I spent the day with my wife and son hiking through the rain forest in North Vancouver, very refreshing indeed. If anyone is interested in some of the best mountain biking and hiking on the continent, check out Seymour Mountain in North Van, even now it's like +10 C.
As for VoIP Predictions, I will give only one... there will be a free VoIP service in 2006 not unlike Dial Pad, if you can sell minutes at 1 cent you can certainly give them away + advertising. Since online advertising is on the rise (faster than most expected) it's very possible this could work. Yep, all one needs is a few peering agreements and a good marketing plan, the company could easily become the chosen service provider, that is until the major providers follow along. 2006 should be another interesting year.
I wish you all the very best and may you all be healthy and happy!! Happy New Year!!