on the west side of #Bowen

: The Dogfish Cookbook

: Lovely delicious black rice sushi

: Waiting for ‘Roman Holiday’ to start (Beaconsfield Park)

: 404 sobriety not found error @trevoro

: iPhone wallet via twelvesouth.com We've heard talk about Google Wallet and other platforms wanting to make your …

: Snail friend goes for a walk

: Scenes from Penticton: Vajazzling is big

: Garden gnome

: Some nibbles at the Hillside Bistro

: Emergency takeout pie

: Hitting the road with new Fiat 500

: Frog legs

: Sprint 4G Hotspot - we’ve got Internet on the road #iQmetrix

: Hanging with a bank lion

: Chickens

: Morning

: About to beat the final level in wood tetris

: This is Diesel

: Breakfast egg

: Magic, science, and cryptocurrency; also, book reviews I just finished reading "Out of the Black". It's mainly responsible for the magic part of this …

: Cookbook find: Cowboys and Chuckwagons I'm always on the lookout for regional / unique / church basement cookbooks. I found this Come 'n …

: BBQing in the rain

: Burninating

: Silvery Aspen leaves #nofilter

: Arriving at Deka Lake I'm at the cabin with my dad for an extended long weekend. Our cabin is a couple of minutes walk …

: This is what the pine beetle has done

: Arrived

: It’s dry and hot in cowboy country

: Slurpee Day

: Disc Golf in Maple Ridge at the Thornhill Course via mapleridgeultimate.com Played this course on Sunday with Travis and some other fun folks. It's a …

: That’s @masonjars double fisting

: Salmon berries in Maple Ridge

: Classy

: Cats of #eastvan #caturday

: Doughnut peaches - so weird!

: Red!

: Flowers in @rachaelashe old neighbourhood in Kits

: People love the picture frames at the Raja

: Buses

: Crab

: Happy tip cat is happy

: Frozen strawberries

: Solar panels powered the #Foodtree booth today

: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Since it's red and my stove is white, this can stand in as a "How I spent my Canada Day 2011 …

: Statue across the fields

: Strawberry fields forever

: Guavas I bought guavas last night. When I bit into the first one, that flowery perfume flavour wafted out …

: Morning run

: Wolf in progress #papercraft

: Orange 8bit skull burst #graffiti

: At the races

: Awesome Feelings I found this via @awesome, of course. You can find other fine songs by Disasteradio, like "Gravy …

: fling & co at #html5sdf

: This is the kind of snack left at my desk #iworkwithfoodies

: Balloons #carfreeyvr

: It’s fridge pickle time again Storing a link to refrigerator pickles was one of my very first …

: Parking is hard in Deep Cove

: Colourful

: Trying the Mee Goreng #foodspotting

: Morning

: Any cult of Cthulhu paleos out there? With all these threads on religion, I felt rather left out :( So anyone out there who follows the …

: Helping with @rachaelashe daily self portrait

: Friday beer found downtown

: Trying new Singaporean cafe in #gastown #foodspotting

: Dry rub on pork

: Beef bowl - raw egg brought with us #foodspotting

: Sakura style at Well Tea

: Ballymaloe Brown Yeast Bread Ballymaloe brown yeast breadThis bread has been made by hand every day at Ballymaloe House for more …

: Mumbo jumbo

: Not today… But some day

: Reuben with House-made chips #foodspotting

: Shopping cart graveyard #eastvan

: somisguided rows ashore with a wave #bowenisland

: Shell heart

: Boating with Alex See the full gallery on Posterous

: I’m (about to be) on a boat

: Mr. Sun comes out to visit some flowers

: Radishes from SoleFood #foodtree

: Pink poofs

: Orcas swim into Burrard Inlet via theprovince.com With this, plus the dolphins in Howe Sound, it feels like we're getting a …

: Raining petals

: Neverwinter running text-based RPG sessions on Facebook Tuesday Encounter: Your party has dared to venture to the Ruins of Zhentil Keep in search of lost …

: Pink

: "It is weird to know where your food comes from" /via @tonynicalo The only peace of mind that exists in our current food system seems a kind of Orwellian trick- it is …

: "They have the wings of a bear and their antlers are made of fangs!" #maplesyrupcurtain via hijinksensue.com Yes, this is how expensive cellphone plans are in Canada.

