The Vancouver Scrum

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, March 28, 2003


I see that this blog's been mentioned in's Weblog Central. Some thoughtful soul at a teensy-tiny division of a subsidiary of General Electrickery found my diatribe on the coverage of that chemical weapons plant in Iraq that wasn't -- and deemed it linkworthy! Cool!

If you were looking for some sort of warblog, you're probably in the wrong place. There are dozens of bloggers who are obsessively following the war in Iraq, and posting every reaction, story, and development. They also do it far better than I ever could -- so check them out. What's this blog about then? Well, I suppose that most of the war-related stuff has to do with the debate surrounding the war. I am in Canada, and this is still a hotly debated topic here -- follow the links on this blogs to Canadian op-ed pieces about the war and Canada's place in it; you'll soon see what I mean. There's also the question of how the press looks at the war. Or who's saying what at which rally. Or... fill in the blank.

Then again, there are also thoughts about politics in Canada and closer to my home in Vancouver, B.C. on this site, along with the requisite links to relevant news stories. Or just dumb stuff that I've found on the Web and thought that people who stumble by might find interesting. So I supposed that this is currently a political weblog that happens to be looking more at the war in Iraq for now, but whose editor is a little scatterbrained and it shows. Judge for yourself. Send praise or scorn. Send links to interesting articles. Send large sums in small bills. Or send nothing at all.

I suppose, though, that those of you coming here from MSNBC will not be terribly thrilled by future postings about the redistribution [re-districting in American parlance] of federal electoral districts in British Columbia, or notes from the City of Vancouver's pre-budget consultation forums. Well, I suppose that you can be glad that most mice have scroll wheels, and that browsers have 'back' buttons (and Opera has mouse gestures -- beat that, Microsoft!). Now that you've read this caveat, knock yourself silly. And enjoy.
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