architect plug-and-play mindshare

i was thinking about matrix vertical e-services for a while, and how they could help synergize enterprise deliverables while incubating 24/365 action-items on an aggregate wireless technologies front. but then i was all about brand compelling infrastructures and the theme behind the architecture for plug-and-play mindshare (blogs) and how they have helped everyone unleash 24/7 interfaces and essentially incentivized interactive communities.
ladies and gentlemen, go nowhere without your web economy bull[bleep] generator.
btw: i am reading almost everyone’s site through RSS feeds now.. so if you don’t have one.. you need to get one! here is a link to my RSS feeds:
/blog/index.xml (RSS 0.91)
/blog/index.rdf (RSS 1.0)
folks on diaryland or blog-city etc don’t have RSS (yet) AFAIK. keep on waiting, or move to moveabletype.

natural pecking order

i feel like i should be writing a welcome paragraph to this post. it is my most massive picture post yet. thanks for the comments encouraging me to post them all at once. here they are — 41 of my best pictures from this weekend past. it was one of the funnest weekends i have had in some time.
oh, and i know what i am going to be for hallowe’en! woo! thank you juliekevinlesliejames!
since this is a massive picture post, you’ll always be able to find it in the massive picture post listing to the right! new and improved!

“this plant didn’t need water to grow, it just needed some creativity” – cecelia on friday night, 1 a.m.

friday night – upstairs cabaret.. why?

this is why! dj mischiff exposed the masses to the new breakbeat mix of Underworld’s classic ‘Born Slippy’

cecelia, downtown

the grass was greener than ever in victoria on saturday after the heaviest ever one day rainfall on thursday and continuing dampness on friday

saturday, darth vader came to victoria.. but the grass didn’t appear to be green at all!

darth vader resorts to playing his sad song on the violin. such a dreadful state we’re in thanks to the current bc government. there there, darth vader, there there.

i met up with my world-traveller friend emily on saturday at christie’s pub for lunch. saturday evening i went for dinner with emily and friends at hugos.

mamma shorthouse, laura, emily, saila, corinne

davin emily saila

emily saila corinne

emily and her sister laura

laura emily saila davin corinne
went to hush right after to see DekoZe spin!

julie spotted in the crowd at hush!

justin and emmy

walter and jim.. you’ve heard of two headed snakes.. here is a two headed tech-bot!

braeden djing at hush

cecelia and emmy

brent carmichael at hush

the worlds funniest blogger, daveyb

cam and trevor held their eyes open long enough for this photo

james and james — rave victoria and rave culture

the ebullient carey

me and kevin

keoni (the angry samoan) is back from australia!

dekoZe spins his special brand of madness

dj’s braeden and dekoze discuss some matter of sound advise

german mike trances. or something!

watch your head, sir..

it was emmy’s birthday on saturday night! after midnight to be precise.. happy birthday emmy!

the crowd was loving it for good reason

me and dekoZe

the dancefloor ambience

james presents Le Hair (4 am)

leslie observes Something late saturday night (5 am). this is from saturday afternoon after lunch with emily.. i went over to jims. he turned his fan on because it was really hot in his apartment for some reason. his fan sucked ladybugs in!

jim brought out the spotlight.

i brought the macro shot.

the natural pecking order.. calico and the ladybug.
so there it is. i may make a wallpaper / desktop out of that last picture there, i really quite like it. please leave your comments on the pictures. i know there is a lot of people shots — i know a lot of people!

blogtoria update

there is a bit of a buzz going on right now about the blog victoria concept so i want to do an update so that everyone knows what’s up.

  • aaron has secured a domain name for the project.
  • lefty has agreed to do the hosting the website.
  • currently interested in getting more ideas of what people would visually like, ie: pictures of what?
  • site content: just a list of links? a “submit your victoria blog link” form? this would (probably) be database driven with an admin bit to approve links and put them into an alphabetically ordered list and new blogs to appear in a short “new blogs added” section.
  • news section: blog meet up stuff, site news (features wont all be added at the same time — we’ll be starting off with just a list of links)
  • RSS: if your site spews an rss feed like mine does, then we should be looking to have a recently updated section (not blogrolling) powered (in all likelihood) by a perl rss aggregator which would output to a page that has a bunch of exerpts from recently updated sites.
  • here is the trackback url for the blog victoria category if you would like to reference this subject from your own weblog: /cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/819
    to specifically reference this post, link to this:
  • all blog victoria update posts will appear undernearth the search box on the right hand side of my blog’s main index until the project is pretty much done

at this time i would like to extend an invitation to anyone who has further ideas to leave a comment on this post. especially if you have skills you can lend to the project. this is just a working list — myself and jodie would like to get this site running before the end of the month!

