Archive for the 'Opinion' Category

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Pizza? No. Better Product. Make it Work.

  For years our family ordered pizza from a local place. I was a loyal customer. Over time however, we noticed the quality had changed. The service was still top notch, but the pizzas and donairs – well they just were not up to what we thought they used to be. We still ordered. We still believed that the next
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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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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 TV? – Maybe if you made it for Canada

My initial thoughts on buying the GoogleTV Asus cube for my wife was so that we can watch Netflix. Other than that, it was also proven to allow the TV to stream video from a Mac formatted external hard drive with various media types (mk4, avi, mpg etc) which the Sony tv itself did not like. I bought if for
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Thoughts on Consumption

The season of consumption. The season of giving, The season to connect to your faith, The season to wish for snow. The season to be pretty much feeds up with crowds. Before and after the 25th. One thing I really wanted in 1974 was the Smash Up Derby Set. That was about the time that the mixture of marketing and
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Canada Post – Show Me the Real Numbers

Background: I had posted this link on Facebook. My thoughts right or wrong on the removal of urban address delivery (note I do not say house delivery) was in response to a very uninsightful and hurtful comment and also I might add indignantly urban aimed comment from Government House leader Peter Van Loanwho stated: “I am reminded of a time
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“The Only Reason I Used Crack was Because I was Drunk”

I want to share some coverage of the, as the American media calls him, The Crack Smoking Mayor of Toronto. Rob Ford is the Mayor of the fourth largest city in the US and Canada combined. Mayor Rob Ford thinks this is all fun and games, but this story lives on with the web. So here are four shots I
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