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Geek Camping
Robert Scoble is thinking of organizing a Geek Camping get together for sometime in June or July down in Mount Rainier National Park It's camping for all the geekingly-inclined in the northwest. Sounds very cool. Other Vancouver bloggers who may attend are Boris Mann and Roland Tanglao. It should be a good time. Keep watching Robert's site for details ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 29, 2005 1:37 PM

Grey Skies, Good Stuff

Hey gang!

Just wanted to drop you all a note and let you know that the move went well and we've got the cable all set up so the new place is wired.

All our stuff isn't here yet so we're living out of suitcases for now, but things are good. I started the new job and it's really cool so far, so things are good. We're still getting our bearings and such but in a few weeks we'll be up and running like normal.

Posted On Sunday, March 20, 2005 3:54 PM


The move is on it's way, all the cables are being unplugged and the gear is getting packed away. I'll be going dark for a few days. Next time I post will be in beautiful BC!

BTW, I checked out the Star Wars Episode III trailer. AWESOME. Very much looking forward to the movie.

Posted On Friday, March 11, 2005 11:26 PM

Excellent Resource for Windows Internals Information
While doing some brain dumping for my old job I happened upon an excellent resource for Windows internals type information. Microsoftie Calvin Hsia's blog has a number of posts related to topics like Memory Handles and Very Advanced Debugging tips. Don't let the references to Visual Fox Pro keep you away, alot of the information is relevant for Windows in general. Subscribed. Currently listening to: Esta Noche Voy a Verla - (02:24)Pablo Montero, Que Voy A Hacer Sin Ti ......

Posted On Friday, March 11, 2005 9:45 AM

The Moving to Vancouver FAQ

Due to popular demand, here is the Moving to Vancouver FAQ for all your Stack of Toast/Moving to Vancouver related questions.

Currently listening to: The Book of My Life - (06:16)
Anoushka Shankar; Sting, Sacred Love

Posted On Tuesday, March 8, 2005 3:43 PM

Most Annoying Star Trek Character
Wil is asking for people to vote for the most annoying Star Trek Character in this TV Guide poll. Hint: He's trying to get Wesley Crusher out of first place. Update: Looks like Wesley is not the most annoying character any more... Currently listening to: Peace on Earth - (04:48)U2, All That You Can't Leave Behind ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 8, 2005 11:45 AM

Open Letter from Axeworthy to Rice
Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lloyd Axeworthy writes in an open letter to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Ms. Rice canceled her scheduled trip in an apparent hissy fit over Canada's decision not to participate in the proposed missile defence program. Just chalk that up to a different sense of priorities about what a national government's role should be when there isn't a prevailing mood of manifest destiny. Coming to Ottawa might also expose you to a parliamentary system that ......

Posted On Friday, March 4, 2005 3:05 PM

Global Flyer
Steve Fossett is currently more than halfway around the world in his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. There are some concerns about a “missing“ 2,600 pounds of fuel and if Steve will be able to make it back to the airfield in Salina, Kansas. It's still unclear if the fuel is really missing or if there is a glitch with a fuel meter. He is currently over the Pacific ocean and heading toward Hawaii where a reassessment of the fuel situation will be conducted. He may have to abandon ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 2, 2005 5:56 PM

IP Address From a Web Service
Duncan Mackenzie posted about people asking how to obtain the IP address of your internet connection. He created a web service for this task including the VB code to access it. Here is my C# version of the code, 1. First you need to add a web reference to the web service IPInfo.asmx 2. And now the code (all prettied up for your easy perusal)... string myIPAddress; //Show Waitcursor while web service is being calledCursor.Current = Cursors.WaitCursor; //Create instance of web service and obtain IP ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 1, 2005 3:46 PM

Career and Life Moves
Well, it's official. As of March 14th or so Erika and I will no longer be Montrealers but will instead be Vancouverites!!! That's right, we're packing up our things and our cat and heading out west. The Pet Shop Boys made me do it with their incessant prodding, I swear. There are a few reasons for this move but it basically comes down to this. Before we really settle down, buy a house, have kids and all that we really wanted to make sure we're living in the place where we really want to be. In this ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 1, 2005 11:22 AM

Serial burglar caught on webcam

Thanks to Jeff from Wintellog for this link.

Serial burglar caught on webcam.

Currently listening to: Walkaways - (01:12)
Counting Crows, Recovering the Satellites

Posted On Tuesday, March 1, 2005 10:29 AM

Two Years

Big name blogger Tim Bray is celebrating his two year blogging anniversary. Congratulations Tim.

Cake and and coffee are being served over on Tim's blog now...

Currently listening to: Thank You - (03:38)
Dido, No Angel

Posted On Tuesday, March 1, 2005 10:27 AM

The Muddler
Coworker Eric Titcombe has started his own blog. His blog goals are: I plan to share some of my knowledge of music, Windows Indexing Service and whatever else makes it past my internal censors. Check it out at Currently listening to: A Murder of One - (05:44)Counting Crows, August and Everything After ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 1, 2005 10:19 AM

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