Apr 08, 2012 in Creativity
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.
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!
Jul 28, 2009 in Society
This society scares me. Just the other day I went to my friendly neighbourhood Save-On Foods to pick up some milk, eggs, cheese, lunch meat, and several bags of chips: potato, taco, and sun. For a change of pace, I went through the Changes Recycling Centre in the middle of the store.
My eye caught a sign plastered to the middle of the door, at the level of my nose, advising customers that they would not accept any bags with ants in them.
I was at first shocked, because in B.C. the correct protocol when returning recyclables is to be sure to rinse them first. Did customers really need to be told to look out for ants?
Jun 30, 2009 in Philosophy
Funny how the next generation always finds ways to upset the apple cart for the one previous. Every new move of God is met with resistance. The introduction of new technology and methods disrupts the security of longtime employees. A new baby threatens its siblings’ desires for their parents’ attention.
This comic strip applies to so many areas of my life right now, and I’m sure you will find the concept familiar to you as well. Navigating change well is all a matter of managing relationships.
There’s so much more I could talk about, but a picture says a thousand words. What do you think?
As part of my volunteer activity for the Society for Technical Communication – Canada West Coast chapter, I offered to evaluate some streaming video technology we may use to kick off our program meeting in September. Since the spring of 2008, we branded ourselves as a virtual chapter, and shifted our focus from face-to-face meetings to online communities like a forum and wiki attached to our web site. One area we had yet to try was the notion of live video streaming. You can’t get more virtual than live video. On a recommendation from Bruce Sharpe, I explored ustream.tv tonight, and I got hooked. In 20 minutes I joined ustream.tv, set up a channel, and broadcast my first video from a webcam connected to my laptop. I even recorded a clip, if you’d care to look….