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2020-11-08: Went out for a bike ride along Arbutus Greenway. Beautiful sun and a stop at Beacoup Bakery on the …

2020-11-08: I got sent this Azerbaijani Country Life Vlog video blog by @florence_ann and ended up watching the …

2020-11-04: Yesterday’s lunch at Laksa King was a bowl of laksa, a bowl of mohinga (Fernando got a picture of …

2020-11-01: I made a chocolate cake to use up sourdough starter discard. It’s not a pretty cake, and making an …

2020-10-24: One of the few times I’ve stayed somewhere else on #bowenisland. Up on Eagle Cliff, looking out to …

2020-10-23: My parents are moving today. Third move in 47 years they’ve been in Canada.

2020-10-21: Dude Chilling Park in the fall

2020-10-20: I should log my epic sandwich from yesterday’s lunch. Sourdough from Tall Shadow breads, polish …

2020-10-20: Spicy udon bowl for lunch today. Onions, ginger, garlic, some diced red peppers & carrots I had …

2020-10-19: Managed to stop in at the new Radpower Bikes Vancouver showroom right before closing. Snagged a rear …

2020-10-18: When we went for brunch at Forage yesterday, I also bought some of their sourdough starter. Looking …

2020-10-17: Rachael won an overnight stay prize pack from VanMuralFest and the Robson BIA. Finishing our …

2020-10-14: I’ve been stuck not really reading much. Gave up on the book I was on, and bought Sue Burke’s …

2020-10-13: The Sifter in Atlas Obscura The Sifter thesifter.org a multilingual database, currently 130,000-items strong, of the …

2020-10-11: Ride out to our usual bench at Burnaby Lake was pretty cold. Got to get gloves and other gear sorted …

2020-10-11: Pulled out some old achiote and made a turkey thigh stew plus did a trial run of savoury waffles I’m …

2020-10-11: Had these “screw buns” from Dinesty Dumpling House last night, which came with sweetened condensed …

2020-10-10: I wrote a blog post about joining Social.Coop. It’s a co-op that runs “user-controlled …

2020-10-09: Check out @rachaelashe’s work at The Art Shop upcoming pop up “Wood Paper Scissors: Raw …

2020-10-09: Our new Rad Mini got delivered today! It looks cute and small compared to my Rad Runner, plus a few …

2020-10-08: I have a cute little like green Bodum charcoal BBQ that we can take to the park at the end of the …

2020-10-06: I just found out the mystery cheese we bought the other day is Braided Armenian String Cheese. …

2020-10-05: Today was actually a pretty good day. Except! I got another flat in my back tire!

2020-10-03: The funky liquid leftover from lemony pickled cabbage with some dried chilies added 🌶 I don’t have …

2020-09-30: “[Vancouver has] the lowest property taxes on the continent and most of the people who complain …

2020-09-30: I figured out how to properly setup the VSCode Markdown Notes extension for how I’m making my public …

2020-09-28: Co-op and B-Corps structures are supposed to prevent this sort of thing. @jonrshell posts a thread …

2020-09-27: I just “finished” revamping my website, and then @bopuc left a link to Simply Jekyll by Raghu. …

2020-09-26: For people who like that sort of thing, I have a couple of RSS feeds on my site again. Have a blog? …

2020-09-26: I wrote up some research on a System76 desktop and new Mac Minis with eGPU. Anyone want to shill me …

2020-09-25: Sunset at Burnaby Lake. Was lovely to ride out at end of day with a few warm patches of sun left. …

2020-09-24: Chilaquiles? Migas? Some sort of Mexican creation for breakfast — tortilla strips, diced onion, …

2020-09-23: I need rain gear! Where’s the best place to buy in #Vancouver? What should I get for biking? Bonus …

2020-09-10: On the Sunshine Coast near Roberts Creek for a short bit of downtime. This was public beach access …

2020-09-09: My bmannconsulting site is now a Jekyll-with-backlinks public notes garden #secondbrain, and it’s …

2020-09-08: I just backed @doctorow’s Kickstarter for an audio book version of Attack Surface, the third Little …

2020-09-08: Had a great get-to-know-you call with @JacobSayles, intro’d by @LeeLefever. Jacob has a long history …

2020-09-06: Picnic in the park yesterday. Smashed cucumber & pasta salad recipes on @ATBRecipes.

2020-09-02: Hello #pickling friends! A quick stovetop pickle with golden beets.

2020-09-02: 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 …

2020-09-01: Custom Bags and Shipping IP vs Products I’ve just ordered myself a custom Timbuk2 messenger bag. Custom? Yes, custom: you pick and choose …

2020-08-30: 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 …

2020-08-26: Went for a tour of the in-progress @vanmuralfest murals and met animalitoland at 7th and Ontario.

2020-08-24: 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. …

2020-08-24: Sean @coates wrote up how he checked Canada’s COVID Alert app and submitted a fix. Thanks Sean, …

2020-08-23: Montecristo Magazine talks about East Van alleys filled with oregano and other Mediterranean herbs. …

2020-08-23: The Tyee’s story of how the Himalayan blackberry came to North America is really interesting. …

2020-08-23: I’m a fan of the Ghost blog in part because you can easily run it with one-click “Deploy to Heroku”. …

2020-08-22: Made my first salt-baked salmon tonight. Full step-by-step photos on @ATBRecipes. Definitely want to …

2020-08-22: Zettlr, an #opensource desktop markdown editor. Zettelkasten support, tags, and more. via …

2020-08-20: Made it into Columbus Meats for the first time in a long time. Their prepared roasts and other items …

2020-08-16: Biked around Stanley Park, using the new bike lanes on the road. Relaxing and an awesome ride. …

2020-08-15: Success with the lactic fermented tomato 🍅 #pickling experiment! Less garlic next time.

