Giants Junior Hockey and Coliseum Flashbacks – Canucks Outsider #17

Dave heads to the Pacific National Exhibition grounds to see the WHL’s Vancouver Giants beat the Kelowna Rockets and recalls Coliseum days past while finding beers and buses.

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Dave + Jay Talk Zhonka in The Olympian: Libraries join Wi-Fi trend

Re-printed from The Olympian – FRONTPAGE : » News Published Dec. 16, 2005

Wireless Net links spread
Libraries join Wi-Fi trend
BY KATHERINE TAM, THE OLYMPIAN

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Free wireless access began popping up downtown about three years ago, when Dave Olson and Jacob Stewart launched Zhonka Broadband. They were looking to join with cafes to provide free Internet access. They started out by asking merchants they knew.

“People said ‘What are you talking about? Who’s going to use it? This is nuts,’ ” Olson said. “But they said ‘OK.’ ”

New customers
The idea took off. The clientele changed at the 4th Ave. Tav, where people began coming in at the noon hour for lunch and free Wi-Fi, he said. Today, the laptop has become a fixture in coffee shops.

“It creates a third place,” Olson said. “You’ve got your office and your home. Sometimes you need to get away from the distractions and escape.”

Wi-Fi hot spots aren’t widely publicized — though Zhonka publishes a list online — but people have found a way to locate them. Banner said she looks for the distinctive “Zhonka” sticker in shop windows or looks for other laptop users. Word has spread through word of mouth for Caffe Vita, Fink said.

The Future of Music – Roland’s Rabble podcast, Show 6

Roland Tanglao, Roland's Rabble podcast
Roland Tanglao, Roland’s Rabble podcast, photo by KK on Flickr

Note: This episode of Roland’s Rabble podcast show (by Roland Tanglao) is re-posted here for posterity as it discusses advances in what was then-sorta-know-as “Web 2.0” in a nascent state and pre-sages many technologies and practices which came to fruition in coming years.

Specifically this episode discusses music culture changes in light of emerging distribution channels, creation methods and evolving cultural norms, plus Yahoo’s acquisition of delicious and other related topics. I (DaveO) appear briefly towards end). Backdated to original recording date for archival context. The show is also archived at Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

Listen to: Roland’s Rabble podcast, Show 6 – The Future of Music (25MB, mp3, 50:33) recorded Friday December 9, 2005

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Rangers, Goalies, and Sens Reaction – Canucks Outsider #16

After the Rangers game, Dave recaps the win, discourses on the Cloutier injury and the resultant goaltending options, plus fan feedback from Senators game.

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Bruins, Sens and Trades on the Seabus – Canucks Outsider #14

Dave, while riding the Seabus, banters about the upcoming Senators game, recent win versus Bruins and various trades and rumors.

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