CNET News.com has introduced trackbacks and pingbacks into their site. This is great for readers because they can see who else on the net is discussing the articles.
I wonder how long it will take for them to develop permalinks for their site (see linked URL).
Off I go to see if my trackback actually made it.
Google Search: alexh
Sweet. I’m now the top search for alexh and alexjh. I’m not yet the top for Alex Harford though. Google thinks more people are interested in some guy that acted in Lady Godiva. Bah.
Well, it’s the Monday after the Lions lost the big game. It was such a great lead up, everyone thought the Lions were going to take it all.
Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. It was even more disappointing since I had Aaron, Am, Morgan, and Justin over to watch the game. Made some ribs in the crock pot and wings in the George Foreman grill.
I think the loss came down to a few things:
- Poor passing game for the Lions. Geroy Simon was ineffective. But it there was also amazing pass coverage by the Argos, something they haven’t seen from teams like the Riders.
- Poor defense from the Lions.
- Poor disciple from Dickenson. Two time violations when trying for the 2 point conversion play. That’s the point when they lost the game.
- Playoff jitters from O’Mahoney. 16, 23, 9 yard punts. Ouch… he got a bit better near the end of the game, but it was nowhere near the Western final performance.
With that said, Antonio Warren played an amazing rushing game, and probably would have been MVP if the Lions had won it.
Went for dinner on Friday to Phnom Penh, a Vietnamese and Cambodian restaurant, with a bunch of people from the local blogging community.
Dave Winer was the guest of honour.
Met a bunch of interesting people, although I haven’t had time to check out their blogs yet.
The food was amazing and fortunately Roland was there to order for us, since it was very overwhelming to try and pick something out.
It was my first time having pho, where I accidentally ate some tripe (I thought it was squid or something). We also had some other great dishes, the papaya salad, squid (the real stuff this time), and a raw marinated beef dish, garnished with cilantro. Tracy was even brave enough to try the beef (but not the frogs legs).
Darren pointed out a very cool site called Sail Freyja that is a blog of some Vancouverites that have sailed down to Oceana to tour around. They’re visiting places like the Marquesas, Tongo, New Zealand. I’m very jealous… time to work on the plans for the Chinese junk.
Edit: Still learning about this trackback stuff…
Kleptones – The Next DJ Danger Mouse
When are the labels going to realize that the fastest way to get an album distributed is to send a cease and desist?
Looking forward to checking out this album once it’s done downloading.
Bug 261717 – Can’t copy Website header (URL) in RSS message’s header
Sweet! I was about to report this as a bug but someone else got to it first. Downloaded the latest Thunderbird, and there it was. Right click on an RSS link, copy link location.
There’s a blogger’s dinner here in Vancouver with Dave Winer being the guest of honour! Anxiously awaiting the location…
My dad and I brought his boat home this weekend from Quarry Harbour to the marina near the Oak St. bridge.
We made about 8-9 knots depending on the currents.
Griffin relaxing at the cabin:
The lighthouse in Welcome Pass:
Clementine, the freighter that came out of the fog to almost run us over:
Ok, it wasn’t that close, but it seemed like it at the time. It was close enough that I couldn’t fit it all in the picture.
Check out its bow wave:
(A fuzzy picture of) Ramboat:
Lol. I’m a timeout.
Actually I am:
You know which wines go best with which foods, and
you can make New York City’s finest sommalier
feel like a kid at a keg party. You wanna take
that Emeril guy and beat him with a stick, but
really – you’ve got more class than that.
What people love: You know the best restaurants and
what their specialties are.
What people hate: Every waiter in town wants to
mangle your pretentious ass.
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Broadband forums are reporting Shaw bittorrent slowdowns. This is really bad for Shaw customers. I thought about switching to Shaw after Telus started firewalling ports, but there is a relatively simple workaround (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this web page), so I wasn’t too concerned.
I’m still getting nice BT downloads though, Fedora Core 3 came in yesterday at about 150kb/s which isn’t bad.