Star wars

Now that the Revenge of the Sith is available for rental (unless someone was crazy enough to buy it), is anyone interested in getting together for a viewing of that sometime in the not-so-distant future?

The reviews of this one seemed better than those for the first two (not that that's a great accomplishment), but I still didn't feel like forking over the money to catch this in theatres. Thus I've not yet seen the film.

Why the slowness...

I got in touch with the web host's support people, and they informed me that the cause of the slowness of late was due to one site on the server growing by leaps and bounds. Apparently that site should be transferred to a different server within the next day or so, so hopefully that will be the end of the slowness that's been plaguing the site of late.

Big buildings in Surrey

I was at the CKNW website looking to see if they had any information on something else, and happened to stumble across the following news item (more details via the Vancouver Sun).

Basically, it sounds like there are plans to throw up an 81 storey building in Surrey (according to the story, this would be the tallest skyscraper in Canada). I knew that they were planning a bunch of 30 - 40 storey buildings near the Skytrain line in Surrey, but I hadn't heard anything about putting up a building quite this tall.

Kind of interesting, but I suspect that this can be tied in to the upcoming civic elections here. Perhaps targetting people who disliking the oodles of land being used by all the townhouse developments that have been springing up here of late? Do you think that this actually stands a good chance of going through, as it seems - if you read the Vancouver Sun article - there may still be zoning issues in spite of the mayor's claims otherwise?

Someplace that even Darren may not be crazy enough to want to railfan...

I stumbled across a BBC story today announcing the completion of a railway line into Tibet. A few quotes from the article:

Trains travelling on the line will have to have carriages that are sealed like aircraft to protect passengers from altitude sickness. .... The workers who built the line had to breathe bottled oxygen in order to cope with the high altitudes.

To railfan that would probably count as even crazier than this


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