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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Friday, September 20, 2002

Christy Clark comes up with an intelligent proposal!

Okay, it was most likely not her who did come up with this one, but the B.C. education minister is on to a good idea with making physical education mandatory for grades 11 and 12. Currently, students are only required to participate in physical education until grade 10. And, unlike grade-school phys-ed, high school classes are more than just Torture By Dodgeball(tm.)

Sure, there's some blab about "lifestyle education" here, but I don't suspect that the students will tune in; they already know that smoking and fatty foods are bad for you, but they STILL think that they're immortal. I oughta know -- it wasn't too long ago that I was an immortal high-school senior! Nonetheless, another few hours of physical activity as week won't hurt the kids, that's for sure!

Odd to see that the teachers' federation is opposed, though. I wonder what phys-ed teachers think, though?
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