2020-08-15: I found @hecker’s “thoughts on Mozilla for people who don’t know Mozilla” to be a good read. If …

2020-08-15: At the Riley Park Farmers Market. Stopped in at Farmhouse Cheese for quark and curds, and big line …

2020-08-15: “Lost in this billionaire slapfight…is the salient point that Epic is not actually wrong here.“ — …

2020-08-15: “If we want to maximize opportunities for safe social interaction, and build up physical and mental …

2020-08-12: LinkedIn 1746 Chris Fralic of First Round Capital explains how to figure out what your LinkedIn member number is. …

2020-08-12: We're all in the same lifeboat The hashtag #MozillaLifeboat is highlighting the ~250 people laid off by Mozilla. Here’s …

2020-08-12: “no amount of extra vitamins makes sugary vegetable oil healthy for you.” — Oatly: The New Coke The …

2020-08-11: Craigstarter - open source crowdfunding tool for Shopify Craigstarter on Github A free to use / edit / extend crowdfunding tool for Shopify with multiple …

2020-08-11: Public vs Common Goods in Open Source, responding to @tobie Responding to @Tobie’s thread on examining open source as a commons. In the context of digital …

2020-08-09: Went for an afternoon bike ride and ended up at Banana Grove Market on 22nd for the first time. A …

2020-08-08: Checked in at Resurrection Distillery. Catch Weight fish & chips plus distillery cocktails.

2020-08-08: Ok shiny happy #pickling people, here’s some fermented rhubarb getting started, with orange peels …

2020-08-07: Back to important #pickling content. Lacto fermenting some tomatoes with garlic and some fresh green …

2020-08-07: I like this future where I can be emailing my local grocer and they’re asking if I want 6lbs …

2020-08-03: The Changli is a $1200USD electric car that you can order from Alibaba. Jalopnik bought it and road …

2020-08-03: 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 …

2020-08-03: Digital Abundance and creator compensation Kyle Mitchell writes The Truth is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free as commentary to Nathan J. …

2020-08-03: Last BC Day at Millers Landing My parents have sold their house on #bowenisland. They move out in October, after 41 years living …

2020-08-03: Checked in at Tell Your Friends Cafe. Another #bowenisland happening spot, my first time visiting in …

2020-08-02: Brought the charcoal BBQ over to Bowen. Beets, zucchini rounds, pork, Orbaek bratwurst, and some …

2020-08-02: Checked in at Orbaek New food option on #bowenisland. Rice bowls with great pickled veggies, plus …

2020-07-30: Checked in at Skipper Otto. A #biking pickup of #SkipperOtto fresh mussels.

2020-07-29: Checking in at Jericho Beach. #biking to Jericho. A beautiful evening in the sun.

2020-07-28: Went for a walk after dinner. The blackberries are starting to ripen!

2020-07-28: This is basically a pickle / fermentation appreciation account now. Bought this kit at Welk’s today, …

2020-07-28: New podcast: Value in Open, about doing #opensource for a living: Any open source value creator is …

2020-07-27: Checked in at Best Food’s Grocery. Corner store popsicles while #biking — and a really great …

2020-07-27: At the #Fission office

2020-07-27: Checked in at Hime. Take out from the #sushi #restaurant that’s close to the office.

2020-07-26: Checked in at Kissa Tanto. Always order the pickle plate. Look how perfect this is, and so tasty.

2020-07-26: I’ve really enjoyed Martha Wells’ MURDERBOT books. On special today.

2020-07-26: Checked in at 1931 Gallery Bistro. Halloumi galette for her, Peking duck eggs benny for me. Also …

2020-07-26: Checked in at Vancouver Art Gallery. Starting Rachael’s birthday with this exhibit about #BC craft …

2020-07-26: Barbados is offering a 12 month “remote work” visa I don’t think this is the only one of these we’ll …

2020-07-25: That last post was testing OwnYourSwarm, to use MicroPub to send FourSquare Swarm check-ins here. …

2020-07-25: Checked in at Dude Chilling Park. Cuban Taxi Guava Gose #beer from Callister Brewing. Remember: …

2020-07-25: 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 …

2020-07-25: Treats from Pacific Bread Company for Rachael’s birthday girlfriends gathering. PBC has excellent …

2020-07-24: The Impact of the Coronavirus on Software Valuation Multiples, Tomasz Tunguz “The bigger …

2020-07-23: What’s that vague unease about Fava beans? Oh yeah, you need to take them out of their pods and …

2020-07-23: “we’re not replacing front-end devs with attention-layer-stacks anytime soon.” Agustin Lebron in …

2020-07-23: DaveO has just posted two kitchen posts. One on salt fermented pickles, the other on preparing two …

2020-07-21: Eggplant and okra in a peanut coconut sauce. I felt good about the flavour balance in this. Did I …

2020-07-21: A variation on my last brown butter and fresh peas pasta. No scapes, 3 minced bacon slices, minced …

2020-07-20: Lovely animations illustrating Ralph Ammer’s Make me think!: rather than using design to shield …

2020-07-20: On the fifth anniversary of Ben Thompson’s Aggregation Theory, @PackyM posts his Entropy Theory: …

2020-07-19: If you need to delete a known host in Blink.sh, you’ll need to use this sed hack: sed -i.bak '5d' …

2020-07-19: Step two of kimuchi and pickled cabbage. The kimuchi will sour for 3 days in a corner, the cabbage …

2020-07-18: Turning a giant head of green cabbage into Kimuchi and some pickled cabbage & jalapeños, from …

2020-07-18: Currently reading: The Joy of Pickling by Linda Ziedrich 📚

2020-07-18: I’ve written up a bit of a “best of” of a bunch of mainly food / grocery places for North Commercial …

2020-07-15: Pineapple 🍍 Mango 🥭 #tepache with a knob of ginger. Back to basics!

