Archive for January, 2014

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Traipsing L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows is a Parks Canada National Historic Site at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland. It showcases the first European settlement in North America through interpretation and reconstruction. “The reconstructions of three Norse buildings are the focal point of this archaeological site, the earliest known European settlement in the New World. The archaeological remains at
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rebranding textureweb: beta brand

  I have been playing around with the re-branding of my digital namesake of textureweb – originally a company I ran from 95 til 08. I want to keep some of the moniker of the original iconography, but have been playing around with an update. Here is one of my favourite versions from 10 years ago [screen grab below]. I
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Stranger in the Kitchen: Ad Fail

I have a beef with an ad running in high circulation on some channels i watch. This is not quite the same, but a slightly older ad from Cascade. The premise is the same. Before I make my point, watch this short clip. Do you see my beef? When you have an ad that has to explain things it just
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Google Ads and Privacy – It’s About Activity

Recently it has been reported that Google broke Canada’s privacy rules.  This goes to the fact that personal health information cannot be collected and held for marketing purposes (amongst others I presume). CBC reports that Canada’s interim privacy commissioner says Google has been caught afoul of the law by displaying web ads linked to a person’s health history. An investigation
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Twittisoding Margaritas.

Neil Patrick Harris is always up for a laugh. Though we usually talk about digital media – though today I thought I might highlight a lighter side of the use of social media. I am sure that this is staged, but it does almost become a mini tweetisode of sorts (coined that term today by the way). Staged or not,
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F*&^% That and Y0&^$ Too!

  Social media is an open place. You can disagree with someone, or even the platform, but there is still some etiquette here. When I saw this post it really stood out as the F word is not only rarely used, it is not used at all in the stream for the past 7 years I have been on Facebook.
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The Best of Spring is Not Here. Achoo!!

    I am confounded that I should get the spring catalouge from Sears the day before the biggest winter storm that we have seen in Halifax for 10 years. What is it about those who produce such thing that we would be thinking of the Christmas Wish List in August, or looking at spring in the middle of a
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