Monday Morning Link Fest: Guerrilla Knitters

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Being offline most of the weekend was a delight as we traveled out to Chilliwack on Friday then I made my way down the I-5 for most of yesterday. This week is a big one, with several festivals and events taking place so here’s a quick link fest roundup.

Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr
  • CBC’s Bob Cole is a stand-up guy who is now blogging about other classy gents that have graced the sport of hockey
  • Skittles is the talk of the web this morning with their new website that goes beyond browser barriers. The “friends” section just takes you to Facebook and the “chatter” section links directly to a search for “skittles” on Twitter
  • Next weekend we change our clocks to spring ahead for daylight savings
  • The Hollow Tree will be upright once again this summer
  • The Canada Line will open in August 2009
  • As I observed at Northern Voice, yarn and knitting are taking this town by storm although the comments on this particular Vancouver Sun article are rather mixed
  • I have a big post about theatre productions in Vancouver that is long overdue but here are a few that may be worth checking out in the meantime: The Real Thing, The Threepenny Opera, Munsch Alley, and Johnny Grant: A Rollicking Adventure Story
  • The Wine Fair and Wine 101 are taking place Tuesday and Wednesday and I announced my winner of the Wine Fair contest this weekend
  • The Midforms Festival kicks off at the end of this week
  • Wednesday March 4th the Women in Film Festival begins with a day of panels, an opening night screening and social media sessions with some familiar hosts.
  • On Saturday March 7th I’ll return with the bloggers to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to capture their experiences for Rigoletto
  • I’d also love to get Twitter responses embedded in the bottom of my posts, near the comments, however none of the plugins I have tried have been ideal (ie. Tweetbacks won’t allow me to place the discussion box anywhere on my site). If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears.

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    1. Tyler IngramMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 4:46pm PST

      Oh look one of my photos! lol thanks Rebecca!

      I thought about coding something that would parse Twitter for hits to a site, though never really though about it. Perhaps Duane and Dale have thought about it? With Twitter’s API and a person’s site, their API call might plan an issue unless you cache the tweets and check once every 5 or 10 minutes for new ones?

    2. TonySaturday, March 7th, 2009 — 1:20pm PST

      Hello. I have to tell you, I have been a little preoccupied with thinking about your miss604 since i saw pic of you and hubby in paper (province). You say your broke and blog 24 hours a day……. how do you do it? I recently overheard a couple of ladies in the local coffee shop working on their online scrap booking while my wife and I were working on business website with our designer. How do they do it??? They spent 5 hours that day they said doing scrap booking and buying pieces online to scrapbook with….. how do people make a living doing what you do or what they do? Is it more a bobby? Is it advertising? I just feel like I am out of touch..I honestly do not meant for this to sound cheeky. I felt the same about many sites such as google and facebook until I saw the complexity of it all.

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