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, April 11, 2003

If the photo in this Information Clearing House story showing that the crowd surrounding the toppling of the big Saddam statue wasn’t nearly as large as the media made it out to be is genuine, then it’s another testament to how photography can show the same event in many different ways. The difference between the fairly tight ground-level shot and the high shot of a crowd of a few hundred is pretty dramatic... nonetheless, it’s rather nice to see the Saddam government put out of commission, regardless of how many of Baghdad’s 5 million citizens showed up to party. Now the really hard work begins -- the work of rebuilding the Iraqi state, an exercise whose outcome is not nearly as easy to predict as the outcome of the military action.
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