Thursday Morning Link Fest: Geek of the Week


Thursday, January 29th, 2009 — 9:47am PST
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Welcome to a misty, rainy Thursday morning. I’m actually pretty excited about the rain however, since I was sent an adorable yet practical umbrella from a local company a few weeks ago. I’ll have a full review up once I’ve ventured out into the drizzle but for now, here is my link fest this week:

Qila and Calf @ The Vancouver Aquarium

  • Aurora the 20-year old beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium is expecting a calf this summer [CBC]. She is the mother of Qila, who gave birth to Tiqa in 2008. Correct me if I’m wrong but there’s only one male, Imaq, at the Aquarium and he was the father of Tiqa so… oh those belugas!
  • The Georgia Straight has named me and the Vancouver Twestival event their Geek of the Week. I’m actually very excited to have a venue announcement soon, with tickets going on sale this coming Monday.
  • After a 5-3 loss to Nashville (after being up 3-1) here are some thoughts from Waiting for Stanley: “It’s times like these where I believe I picked the right name for this site over 2 years ago. Not only are the Canucks fans waiting for a Cup: they are waiting for a team that they cheer for to be consistent and be successful. There is nothing about this Canucks team right now that suggests that any waiting will soon be over.”
  • Tickets for the Northern Voice kick-off dinner will go on sale tomorrow. The super-powered personal blogging conference sold out in a matter of days so these may be some pretty hot tickets ($25 each).
  • CBC’s On The Coast will be broadcasting live from O’Douls on Robson tomorrow. The theme of the show is the West End and I have been asked to come down and share some of my own stories about living in this part of the city as well as liveblog the event. From 3:00pm until 6:00pm you can read my site (and please ask questions that I can share on-air) while tuning in to FM 88.1 to hear the show.
  • Last but not least, Paul Hillsdon (in his infinite alternate transportation planning wisdom) wrote a great post/proposal recently about the future of the viaducts and streetcars around downtown. While you’re there, check out his post on visualizing SkyTrain ridership.

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    7 comments

    1. Michael says:

      Leave it to Miss604 to cover the beluga incest scandal at the Vancouver Aquarium ๐Ÿ˜›

      I’m excited to hear more about what’s going on with Twestival, should be great.

    2. Miss604 says:

      Haha that’s the closest thing to ‘gossip’ you’ll find on my site ๐Ÿ˜›

    3. paul says:

      “on the coast” is an awesome cbc program – they promote our shows and play our music ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. tbonebass says:

      last night I went to practice with my band and was promptly told that there was going to be a very exciting “show and tell” involved. with great excitement, my friend slammed onto the table the strangest looking piece of machinery that he had just welded – it actually turned out to be the very pump that pumps the water into the beluga pool at the Vancouver Aquarium – it had a super cool pump-and-compressor-techno-type name – which of course I can’t remember.
      totally random comment I guess – but you were blogging about belugas and geeks – and it was sooo impressive – in a super geeky way

    5. klparrot says:

      @Michael: No incest involved; Imaq isn’t related to Aurora. The only odd thing about it is that Tiqa will be the new baby’s niece, despite being a year older.

    6. klparrot says:

      @Michael: Oh yeah, and also her sister at the same time. Okay, so that’s a bit strange. But still, no inbreeding going on.

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