2020-07-15: Straight & Marrow is going into the old Bistro Wagon Rouge space, Scout Magazine Looking forward …

2020-07-14: Discord and the Cozy Web Tom Critchlow writes ‘Setting up a Discord Room for my Blog’, calling it a “cozy chat space”, for me …

2020-07-13: “We want our house to be made from sustainable materials that last multiple decades, are resistant …

2020-07-12: Om asks whether to pay for Pocket or Instapaper. I think a lot of people don’t know that Mozilla …

2020-07-11: My bike against the textured wall across from @DLChicken1

2020-07-11: Lunch with Brey at the Capitol Hill Reservoir Park. He made a gin lemonade, salad, and mashed …

2020-07-11: Lovely pale pink rhubarb lime ginger tepache. As I suspected, the pith from the limes is a bit …

2020-07-10: So proud of @rachaelashe’s work. Check out her work featured for #FacesOfCraftFriday by …

2020-07-09: Do you know the story of Sleeping Giants? Hear about it from co-founder @nandoodles as she embarks …

2020-07-09: I’m on a buying-and-downloading-actual-music-files roll! Listening to Perturbator’s …

2020-07-09: This is a screenshot of Obsidian @obsdmd making a link graph of the Markdown source files of my …

2020-07-08: Next batch of #tepache, first time without pineapple: rhubarb, ginger, lime.

2020-07-08: I’m testing @hopinofficial for my @drupalconNA #DrupalConGlobal presentation. Next week! On …

2020-07-08: duckduckgo() { lynx …

2020-07-07: It’s Ottawa-era Boris music this evening 🎵 Andrew Vincent and the Pirates, I Love the Modern …

2020-07-07: This video of the beta preview of mmhmm has been making the rounds. It’s a new video overlay / remix …

2020-07-07: My friend @LeeLefever writes about his business @commoncraft and their start making explainer videos …

2020-07-07: Via David Crow, The Difference Between Budgets, Targets, and Forecasts. I see many startup founders …

2020-07-06: What year is this? I just refreshed my LastFM user account. Bought a couple of @flor digital …

2020-07-05: digital spaces generally have no equivalent of a disapproving glare — “The silence is Deafening”, …

2020-07-05: A test ride to Capitol Hill Reservoir Park in Burnaby. Straight shot along the Adanac bike route. …

2020-07-05: Kyle writes about the evolution of @LicenseZero as an Indie Code Catalog. The tag line is “gainful …

2020-07-05: Currently reading: Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat 📚

2020-07-04: Buttondown Email is a simple email newsletter tool. The owner also funds open source that the …

2020-07-04: My friend Lee LeFever is building a new home on Orcas Island. He’s looking at options for whole home …

2020-07-04: Biked east into Burnaby. Some of the usual trails are under construction, which lead to some steep …

2020-07-04: An old photo from my Flickr backup, taken with some sort of digital camera, not just a smartphone! A …

2020-07-04: A picture of my RadRunner 1 Ebike from the Radpower website. It also happens to be for testing what …

2020-07-04: I think I’m going to make the move to the hosted version of Micro.blog for my microblogging. …

2020-04-13: 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 …

2019-04-26: Foundry Company Captable Consideration Foundry Company Captable Consideration Part of this depends on the very structure of how the foundry …

2018-12-03: '' A lovely Moroccan lamb tangia at Moltaqa in the winter sun. (Old ACME Cafe location)

2018-10-04: Hello SPADE Cross-posted from Boris’ blog: https://blog.bmannconsulting.com/hello-spade/

2018-05-30: EDCON, WalletConf, Magicians & Summer in Berlin All of the presentations were great, and lead to good Q&A in the room, and extended discussions …

2018-03-23: 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 …

2018-03-18: Beef Short Rib Pesto Tomato Stew Beef Short Rib Pesto Tomato Stew For my mid March 2018 Bowen Weekend, I spent Saturday afternoon …

2018-03-18: A Bowen Weekend I walk to work from our temp place in Yaletown. This is the pedestrian part of Robson, the art …

2018-03-12: Testing & Validating Open Angel Models Testing & Validating Open Angel Models Hi Bonnie — thanks for the kind words. Small in quantity, …

2018-03-11: Open Angel Reboot Open Angel Reboot Shutting down the investment dinner series, call for collaborators A couple of …

2018-03-04: When does Vancouver hit “peak coffee shop”? [1] Technically the first co-working space in Canada was community run in Charlottetown, PEI, before …

2018-02-26: 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 …

2018-02-17: 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 …

2018-01-13: Setting up my Chromebook Setting up my Chromebook Exploring a Chromebook for day-to-day & development use ASUS …

2017-09-13: 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 …

2017-09-11: Yes, thank you Roland Tanglao – fixed! Yes, thank you Roland Tanglao – fixed!

2017-08-19: Blockchain Definitions Blockchain’ ethos of trustlessness and decentralization is in part what drives interest in it, …

2017-07-26: 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 …

2017-06-19: Automated Tickler Reminders are Key Automated Tickler Reminders are Key The automatic follow up with people after a lapse in …

2017-06-11: Not a format issue Not a format issue Maybe I overdid the title. Not a matter of representing the notes (although a …

2017-06-11: Time for a vNotes Format? Time for a vNotes Format? A note sync format across devices & systems Today we have vCards for …

2017-05-29: Microsoft and the Open Source community My own usage of Microsoft I have a family license for Office which includes OneDrive storage space. …

2017-05-10: ​​Cully: We’re building a bot! ​​Cully: We’re building a bot! ​​Frontier Foundry partners with 20 Year Media, building messaging + …

2017-05-08: Setting out for the Frontier We’re also exploring working with existing startups in different ways. Adrian and I’ve always …

2017-05-07: 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 …

2017-04-08: Comparison to Electron? Comparison to Electron? Will ReactXP extend support to run as desktop apps on Mac and Linux too? …

2017-04-08: Frustrated with Google Docs Frustrated with Google Docs This is very close to the system I use. However, I’ve become really …

2017-04-01: 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 …

2017-03-30: 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 …

2017-03-26: Not crazy at all. Not crazy at all. I think we have to train the next generation of investors today. What if we could …

2017-02-21: 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 …

2017-02-19: 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) …

2017-01-31: 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 …

2017-01-15: 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 …

2017-01-04: 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 …

2016-12-26: 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 …

2016-12-10: 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 …

2016-11-02: Web only Computer Usage Web only Computer Usage If I didn’t do development tinkering — local commandline and ability to …

2016-10-31: 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 …

2016-10-31: 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 …

2016-10-31: 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 …

2016-10-31: Surveying my next laptop options There are a ton of articles flooding out about what people think of Apple’s latest machines, or what …

