Writing

May 1, 2011 · Writing

IE’s future (and why is Silverlight still around?)

Why did Silverlight, a closed and proprietary technology, get almost as much attention to the IE team’s new commitments to openness and web standards?

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April 22, 2011 · Writing

MIX: the talks

JavaScript’s future; what Lord of the Rings has to do with design, and more

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April 20, 2011 · Writing

MIX: the conference

The lineups moved, the wifi worked, and the keynotes were well-lit.

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January 28, 2010 · Writing

Democamp 25 in pictures

Facebook, Facebook, Facebook.

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December 17, 2009 · Writing

Hohoto 3.0: The one year anniversary edition

One year ago, Toronto’s Twitter crowd came together to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Yesterday: a third edition.

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November 17, 2009 · Writing

A foggy night in Toronto

Bonus: a run-in with the police’s morality squad.

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November 4, 2009 · Writing

A few things I learned at the Macallan Scotch tasting

Satan, unusual pairings, and iceball-making devices.

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October 30, 2009 · Writing

Halloween Team Fortress 2

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October 26, 2009 · Writing

Treasures from the Trinity College Book Sale

A journey through time courtesy of one of Canada’s best book sales.

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October 22, 2009 · Writing

HealthCampTO

A real unconference, for a change.

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October 7, 2009 · Writing

Richard Dawkins romps through Toronto

Everyone’s favourite atheist has a book out this fall and he’s on the road to promote it.

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August 7, 2009 · Writing

Venturing into Ontario’s Badlands

Yes, it might look more like Colorado, but these photos were taken in Ontario’s “Cheltenham Badlands”

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August 3, 2009 · Writing

My fiancée gets married

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July 30, 2009 · Writing

Doing it in the open: Michael Nielsen at Science 2.0

How online tools are changing scientific discovery.

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July 29, 2009 · Writing

DemoCamp21: Evil Lair edition

Toronto’s favourite tech show-and-tell was back for another iteration but instead of being held in one of the quirkiest bars in Toronto, it took place in the basement of the Rogers Headquarters.

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July 28, 2009 · Writing

Damian Conway on Aikido, Star Trek, and Perl

And Danish mind control, Greek mythology, periodic tables, the garbage strike, …

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July 22, 2009 · Writing

FutureRuby Day 2: the highlights

Programming life, making noise, surviving robo blimps, and subsidizing the vodka industry

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July 15, 2009 · Writing

FutureRuby, Day 1: biology hacking and rooftop partying

There ain’t no party like an Unspace party

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July 12, 2009 · Writing

Sailing to FailCamp

Yacht club eh? How cool would it be to actually arrive on private vessel?

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May 25, 2009 · Writing

A weekend of gallivanting around Toronto: Doors Open 2009

It was that time of year again — buildings all over the city opened up to the public as part of Doors Open Toronto.

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May 23, 2009 · Writing

Toronto’s Tamils mourn at Queens Park

But do they need to hire a PR agency?

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April 9, 2009 · Writing

Scenes from Mesh09

Seeing as I’m too wiped to write anything coherent, I’ll just post photos.

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February 24, 2009 · Writing

How to run a code sprint*

*this post only offers hints

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December 2, 2008 · Writing

Malcolm Gladwell packs Con Hall

Malcolm Gladwell was back in his old stomping grounds tonight to promote his third book, Outliers: The Story of Success.

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November 4, 2008 · Writing

PZ Myers preaches to the choir

PZ Myers, a “godless liberal” and one of the Internet’s most popular bloggers was in Toronto on Halloween to talk about “Science Education: caught in the middle of the war between science and religion.”

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