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: Doing the San Francisco cafe thing (Epicenter Cafe)

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: "A Latvian magazine has enabled real birds to tweet on Twitter thanks to bacon" /via @wired [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juh7ZHNK7Fo] A Latvian magazine has enabled real birds to …

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: Easter weekend 2011 on Bowen See the full gallery on Posterous

: Plum tree blossoms #bowenisland

: Someone stole my iPhone and took a photo of me

: Pebbly beach detritus #bowenisland

: Easter with Horses

: Waffle sky

: Lions Gate Bridge #tinyplanet

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: Trolley wire #tinyplanet (Bus Stop 51232)

: Cowboy Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Goats /via @laughingsquid via laughingsquid.com I could probably republish at least half of every Laughing Squid post - …

: Four Twenty #vansterdam

: Rainbow Chard Recipe Captured for posterity, although no picture.Chop 2 shallots and sauté in a bit of olive oil over …

: Dan Mangan's Smorgasbord I attended Dan Mangan's benefit for homeless youth initiatives, aka Smorgasbord, on Saturday night. …

: Big Lou's Butcher Shop and Banh Mi Sandwich This was my third shopping trip to Big Lou's Butcher Shop, on the corner of Powell Street at Gore. …

: Banh Mi sandwich #foodists

: Me, dancing In the spirit of making sure that I own the place where the conversation takes place, here is a …

: Seattle Sounders game opening [wpvideo EjM5kk4y] <p> When I went to Seattle last weekend, Lee took me along to see the …

: Bacon Roses /via @laughingsquid via instructables.com Mother's Day is coming!

: Walking in Seattle See the full gallery on Posterous I spent half a day on a Sunday in Seattle while Rachael was …

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: I found an artist in the window Rachael was in the 'Artist's Window' at Bird On A Wire.

: Other side of the lens

: Dog sculpture

: Zombie Bunnies via yahooza.tumblr.com

: Robot playing kickball

: Why the dolphins are back [in Howe Sound] /via @chriscorrigan Scientists are trying to figure out why the Pacific white-sided dolphins are back. But there’s …

: The #Lions

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: To share with Dave?

: Coffee Bar at The Woods

: Art by Pascal

: Yesterday’s eggs

: Frog on a photo album

: Lights

: She’s cute when she laughs

: Old #Bryght office

: I don’t really understand brand advertising

: Bird friendly coffee

: Blossom shopping in Kits See the full gallery on Posterous Out for a walk around Kits, checking how far the blossoms are.

: Out blossom shopping with @RachaelAshe

: Hi there snowy Toronto

: Kick off meeting for the #iqmetrix booth

: #Petals and pavement

: Seawall walk

: The pink explosions are starting

: Crab welcomes me home

: Got my BBQ last night

: Virtual items should enhance the core game, not BECOME the core game mechanic Social games and free to play games are, if not the future, a future. We can’t dismiss or ignore …

: I'm leaning towards an m43 camera that includes a view finder The Panasonic LVF-1 Electronic View Finder (EVF)  is awkward - The Panasonic GF1 is a beautiful …

: Chicken and Waffles This is my first experience with Chicken and Waffles. Probably too fancy for my "first time", but it …

: Starting DAII but apparently I should be more excited by Neverwinter http://files.atari.com.s3.amazonaws.com/nno/rollover.swf via playneverwinter.com So, I'm just about …

: Pie options in Chilliwack

: Snowy Owls

: Broken glass

: First meal at Nick's Spaghetti House With Rachael and Kai

: Hello Kitty

: Eierpfannkuchen with mushroom asiago sauce For Shrove Tuesday. Even though I'm a heathen.

: Rango at the Dolphin Theatre in Burnaby This is, of course, not a screenshot from Rango. Which, by the way, is an awesome, awesome, awesome …

: Murals and barbed wire #eastvan

: On pre-launch DLS in Dragon Age II: "The mistake is the appearance of greed, of swindling your initial customer. " The mistake is the appearance of greed, of swindling your initial customer. When additional content …

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: Waking Derek via flickr.com Last night I attended Derek Miller's living wake. Coming home and thinking about it …

: On my whiteboard at work

: Obligatory new haircut #self-portrait

: Evening light #eastvan

: Fancy hair products

: Tempura Katsu Don #foodists

: A tale of two lunches

: Trying to convince Rachael we don’t need a dragon pet

: I got a little beaver for my bday - thx @somisguided

: We need to make the FUTURE work, & the best way to do that is to be engaged in the present /via @chriscorrigan The most useful conversations to me have been the ones where we kick around ideas, blue sky, dream a …

: Birthday card from @rachaelashe

: Reawaken as Tie-thulu, the most well-dressed of all the Elder Gods. via fuckyeahdementia.com I love me some Cthulhu.