2016-10-29: Product Metrics for Digital Companies About the NACO Academy NACO Academy is a newly launched investor education program designed to …

2016-09-30: All about Unfurling I’m just starting to think about interesting use cases for unfurling and embedding in unique ways. …

2016-09-24: 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 …

2016-09-18: Uganda Medium Reading Are there other blogs, Twitter accounts, or other sources of Kampala / Uganda information that you …

2016-09-18: Kira Road Hike Yup, jet lag is hitting. Woke up in the middle of the night and doing photo editing and writing …

2016-09-14: 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 …

2016-09-13: 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 …

2016-09-12: 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 …

2016-09-10: Connecting to Uganda Connecting to Uganda I’m going to Kampala, Uganda for a week, and will be connecting with the local …

2016-09-09: Email is a Team Sport Tell me about your email loves and hates. Tell me a sordid story about LinkedIn Messaging and the …

2016-09-08: 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 …

2016-09-06: I grew up on Bowen Island (my parents moved there when I was 4). I grew up on Bowen Island (my parents moved there when I was 4). I feel very lucky to have had a …

2016-09-06: 500 Words A Day: Should you move to Vancouver? End of day right before I go to bed really isn’t the best time for 500 Words. I’ve already written …

2016-09-05: 500 Words A Day: September Rolls In Without a prompt, I got caught at the end of the day needing to write my 500 words. Is it cheating …

2016-09-04: 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 …

2016-08-27: Why cross-post to Medium? Why cross-post to Medium? Medium is both blogging interface and network. Just like Tumblr is. Any …

2016-08-24: An Idiot, Blogging An Idiot, Blogging There is a great little post floating around that tells us to Blog, You Idiots. …

2016-08-01: Activating great teams everywhere Accelerate in this context could mean a number of things: take an existing company and provide some …

2016-07-28: New (& old) communications mechanisms in AR/MR New (& old) communications mechanisms in AR/MR Interesting to think we’re going to see new takes …

2016-07-26: 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 …

2016-07-18: Ah Ha! at AngelFest 2016 Boris Mann is a COO-for-hire that likes building products and businesses. He is a Founding Director …

2016-07-15: What is a Startup Foundry? Boris Mann is a COO-for-hire that likes building products and businesses. Signup for his fortnightly …

2016-07-12: 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 …

2016-06-28: A Follow-Up on Using Highrise CRM Boris Mann is a COO-for-hire that likes building products and businesses. Find out more and …

2016-06-22: Sample Consulting Agreement Have questions about contracting or consulting services? Contact Boris » (who is most definitely not …

2016-06-13: A Personal CRM Boris Mann is a COO-for-hire that likes building products and businesses. Find out more and …

2016-05-18: 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: …

2016-05-14: From Flickr to Self-hosted Photos For the record, I think that Wikipedia or the Internet Archive would be much better homes than …

2016-05-09: 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 …

2016-04-25: 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: …

2016-04-04: 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 …

2016-03-13: 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: …

2016-02-26: 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 …

2016-02-16: Sample Confidentiality Agreement I am not a lawyer. Your lawyer will usually provide you a template such as this either for low cost …

2016-02-14: Post Parse Prototyping I’m actually going to end with one more quote from Keith Horwood’s Hello Nodal intro post: I …

2015-12-06: 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 …

2015-11-15: 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 …

2015-11-05: Explaining Stock Options to Employees Explaining Stock Options to Employees Buffer describes how they do this, as part of their open / …

2015-10-18: 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 …

2015-10-09: 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 …

2015-10-07: This is exactly what I’ve seen. This is exactly what I’ve seen. Canadian founders who are pitching to local investors are getting …

2015-09-27: Lots of questions about Canada’s angel investing Originally posted on the NACO blogahead of the 2015 NACO Summit in Niagara, Ontario. Want to join …

2015-09-27: Welcome to Medium, NDP! Welcome to Medium, NDP! It’s great to see you embracing writing on here. With the animated GIFs, …

2015-09-25: Thanks for sketching this out. Thanks for sketching this out. Realistically, most don’t exercise their options at all, because they …

2015-09-15: PhoneVR Cardboard Showcase at VR City Vancouver VR City is an organization supporting the growth of the VR industry. We connect cities with people …

2015-09-14: Pro apps on iPad (the above written quickly on the Medium app on iPhone. A few more bits added below) I’m not saying …

2015-08-26: 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: …

2015-07-24: Company Email Updates Keeping investors & advisors up to date with monthly email updates Any company that is serious …

2015-07-22: Response: How does the medium of VR story telling change how people interact with the content? Yes, for sure. Lots of people have pointed out sound as an element of a “really immersive …

2015-07-22: Consulting on Virtual Reality Projects (Part 1) HUMAN Bringing you the parts of the future that are ready to work today. We’d love to talk to you: …

2015-06-16: Courting Advisors: A (Canadian) Founder’s Guide Full Stack is a pre-seed to seed investment firm run by Boris Mann and Lance Tracey which made 9 …

2015-06-15: Canadian Early Stage Startup Term Sheets Full Stack is a pre-seed to seed investment firm run by Boris Mann and Lance Tracey which made 9 …

2015-03-12: Moving from selling services to selling product [1] Consulting Realities: Most of Jason Cohen’s post on The unfortunate math behind consulting …

2015-03-04: 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, …

2015-02-04: becoming HUMAN HUMAN Bringing you the parts of the future that are ready to work today. We’d love to talk to you: …

2015-02-01: You Can’t Outsource Product Originally published January 2014 at blog.bmannconsulting.com.

