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?

April 22, 2011 · Writing

MIX: the talks

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

April 20, 2011 · Writing

MIX: the conference

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

February 23, 2011 · Briefs

Democamp 28

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.

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.

July 28, 2009 · Writing

Damian Conway on Aikido, Star Trek, and Perl

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

July 15, 2009 · Writing

FutureRuby, Day 1: biology hacking and rooftop partying

There ain’t no party like an Unspace party

July 12, 2009 · Writing

Sailing to FailCamp

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

April 9, 2009 · Writing

Scenes from Mesh09

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

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.

February 24, 2009 · Writing

How to run a code sprint*

*this post only offers hints

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.

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 How do Canadian sites do in comparison?

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

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 […]