I hate it that, in my time here in Whistler, I haven’t done more posting to my blog. Two things stood in my way: long hours and a really lousy internet connection. Whistler, apparently having it’s own rate of exchange whereby a pack of gum, under the right conditions, could cost $4.00 US, [...]
Well, as promised, here are some more memories of Vancouver2010 as captured in photographs. (Click on any of the photos to see an enlarged image.) As I mentioned in an earlier post, lack of time and lack of a good internet connection kept me from keeping this blog as up-to-date as I would [...]
I wanted to take a quick moment to salute some of the people who make life here away from my family bearable. I don’t say this to mean that most of the people I work with are UN-bearable, but the traveling media crew is a tough lot. They’re a hard working group that [...]
With apologies to the late author Douglas Adams for my title to this post, here is an introductory glance at life in Whistler and around the Sliding Center compound.
Whistler, British Columbia, is a beautiful alpine village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It’s a ski resort and snowboarder’s paradise. Having said [...]
Well, as promised earlier, I do have a few more technical photos for those still sitting, waiting, and wanting. When I was in Beijing, our broadcast compound was much smaller in terms of the amount of land it covered. Here in Whistler, we cover half of a mountain. That said, it’s hard to cover the [...]
After the death of Georgian luger, Nodar Khokhobashvili, I felt I needed to take a couple of days off from the blog before commenting. First, it would be practically impossible not to acknowledge his death in a blog about the Olympics — especially since I work at the course where the accident happened AND [...]
Okay, I’ve been putting it off long enough. Finally, today, I’m pleased to present a few techie photos. When I was in Beijing, our broadcast compound was a bit less spread out, so it was easy for me to get pictures of all sorts of stuff. Here, we’re spread out over a [...]
As you know, if you’ve been following this blog, I’m an audio guy with the Olympics. This means that before the games, I’m installing and testing circuits in the Commentary Control areas including what’s called the Mix Zone, the place where all the media and press are able to get comments, and even interviews, [...]
Well, somebody (who shall remain Coca-Cola) apparently let it slip out that there would be a party in Whistler to kick off the Olympic festivities. Word spread, and pretty soon everybody in town converged on the village for, well, crowd-related stuff. My boss, Dave, and I got off the bus from the venue, [...]
Ed, my colleague in Commentary Control, is from Baltimore, MD. His wife called the other day to report the three feet of snow that had just fallen in the front yard. Ed and I looked at each other. We’ve seen but a few inches of snow falling since we’ve been here in Whistler. Mind you, [...]
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