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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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. Little did I know what would ensue.
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 […]
Jan 11, 2012 in Society
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.
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 […]
Oct 25, 2010 in Society
Homelessness is a serious problem in many communities. The Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody), a suburb of Vancouver, is working to build a temporary shelter for the homeless from donated specially altered shipping containers. Watch this promotional video, then click Continue Reading for links to more information.
Jul 01, 2010 in Society
To commemorate the occasion of Canada’s 143rd birthday, I swapped out my outer space Firefox persona for a more patriotic message.
Show your patriotic colours and load the theme on your own browser!