Techie and I were trading horror stories last night, comparing notes on the various things that we’ve seen users improperly doing on workplace computers or technology. He is a technology supervisor for an educational institution; I have embodied the “overseer of everything” role in my workplace, embodying the position I describe as “doer [...]
Yesterday was Canada Day, as we mentioned, and as a result, we headed out to enjoy all the festivities Edmonton had to offer. That took about a half-hour, so we spent the rest of the day exploring parts of the city we hadn’t seen before. To our surprise, there were some remarkably pretty [...]
"Load the birdshot."
I noticed the other day that there was a post in my seldom-checked Twitter feed — obviously “retweeted” by someone — by a girl stating that she had just cut her hand quite severely while dicing vegetables for dinner, and that she now needed to go and find herself a [...]
"Have your people call my people. Let's do lunch."
As you may know if you follow the news, have a television set, are connected to the internet, or have a pair of functioning eyes and/or ears, Facebook filed for its IPO yesterday. I don’t think there’s much doubt in anyone’s mind that this [...]
Everyone knows the story of the Great American Romance. A boy and a girl meet at the soda shoppe, takes dad’s giant-finned Mercury to the ridge, watch the stars, drink some malt liquor, and make a little noise. The pharmacist would tell the boy that lamb skin maintains maximum sensitivity while failing to tell [...]
While cell phones certainly made it more convenient to contact each other, it was the smartphone that really made people almost infinitely accessible. I’ve warned a number of co-workers that while they think getting an iPhone is cool, the moment they have their email with them everywhere, the expectation immediately becomes that they should [...]
Courtesy of our own tenbeers, I recently stumbled upon a Facebook page that caught my interest and caused me to lose an hour or so of my afternoon. The page is called “Tweets Of Old“, and is a cleaned up, civilised version of a Twitter feed by the same name.
The concept is very [...]
I had CNN on in the background while eating breakfast on Sunday, and with no discernible volume I could only use what I could read on the screen to divine what it was they were talking about. Taken out of context, the headline on the bottom of the screen read “CRISIS IN [...]