Links for December 23rd

The BBC’s digital rights plans will wreak havoc on open source software Last summer, the BBC tried to sneak “digital rights management” into its high-def digital broadcasts. Now, generally speaking, the BBC isn’t allowed to encrypt or restrict its broadcasts: the licence fee payer pays for these broadcasts, and no licence fee payer woke up…… Continue reading Links for December 23rd

Links for March 17th

Minister won’t confirm belief in evolution Canada’s science minister, the man at the centre of the controversy over federal funding cuts to researchers, won’t say if he believes in evolution. “I’m not going to answer that question. I am a Christian, and I don’t think anybody asking a question about my religion is appropriate,” Gary…… Continue reading Links for March 17th

The best Christmas Eve – ever!

After several days of almost relentless rain we finally got some sunshine yesterday. We’d been intending to head over to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain for a few days so we really couldn’t miss the chance of visiting those two places while the weather was so good. Both Capilano and Grouse Mountain are over…… Continue reading The best Christmas Eve – ever!

Granville Island

Yesterday it rained. It rained a lot until late afternoon when the grey lifted and we were able to enjoy the fresh air without getting drenched. We thought about heading up one of the local mountains but when we arrived downtown we could see that there were some big, black clouds obscuring the peaks. It…… Continue reading Granville Island

Hello from Tsawwassen

Well, here we are in the Canadian town of Tsawwassen, just outside Vancouver in British Columbia. We flew out yesterday from Gatwick on an Air Transat flight and we’re staying with friends over Christmas and New Year. The flight was great, apart from my usual problems with seat pitch. Most airlines realy don’t provide enough…… Continue reading Hello from Tsawwassen