Not So Personal

Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

My Personal Stuff

Applicant Nations And The Map of Benevolence

Friday Sep 29, 2017 - 1:18 AM

We're not Worthy!When something is taken from you, you can press to get it back. If someone wrongs you, you want to have your side of the story heard.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Life In New Crackton

Sunday Jun 29, 2014 - 12:55 AM

Life In VictoriaA few months ago, the next door place was rented to some guy who might do oil tank installations, or haul junk… or something. Let’s call him, “High Risk Harry" as his junk collection work includes high risk people.

Vikings Invade the Royal BC Museum

Saturday Jun 28, 2014 - 1:31 AM

Viking's BuddhaVikings are the Norse seafarers who populated Scandinavia and made forays into Northern and Central Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. For all of their reputation as marauding, bloodthirsty hoards, their impact on European culture and that of North America was surprisingly deft. (yep, that's a Buddha).

Expert Systems of Governance

Friday Jun 27, 2014 - 1:24 AM

Three forms of governance: absolute chaos, perpetual tuning, and smart systems. The prospect of expert systems handling the mundane pieces of governance would be fantastic. It would be nearly fair, it could even potentially be easy to administer and easy to access.

Gatekeepers and Illusionary Choices

Thursday Jun 26, 2014 - 1:44 AM

In a big town, you can choose who you share your toys with. In a small town, one guy can run the whole toy chest. We have a dearth of options available in many situations. We are then presented with the illusion of choice and urged to choose.

"X" Is For eXcellent

Wednesday Jun 25, 2014 - 1:47 AM

The "X" in XML should stand for excellent. I have three reasons why you should make sure you're using XML.

Blogging for Fun and Profit - Part 4 - The Bow

Tuesday Jun 24, 2014 - 1:33 AM

The content, the visual appeal, the marketing. What about payday? If you content worked out and people like it, you need to monetize that mofo. Take the love and allegiance you have built and convert that into some kind of revenue. Take a bow (collect the cash)-- or is that, tie a bow on it (get the money from the last mile of this exercise).

Election Math

Monday Jun 23, 2014 - 1:27 AM

Sunday canvassingIn general terms populations and their opinions are comparatively static. From one election to the next you can predict the outcome plus or minus a few percentage points. External factors usually change the status quo. Economics, scandal and external factors can nudge those percentage points around to change a politician's fortunes. Another way to change the election map is to put bigger numbers into the formula.