August 31, 2006

Cheatsheet: What is Digg? Comments Off

“When I’m talking to clients,” a seemingly well-informed Google employee told me over brunch, “I want to mention Digg. I know it’s something I’m supposed to know about, but I don’t.” No worries. For everyone who needs a refresher on Digg, we have an exhau

Event Photography Inspriation: Ted Comments Off

I’ve been using their conference site as a bit of inspiration about how event photography can be executed and used. They don’t just put a few pictures on their front page. Instead, they make their front page an immersive photographic experience. Every tim

Tara Hunt, Kris Krug and Mike Arrington at Gnomedex 6 ~ The Chris Pirillo Show Comments Off

A collection of three interviews by Alex Williams of Podcast Hotel from Gnomedex 6. This collection starts out in a conversation with Tara Hunt of Citizen Agency. The second conversation is with Kris Krug, talking about what made him decide to undress on

Blogging for Change Contest | ChangeEverything.ca Comments Off

Blog about changing your community, and you could find yourself at Bard on the Beach, courtesy of our Blogging for Change contest!

August 29, 2006

Is MySpace Safe? Comments Off

The question is not whether MySpace is safe because nothing is. The real issue is whether MySpace can be used safely or whether the risk is too great and we ought to stay away from MySpace altogether.

Open hack day at Yahoo! Comments Off

Continuing on the geek thread, i’d like to invite everyone to Hack Day at Yahoo! on September 29. The way hack days work at Yahoo! is that you come with an idea of how to mashup different tools at Yahoo! and then you hack like mad for 24 hours. It’s super

The Best Canon EOS Lenses Comments Off

Here are the top 20 lenses based on user ratings with no regard to cost

New Canon 50mm Lens Comments Off

I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the recently announced Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM lens. One of my favorite lenses in my current arsenal is the 50mm f1.4 lens. It’s a pretty good lens, but its build quality isn’t quite as nice as I’d like.

Laughs abound below the belt Comments Off

Although there are plenty of bawdy jokes in this romantic comedy, Bolloxed is much smarter than you might expect from a play that begins with a man holding his testicles in anguish.

Senator Tim Ryan kicks Bush’s Ass Comments Off

Democrat Tim Ryan from Ohio kicks the Bush Administration ass. He was responding to why young people think the Administration will institute a draft despite their denials.

August 28, 2006

BarCampEarth: a local report Comments Off

Having literally been there, done that, and got the T-shirt, I can safely say that the quality of the presentations and the chances to make connections are at least as good as at a formal conference that would cost at least 20 or 30 times more to organize

STEPPIN’ DIRTY? Comments Off

sneakerAID leather therapy is a high quality cleaning solution for use on the leather uppers of your sneakers. It cleans, conditions, and protects your kicks and keeps them looking fresh out the box. Started by my friend Drew Dunford.

Photo Camp Comments Off

Matthew Trentacoste, Kris Krug and Warwick Patterson held a session at BarCampVancouver on anything and everything photographic that we, the session go-ers, wanted to talk about, learn, gain, explore.

August 25, 2006

Vancouver Photographers Unite – Midnight Gastown Photowalk Comments Off

Tour De GastownAs part of BarCamp Vancouver and PhotoCamp, Matt and I are pulling together a lil photowalk in Vancouver’s Gastown.

Digital or film, pro or hack… everyone is welcome… bring a camera (or several!) or be a subject/model. We’ll walk around, take pictures, eat Mister Tube Steaks and generally have a good time. Bring a flash, a tripod, a flashlight, some glowsticks or other fun things and we can expirament with long exposure stuff and light painting.

We’ll be leaving on foot from Workspace in Gastown at about midnight, tonight, Friday August 25th. Hope to see ya’all there. :)

August 21, 2006

Barcamp Vancouver Comments Off

Barcamp Vancouver is THIS FRIDAY. We’re all very psyched to be part of the first BarCamp Vancouver, and hope you are too. Read on for all the deets…

Barcamp Vancouver

If You Can’t Come, Please Remove Your Name From the List

There are currently about 15 people on the waitlist. If you can’t make it, please visit http://barcamp.org/BarCampVancouverRegistry and take yourself off the list. A waitlisted person will be very appreciative.

BarCamp Costs and T-Shirts

Technically speaking, BarCamp Vancouver is free. However, we’ve got plenty of costs to cover (see our budget), so we’re requesting a donation of $20. Everybody who makes such a donation gets a groovy BarCamp Vancouver t-shirt (you can view a PDF of the design here).

We’ve only got 120 t-shirts, so if you’re picky about size, register promptly on Friday night.

Schedule

The schedule, such as it is, looks like this:

Friday Night, 6:00pm – Registration and Rooftop Barbeque at the Bryght
offices
Friday Night, Later – Camping out, crashing out or geeking out.
Saturday, 9:00am – Scheduling the day’s sessions
Saturday, 10:00am – Sessions begin
Saturday, 6:00pm – Partay @ Workspace?

A note on scheduling: We’ve done the math, and we’re pretty sure that all 120 of us won’t be able to present in 8 hours. So, if you’re not so keen on presenting, don’t feel obligated to do so. Try to pitch in in other ways: contribute to discussions, help clean up, ask an organizer if there’s an errand that needs running, and so forth. If you’re sort of keen on presenting, check the list to see if there’s somebody you can co-present with.

If you’re really keen on presenting, be sure to be there at 9:00am to battle for a spot on the schedule.

Locations

The main venue for BarCamp has been generously donated by WorkSpace. That’s suite 400 – 21 Water Street in the heart of Vancouver’s Gastown. Here’s a map.

The Friday night BBQ will be at Bryght’s offices, which are literally a half-block away at suite 400 – 1 Alexander St. You actually enter around the side of the building off Carall St. Here’s a map.

Special thanks to all the sponsors. They’ve been extremely generous with their time and donations and have helped lay the foundation for a very successful event. Three cheers for….

Uniserve
Business Objects
Belkin
Nitobi
Elastic Path Software
Bryght
Raincity Studios
EQO Communications
WorkSpace
Capulet Communications
Midnight Kitchen
AdHack
Sxip
Jones Sodas
T-shirt.ca

August 15, 2006

Something Awful Comments Off

For the amount of money we’ve spent on the Iraq war, we could give every adult man and woman in Iraq 16,000 dollars and a plane ticket to the United States.

August 9, 2006

Music 2.0: The Coming Revolution Comments Off

We are undergoing a transformation in how we locate, acquire, and consume music. To some, new technologies such as file sharing networks, music blogs, and podcasts are the end of music as we know it.

Free e-book: How to Pitch the Media Comments Off

A while ago, frustrated at the lousy quality of pitches that companies and p.r. people were making to me, I wrote this short (15 pages) book. It’s meant for anyone who is trying to get media attention for their company, charity, web site, event, or what

Design Inside Yahoo!: George Oates Comments Off

Flickr, acquired by Yahoo! in 2005, is one of the most popular photo sharing sites on the web. It recently took on Gamma status with a new navigation, a redesigned AJAX-based organization tool and new search features.

This is the second interview of Desi

August 8, 2006

A www.wake-up… Comments Off

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