2015-01-31: The New Hack Stack Originally published May 2012 at blog.bmannconsulting.com. I’m republishing it in preparation for …

2014-12-16: Stages of early stage tech investing Future of Venture The angel investor and venture capital markets are changing rapidly, and future …

2013-09-09: EverWiki EverWiki is a wiki-like structure / interface built on top of Evernote. The goal is to provide an …

2013-05-25: Spot prawn dinner Helped make a delicious dinner with friends last night. We had spot prawns fresh from the dock and …

2013-02-06: Wise Monkeys | Trinidad Garlic Pork Wise Monkeys | Trinidad Garlic Pork. I can’t wait to try this some time. Update July 5, 2020: …

2013-01-01: Leftover turkey curry Carrot, potato, turkey curry, a photo by bmann on Flickr.After figuring out the “secret” …

2012-12-29: Broiled pork neck / cheeks with ginger, miso, cilantro   Pork neck + cheeks marinating The neck was via Big Lou’s Butcher from Sloping Hills, …

2012-12-19: Biscuits J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits Recipe - Allrecipes.com I made this biscuit recipe for the second …

2012-12-19: Shrubs Cocktail 101: How to Make Shrub Syrups | Serious Eats: Drinks. Hanging out with Lee & Sachi in …

2012-12-12: Home-style chicken curry recipe Home-style chicken curry recipe - Recipes - BBC Good Food. Modified with tomato paste + carrots + …

2012-12-05: 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 …

2012-12-05: Party Monster, the making of [vimeo www.vimeo.com/54495310 w=400&h=300] Making a funky app video - Allen Pike. Congrats to …

2012-12-03: Photowalk with Ross Photowalk with Ross - a set on Flickr. I went for a walk around Gastown with Ross, who lent me his …

2012-12-03: 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 …

2012-12-03: Santa Cthulhu via Laughing Squid: Santa Cthulhu, A Needle Felted Wool Sculpture For 2012. I have a bit of a …

2012-11-25: Braised Turkey Breast Paprika + thyme, with onions, mushrooms, apple, chicken stock + white wine in the braise.

2012-10-15: Medina Cafe breakfast

2012-09-29: 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 …

2012-08-04: 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 …

2012-08-03: powell street festival this weekend, Aug 4th & 5th 2012 All this weekend in Oppenheimer Park. Starts at 11am both Saturday & Sunday. Lots of food …

2012-06-30: First meal at Lucky Noodle Just came back from my first meal at Lucky Noodle, which is a Hunan-style Chinese restaurant at 3377 …

2012-06-30: Vancity fraud lock means I can't trust Interac I’ve just had my Vancity Interac debit card blocked for ‘confirmed skimming’. The …

2012-06-16: Northern Voice 2012

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

2012-06-13: Sustainable Shipping - on a sailboat The sail freighter Tres Hombres “sustainable shipping” Ambassador of the new fleet of …

2012-06-11: At Northern Voice 2012 on Friday Just bought my ticket for Friday. Looking forward to it! Especially MooseCamp. Northern Voice 2012 | …

2012-06-10: Wok fried spot prawns Modified from a recipe for Hong Kong-style ketchup prawns. Except I don’t keep ketchup in the …

2012-06-08: Homemade Pickled Ginger This is the pickled ginger recipe I used the other day (and that lots of people have asked about). I …

2012-06-08: Wistia gift pack I got a really nice gift pack from the folks at Wistia. They do business video hosting, and are a …

2012-06-07: The way WP.com supports domain names is messy. WordPress.com automatically removes the “www” from all URLs. Mapping the “www” subdomain is not …

2012-02-21: Pancake Tuesday German pancakes!

2012-02-20: Note to self: make ginger beer via howtoeatandlive.com This is easy to do, so I should do it.

2012-02-20: Action RPG - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Kingdoms of Amalur on Steam If you like Action RPGs, then you’ll love Kingdoms of Amalur. I …

2012-01-31: Drupalcon clusters on Flickr See the DrupalCon tag clusters on Flickr just made me tear up a little - there's a Boris cluster. …

2012-01-09: 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 …

2012-01-01: 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 …

2011-12-29: Beautiful Dangerous Tigers via theatlantic.com Seen via dangerousmeta. Yes, the tigers ARE beautifully dangerous.

2011-12-24: Dirty Mermaid Martini Rinse a martini glass with Islay, then make a gin martini with kelp pickle ‘juice’. …

2011-12-23: 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. …

2011-12-23: Starting beef stock Beef stock that will be used for other dishes later this weekend. White beans are soaking for …

2011-12-23: Eggnog Recipe Roundup via foodista.com I've never made from-scratch eggnog. Might try it this year.

2011-12-23: Christmas pulled pork Trying the Jamaican Firewalk rub - another rub I picked up on my last KC trip.

2011-12-22: "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 …

2011-12-21: Dojo4 Porkchetta This is the last of the Dojo4 meats (not counting the maple thyme breakfast sausages & remaining …

2011-12-19: Dojo4 Duck See the full gallery on Posterous Continuing the Dojo4 meat experience, last night I made duck …

2011-12-19: Clown Parade 2011 See the full gallery on Posterous Rachael and I participated in David’s Clown Parade this …

2011-12-14: 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 …

2011-12-01: 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 …

2011-11-27: I just helped fund Windowfarms http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/windowfarms/learn-to-grow-and-share-with-new-windowfarms/widget/ …

2011-11-22: Pulled pork with 'Butt Rub' See the full gallery on Posterous Bad Byron's 'Butt Rub', to be exact http://www.buttrub.com/ . I …

2011-11-12: Bowen relaxing We're finally on Bowen again. The Remembrance Day long weekend is a perfect little recharge before …

2011-10-18: Cthulhu + Bunnies via whatever.scalzi.com Lord Snuggleston is his name. I'm not connected in any way, but I approve. …

2011-09-29: Yellow Point Lodge See the full gallery on Posterous It’s been a fun and relaxing trip with Rachael. More to …

2011-09-25: Current status Plus an afternoon coffee, headphones in listening to Andrew Vincent & the Pirates. Old indie …

2011-09-10: 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 …

2011-09-05: Tastes of summer It's September and I'm talking about 'summer'. But the long weekend on Bowen has been lovely.This is …

2011-08-28: Homemade Andouille sausage via thepauperedchef.com This recipe looks simple enough to make at home, without the …

2011-08-23: Tickets to a restaurant /via @eastgate Next is a fascinating Chicago restaurant that serves a single, fixed menu that changes every three …