: Big Lou’s is open now #foodists

: Awesome new Vancouver pizza place #foodists

: I’ve got skies of blue #nofilter

: A lovely dinner last Sunday

: Bottling (last weekend)

: Liverwurst from JNZ, Kaiser bun from Fratellis

: Alien chandelier

: Valentine’s otter

: Morning vista

: I gave @anneonbowen a cake pan for her birthday, so she had to test it

: Boudin noir AKA blood sausage #foodists

: Shore Pine Point

: Looking back while coming into Horseshoe Bay #nofilter

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: Karen’s Room 103 art installation

: Working on proposals gives me #crazyhair

: Bloedel flower, the app is ColorSplash by @pocketpixels (Bloedel Conservatory)

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: Laksa & Roti Canai

: Freybe meats

: Beer & prawns with Opa

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: Going up

: Go west

: Results of soft pretzel making These worked out quite well. Recipe found at Beantown Baker via Foodista search. The dough was very …

: Results of soft pretzel making

: Sushi accoutrements

: Lovely coffee in the window seat at Cittadella

: Ramen!

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: Lunch

: Cheeky Yuuki

: Lovely dead things (Beaty Biodiversity Museum)

: Finishing up tour of Beaty museum with @RachaelAshe (Beaty Biodiversity Museum)

: Looking at bones (Beaty Biodiversity Museum)

: No clean

: Brunch is good at Caffe Brixton

: Strathcona Rosemary

: Makings of a Drupal shooter #d7rp (Bootup Labs - Flack Block)

: Misto for @Mortendk

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: Presidential cookbook (Blue Lantern Studio)

: Brumelle Family

: Lovely old books (Blue Lantern Studio)

: Aloo pie is on the menu tomorrow

: Ariane’s window

: Skillet bacon & eggs

: Howe Sound views (Queen of Capilano)

: Sun (iQMetrix Vancouver)

: Fire in my neighbourhood

: City of Glass (iQmetrix Vancouver)

: Good morning Vancouver

: Boxing Day walk (The Meadow in Crippen Park)

: Tugboat (Snug Cove Ferry Terminal)

: Dad gifts are the best (Seven Hills B&B)

: We had duck (Seven Hills B&B)

: Bowen tradition: Reading Cooks Illustrated (Seven Hills B&B)

: Meats at Freybe (Freybe Outlet Store)

: Blue Label - Happy Holidays!

: Labyrinth of Light for Winter Solstice (Britannia Arena)

: Herring on rye bread

: Wonderful toys live here (Dilly Dally on Commercial Drive)

: Finished cornbread slice

: Ceiling of ornaments

: Vancouver Christmas Market See the full gallery on Posterous This is the first time I ever used Groupon - to buy some 2 …

: The General

: Reflecting on Christmas balls

: No one expects Super German (idea by @RachaelAshe)

: Pork status: pulled

: Pork butt rubbed & ready to nap

: Yuuki the cartoon bird

: Torture from SPUD & rainbow chard & Barb’s mango chutney

: Bears eating ninja pigs

: Our HAL9000 coffee maker

: Waterfall building, because Vancouver needs more falling water

: Octopus for lunch?

: Office view

: Arturo’s taco truck specials

: Rainy transit morning with yellow umbrella

: Yuuki bathing Yuuki loves running / pouring water. Here he is right after dinner. Yuuki Bathing on Vimeo

: Yuuki bathing in tea cups

: Tea while I wait for take out (Miyako Sushi)

: Color Splash'd Rachael with fuzzy hat

: First post! (from new iPhone)

: Check your physics books /cc @dshanahan What they should tell you is to check your physics books. Balance is not rest. It is not quietude. …

: The lining is orange When your car looks like a car but the doors are gullwing, we notice them. When your suit looks like …

: Just One Word /via @dshan Balance via dshan.me My man @dshan is someone that I haven't spent nearly enough time with. He's an …

: Turtles all the way down The most widely known version appears in Stephen Hawking's 1988 book A Brief History of Time, which …

: Super Meat Boy via supermeatboy.com Hooked Gamers review of Super Meat Boy. I had stumbled on this a while back, …

