Saturday, March 21, 2009

I've been chewing up them internets

I've been lax on blogging lately. Maybe that will stay.

I have been busy as usual taking pictures and video. I've started putting more video up on smugmug. Their HD video support is quite impressive. Scaled viewing is great when sharing videos to people with different video streaming capabilities. I also like that people can download a video as well. Is there much to see, no. It's locked down, limited access to family, friends and people in my known network of kids sports teams and kid's school connections.

Usage is unlimited both in terms of bandwidth and storage. I will likely be over 30 gb's on-line. The only stuff I put up is stuff I am sharing.

It is a pay for use service and service is provided that for me is money well spent.

It's also my little internet of the many internets.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Slow news day in Canada

White House playground structure uses parts from Manitoba company

U.S. President Barack Obama recently had a swing and play set installed on the White House lawn for his children that use parts supplied by Acrylon Plastics Inc., a supplier in southern Manitoba.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Minding my own business, being told how I can surf

Like the subject line says, I was minding my own business. Taking a coffee break, reading up on the latest news on the Internet. Like a good web 2.0'er, I was checking my rss feeds using the cloud based google reader. To be buzz word compatible, I do hope that google reader is services based and built to conform to a services oriented architecture. But I digress.

If you look at the image below, I found a video clip in the GigaOM rss feed of Jon Stewart doing a lampoon of twitter (I think). Why do I think ?

Well the title looks appealing but once I click on the video clip to play it, I get told that I am a canadian and must derive my viewing pleasure elsewhere.

The global boundaryless Internet has boundaries and chinaesque restrictions, filters and controls. We shall see what the future unfolds.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

How peculiar

Something is technically wrong and I am thanked for noticing it.

And what do I get as my thank-you gift ?

A bit of my life, I guess. No lost time tweeting and being tweeted.

I am a light twitter. I wonder how often this happens. I read all about the growing pains that twitter is experiencing and the major money that they are raising to fix what ails them.


Need a battle scarred, experienced architect ? Call me in for a consult. What I don't know, I know people who do.

Best to leave me a comment here rather than send me a tweet.

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Monday, March 02, 2009 is alive

I haven't really said much there.

The concept is a novel one. It may fly, twitter did after all.

This is a follow-up post to one I made eons ago when I first stumbled across

Good luck on your latest venture Imran.

Me, I hope it is a long time before I start thinking seriously about not living, surfing and living life both on the net and in body.
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