Thursday, January 10, 2013

Getting Set Up on Technorati

Nothing is simple, any more.

It used to be that I could just join something with a short name and password, and "click!"  Job's done.

Well, that's not how it works, any more.

It seems that since we have created this great big chunk of invisible playground we call Cyber Space or the Internet, we've also created a giant playground for cheaters...

So... I have to create this post with a special little code included, so that Technorati can check to make sure it's my blog... PLUS... I have to make sure the feed is also working properly, because if this post doesn't ALSO hit my feed, BAM!  Time to start over...

So, here it is, Technorati, the gobbleygook (that IS a word, right) you've been looking for:  JYG85BRQDRJG

Sayonora till next time.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A Capital Ship for an Oily... er... Ocean Trip...

So, it is probably inevitable that a pipeline will be built from Alberta's oil sands to the BC coast to carry liquified bitumen from Alberta's frozen north to Asia's sunny shores...

Let's just take a tour of this project on the last part of its route through BC, especially if the present players build the line...

Place:  British Columbia, Canada, circa 2020...

We begin somewhere west of Hazelton, BC, along the banks of the Skeena River.

Note that the pesky odour of fish is no longer there to drive tourists away.  Instead, we now have the pleasant fragrance of diesel on warm summer's days, the gorgeous rainbow colours spread across the surface of this mighty river, the occasional dead eagle floating past....