An Inconvenient Truth in Vancouver June 9th

Polar Bears on Melting Ice - Movie Picture

Global Warming is really happening – or that’s what they’re telling us today. “An Inconvenient Truth” is a movie that:

“offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man’s fervent crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life…” Link: An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth will be showing in Vancouver on June 9, 2006 at:

  • TinselTown
  • 5th Avenue Cinema

This will likely be a great film – Gore’s a smart boy.

Mexican Food in Courtenay

Bridget and I went to Courtenay today to pick up an FM transmitter for the Ipod. Erin accompanied us and she bought some nice new gear for her camera.

Tita's Mexican Restaurant in Courtenay

We went for dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Tita’s. They’ve got a website: Courtenay Mexican Restaurant

The food was great. We had a couple of rhubarb margaritas, nachos with guacamole, and a dinner for three – a sampler of various tasty Mexican goodies.

Tita's Mexican Restaurant in Courtenay

All three of us left full and smiling. The drive back to Campbell River was short and sweet.

Rhubarb Margaritas at Tita's Mexican Restaurant in Courtenay

*Erin Wallis took the photos.

Email Newsletters

I’m often asked how you send “those emails with the pictures like companies do” by friends, family, and clients. “Those emails with the pictures” are called html emails and they require that you build a webpage and send from the page.

The most effective solution I’ve found for sending and tracking html newsletter is Campaign Monitor, an Australian company who specializes in email campaigns. They are very cost-effective and they allow you to track who’s opened their emails and who hasn’t. They also provide great tutorials for anyone who’s interested in building their own html emails. Note that if you don’t know how to build webpages html emails are particularly daunting – so it’s probably best for your sanity that you contact someone who does build webpages.

Here’s a list of sample html emails that Campaign Monitor has posted.

Gastown Neighbourhood Coalition

I stumbled across a website today that opposes the planned soccer stadium in Vancouver’s Gastown district.

The Gastown Neighbourhood Coalition opposes the Vancouver Whitecaps’ new stadium plans for a number of reasons:

What interests me about the coalition is the fact that there isn’t any mention of who created the group or who its members are, only:

“A group of like-minded business people and residents has recently formed the Gastown Neighbourhood Coalition.”

I’m guessing that a few of the waterfront landowners/developers have started this because the creation of a stadium would impede the future possibility of turning Gastown’s waterfront into a Yaletown-style redevelopment, as is stated in the Waterfront Access area of their website:

A better option would be a residential development similar to Yaletown or Coal Harbour that could reconnect the community to the waterfront”

I would love to know who these people are. Do you know?

UPDATE: has some pictures of the area and a perspective of someone who’s new to town.

Matt Good isn’t posting!

It looks like Matthew Good isn’t posting at Thought Mechanics any more:

Site Update…
May 9th, 2006
Posted by Theron Parlin

I just wanted to give everyone an update that Matt Good will no longer be a contributing author here at Thought Mechanics. We’re sad to see him go, we wish him the best of luck and hope to see him blogging again soon!

I was really disappointed when Good’s mblog went offline – but was happy to be able to read his thoughts at Thought Mechanics. It’s great to see someone who’s relatively young, has a large following for his music, and who doesn’t need to broadcast his thoughts to make a dollar – broadcasting his thoughts on politics and trying to draw attention to things that need our attention.

I really hope that Matthew Good will resurface somewhere online soon. His blog posts were part of my daily reading routine. Thought Mechanics is a great blog and I’ll still be a regular visitor.

All this to say I’m sad to see that Good’s not posting anymore – his posts have made a difference in my life.