thanksgiving weekend

this is a bit of my weekend and a few of my pictures from it..

so this really starts last thursday. i am at a bird sanctuary that i found near shoreline elementary school.

i sense spiders.

i make my way back to the land from the dock that i stood on for a few minutes.

yeah. this place was mega ugly due to some development that somehow was allowed on this rather-otherwise interesting piece of land. it was brutal.
we went to go see Kill Bill on Friday with a bunch of people. by “we” i mean a whole bunch of people who aren’t me, plus me. really. we started off with some sociallizing at montana’s, the local red-neck eatery that sits in the parkling lot outside the theatre. really.

this is ria.

graham davis was there as well, who i had not seen in some time. cool to catch up, even cooler: he has a blog! look in the recommended section. he’s there.

walking to silvercity. cool: adam has a blog as well, as featured in the recommended section to the right. word to the motherbird.
sleep, wake up, catch ferry. i met up with julian in downtown van at a record shop.

we were hungry, so we stopped looking for records and started looking for food. julian likes the spicy food.

this d00d’s name is 2 a.m. he is a breaks dj from LA with rather good taste in music.
time passed. i went through the entire vinyl section of the Virgin Megastore. found the new fluke album on vinyl. elite. met up with one of my long lost friends from almost a decade ago, spider aka jennifer. one of the original #zero chix.

this is jennifer. the spider. met up and went for a couple drinks at milestones on robson.

jennifer models.

had some trashy food at a trashy granville street restaurant. afterwards, we wandered off into the downtown streets again, pausing to take pictures every now and then.

spider on granville street.

bright lights, (relatively) big city. look ma, no tripod.

what time is it?

it’s time to get ill. i like this shot. look ma, no tripod.

spider accompanied me to the seabus where i left for north vancouver to meet up with my oldest brother Anand..

we went to this supertrash bar called The Brit. everyone asked me if i was a licquor board inspector. because they had not seen me before.

we met up with Anand’s rather superb friend, Ruben. total d00d.

after that we headed to The Avalon where Anand works as a bartender. i talked to a bunch of people after the bar closed and they turned out to be almost entirely from nanaimo. they all knew ryan blunt, and said he’s going out with someone hot now. heheheheheh!! cool.
2 a.m. .. time to head to the birthday party we had been invited to almost 9 hours earlier.

met back up with julian at the house party. he’s a rather excellent dj and will be spinning at a certain hallowe’en party with me, braeden and freya.

yeah here is anand paying some sort of attention to the birthday girl. (dunno.) note the reaction after the flash went off (in red)

khan, another long time, long-distance buddy. he showed off his final scratch setup. i played on it for a bit, it works really really well. the future of djing.

it was really red down there.

i outlasted Anand. yus!!
yeah as if Anand didn’t have the right idea there. so we caught a cab and went back to Anand’s and slept for 4 or 5 hours before what I regarded as an Atomic Breakfast. it’s not as gross as it sounds. in fact, it is far yummier than that. it was spicy, it was hot, and it was just big. like a 6 course breakfast for 9 people. and also, Anand had a video on the explosions that occured when the US was doing nuclear weapons testing etc. Anand’s roommate Ryan, who oddly enough is a photographer, avoided the camera somehow and made us all a tonne of rad food. Anand supplied the video, Ryan supplied food, i supplied a lot of eating! anyway, it was time to go back to victoria.

chris hughes

kim tran
kim and chris gave me a ride home in their new van. from Anand’s to my doorstep. not bad, not bad i say. mad props, chris and kim. maaad props. i got in at about 5 pm. went to sleep at 5:30ish pm, got up at 9:30 a.m. the next day. yes, i got 16 hours of sleep. i woke up and it was my mom’s birthday. woo!
so, how was your weekend?


thanks to neil, i just installed logic audio platinum 6.2 .. the sound quality of my mixes and tracks is going to change dramatically for the better! reason 2.5 has pretty good sound output, but logic is amongst the best in the biz for audio output. eeeeeeeeEEeEEeEEee!!!!!