Ideas, I guess? Not really used anymore.
Ideas, I guess? Not really used anymore.
A place isn’t defined by who happened to be born there and left. It’s defined by who decides to stay.
When your biggest threat is actually an asset.
“The Tweaker” by Malcolm Gladwell → “The point of Meisenzahl and Mokyr’s argument is that this sort of tweaking is essential to progress. James Watt invented the modern steam engine, doubling the efficiency of the engines that had come before. But when the tweakers took over the efficiency of the steam engine swiftly quadrupled. Samuel […]
Yesterday’s Citizen featured an opinion piece by Todd Whitcombe, UNBC science professor and past provincial NDP candidate. It’s behind a paywall, so here’s the portion that I’ll be commenting on: “None of these economic opportunities are going to generate the thousands of jobs that we need in this town in order to prosper and grow. […]
Kits beach on a Thursday Last week, I was down in Vancouver and Squamish. Vancouver while my partner worked, and Squamish for a wedding. In Vancouver, I had the day to myself in Kitsilano. It was a sunny day, so at one point I went to the beach. It was nice and close by, […]
Last week, I was biking from downtown up to the university. At one intersection, I saw someone I know driving and gave a wave. I passed someone else waiting at a bus stop, and had a brief chat. Then in the parking lot of the university, a third acquaintance and another brief exchange. The last […]
Thesis: Google+ comments are primarily noise, Twitter’s lack of “comments” are a built in filter. I feel like I’ve written about internet things too much lately, and I actually had something else queued up, but this is frankly more interesting to me right now. It’s also timely. It’s about Google+. Feel free to leave if […]
Why is sharing non-music audio still a novelty?
For whatever reason, a cough that was better today than it had been for the last few days and had been pretty much MIA returned with a vengeance and interrupted my (and my significant other’s) sleep. So I’m up drinking some niocitrin and decided to change the way my blog’s Twitter digest works. Regular readers […]
I keep a notebook with me most of the time to jot down ideas and notes. Here’s some I took yesterday during a storyboard meeting: This isn’t as bad as it looks.
Here’s a cool event from “northern BC’s music capital” (not sure when they got that designation, but events like this certainly help make the case). Essentially, in order to encourage people to try out bus routes they offer free transit that includes local musicians playing on the bus. Would love to see that here in […]
via teeshirtproject.tumblr.com I had an idea to do a t-shirt blog, but full credit to this guy for actually doing it– and letting a crowd of anonymous strangers decide what of your wardrobe you keep and what you get rid of.
This post is exciting for me because I get to combine my two passions– social media and civic boosterism of northern BC into a single post. Here goes: *** What is Foursquare? Foursquare is a social networking site that encourages users to share their location with friends. You do this by “checking in” when you […]
The mystery and the message of a piece of graffiti.
I just left these comments on David Eaves‘ post about the Public Policy and Governance Review in response to his interview with the publication, but I thought I’d share them here, as well: “1. I think you’re dead-on when you talk about “young people” (or more accurately, maybe just people geared towards new ways of […]
Really worthwhile read from Paul Carr of TechCrunch: “Two weeks ago, I wrote here about how the ‘real time web’ is turning all of us into inhuman egotists. How we’re increasingly seeing people at the scene of major accidents grabbing their cellphones to capture the dramatic events and share them with their friends, rather than […]
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