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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

Tuesday, June 08, 2004


Day 16: How not to...

... run an all-candidates meeting: If you're going to sponsor one of those local debates, don't go out endorsing one of the candidates you're hosting beforehand. It really doesn't play very well, as the chamber of commerce in Vancouver's northeastern suburbs found out. From CKNW:
The forum, organized by the Chamber of Commerce, has been cancelled now that two of the candidates announced they wouldn't show up.

NDP candidate Charley King decided to boycott the event after the Green Party candidate did not receive an invitation to speak. Then today, Liberal candidate Kwang-Yule Peck refused to attend.

Peck's campaign office says it's not pleased with the Chamber's decision to allow only mainstream candidates to be part of the meeting. Then it says the Chamber lost its impartiality when its president endorsed the conservative candidate.

Sure, the local Chamber of Commerce prez might have thought he was acting as an individual when he gave the thumbs-up to Conservative James Moore, but he should also remember his other role, and that people will happily confuse the two.
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