: Why we need email training via theoatmeal.com I should probably remove the Feedburner rotating image bling from my Gmail. I …

: Delve Deeper via gamersgate.com I have been sink for 48 hours+. I wandered out of my sickie cave this afternoon …

: Why Johnny Can't Program /via @rushkoff Amazingly, America - the birthplace of the Internet - is the only developed nation that does not …

: China is investing in multiple "moon shots" - modern airports, high speed rail, bioscience & electric cars Kevin Czinger, Coda’s C.E.O., who drove me around Manhattan in his company’s …

: Quick Veal Stock and Remouillage Another thing about stock generally: don't think that stock making must be a huge undertaking.  …

: Stuffed Squash Blossom Recipe See the full gallery on Posterous These were bought too soon and languished in the fridge for some …

: My crab picture used in Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings The Stormlight Archive PortalBook ListThe Way of KingsBook One of the Stormlight ArchivePurchase …

: Irish Soda Bread Recipe Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon …

: Rouladen I have watched my mom prepare rouladen many times, and I'm sure I've even helped in the past. But, …

: Toward a steady-state economy /via @sebpaquet I think it is. My view on the matter is that the era of economic growth is over, kaput, finished. If …

: Rendering plant in East Van Through the wonders of Google Maps, I learned that there is a rendering plant a couple of blocks …

: A long time ago, before psychiatry and rum /via @kevinmarks A long time ago, before psychiatry and rum, I seriously considered a job in intelligence. Among …

: We've propped up zombie companies that create McJobs We've overinvested in yesterday's industries to the point that they're now the walking dead - but …

: Betty Baguette - fresh sandwiches delivered by bike in Vancouver via bettybaguette.com Seen via @nickmolnar and others. Clicking through to the web page, there is …

: Strathgartney Provincial Park - Disc Golf in PEI via dgcoursereview.com I'm hoping that I'll have time during my trip to play some disc golf. I …

: European Shopping Tour of Vancouver I posted this originally on Urban Vancouver, way back in December 2004. I thought I'd move a copy …

: Loaves from the local baker vs. the local hypermarket Let me explain - and allow to me to over-generalize for a moment. Let's say you want a loaf of …

: A sanctimonious diorama about the folly of late-period humanity /via @mezzoblue Later on I will stand in one of these stores in front of a pyramid of Coke Zero bottles and consider …

: Damien Rice 9 Crimes (song from the end of tonight's #TrueBlood) via youtube.com The video is creepy. It's nice and haunting as a credit roll for True Blood.

: The murder of nature upon your very soul What must it be like to have the murder of nature upon your very soul? To have sacrificed all the …

: The altar that was the shore at the end of time The god had been looking for a heart in the city, a heart that was worthy, a heart that knew true …

: "Learn to do real things and how to create value for other people" /via @rushkoff In the meantime, learn to do real things and how to create value for other people. Make friends with …

: Woodland Park Disc Golf http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 via flickr.com Here's the natural object 9 …

: Dinnner Rolls 1 package active dry yeast1/4 cup warm water3/4 cup hot milk3 tablespoons shortening3 tablespoons …

: I made a vegan German potato salad The key part of German potato salad for me is the lack of mayonnaise and eggs. I make this up from …

: Monkey Pirate Robot Ninja: The Game /via @laughingsquid via markarayner.com I'm done with Rock Paper Scissors as of now.

: Who wants to dinner swap? /via @trevoro A cooking co-op, or dinner swap, is simply an agreement by two or more individuals or households to …

: Making pork stock See the full gallery on Posterous I followed a combination of #2 and #3 from this site on Chinese …

: Mover Dinner Menu OK, it's down to the wire, and I think I've figured out the menu for the Mover Dinner I'm putting on …

: The dark side of the farmers' market boom But what if there's a little-known dark side to the farmers' market boom? What if the ruddy man in …

: I realized the internet was stealing the reading of books away from me /via @ebertchicago For some days now I have physically left the room with the computer in it, and settled down …

: Micro Four Thirds I've been jonesing for a new camera. Specifically, while I take a handful of pictures with my Nokia …

: The "social cost" of renting in Vancouver has increased Even though rent-versus-purchase math has long worked strongly in favour of renters, even moreso in …

: Come for the sloths, stay for the frogs http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11712103&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_by …

: GINK by DERRICK COMEDY via youtube.com I shared this on Twitter already, but it is very very very funny, and you should …

