Glencora Twigg of Twigg & Hottie at Vancouver’s Glad Rags Party

Last night, Megan Cole of Raincity Studios and I went to check out a fashion show called ‘The Glad Rags’ party put on by Fashion High and sponsored by The Tyee as a part of their Guilt-Free Hedonism series. It was a night focused on wearing localy sourced and manufactured designs and supporting sustainability and Read More …

Carpooling to Work and Buyin’ a Bike

Global warming and air pollution are only some of the good reasons to drive less and take other forms of transportation… community and sunshine some other good reasons to consider alternatives like carpooling and biking. Check out my early morning ramble about the new bike I’m buying and my nascent attempts to rideshare to work.

Burnkit Office Grand Tour

JD and Burnkit got their new office in the ‘up and coming’ part of Vancouver east of Main Street. The space is a work in progress but Josh has a ton of vision for the studio and it’s gonna be great. Come wander around with me Jer Crowle and Joshua Dunford as we check the Read More …

Workspace – Future Home of Yoga for Geeks

Workspace – Future Home of Yoga for Geeks Bill and I discussed the possibility of me teaching twice a week in the space (which is going to be gorgeous). Classes would likely be included with membership, though details are still TBD. My aim, assuming this all works out, would be to offer accessibl

Drupal’s Aggregator2 and Social Signal Blogged on WorldChanging

Drupal’s Aggregator2 and Social Signal Blogged on WorldChanging At Social Signal we’ve used Aggregator2 to help move news through the different parts of the emergent network. We use it to bring news and links onto our own web site, including a web page that rounds up nonprofit technology news based on t

Prioritized CMS Requirements for Greenpeace UK

Prioritized CMS Requirements for Greenpeace UK About a month ago, I posted the list of six activities the Greenpeace UK web team and I plan to perform by the beginning of June. So far, we’ve completed the first three. We’ve also chosen the 3 open source CMS products we plan to evaluate given our prior

HOW TO Prioritize Requirements (Part II)

HOW TO Prioritize Requirements (Part II) Once you’ve defined and weighted the organizational objectives your project is being undertaken to address, and you’ve identified and weighted the user types the project is meant to serve, define the requirements for the software you’re planning to implem Nominated For A Webby Nominated For A Webby brings together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers, and academics who want to explore the connection between development and enterprise. Create an account today and start sharing your thoughts.

ONE/Northwest Receives Foundation Grant

ONE/Northwest Receives Foundation Grant We’re pleased to share the news that ONE/Northwest has been awarded a $25,000 Development Grant from the Foundation to fund the integration of Plone, a powerful and user-friendly open source content management system, with the

What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications

Roland and I will be presenting with Darren Barefoot and Tod Maffin at an upcoming event here in Vancouver called “What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications” put on by the Canadian PR Society. Details are below… please come out and join us if you can. What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications A joint Read More …

Social Tech Brewing Vancouver: May 4 at the Whip

Social Tech Brewing Vancouver: May 4 at the Whip If you work at the intersection of technology and community-building, we hope you’ll join us for a May 4th gathering of Social Tech Brewing’s Vancouver chapter. Social Tech Brewing brings together folks from nonprofit organizations, community service, soc

ComVu talks community

ComVu talks community ComVu has some pretty interesting technology. Today it only works on Windows Mobile devices, but Series 60 support is coming soon (all the Bryght guys have Nokia Series 60 phones…except for Kris, who can’t quite give up his Danger HipTop).


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Ten Video Sharing Services Compared

Ten Video Sharing Services Compared The number of video-sharing sites has shot through the roof recently, as dozens of companies try to become the Flickr of the online video world. To this end, many video services have started offering new features like editing and remixability in an attem

Hacking A More Tasteful MySpace

Hacking A More Tasteful MySpace The social phenomenon that is MySpace is one I don’t fully understand, and yet, one I must fully respect. In fact, with over 50 million unique users, it is something everybody must respect. Any website which rolls up that amount of usership is doing som

“Official” 2010 Olympics Protest Site

“Official” 2010 Olympics Protest Site It’s no secret that many designers, including us, have a real problem with the process used to select the Vancouver 2010 Olympics identity. But it’s done and now we have to live with it. However, some people are clearly still very annoyed with the logo ch