2011-08-23: Myth of the Marvelous Ingredient [I] remind everyone not to be too hung up upon the Myth of the Marvelous Ingredient. Sure, the …

2011-08-15: Local Food Challenge Profile The team at Growing Chefs asked me to answer a few questions about why I'm participating. I thought …

2011-08-15: Eating Local See the full gallery on Posterous Growing Chefs is a program that "gets kids excited about good, …

2011-08-13: Caramelized carrot rosemary pancetta risotto Based on this recipe: http://t.co/8dDIM1sAfter pulling off this risotto recipe, I'm confident that …

2011-08-11: Pender Island See the full gallery on Posterous

2011-08-07: Weekends are cooking time See the full gallery on Posterous Weekends are time for me to do more elaborate / longer cooking. …

2011-08-06: Super Dino Monsters Bought at the Vancouver Night Market. I like the fact that he's supposed to be ferocious, but mainly …

2011-08-05: Cthulhu face via instagr.am By Sam. Went to the night market in downtown Vancouver, rather than way out in …

2011-07-29: Waiting for 'Roman Holiday' to start Taken at Beaconsfield Park

2011-07-28: 404 sobriety not found error @trevoro

2011-07-28: iPhone wallet via twelvesouth.com We've heard talk about Google Wallet and other platforms wanting to make your …

2011-07-24: Scenes from Penticton: Vajazzling is big

2011-07-16: 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 …

2011-07-16: Cookbook find: Cowboys and Chuckwagons I'm always on the lookout for regional / unique / church basement cookbooks. I found this Come 'n …

2011-07-15: 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 …

2011-07-11: 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 …

2011-07-02: 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 …

2011-07-01: Guavas I bought guavas last night. When I bit into the first one, that flowery perfume flavour wafted out …

2011-06-23: Awesome Feelings I found this via @awesome, of course. You can find other fine songs by Disasteradio, like "Gravy …

2011-06-18: It's fridge pickle time again Storing a link to refrigerator pickles was one of my very first posts on this Posterous. All the …

2011-06-08: 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 …

2011-05-29: Ballymaloe Brown Yeast Bread Ballymaloe brown yeast breadThis bread has been made by hand every day at Ballymaloe House for more …

2011-05-21: Boating with Alex See the full gallery on Posterous

2011-05-12: Orcas swim into Burrard Inlet via theprovince.com With this, plus the dolphins in Howe Sound, it feels like we're getting a …

2011-05-10: 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 …

2011-05-09: "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 …

2011-05-07: "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.

2011-04-29: Doing the San Francisco cafe thing Taken at Epicenter Cafe

2011-04-27: "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 …

2011-04-23: Easter weekend 2011 on Bowen See the full gallery on Posterous

2011-04-19: Trolley wire #tinyplanet Taken at Bus Stop 51232

2011-04-18: Cowboy Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Goats /via @laughingsquid via laughingsquid.com I could probably republish at least half of every Laughing Squid post - …

2011-04-17: Rainbow Chard Recipe Captured for posterity, although no picture.Chop 2 shallots and sauté in a bit of olive oil over …

2011-04-17: Dan Mangan's Smorgasbord I attended Dan Mangan's benefit for homeless youth initiatives, aka Smorgasbord, on Saturday night. …

2011-04-17: Big Lou's Butcher Shop and Banh Mi Sandwich See the full gallery on Posterous This was my third shopping trip to Big Lou's Butcher Shop, on the …

2011-04-17: Me, dancing In the spirit of making sure that I own the place where the conversation takes place, here is a …

2011-04-17: Seattle Sounders game opening [wpvideo EjM5kk4y] <p> When I went to Seattle last weekend, Lee took me along to see the …

2011-04-17: Bacon Roses /via @laughingsquid via instructables.com Mother's Day is coming!

2011-04-17: Walking in Seattle See the full gallery on Posterous I spent half a day on a Sunday in Seattle while Rachael was …

2011-04-16: I found an artist in the window Rachael was in the ‘Artist’s Window’ at Bird On A Wire.

2011-04-15: Zombie Bunnies via yahooza.tumblr.com

2011-04-14: 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 …

2011-04-10: To share with Dave? Taken at Rose Manor

2011-03-26: Blossom shopping in Kits See the full gallery on Posterous Out for a walk around Kits, checking how far the blossoms are.

2011-03-17: 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 …

2011-03-17: 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 …

2011-03-14: Chicken and Waffles This is my first experience with Chicken and Waffles. Probably too fancy for my "first time", but it …

2011-03-12: 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 …

2011-03-10: First meal at Nick's Spaghetti House With Rachael and Kai

2011-03-08: Eierpfannkuchen with mushroom asiago sauce For Shrove Tuesday. Even though I’m a heathen.

2011-03-06: 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 …

2011-03-06: 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 …

2011-03-05: Waking Derek via flickr.com Last night I attended Derek Miller's living wake. Coming home and thinking about it …

2011-02-22: 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 …

2011-02-21: Reawaken as Tie-thulu, the most well-dressed of all the Elder Gods. via fuckyeahdementia.com I love me some Cthulhu.

2011-01-25: Bloedel flower, the app is ColorSplash by @pocketpixels Taken at Bloedel Conservatory

2011-01-16: Results of soft pretzel making These worked out quite well. Recipe found at Beantown Baker via Foodista search. The dough was very …

2011-01-11: Cheeky Yuuki

2011-01-10: Lovely dead things Taken at Beaty Biodiversity Museum

2011-01-09: Finishing up tour of Beaty museum with @RachaelAshe Taken at Beaty Biodiversity Museum

2011-01-09: Looking at bones Taken at Beaty Biodiversity Museum

2011-01-09: No clean Taken at Chinatown

2011-01-09: Brunch is good at Caffe Brixton Taken at Café Brixton

2011-01-08: Strathcona Rosemary

2011-01-07: Makings of a Drupal shooter #d7rp Taken at Bootup Labs (Flack Block)

