I carry my camera with me everywhere I go. I know I’m not alone on this because as photographers we know that the greatest shots often come at the least expected times and I never want to be unprepared for those great moments.
November 23, 2005
Flickr Favourites: Why? Why? Why? Comments Off
What makes one person’s pictures stand apart from another or even what makes one shot of someone’s stand apart from a similar shot by the same photographer.
November 22, 2005
Remixing the Web for Social Change Comments Off
Net2 is an online and offline community created by TechSoup, a project of CompuMentor. We’ve helped nonprofits access direct assistance, web-based knowledge and articles, and donated technology products for 18 years.
Upcoming Events I’m Involved With Comments Off
This post is overdue. Here’s a few links to some upcoming coming events I’m speaking at or otherwise involved with helping plan or sponsor.
Northern Voice – 2nd annual personal publishing and technology un-conference here in Vancouver. February 9-10th.
NetSquared – A face-to-face conversation about how nonprofits and non-governmental agencies can best use the web to achieve their missions. April 2006.
Announcement: Open Source CMS and Blogging Tools Summit, Vancouver, February 7 – 9, 2006 Comments Off
This is the official first post announcing planning of the Open Source CMS and Blogging Tools Summit. I’m taking the opportunity of the Northern Voice conference (and especially the spirit of Moose Camp) to try and put together a mini-conference of a vari
FairSource: Model for Sustainable Trade in Services Comments Off
FairSource is a standard and innovative business model for trade in services based on principles of fair trade, access to opportunity, and sustainability.
Green Business? Go Carbon Neutral!!! Comments Off
ifPeople recognizes that human contributions of carbon to the atmosphere represent a serious threat to global climate stability, with potential consequences in terms of human health, ecosystem survival, and society’s stability. For that reason, we have co
November 21, 2005
A del.icio.us Tagsgiving dinner Comments Off
How can we possibly thank our favourite Drupal wizards for all they’ve done for Social Signal and its clients? Well, since you did so much to make our feeds work, the very least we can do is put on a feed for you.
November 16, 2005
atleft is an organization offering high quality, affordable design and web development solutions for nonprofits. We’re a socially conscious group of independent professionals providing a hands-on approach to supporting organizations in effecting social ch
XML Conference 2005 – Presentin’ and Representin’ Comments Off
Kris and Roland are XML Conference 2005 in Atlanta representing and presenting. Roland spoke on RSS Remixing Past, Present and Future (PDF) and Kris is giving a Bryght overview talk tomorrow. We’ve had great conversations about Bryght and Drupal with the
November 11, 2005
In A Moment of Jet-Lagged Weakness Comments Off
I cut off all my hair.
50 flavorful, affordable wines Comments Off
Here are all the $10-and-under wines tasted, with notes for the whites and reds that made the tasters’ lists and others the group thought interesting. Countries of origin are included in parentheses, followed by the shop the wines came from (check your lo
Ah, those clever Chinese. First they invent gunpowder and a few other essentials of modern civilization. Now they’re gunning their economic engines. Yet who would have thought that, after a millennium of poverty, they’d already do so many things better th
November 10, 2005
I’m working on a lot of projects lately that have caused me to ask this question and to try to get really clear on what each tool does and does not do well so that I can use the appropriate tool for the task at hand. Here is what I have come up with so fa
New Black Tories E.P. Coming Soon Comments Off
we have are just finishing the final touches on our new e.p. tentatively titled: are you ready to die… it should be available sometime in mid-september. right now we are in full rehearsal mode for our fall blitzkrieg of the vancouver music scene. there
Church: 1, Lust: 0 Comments Off
The owner of a strip club says heÂ’s considering a six-figure offer from a church to buy and shut down the location. Bill Martin, owner of the Just Teazin club in Painesville Township, 25 miles northeast of Cleveland, declined Thursday to identify the chu
Zen and the Art of Powerpoint Comments Off
Like most people, I regularly assert that Powerpoint is evil. I often use it when I present, but Iâ€™ve been undertaking ongoing experiments to make it work the way it should. It should augment what Iâ€™m saying, as opposed to distracting from or summariz
Speak at Northern Voice 2006 Comments Off
No, really, we want people talking. Northern Voice 2006 is pretty much right around the corner. The official deadline is tomorrow* next week, Wednesday, Nov. 16th. So apply as a speaker. Remember, this is a very “open tent”, not necessarily Ã¼ber techie c
Opportunities, people, and tools Comments Off
Tools never change anything. It is people seeing opportunities and grabbing them with those tools that change things.
Blackcomb’s Opening Day Comments Off
It has begun… that time of year that we’ve spent the rest of the year day-dreaming about: deep powder, hot tubs, beer, or whatever else gets you going for winter. Whistler/Blackcomb’s 2005/2006 winter season opened this weekend with the best opening wee