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Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Today I had the TV on while doing work at the home office. Tomorrow Never Dies which is a Bond film from back in 1997 was on. One thing that caught my eye was the Ericsson JB988 phone. Bond could control a BMW 750 amounst other things by opening it up sideways to reveal a touch pad. While the screen
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The Up and the Down of 1863

Since leaving the agency I was at I am now online in a mobile form. This meaning that I am roaming the house with my laptop and not really tied to any one place. Sure I have an office, but that is more or less a bunker and one at this time of year I choose not to be in.
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Canada Senator Mike Duffy Cannot Hide from Social Media

If you are not from Canada, then excuse the following post – unless you want to see a leading G8 country not descend into non democratic principles. Some might say that we have already done this because of the scandal involving many senate members. Our Senate is not elected, but appointed. We like to think that they are folks who
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Pretty Man and the Social Clan

Now that the dust has settled from the coronation of Justin Trudeau as the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, it will be interesting if the Trudeau team can capitalize on the interest surrounding the new leader that is buzzing on social media. Like anyone ‘new’ they tend to steal the spotlight from others for a period of
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The Road to Social Involvement

Last week I had the chance to participate in the forum regarding a local infrastructure topic. The CBC was hosting a forum and it was webcast as well as carried on the radio and the snippet of when I spoke at the 30:30 minute mark made it on the news. While not all digital in nature, the reason I came
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Kodachroming Maps with Twitter and the ISS

As a Canadian Astronaut and current Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield has taken hundreds of images from space and tweeted them. To Dave MacLean of the Nova Scotia Community College in Lawrencetown, N.S., the images were more than just a cool perspective from the International Space Station. MacLean teaches a class on advanced geographic sciences (geographic information
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CRTC Denies BCE’s Bid to Acquire Astral

CRTC denies Bell’s bid to take over Astral; finds deal to be counter to public interest OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 18, 2012 – Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) denied BCE’s application to acquire control of Astral Media’s television and radio services because it is not in the public interest. Astral Media operates 84 radio stations and 20 pay and
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Getting a Job in the Social Age [Infographic]

I feel that one can never be told enough to manage their social profile. You never know when you might find another opportunity or worse, have to look for one. Employers are looking beyond LinkedIn to find out what you are all about.  

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Peter MacKay #SleptThroughHistoryClass

Peter MacKay slept through history class. He must have. His information about the French and the War of 1812 is shameful and for being the National Minister of Defense it is utterly nexcusable. Last week during a speech at the French Embassy in Ottawa, the Defence Minister suggested the French supported the British during the War of 1812. MacKay’s office
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Facebook Pages Timeline Migration Guide

On March 30, 2012 all Facebook pages will automatically get the new timeline design. Don’t Panic. There is time. First off, if you are having a good return on your page investment, carry on as usual. The addition of the timeline gives a few new items, takes some others away, but in general pulls together a lot of changes in
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