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

Saturday, August 14, 2004


Link Pruning

Yes, I realise that fiddling with the blogroll is probably not a high proprity given that I really should be working on this thing so that you can read my drivel there rather than here. Nonetheless, I draw your attention to three new adds in the "Canucks" section -- the excellent Tilting at Windmills, and two with Bell Globemedia conections: CTV web journo and info-scout extraordinaire Bill Doskoch's new blog, and Living Can Kill You from web producer Craig Saila. I've also pulled the links to CanWest Global provincial-affairs columnists Vaughn Palmer, Mike Smyth, and Les Leyne. This decision has nothing to do with politics, but rather that their material is now subscriber-only, and if you subscribe to either the Province, Sun, or Times-Colonist, you don't need my help to find their stuff.
Hey Ian,

Just what is the story with business of ScamWestGlobal shoving all it's stuff down the memory hole?

If it's purely a business decision I think they're going to be in for a rude surprise because, if I'm not mistaken, didn't the biggies like the NYT try this awhile back and find that it so marginalized them in the blogosphere that it ended up hurting the bottom line.

Now, if it's not a business thing, but rather an effort to shove stuff down the memory hole, well, a pox be on them!

Ah yes….look to see the subscription crap lifted ASAP if the NDP were to form the next Provincial Government or like Ian says it drives them so far down monetarily that they have no choice but to lift the subscription wall.

Then again they (CanWest) do have a monopoly!

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