: In Vancouver, middle class people can't afford to live middle class lives It won’t surprise anyone who’s ever read this blog that I lay most of the blame for this state of …

: Giving feedback to small business Looks pretty good, doesn't it? There are a couple of problems with the meal (mainly the sandwich), …

: Moving to The Drive See the full gallery on Posterous Rachael and I are moving to a new place. After only a few rounds …

: making things visible nancy white's session

: Unplugging on Galiano via rachaelashe.com I'm in transition, so as part of that, Rachael and I headed over to Galiano …

: Recent Meatballs http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 via flickr.com Sharing recent meatballs for …

: Sharing Knife by Bujold cc @kellan @lloydbudd via goodreads.com I first picked up Bujold on recommendation from Kellan and devoured all the …

: The Internet sucks at recipes I’d also like to point out that Google is now useless for information about cooking, because almost …

: Killer Bunnies? via killerbunnies.com Played this last night for the first time, with 7 people that were over for …

: Cooking Octopus on @Foodists via foodists.ca Here's my write up on Foodists of how I cooked the octopus.

: About to broil an octopus via kalofagas.ca I'm about to braise & broil an octopus - bought about a pound of tentacle down …

: Video camera stealing octopus via youtube.com I really need to re certify in SCUBA and start building my gear again.

: What I did tonight I had an all hands meeting at work and discussed a bunch of upcoming stuff. I went home and relaxed …

: I <3 taxes AKA government trapped by an ever-shrinking stream of revenue That’s why the push to repeal the HST is more dangerous than it might appear. It’s a Trojan Horse …

: Startup drinks April 2010 I'm using Keynote to create a "Startup Drinks" presentation, with Danny looking on in the …

: Dr Teeth tattoo via boingboing.net My long ago Ultimate team in Ottawa was called Dr. Teeth, and two of my …

: Trotter Gear Anthony and I made Trotter Gear this weekend. Which are, of course, pigs feet, and from Fergus …

: Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising via store.steampowered.com Comes out this Thursday. I really enjoyed the first part of this, and …

: Roast Lamb Leg Dinner See the full gallery on Posterous Last of the Cutter Ranch lamb. Marinated with preserved lemons …

: Spaghetti with Guanciale and Kale See the full gallery on Posterous More on the magic of guanciale in the previous post.

: Guanciale - magical pork jowls Now that the Olympics are over, Oyama again has guanciale. I picked some up to cook while on Bowen. …

: Living on Bowen The waters of Howe Sound and the ferry across it are not only a physical barrier, but also a …

: Setting up Rachael's show at Waterfront Theatre See the full gallery on Posterous The show is called "Trees I have Dreamed", and you can find out …

: Ground Pork Ragout See the full gallery on Posterous Trying for something vaguely like Anthony's ragout. I remember it …

: Brunch as a meal to have people over for is neglected Ingredients <tr> <td class="quantity"><p>12 </p></td> …

: Duck Tongues Dim Sum via flickr.com Thanks for everyone that came out for my birthday dim sum today. It was fun to sit …

: Spicy Coconut Tumeric Beef I was going for the Banana Leaf's Rendang Beef curry - which is a completely different dish, but I …

: Finished reading: The Last Light of the Sun (Guy Gavriel Kay) via amazon.com I've actually read this book before. I immediately devour any book that Kay releases. …

: S/V Concordia sinks off Brazil The Canadian tall ship SV Concordia, a sailing school vessel, heads past downtown Halifax in this …

: I made a video at Canada's Northern House via canadasnorthernhouse.sayshello.ca Looks like it may not support embeds, so you'll have to follow …

: Happy Valentine's Day! I don’t like Hallmark holidays. In fact, I don’t like ANY holidays / occasions that are …

: Simple Ethiopian Berbere Kuri Squash Soup I had a large kuri squash, and used it over several days. The small amount of cubed squash that I …

: Refrigerator Pickles via awaytogarden.com Storing this recipe link so I can find it again. Someone else on Twitter …

: Black and hairy, very small aka Boris the Spider by The Who /via @dbarefoot via youtube.com The Who were at the Superbowl today, so lots of their old songs got looked up again. …

: Used Cookbook Haul Today I went to Thomas Haas. The drinks were nice, as were the pastries, but it was incredibly …

: Austrian (pig) Cuts /via @rtanglao via woolypigs.blogspot.com I think it's about time to order a whole pig and schedule a butchery / …

: I accidentally bought the fourth in a series /via @akalsey No wonder this book is full of unexplained backstory. I accidentally bought the fourth in a series. …

: A Winter WonderMEATland! /via @RachaelAshe via evenmorelegendary.com I'm sure Sarah will love this post, too.

