Posts Categorized: Blogathon 2009

Blogathon 2009

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This Saturday, June 25th, I’m participating in Blogathon 2009 for the Canadian Cancer Society. “Huh?” Simple: read my introductory post here. Donations can be made at the CCS’s donation site. Afterwards, why not drop me a message or tweet that you’ve donated and I can mention your donation in my next post? (Anonymously, if you… Read more »

Catherine Winters is not the top hit for “Second Life Vancouver”

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This week, the Georgia Straight’s Stephen Hui interviewed me for’s weekly Geek Speak feature. I just finished reading the interview and I’m happy to confirm that I didn’t sound insane or say anything terribly inappropriate this time. I find I do have something of a tendency to do this. If we’ve spoken in any… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Brands, Catherine, Media, Memes, Omega Point, Pop Culture, Typography, Video.

So I’m working on a single-serving site to finally make use of my other domain. Functionally, it’ll be a business card of sorts, featuring a more coherent bio, with links to the various ways I can be contacted online. Ultimately, I suspect I’ll roll this site into it. Anyway, while the art style I’m using is… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: Arts and crafts? Oh no!

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Want. Seriously. I spent so much time playing Lemmings when I was younger. What an awesome game. June of PlanetJune has included crochet patterns and suggestions for accessories on her blog. And to crocheters out there: what better than crocheted Lemmings to go with my Weighted Companion Cube? I mean, really. (Via jwz.)

Blogathon 2009: What kind of site do you think this is, anyway?

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So I was checking out my Google Analytics stats just now to gauge the impact Blogathon is having upon my site traffic. Answer: lots. Obviously. However, I couldn’t help but notice a number of interesting searches by which people are coming here. Okay, that’s different. Other bewildering search terms people used to arrive here include:… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: In which The Weather stymies Catherine’s plans

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Catherine, Cycling, Exercise, Vancouver.

So I deliberately brought my bike to Workspace this morning, knowing that if I was lagging this evening, I could go for a nice endorphin-boosting ride up and down Waterfront Road, across the tracks from Gastown. I really can’t say that I was expecting a massive thunderstorm instead. In retrospect, I wish I’d taken the… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: “Legally, we have to refer to you as Catherine December.”

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Brands, Canada, Law, Media, News, Politics, Privacy, Vancouver, Web 2.0.

After hearing Dave Olsen talk a bit about the restrictions being applied — in particular, to the “pedestrian corridors” being established here in Vancouver during the Olympics, I’m concerned about the implications for free speech, as well as the potential for these laws to endure after the Olympics have ended. I’ve been convinced for a long… Read more »