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

Show Me Your Boobs

Saturday Apr 15, 2017 - 2:08 AM

Show Me Your BoobsGet a friend request, then five minutes later comes,“... Show me your tits.” This goes from one request for boobs to an onslaught of begging and pleading. This is not an isolated situation.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Three Days in Cumberland - Day Three

Monday Jun 16, 2014 - 2:00 AM

Talking to Mike "Mr #beer" Tymchuk at Rider's PizzaAfter ruminating on life in Cumberland for three days, I have some thoughts about moving there and what I could instead do here in Victoria.

Three Days in Cumberland - Day Two

Saturday Jun 14, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Cumberland BCCumberland seemed to be an easy place to live in-- like a video game level where the developers didn’t plunk in too many NPCs. Most of the shops are open and the merchants are friendly. I didn’t go into all of the rooms, but I didn’t encounter anything untoward.

Three Days in Cumberland - Day One

Friday Jun 13, 2014 - 8:07 PM

Ah Cumberland…You started out as a land grab by a savage British immigrant bent on mining the bowels of the Earth, and somehow you became super cool.

The Fortune Cookie Club

Thursday Jun 12, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Can big changes come in small packages?

De-Inventing The Wheel

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014 - 11:11 PM

For the first years of coding, I built most things from scratch. Login systems, e-commerce systems, RSS generators, content management systems-- you name it. After a while, I developed a handy little spellbook of code for use and reuse in Perl, PHP and ASP. Still, that was my spellbook. By the early 2000s, most developers were learning that they didn’t have to re-invent the wheel. They used, reused or found code that worked.

Stress Free Social Media Marketing

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Lots of businesses stress about tapping into the new customer audiences. Simultaneously, they stress about social media. There is sometimes full-on superstition in response to the question of marketing and engagement through social media. People need a stress free approach to social media marketing and management.

Blogging for Fun and Profit - Part 2 - A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

Monday Jun 9, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Blogging is about good prose and links to helpful information. Images are important to the presentation of your content. Here are some tips for how to make images, layout and looks improve the delivery of your message.