: I'd like to make blood sausage via charcuteriesundays.blogspot.com Also, the Charcuterie Sundays blog is amazing. It has kicked …

: flaky biscuits I've been continuing on the baking kick. Biscuits are great because they take only 20 - 30 minutes …

: Ask the Internet about Pho in Vancouver, and get responses like @trevoro did Best Pho in Vancouver 4 Au Petit Cafe 3 Hanoi Pho (Hastings and Dunleavy) 2 Pho Tang 2 Thai Son …

: Missing days… I thought I might make it all the way through 2010 with one personal blog post per day. Nope! I can …

: No Knead Bread first result No Knead Bread (inside) No Knead Bread via flickr.com This is my first attempt …

: Cider Vinegar BBQ Sauce for Pulled Pork Cider Vinegar Barbecue Sauce: 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar 1 cup yellow or brown mustard 1/2 cup …

: A stylist with hats via flickr.com This smiling lady has been my hair stylist (aka cut it short when it gets unruly) …

: Happy Trogday to you! /via @haggaret via telltalegames.com Apparently today is Trogday, celebrating the creation of the Strong Bad …

: Trying on hats via flickr.com Fur hats are fun!

: Making Cheese Making Cheese is as easy as…pie…? <span class="date">September 2nd, …

: Anything but elves and trolls /via @rtanglao the epic quests set in Tolkien-inspired fantasy universes have gotten really boring to me.  …

: If eaten, my body would taste like SPICY BEEF /via @RachaelAshe Created by Recipe Star

: Make your own Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Beets, etc. /via @sarahfelicity Live Fermented Food & Organic Raw Dairy Making Workshops at The Urban Ashram - 2290 Saint George …

: They're tunnelling TCP/IP over AD&D! Halting State by <a …

: Rosemary Tomato Soup 1 cup chopped onions <tr> <td class="quantity"><p> …

: Me as a Lego chef /via @counti8 via ep.yimg.com Karen thinks this is me.

: Parsnip and apple coleslaw Parsnip and apple coleslaw Serves 2 as a main meal, 4 as a small side dish 2 tbsp cider vinegar 1 …

: Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon and Turkey &frac12; package of spaghetti &frac12; cup of bacon, chopped 1 …

: Bloedel Conservatory is slated to be closed In spite of our efforts to save the Bloedel Conservatory, and despite the possible illegality of the …

: Me sawing off a pig's head /via @ecstaticist http://s.ytimg.com/yt/swf/watch-vfl139942.swf via youtube.com Also features James in the background. …

: Social Crafting at MOV - Jan 21st More info and tickets here.

: Burned down Slickity Jim's is going to be replaced by a Tim Horton's and a Wendy's /via @nep Restaurateur Mike Zalman, who lost Slickity Jim's Chat 'N Chew in November, is painfully aware that …

: Granola bars Ingredients 2 cups shredded coconut 1 &frac12; cups rolled oats 1 …

: Proscuitto Egg Cups a la @ecstaticist Yield: 24 Ingredients 12 slices proscuitto 1 cup cooked crab or lobster 6 eggs …

: Annals of mistaken voicemail, part 1 msg_d4ae89a0-d827-4df8-a96e-45db0ccf99ba.mp3 Listen on Posterous I have a variety of phone numbers …

: No Knead Bread via artisanbreadinfive.com My mom has been making No Knead bread for years -- she makes a basic …

: The Happiness Project: How To Be Happier – in Four Easy Lessons. First Splendid Truth To be happier, you have to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling …

: Buttermilk Scones 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour 1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda 6 …

: Evan prepping Napoleons of utter joy

: Foodists: Much Ado About Recipes Posted on Foodists: Much Ado About Recipes - …

: Sunday Cooking: From corn bread to yogurt cake, with some beef in between   So, I did a whole bunch of "experimental" baking today. Experimental mainly because a) I …

: Ianiv's stuff works for WP Joining us at the OSCMS Summit? You can meet people like the developer behind the new, …

: Nabbed it! Here is Boris on WordPress. If I haven’t said it enough before, I really do recommend …