2011-01-03: Presidential cookbook Taken at Blue Lantern Studio

2011-01-03: Lovely old books Taken at Blue Lantern Studio

2011-01-01: Skillet bacon & eggs

2010-12-30: Howe Sound views Taken at Queen of Capilano

2010-12-30: Sun Taken at iQMetrix Vancouver

2010-12-30: Fire in my neighbourhood

2010-12-29: City of Glass Taken at iQMetrix Vancouver

2010-12-29: Good morning Vancouver

2010-12-26: Boxing Day walk Taken at The Meadow in Crippen Park

2010-12-26: Tugboat Taken at Snug Cove Ferry Terminal

2010-12-25: Dad gifts are the best Taken at Seven Hills B&B

2010-12-24: We had duck Taken at Seven Hills B&B

2010-12-24: Bowen tradition: Reading Cooks Illustrated Taken at Seven Hills B&B

2010-12-23: Meats at Freybe Taken at Freybe Outlet Store

2010-12-21: Labyrinth of Light for Winter Solstice Taken at Britannia Arena

2010-12-20: Herring on rye bread

2010-12-19: Wonderful toys live here Taken at Dilly Dally

2010-12-19: Finished cornbread slice

2010-12-18: Vancouver Christmas Market See the full gallery on Posterous This is the first time I ever used Groupon - to buy some 2 for 1 …

2010-12-14: No one expects Super German (idea by @RachaelAshe)

2010-12-13: Pork status: pulled

2010-12-11: Yuuki the cartoon bird

2010-12-06: Yuuki bathing [wpvideo OfvzdCCl] <p> Yuuki loves running / pouring water. Here he is right after dinner.

2010-12-05: Color Splash'd Rachael with fuzzy hat

2010-12-03: 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. …

2010-12-03: The lining is orange When your car looks like a car but the doors are gullwing, we notice them. When your suit looks like …

2010-12-02: 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 …

2010-10-26: Turtles all the way down The most widely known version appears in Stephen Hawking's 1988 book A Brief History of Time, which …

2010-10-17: Super Meat Boy via supermeatboy.com Hooked Gamers review of Super Meat Boy. I had stumbled on this a while back, …

2010-10-04: Why we need email training via theoatmeal.com I should probably remove the Feedburner rotating image bling from my Gmail. I …

2010-10-03: Delve Deeper via gamersgate.com I have been sink for 48 hours+. I wandered out of my sickie cave this afternoon …

2010-09-30: Why Johnny Can't Program /via @rushkoff Amazingly, America - the birthplace of the Internet - is the only developed nation that does not …

2010-09-27: 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 …

2010-09-19: Quick Veal Stock and Remouillage Another thing about stock generally: don't think that stock making must be a huge undertaking.  …

2010-09-05: Stuffed Squash Blossom Recipe See the full gallery on Posterous These were bought too soon and languished in the fridge for some …

2010-09-01: 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 …

2010-08-23: Irish Soda Bread Recipe Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon …

2010-08-09: Rouladen I have watched my mom prepare rouladen many times, and I'm sure I've even helped in the past. But, …

2010-08-09: 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 …

2010-08-06: Rendering plant in East Van Through the wonders of Google Maps, I learned that there is a rendering plant a couple of blocks …

2010-08-03: 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 …

2010-08-01: 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 …

2010-07-26: 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 …

2010-07-20: 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 …

2010-07-15: European Shopping Tour of Vancouver I posted this originally on Urban Vancouver, way back in December 2004. I thought I'd move a copy …

2010-07-15: 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 …

2010-07-13: 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 …

2010-07-11: 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.

2010-07-10: 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 …

2010-07-10: 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 …

2010-07-08: "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 …

2010-07-06: Woodland Park Disc Golf http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 via flickr.com Here's the natural object 9 …

2010-07-01: Dinnner Rolls 1 package active dry yeast1/4 cup warm water3/4 cup hot milk3 tablespoons shortening3 tablespoons …

2010-06-27: 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 …

2010-06-27: Monkey Pirate Robot Ninja: The Game /via @laughingsquid via markarayner.com I'm done with Rock Paper Scissors as of now.

2010-06-24: 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 …

2010-06-22: Making pork stock See the full gallery on Posterous I followed a combination of #2 and #3 from this site on Chinese …

2010-06-22: 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 …

2010-06-21: 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 …

2010-06-12: 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 …

2010-06-05: Micro Four Thirds I've been jonesing for a new camera. Specifically, while I take a handful of pictures with my Nokia …

2010-05-26: 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 …

2010-05-17: Come for the sloths, stay for the frogs http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11712103&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_by …

2010-05-17: GINK by DERRICK COMEDY via youtube.com I shared this on Twitter already, but it is very very very funny, and you should …

2010-05-13: 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 …

2010-05-11: Giving feedback to small business Looks pretty good, doesn't it? There are a couple of problems with the meal (mainly the sandwich), …

2010-05-11: Moving to The Drive See the full gallery on Posterous Rachael and I are moving to a new place. After only a few rounds …

2010-05-08: making things visible nancy white’s session

2010-05-05: Unplugging on Galiano via rachaelashe.com I'm in transition, so as part of that, Rachael and I headed over to Galiano …

2010-04-29: Recent Meatballs http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 via flickr.com Sharing recent meatballs for …

2010-04-28: Sharing Knife by Bujold cc @kellan @lloydbudd via goodreads.com I first picked up Bujold on recommendation from Kellan and devoured all the …

2010-04-25: The Internet sucks at recipes I’d also like to point out that Google is now useless for information about cooking, because almost …

2010-04-21: Killer Bunnies? via killerbunnies.com Played this last night for the first time, with 7 people that were over for …

2010-04-19: Cooking Octopus on @Foodists via foodists.ca Here's my write up on Foodists of how I cooked the octopus.

2010-04-18: About to broil an octopus via kalofagas.ca I'm about to braise & broil an octopus - bought about a pound of tentacle down …

2010-04-16: Video camera stealing octopus via youtube.com I really need to re certify in SCUBA and start building my gear again.

