Archive for the 'Digital' Category

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‘Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation.

Some great thoughts about smart phones and dumb people. Social media is great, but like anything it should be used in moderation. This is especially important when it comes to our children. We need to ensure that our next generations are socially ept, not inept. This video by Gary Turk comments on this. There is a set number of days
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Get Back on the Horse – or on Track

It has been a very hectic period in my work life in the past four weeks, hence my lack of posts. I have been lately thinking about the need to provide more posts or updates, but this of course just gets me frustrated about not having the time to do so. Much of my free time has been taken up
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Expanding the textureweb Universe

  I have a lot of things that I would like to comment and blog about, but sometimes it is just not worthy of  an article. Hence I have launched a Facebook page where I will post those items rather then keep them as a link in my desktop where they inevitably get sent to the trash. I also want
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Google Doodle Nova Scotia Style

I want to share this story which is from CBC. Since not all of the readership might know about this, I thought it proper to showcase what is happening with our taleneted youth in Nova Scotia. What a great way to integrat art in the classroom with current use of technology – or rather the medium – which the students
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Dial Up. Still a Reality for Some.

My local CBC afternoon show was interviewing people who are still dealing with dial up in remote areas which is affecting home values and more importantly all forms of daily tasks we now take for granted. I posted this on the Facebook page for CBC Mainstreet from CBC Nova Scotia. Not sure if this is a solution, but thinking about
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Superbowl Memes #Winning

When you have a game like we saw last night with the apparent blowout by the Broncos, coupled with the over the top hype by the media of how they were going to win, you have to expect some memes on this. Payton may be a great quarterback, but even my fav, Tom Brady can have a day where it
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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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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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