Category Archives: Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellany. Not that all things aren’t connected.

Busker Idol needs your help!

“Busker Idol,” you ask? Yes. Busker Idol. (!!!) Busker Idol is my working title / codename for an idea I’ve had for at least two years, that I’ve started to flesh out and test a little more earnestly in the past little while. Where did this come from? The basic idea is the intersection of […]

A New Year

2009 came in as a curious, understated, high-drama, low-noise affair – me and my nearest and dearest watching my favorite short films as we wondered which clock was the most accurate. Outside, the snow drifted down in terrifying density, the hills of New Westminster growing more treacherous by the minute for me and my transit-taking […]

Inspired to Worldchange

If someone had told me as recently as 2 years ago where I would be, what I’ve seen and what I would be doing right now, it would seem plausible but I would be a bit skeptical. It delights me to no end that so little of the trajectory I thought I had plotted out […]

Quick Transport Hero Camp wiki note

For those of you not watching my site like a hawk (because hey, even I don’t), I’ve updated my previous post on Transport Hero Camp with a new URL for the wiki. It’s now living over at the BarCamp wiki, and I’ve also created pages for session ideas and with details on the event. I […]

Shutterbuggery

My recent trip to Hong Kong/Macau/Thailand was the first time in a long time I’ve had a chance to indulge my typically dormant shutterbug. I attribute it to two things: Having recently developed a bit of an eye for the curious world of urban design, transportation and city planning; and Having a really, really excellent […]

EPIC 2008 – Designing for Sustainability – The Design Panel

Note: this is a cross-post from the Happy Frog blog coverage of the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo 2008 event, which I attended as one of the members of their FrogSquad. You can view the original post at Happy Frog. A product’s sustainability doesn’t happen by accident – it is pursued consciously, with care, diligence and […]

EPIC 2008 – Five Things I Learned About Sustainable Living

Note: this is a cross-post from the Happy Frog blog coverage of the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo 2008 event, which I attended as one of the members of their FrogSquad. You can view the original post at Happy Frog. I got to the EPIC Expo at Canada Place late last Sunday, but even in the […]

Spring presses on

Despite the brief blasts of snow we got in Vancouver yesterday (the flakes were humongous last night), spring things are happening. Any minute now (really!) I’ll be making my way out the door to go to Slow Food Vancouver’s Bike the Blossoms event. The weather is looking quite a bit more amenable to riding a […]

March and Later

It is a very exciting time! I always question how well I’m handling things and whether I could be doing it better, but I’m feeling generally good. Talking about submitting an appeal to get that English minor. Despite my show of giving it up, I got some advice and am now pursuing a student-initiated appeal […]

Yakshaving Chronicles: University Ethics

So I’ve been dealing with the university for the last couple of weeks on the matter of having my study on Transit Camp go through the Department of Research Ethics. Let me be upfront: they are tasked with something important and vital to the credibility of the knowledge-making that universities are expected to do. I […]