tech

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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February 23, 2011 · Briefs

Democamp 28

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January 21, 2011 · Briefs

Active Surplus and its odd items

The only place in Toronto where you can pick up baby doll legs and capacitors from the same aisle.

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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 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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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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March 25, 2009 · Briefs

Computer Science shows off its stuff

Today was our Computer Science department’s Research in Action day — a big room is booked, it’s filled with smart people, industry professionals are invited, and good things happen.

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February 24, 2009 · Writing

How to run a code sprint*

*this post only offers hints

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October 3, 2008 · Writing

My take on Citizen Lab

Citizen Lab has been covered by pretty much every publication out there. Not much of a surprise — hackers battling internet censorship makes for a pretty exciting story. However, in spite of the heroification of these “net commandos”, there’s rarely a focus on the role that North America plays in all of it.

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September 22, 2008 · Links

Technorati’s plea for restraint

While wandering around Technorati in a hopeless quest to figure out why exactly it’s still still relevant, I came across [...]

September 12, 2008 · Writing

Campaign web design roundup

2008 is a special year for political web design: the bar has been blown through the roof by BarackObama.com. How do Canadian sites do in comparison?

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August 28, 2008 · Links

Wikipedia: it's not just for plagiarizers anymore

In what comes as great news to anyone who runs a web site with user generated content, a federal judge [...]

August 9, 2008 · Briefs

Swag that doesn't go straight to the garbage

As part of the Flickr 888, there was a Flickr party at C’est What. I popped by for a few [...]

August 4, 2008 · Writing

Fixing my Macbook Screen

Getting around the Apple Tax, DIY style

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June 26, 2008 · Briefs

Firefox 3 Launch party

To celebrate the launching of Firefox 3 and the related drive to break the record for most downloads, Mozilla Toronto [...]