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Whoa! Awesome.
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Well, that was fun. See you guys. 
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Sorry we couldn't hurl together +Shar Banning. :(

Roll out the welcome wagon +Tim Hunt...I'm comin' home!
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Pretty incredible police sting that went wrong so well.
A 30-year VPD officer went undercover on the Downtown Eastside as a wheelchair dependent person in a bid to find people victimizing the vulnerable.
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I loved the one where the guy leans over to his fanny pack and zips it up lol
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Quick question for the crowd - what's the best swag you've been able to find at conferences or events? 

I want to find something for people like US - not mugs, pens, stress ball globes, or 128MB USB sticks. I don't want to hand out (or receive) something that's going to end up in the bin in less than a minute. I want something that screams "I'm an IT nerd professional!"

I keep thinking of things I would like, but I don't see my company signing off on branded lightsabers, tardises, or lego sets. I think we may want to appeal to a wider audience... :)

So - have you walked out of a tradeshow with good swag lately?
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+Mike Rigsby Too bad it's still a girlie bag. :) Just kidding, they seem to have reasonably high quality stuff, and I don't mean to imply anything sexist - I have enjoyed working with many badass IT women over the years. My wife got one of their camera bags, but it's got the biggest solid piece of velcro I've seen on a bag, and when taking photos, you usually don't want such a high-decibel ripping sound as it makes.

I use a messenger bag for my lunch and such, a Subaru World Rally Team one imported from England. I like it but for the heavier laptop and cables, I like the shape of the backpack better.
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Oh man, this little guy is adorable.
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That's not a volcano, that's a mountain on fire on Vancouver island via Imgur
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Oh they are fires. They do look like a volcanic eruption. 
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Well, seems I may as well spread the word about the Powell Street Festival!

If you're in town, the festival is pretty awesome - lots of great food, art and performances. It's smack in the DTES, in Oppenheimer park, and runs both Saturday and Sunday.

Come check it out, #Vancouver !
If you plan to go to the Vancouver Powell Street Festival this weekend, be sure to check out the film Nikkei Stories of Powell Street, featuring none other than +Steve Sakamoto as one of the narrators. :)
The 39th Annual Powell Street Festival will take place Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 in Oppenheimer Park (400 block of Powell Street) and other venues in Vancouver, BC! We also welcome you to explore this website for more information on the 2015 festival and to join our ...
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You forgot to mention the film that you're in. :) 
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Not a bad overview of the city where we live. Pretty snazzy, eh?
We live in a pretty great place. :) +Steve Sakamoto 
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Coquitlam is great. Probably at least half of these shots are from walking distance of where I live. (Blue Mountain, Como Lake, and Mundy Parks.) I haven't had a chance to check out the popup beach yet though. 
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It's been about fifteen years since I've had to cut the grass (possibly the biggest advantage of living in a townhouse), but I actually enjoyed mowing my folks' lawn today.

Weird, the things that trigger nostalgia...
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You're not supposed to feed them! Now you'll never get rid of them. 
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So one of the new Star Wars movies is being filmed right by my office. Yesterday there were a couple of Stormtroopers walking around the set, and today one of the guys I work with came in and said that "the robot...not R2-D2...the golden man-robot" was hanging out having a smoke.

The golden man-robot. The Golden Man-Robot. Seriously. Come on, dude. 
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+Steve Sakamoto Well to be fair, not all of us like or even care about Star Wars. 
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I'm flying to Toronto tomorrow to pay my respects. And to visit my family, but mostly for #DeadRaccoonTO
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Great to see people can take the time to get involved.  It makes a better world.
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A team of us at work have been asked to complete Meyers Briggs personality assessments, and it confirmed that I bounce back and forth between #INFP  (most of the time) and   #INFJ  (some of the time).

Out of curiosity, I did a search here to see who's posting about these two personality types, and I was surprised to see so many people that I connect with here that are one or the other - and actively posting about it. No wonder I prefer G+ to that other site. 

If you're looking for a free version, this one is pretty good!
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No worries, +Steve Sakamoto. I don't really believe in astrology, but I do see myself in the typical "Libra" profiles I've read.  LOL
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Stephen, but only if I'm in trouble.
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About me:
Canadian, through and through. I'm a Vancouver resident now, but I've lived in 5 provinces, and grew up in the suburbs of Toronto. I'm a lover of the great outdoors (mountain biker, hiker, backpacker and camper), a technology nut, gaming geek, a socialist-to-liberal-minded bleeding heart. I'm an unapologetic idealist, treehugger enviro-weenie atheist. On the work side of things, I do communications, business development, project management, marketing (sort of), and procurement (sort of). I am an expert in the recruitment industry and employment - particularly in the Vancouver IT market. I'm husband, a dad, and the BFF to the world's most awesome dog.  If you're in to the whole Myers Briggs thing, I'm INFP or INFJ, depending on the day.

My schtick:
I try to be as friendly as possible, although that friendliness may depend on the amount of coffee I've had if you're catching me in the morning. 

My future-friend engagement guarantee:
If you engage with me, I will reply. If you add me without reaching out, then it's great to have you along for the ride, but the chances are I probably won't add you back until we've had a chance to say hello. Meeting new people is awesome, right?

Where to stick me:
If you're thinking of adding me to a circle, I'd suggest: 
  • Hiking/biking/the great outdoors
  • Information Technology/gadgets/gaming
  • Employment/job hunting tips/career guide
  • Sustainability/enviro-greeniness
  • Human rights/humanity/I'm a human
  • Vancouver/BC/Canada
  • Tattoos and the relevant subcultures
  • Art, music & photography (appreciation)
  • Debate club, but only, and ALWAYS respectful. I have no time for trolls.
  • Atheism, rationalism, humanism
  • Business/business communications/communications/writing
  • Social Media
I'm not a puritan, and I appreciate well-placed salty language, and my jimmies remain unrustled at the sight of nudity. I love a good debate, and I appreciate contrasting opinions, and am a strong proponent of free speech, 


I have no time for disrespectful or rude people. If you get heated, I get it - I do too - but if you can't avoid mud-slinging or name-calling, I'm out. I'm here to share interests and conversation - the second a debate devolves into personal attacks is the second I pull the chute.

And that's it - pretty easy, right? Right. Looking forward to talking with you!
Bragging rights
If the robot that keeps calling me is to be believed, I've recently won several free night stays at select Marriott Hotels. Lucky me!
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Vancouver, BC
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