2010-04-15: What I did tonight I had an all hands meeting at work and discussed a bunch of upcoming stuff. I went home and relaxed …

2010-04-13: 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 …

2010-04-07: Startup drinks April 2010 I'm using Keynote to create a "Startup Drinks" presentation, with Danny looking on in the …

2010-03-19: Dr Teeth tattoo via boingboing.net My long ago Ultimate team in Ottawa was called Dr. Teeth, and two of my …

2010-03-14: Trotter Gear Anthony and I made Trotter Gear this weekend. Which are, of course, pigs feet, and from Fergus …

2010-03-08: Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising via store.steampowered.com Comes out this Thursday. I really enjoyed the first part of this, and …

2010-03-08: Roast Lamb Leg Dinner See the full gallery on Posterous Last of the Cutter Ranch lamb. Marinated with preserved lemons …

2010-03-08: Spaghetti with Guanciale and Kale See the full gallery on Posterous More on the magic of guanciale in the previous post.

2010-03-06: Guanciale - magical pork jowls Now that the Olympics are over, Oyama again has guanciale. I picked some up to cook while on Bowen. …

2010-03-02: Living on Bowen The waters of Howe Sound and the ferry across it are not only a physical barrier, but also a …

2010-03-02: 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 …

2010-03-02: Ground Pork Ragout See the full gallery on Posterous Trying for something vaguely like Anthony's ragout. I remember it …

2010-02-27: Brunch as a meal to have people over for is neglected Ingredients 12 eggs 12 ounces jar of salsa 1 ½ cups grated cheese …

2010-02-21: Duck Tongues Dim Sum via flickr.com Thanks for everyone that came out for my birthday dim sum today. It was fun to sit …

2010-02-20: Spicy Coconut Tumeric Beef I was going for the Banana Leaf's Rendang Beef curry - which is a completely different dish, but I …

2010-02-20: 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. …

2010-02-19: S/V Concordia sinks off Brazil The Canadian tall ship SV Concordia, a sailing school vessel, heads past downtown Halifax in this …

2010-02-19: 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 …

2010-02-14: Happy Valentine's Day! via flickr.com I don't like Hallmark holidays. In fact, I don't like ANY holidays / occasions that …

2010-02-08: 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 …

2010-02-08: Refrigerator Pickles via awaytogarden.com Storing this recipe link so I can find it again. Someone else on Twitter …

2010-02-07: 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. …

2010-01-30: Used Cookbook Haul Today I went to Thomas Haas. The drinks were nice, as were the pastries, but it was incredibly …

2010-01-30: Austrian (pig) Cuts /via @rtanglao via woolypigs.blogspot.com I think it's about time to order a whole pig and schedule a butchery / …

2010-01-29: 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. …

2010-01-29: A Winter WonderMEATland! /via @RachaelAshe via evenmorelegendary.com I'm sure Sarah will love this post, too.

2010-01-26: I'd like to make blood sausage via charcuteriesundays.blogspot.com Also, the Charcuterie Sundays blog is amazing. It has kicked …

2010-01-23: flaky biscuits I've been continuing on the baking kick. Biscuits are great because they take only 20 - 30 minutes …

2010-01-21: 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 …

2010-01-21: Missing days… I thought I might make it all the way through 2010 with one personal blog post per day. Nope! I can …

2010-01-17: No Knead Bread first result No Knead Bread (inside) No Knead Bread via flickr.com This is my first attempt …

2010-01-16: 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 …

2010-01-15: A stylist with hats via flickr.com This smiling lady has been my hair stylist (aka cut it short when it gets unruly) …

2010-01-13: Happy Trogday to you! /via @haggaret via telltalegames.com Apparently today is Trogday, celebrating the creation of the Strong Bad …

2010-01-12: Trying on hats via flickr.com Fur hats are fun!

2010-01-12: Making Cheese Making Cheese is as easy as…pie…? <span class="date">September 2nd, …

2010-01-11: Anything but elves and trolls /via @rtanglao the epic quests set in Tolkien-inspired fantasy universes have gotten really boring to me.  …

2010-01-11: If eaten, my body would taste like SPICY BEEF /via @RachaelAshe Created by Recipe Star

2010-01-11: Make your own Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Beets, etc. /via @sarahfelicity Live Fermented Food & Organic Raw Dairy Making Workshops at The Urban Ashram - 2290 Saint George …

2010-01-11: They're tunnelling TCP/IP over AD&D! Halting State by <a …

2010-01-11: Rosemary Tomato Soup 1 cup chopped onions ½ cup finely chopped celery 1 tablespoon olive oil …

2010-01-10: Me as a Lego chef /via @counti8 via ep.yimg.com Karen thinks this is me.

2010-01-09: 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 …

2010-01-09: Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon and Turkey &frac12; package of spaghetti &frac12; cup of bacon, chopped 1 …

2010-01-08: Bloedel Conservatory is slated to be closed In spite of our efforts to save the Bloedel Conservatory, and despite the possible illegality of the …

2010-01-07: 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. …

2010-01-06: Social Crafting at MOV - Jan 21st More info and tickets here.

2010-01-05: 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 …

2010-01-05: Granola bars Ingredients 2 cups shredded coconut 1 &frac12; cups rolled oats 1 …

2010-01-03: Proscuitto Egg Cups a la @ecstaticist Yield: 24 Ingredients 12 slices proscuitto 1 cup cooked crab or lobster 6 eggs …

2010-01-02: Annals of mistaken voicemail, part 1 msg_d4ae89a0-d827-4df8-a96e-45db0ccf99ba.mp3 Listen on Posterous I have a variety of phone numbers …

2010-01-02: No Knead Bread via artisanbreadinfive.com My mom has been making No Knead bread for years -- she makes a basic …

2010-01-01: 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 …

2010-01-01: Buttermilk Scones 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour 1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda 6 …

2009-12-31: Evan prepping Napoleons of utter joy

2009-12-31: Foodists: Much Ado About Recipes Posted on Foodists: Much Ado About Recipes - …

2008-12-09: 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 …

2006-01-10: Ianiv's stuff works for WP Joining us at the OSCMS Summit? You can meet people like the developer behind the new, …

2005-08-17: Nabbed it! Here is Boris on WordPress. If I haven’t said it enough before, I really do recommend …