April 27, 2006

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

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 community in the fashion world.

After the show I had a chance to catch-up with Glencora Twigg of Twigg & Hottie and do a lil video blog with her about the show, her store, and the fashion scene here in Vancouver. She was friendly and beautiful and awesome and it was great to meet her. Thx for the interview Glen.

Check out Megan’s blog post over at The Standard: Dressing Locally at Glad Rags and her video blog over at YouTube.com.

I also took some photos which should be up on Flickr shortly.

April 26, 2006

Carpooling to Work and Buyin’ a Bike Comments Off

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.

April 25, 2006

Burnkit Office Grand Tour Comments Off

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 place out.

A Couple of kk+ and MC VideoBlogs Comments Off

Wassup internets. Here’s a couple more YouTube.com videos of Megan Cole and I wandering around Vancouver and carrying on. Check it out.

kk+ and MC wander around downtown Vancouver a bit and talk about the Vancouver sunshine and some of the cool *work* parties we have lined up over the next few days. BONUS: One free awesome bachelor home economics tip at the end of this meandering 5 min stream of consciousness. Probably worth it. :P

kk+ and MC checkin’ in from the Vancouver Sun Run. The background music is loud so the audio kinda sux, but I think we both look good at least… especially for 8am in the fuckin’ morning.

Yes, she’s cute. No, we’re not dating. Thanks for coming out.

Thomas Jefferson Was a Badass Comments Off

“A little revolution now and then is a good thing

Workspace – Future Home of Yoga for Geeks Comments Off

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

April 24, 2006

Drupal’s Aggregator2 and Social Signal Blogged on WorldChanging Comments Off

At Social Signal we’ve used Aggregator2 to help move news through the different parts of the emergent telecentre.org 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 Comments Off

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) Comments Off

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

NextBillion.net Nominated For A Webby Comments Off

NextBillion.net 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 Salesforce.com Foundation Grant Comments Off

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

April 21, 2006

What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications Comments Off

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 event presented by the HTCE and the Canadian PR Society.
Sponsored by Fido

What is citizen journalism? How is it changing the mainstream media and the average consumer? Where will we get our news in twenty years? And what does all this mean to corporate communications? Darren Barefoot, one of Canada’s most popular and most prolific bloggers, moderates a panel with CBC journalist and podcasting advocate Tod Maffin, technology advocate Roland Tanglao and online marketer, Kris Krug. (Bios are below)

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain some insight into the new tools that are changing the way we communicate. As this session is meant to be interactive, please come prepared with questions.

Here’s a bit of background on our subject-matter experts:

Tod Maffin hosts a national technology column on CBC Radio, a technology series on CBC Television’s Canada Now, and is a producer for several radio programs
including the country’s guide to modern culture, Definitely Not the Opera.
He has been a host of several national CBC Radio programs including Real
Life Chronicles and todradio.com. Tod Maffin is “one of Canada’s most
influential futurists” according to The Globe and Mail.

Roland Tanglao is a passionate advocate of blogs, RSS and social software as a means for online expression for people, organizations and businesses. He truly believes in ‘creating compelling content constantly’ as his over 15000 photos on flickr and the many blogs he updates regularly attest. Roland is one of the founders of Bryght and as Bryght’s Chief Blogging Officer, he reads hundreds of blogs daily through his RSS reader and participates in many online communities. He is an expert community manager, with UrbanVancouver.com and his personal restaurant review site, VanEats.com, being the two best examples.

Kris Krug has been publishing online since 1998 and has spent his professional career working in marketing and creative departments for technology companies. He recently moved back to Vancouver after spending the past several years in San Francisco, California where he helped lead marketing departments for 2 large companies that went on to be acquired. Kris is an online expert, having built and operated dozens of websites. He has the unique ability to balance communication objectives and aesthetic delight. The only time you won’t find him plugged into the interweb is when he is out roaming with his camera. Kris is an aspiring photographer and has carved out a niche doing event blogging at conferences and special events. Other places to find Kris online are KrisKrug.com, Daily Vancouver 2010, Urban Vancouver and PhotographyHack.com.

Darren Barefoot is one of Canada’s most popular and prolific bloggers. His
personal blog (www.darrenbarefoot.com) is read daily by thousands of
visitors. While Darren’s undergraduate degree is in Writing and Theatre, he
has always had a deep love of computers. Ever since his parents brought home
their first dual disc drive IBM PC, he was smitten. Darren’s life-long
passion for technology provides rich material for writing about the affects
of technology on modern-day society. Darren has spent the last decade working for software companies in Canada and Europe. Darren is co-founder of Capulet Communications, a PR and marketing company based in Vancouver, BC that specializes in marketing high-tech companies. He has written articles for a variety of publications including Intercom Magazine, the Vancouver View and Professional Marketing Magazine.

May 15, 2006

YWCA Hotel
733 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC
Registration, networking, refreshments: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm

RSVP to Jennifer Lee at: pasbcinfo@bccampus.ca by May 12.
Cost is $15.00/person.
Cash or cheques only. No shows will be subject to charge.

April 20, 2006

Social Tech Brewing Vancouver: May 4 at the Whip Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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).

Back Like Lazarus… Comments Off

Project Opus, a Drupal based music project here in Vancouver, gets some funding. Go David!

April 19, 2006

Musicians should have feeds. Comments Off

Too few musicians or labels actually have feeds for their shows, though Sub Pop is a nice exception and includes a page chock full of feeds for their bands and podcasts.

Mollyguard Comments Off

Ridiculously cheap RSVP and pre-pay services for events, including survey features, promotions tools, and membership management. And when I say ridiculously cheap, I mean free or (for “premium” services) 2.5% per transaction, minimum 99 cents per RSVP.

April 18, 2006

Ten Video Sharing Services Compared Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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

April 13, 2006

“Official” 2010 Olympics Protest Site Comments Off

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

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