Archive for April, 2006
Another brilliant rant from Mark Morford. See the full article here. Excerpts below: Look, see those tire marks? That ungainly footprint? Feel that breath of humid doom upon your skin? Yes, the president was just here. Up in Napa Valley, riding his official Trek Mountain Bike One over the rocks and down the trails and [...]
I work on a lot of different distributed teams, on corporate and non-profit projects. I have been finding it very interesting (and frustrating) to see what channels I have to use to communicate to my various peers. Channels by environment: For working in enterprise teams, we rely on audio-conference bridges with 1-800 numbers, file-servers, Sharepoint, [...]
I LOVE this series. And it always kills me when Dogbert wags. Dilbert can be found here.
Thanks to Peter P for the heads up on this great little news story (okay, it’s a press release, not a news story) about Jotspot’s wiki platform being used to help manage a very complex financing process for an independent film. I believe that this is where the power of wikis will finally become apparent. [...]
For simple backups, there is no better application than SuperDuper. I tried Sync Pro, Tri-Backup, Data Backup, Carbon Copy Cloner and I was a dedicated Retrospect user for many years of building Macintosh networks. (I didn’t bother linking them because they’re all pretty awful now – Retrospect in particular started to go sideways around Version [...]
I hope the movie is half as funny as the trailers. Watch both Trailer 1 and Trailer 2. Brilliant.
My friend Boris Mann had some great things to say about Vancouver being an excellent place to join or start a company here in this posting. However, I would add “capital efficiency”, great education system, and an awesome talent pool to to the list of reasons that Vancouver is a great place to build a [...]
I’m intrigued by stories such as this one in the ABC News about the plumbers union in Philadelphia who claim that no-flush green urinals are a health threat. I wonder if the union sees them more as a health threat to the UNION DUES than to the USERS. Does anybody have any information on negative [...]
Space Elevator illustration by Kenn Brown and Chris Wren from Mondolithic (Vancouver’s own brilliant illustrators with a global fan base!) I recently had the pleasure of meeting Steven Jones, the leader of the UBC Snowstar team – a team of UBC students who are entering the NASA Beam Power and Tether Strength Challenges – two [...]
Apple has released a public beta of Boot Camp, a small application that creates a soft partition on your existing Mac drive (without having to reformat and partition the whole drive), lets you create a CD of hardware drivers, and then lets you install Windows XP Home or Pro (SP2 only) in that partition. On [...]
While trying to view John Batelle’s “Building a Better Boom” article on the New York Times, I came up against their standard walled garden gate. Since it was free, I thought what the hell, I’ll register. No, I’m not giving you my real demographic information, no I don’t want your services, no I don’t want [...]