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New Workshop: Blogging Basics for Writers, with the Vancouver School of Writing

September 23, 2015


Yep, it’s happening! After a two-year layoff from teaching, I’m doing a new workshop, Blogging Basics for Writers, for the Vancouver School of Writing on October 1. This one-evening course (which can be taken in person or virtually) will teach writers what they need to know in order to create their own blog, fill it, and […]

Bloggable: raincoaster media returns to the blog post business!

August 30, 2015


Oh yez, oh yez, oh yez, announcing the return of raincoaster media (ie me) to the business of writing blog posts and running social media for clients. It’s been almost a year I’ve been away, concentrating on The Cryptosphere, the greatest little hacktivism and cyberwar news site in Canada, in fact, possibly the only one. […]

raincoaster media and The Cryptosphere go to camp!

May 20, 2015


Social Media Camp, that is! It’s that time of year, kittens: the time when we pack up the Cray, break out the cutoffs, and head to glorious Victoria, BC, to present a talk at Social Media Camp, the premiere conference of its kind in Canada, and that’s saying something. The conference starts with a soft […]

The Willy Report: proof of massive fraudulent trading activity at Mt. Gox, and how it has affected the price of Bitcoin

May 25, 2014


Originally posted on The Willy Report:
Somewhere in December 2013, a number of traders including myself began noticing suspicious bot behavior on Mt. Gox. Basically, a random number between 10 and 20 bitcoin would be bought every 5-10 minutes, non-stop, for at least a month on end until the end of January. The bot was…

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Crime, and Identity: a radio roundup

March 10, 2014


Here is my latest appearance on CKNW with Sean Leslie, talking Bitcoin. It was a busy week, with the continuing MtGox fallout, the hacking and closure of Flexcoin, and Newsweek’s purported discovery of the “real” Satoshi Nakamoto (wait, that part actually got cut. But it was funny, trust me). Enjoy? And in case Dropbox is […]

Bitcoin Basics for Beginners: a new workshop for Vancouver and Victoria

March 8, 2014


First new lectures in two years! Our courses are capped at a dozen participants to ensure maximum personalized attention and conviviality. We feature BOTH online and in-person workshops. See them all on our Google calendar. Register securely with Paypal. Thursday, March 20th in Victoria: Bitcoin for Beginners. 2-4 pm (a second session from 7-9 will […]

Inside The Billion-Dollar Hacker Club

March 2, 2014


Originally posted on TechCrunch:
[tc_dropcap]For this group of old friends, assembled for an impromptu reunion, the venue would feel familiar: an online chat room running on a secure private server. Each were former members of the elite hacking group “w00w00” and they had reconvened that afternoon to celebrate and share in the success of one…