For such a short week, it’s been a whirlwind. To get straight to the point, here are some news and geeky tidbits for this Friday morning that just couldn’t come soon enough.
Obama and Huckabee top their parties in the Iowa caucuses. [Canoe] I just have to ask um, who is Huckabee?
Canadian Idol comes to Burnaby (Metrotown) this February. [News1130]
On a more talented note, I want Alan Cross’s audiobook, “The Alan Cross Guide to Alternative Rock” for my birthday. [Metro]
Police are hiding out in fast food drive thrus in Surrey, on the lookout for drunk drivers. I’d have to suggest the 24 hour Burger King or the A&W on KGH if the Ozone was still there. [Surrey Leader]
For a change of pace, head out to a Stanley Park Eco Walk any Sunday, rain or shine. I think the $10 walk sounds like a great alternative for tourists and visiting in-laws who have already done the Big Bus/Trolley tour. [StanleyParkEcology]
The stinkin’ rangers were in town for the first time in five years, Alanah had a discussion going all night on her blog. [CanucksAndBeyond]
Some Skytrain stations will get a facelift in 2009. [PaulHillsdon]
Jan sent me a link with some neat conference live blogging tips. I’ll probably have to expand on my “How to Live Blog” post soon but John also sent me another link about live blogging: “What the NCAA doesn’t seem to realize is how helpful live bloggers are at promoting collegiate athletics to their most passionate fans.” [Read: War Against Live Blogging]
I pride myself on my quick Google lookup skills. You need to know something and I have a computer handy? I usually can piece together the exact search parameters to get you a result ASAP (yeah that is almost the nerdiest thing I’ve ever written). At any rate, here are 10 Obscure Google Search Tips from LifeHacker that I didn’t know.
Compelling Design has put together a YouTube montage of 365 Flickr photos, one for each day in 2007. head over and see if your pic is included as the creator was nice enough to link all images used.
Raincity Studios responds to Techvibe’s “Vancouver tech-industry leaders to watch in 2008” as there are no women represented. Kris Krug and Dave Olson put together an amazing list of inspiring and intelligent web 2.0 women and I’m very honored to be mentioned among them. Head over to the post and make your suggestions if you think anyone’s missing. [Raincity Studios]