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JavaScript bookmarklet for #CompassBetaTest

Sep 09, 2013 in Society, Technology

TransLink opened the gates to Beta Testers for the new Compass tap-to-pass system. I am fortunate to be one of 10,000 volunteers chosen to tap a demo Compass card on the way on and off the various modes of transit. One one hand, I am excited to get the chance to try this technology out. […]

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A Noob at Coquitlam Relay for Life

Jun 07, 2013 in Society

Two years ago my cousin Janice invited me to volunteer as Stage Manager for the 20th Annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. This past weekend I rejoined the crew at Perry Percy Stadium by Lafarge Lake, only this time I got to play a 30 minute set of originals and covers. […]

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Privacy and freedom are why we went to war

Jan 17, 2012 in Society

On January 18, 2012, I blacked out my site for 24 hours in protest. The expression is what the Internet would look like when the major media players own the Internet. Where I believe that creators need to be compensated for their work, I see media as being an industry of select individuals who exploit […]

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Way cool! I’m Influencer no. 24 of 400 #TechCommm and #ContentStrategy

Jan 11, 2012 in Society

Most Influential Techcomm

Thanks, MindTouch for including me (as Twitter: @techcom) in the Top 50 (#24 of 400) Most Influential in Technical Communications and Content Strategy for 2011.

I am most excited that I have met most of the 400 on the list face-to-face, and respect them as mentors, colleagues, and friends.

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Packing for STC Summit 2011

May 12, 2011 in Society

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I was caught gushing about last year’s Summit 2010 on video by Kevin Cuddihy, the STC Media Manager (and STC Notebook blogger). Many of the sentiments I made back then, about being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of interesting sessions causing conflict in my schedule, are […]

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Who to vote for in the 2011 Canadian election?

Apr 24, 2011 in Society

Hello Canada! This past weekend we planned to vote in the advanced polls. Not that I know yet who to vote for, I thought it would be important to research each party’s political platform. I won’t bother telling you what I decided. You can decide for yourself. Major Canadian political party platforms http://www.blocquebecois.org/dossiers/campagne-2011/ http://www.conservative.ca/policy/platform_2011/ http://greenparty.ca/platform2011 […]

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Happy Anniversary to my bro & sis-in-law

Nov 11, 2010 in Society

My brother and sister-in-law celebrate their wedding anniversary today. From personal experience, I know how busy we can get with life, work, and kids. We always need to take some time to remember what’s really important.

This is a video of a song I wrote with my brother for him to sing to his bride at their wedding.

On this remembrance day, hold your family and friends close to your heart and celebrate the freedom you enjoy because dedicated soldiers gave their lives fighting for it.

Peace out.

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