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Upcoming Events and Talks

There are some excit­ing days ahead, and I’ve been spend­ing a lot of time get­ting pre­pared. First of all, in less than a week, Bar­Camp Van­cou­ver 2010 takes place on Novem­ber 19th-20th at the new loca­tion of the Wal­dorf Hotel, just to the East of down­town. It’s a unique venue, com­plete with the city’s most […]

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Google Nexus Phone Joins the List of Technologies Not Available in Canada

I know, I know, I should­n’t even be sur­prised, but once again, Google tells Cana­da to wait. Just like they did with the Street-lev­­el view in maps and Google Voice (which still isn’t here).  The Kin­dle is now avail­able in Cana­da, but with­out the key fea­ture (for me, at least) of a built-in brows­er. The […]

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My BarCamp Wrap-Up

Bar­Camp Under­way on Octo­ber 3, 2009 — Pho­to by Gus Fos­arol­li It takes some time to digest a Bar­Camp. For me, it was about 3 to 5 pre­sen­ta­tions and dis­cus­sions, pep­pered with 10–20 great con­ver­sa­tions, sprin­kled with a half a dozen reunions and many oth­er new intro­duc­tions. It also had a cou­ple sur­pris­es: some of […]

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Imminent BarCamp

Tomor­row is a big day. About 300 or so peo­ple are going to con­verge at an office park not far from here, The Dis­cov­ery Parks build­ing (old QLT build­ing) at 887 Great North­ern Way. We are all, once again par­tic­i­pat­ing in the annu­al Bar­Cam­p­Van­cou­ver, an ‘uncon­fer­ence’ and part of an inter­na­tion­al net­work of sim­i­lar con­fer­ences, […]

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Nine Times

I took this screen­shot of my menu bar (I use Menu­Cal­en­dar­Clock, an appli­ca­tion that offers more flex­i­bil­i­ty in terms of what it dis­plays, along with a drop-down mini-cal­en­­dar that syncs with iCal). Yes, that was a pic­ture tak­en at 9:09 on 9–9‑09. Next year I get to take one a month and a day and […]

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