I have been looking for a fresh Asian noodle source in Vancouver for a long time.
I bought some Win Full Ramen at Donalds and made it for lunch today: the ramen was excellent.
And Win Full Foods seems awesome: looks like you can pick up from their store in East Van.
From Robin Sloan’s latest I learned about the singer Lorde’s newsletter:
it feels like…a long rambly email from a (very smart, hugely successful) friend. Lorde’s messages do not belong to the internet of Twitter or Instagram
Everyone’s gotten really good at the same thing.
I’m in St. Louis for a conference and went to a cute local coffee shop, Goshen Coffee.
I’m slowly starting to gather coffee shop stickers on my travel mug.
Also pictured: wall of colourful bean packaging, dogs of Goshen, and seasonal beans.
However, browsers selling users to search engines to keep the web going is a bit like selling weapons in a war zone to bankroll cancer research.
Robin Berjon suggests that we need to fix search on the Internet. And yes it means figuring out how to fund browsers, too.
“I think I’ve reduced the amount of blood in my caffeine system to an acceptable level, if that’s what you mean.”
#quote #book #reading #scifi 📚
That thing where it’s been a long week, but it’s also been too long since you cooked a proper meal, and that proper meal is delicious pulled pork, but you don’t have a dishwasher, and you have to slog through a mountain of dishes.
I’m in London, Ontario for the week. We’ve explored a couple of “variety stores”, which are corner cafes / brunch / diner places.
Here’s brunch at The Bag Lady Variety. Shared a cinnamon swirl French toast with maple syrup, side of bacon, and fruit bowl. Plus 50s-60s Canadiana. Ceramic poodles!
Was at Raincity Games at International Village Mall.
Bought Teenage Mutant Dirtbags (mutant animals with attitude) & Scum and Villainy (scifi space capers using Forged in the Dark).
Plus photos of Faerie Fire & Witch-Craft by local #Vancouver makers, & Dialect about language.
Pastries at Nemesis Coffee on Hastings in #Vancouver
The cruffins are the most decadent, like blueberry pavlova.
The Subconscious Beta is out now.
The client app going into beta is a single player MVP.
But underneath the Noosphere protocol syncs and links notes and files planetwide, talks IPFS, and is open source.
Blogging, round two, but for tools for thought.
In August 1991, the first website was published. We’re celebrating 32 years of HTML with a hangout in the park!
A fun ongoing event in #Toronto. Join them Saturday, Aug 19th, 2-5pm in Dovercourt Park. Bring your own HTML writing machine!
re:Mix is a kitchen blender which you use with your own glass jars. It’s made in Berlin and “open source”, and the intent is for others to build & sell in their local region.
This is a model I’ve been waiting to appear! Who wants to build in Vancouver / BC?
Spent some time working out of Timbertrain Depot.
On my way out, I got to taste test this espresso tonic with orange juice.
Choice of name was “Orange is the new Black” (overplayed in my opinion) or “Clockwork Orange” (dark, mysterious, my vote). Delicious with a fruity bright Ethiopian bean.
jwz writes up some Mastodon’ts. The big one is to give the original post (OP) control over replies in the thread. So an OP is more like a blog.
I initially thought this was a bad idea, but yeah, if you’re doing a In Reply To, you shouldn’t get to ride along the OP reach.
From Scout Magazine comes word of Mah Milk Bar opening on Victoria Drive in the old South China Seas location.
In Australia [a milk bar is] a go-to spot for daily basics, synonymous with a corner store
This sounds like a great community oriented place!
Hanging outside with Kaz the cat for his evening outdoor time on the deck. Last night in Nanaimo, back home in Vancouver tomorrow.
Picture of the New Brighton Park Pool from yesterday. Not many people and amazing cloud formations over the north shore mountains.
We’re making Mondays our swim night.
#Vancouver #EastVan #swimming
Just got my Similkameen Valley variety pack of wine dropped off.
Here’s a quick photo of the label for Pamplemousse Jus. I’ll add all the bottles to the FoodWiki later.
I’ve been meaning to write down something similar, this is an amazing resource to share.
What is an #unconference ?
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 mania + raspberry lemonade for me)
New Brighton Park Pool in #EastVan
We like to go swimming at least once a week in the evenings. Last night it was really empty — maybe 20 people total.
The sky, sun, and mountain views are all amazing and we always enjoy our swim. Lucky to have our #Vancouver public pools.
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 coFoodVancouver which is all about collaboration + food.
It’s my first time here. It reminds me of the back deck at c-base in Berlin a bit.
I went to the New Media Gallery “DUST” exhibition today.
These are pictures of two of the pieces, Herman Kolgen’s Dust Surface (video on flat panels), and Michael Saup’s DustVR (particulate live sensor data with VR visualization).
The 3rd piece has a gasp worthy surprise that I’ll leave secret.