Really wish there was some other quiet place with Internet on this island where I could go to get work done

Apple TV

I’m going to give one of these a shot. My only major problem with it is that the TV available in Canada is really limited. Guess I’ll just have to keep on with my current TV acquisition system, but I am looking forward to giving movie rentals a shot.

Awesome. My kids (“napping” in separate rooms) are yelling at each other upstairs

Love it when religious groups knock on my door to tell me about all of the evils of the Internet. 90% of what I do is liquor web sites…

I love these glasses, they render me completely near-sighted

Litmusapp appears to be having some issues this morning.

Victoria/Gulf Islands Co-working

So after searching in vain for a year for any sort of co-working opportunities this side of the Straight, one of my friends on the island asked me today if I was interested in the idea.  From what I gather, Victoria just doesn’t have any good space for this kind of an idea.  I thought that the idea would be impossible here too, but said friend pointed out a great possibility.

There’s a few folks on Mayne Island, probably enough to make this work, but are there folks in Victoria and area that would consider hopping a ferry to come co-work with us on occasion?  Ferry costs are about $20 round-trip for an adult with a car (you don’t pay for the Mayne to Victoria leg, only the trip over here), even less if you’re on a bike/walking on.  The location on Mayne is walking distance from the ferry terminal; probably about 20 minutes (10 if you’re on a bike).  It’s located right in the townsite, close to the bakery and the pub (for refreshments).  We’re also looking at doing an onsite cafe for your caffeinated needs.

Monday to Friday, there are six ferries daily from Swartz Bay, and five return ferries to Swartz Bay. So it’s entirely possible to put in a full day of work, and hop a boat home.

Obviously there are other factors at work, like what it would cost (which we haven’t worked out yet), but assuming it was fairly reasonable, is there any interest from Victoria people to come co-work on Mayne Island?  Hit me up at jonathan dot lane at gmail dot com if it sounds like something you’d do occasionally.

Of course, don’t mean to exclude other Gulf Islanders, or Vancouverites – by all means if you want to join us too, give me a shout.

Old posts

Yes, I killed my old blog, and no, I’m not really remorseful about it. There were probably some interesting posts buried deep in the archives (I had been posting there since circa 2004 I think), and I did make a backup of everything so if you’re desperate for some bit of information, you can try contacting me and I may be able to dig it up for you.

I make no promises about keeping this blog to a specific topic. This is my general purpose blog where I post about pretty much anything. You’re likely to find pictures of my kids interspersed with posts about business, web development, life in general and anything else that may take my fancy.

I’ve got Tumblr set to pull in my Twitter stream, so you may see a bunch of very short, out of context comments here and there.

Jonathan.Lane will slowly become more of a “professional me” site where I’ll stash my C.V. and such, and of course Industry Interactive is my company web site. It’s long overdue for a facelift at this point too.