Browsing All Posts filed under »Technology«

ISPs, explained

June 17, 2014

1

Internet Service Providers. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t set them all on fire without causing greenhouse gas emissions. I think this little video I found over on Facebook explains the problem pretty well. If you’re tempted to get smug because we live in Canada and they live behind the Red, White and Blue curtain, remember […]

BIL UnConference Vancouver: Video!

March 20, 2014

0

Featuring Amanda Palmer and BIL UnConference founder Michael Cummings, onstage at the Vogue last night! Hopefully the video will work. I hate Facebook video, but what can you do? What can you do? Register, volunteer, and participate in BIL this weekend. As an Unconference, it is what we make it. I for one plan to […]

Bitcoin News Roundup: ecologically responsible, safe, and officially currency: or is it???

March 14, 2014

0

It’s a mixed bag on the Bitcoin front today. The Wall Street Journal (via Dealbreaker) reports that Singapore, flying in the face of most other Asian nations, is all good with Bitcoin and has ruled that it comes under the domain of The Monetary Authority of Singapore. This means they’re saying it is a currency, […]

MtGox Meltdown: causes and conspiracies

March 2, 2014

1

Shortly after I took to the airwaves to tell everyone the fears about Bitcoin being iffy were overblown, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges went belly-up in very sketchy circumstances. Hey, I was in the rainforest. I have an alibi! MtGox, which started out in this world as an online exchange for Magic, the Gathering […]

The Rush with Fiona Forbes: Talking Bitcoin

February 13, 2014

2

It’s finally up: here is me on The Rush with Fiona Forbes, talking about Bitcoin basics. Note to self: de-um my speaking voice and wear more makeup next time. I told her before the cameras rolled that I would be nervous, except I see her on FB every day, so it was just like talking […]

Job: Three Jobs at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

October 18, 2013

0

All ye digital do-gooders have just found your most exciting blog post of the week, right here, because here are three hands-on jobs for one of the most badass units at the intersection of the internet and personal rights. They’re looking for an international project coordinator, a web developer, and a finance director. None of […]

Jobs: Automattic is hiring!

October 6, 2013

10

Very clever, guys! They messed with the search function on the Support documents so that no matter what you search for WORK WITH US comes up first. But if people have to search the Support docs, are they really the people you want to hire? Oh well, here are the specs, and one thing you […]

Job: Strategic Account Manager at HootSuite

August 30, 2013

1

Whatever that is. Got this job from a Facebook post from the highly informed Wayne Shaddow. Not a tech position; sales and account management. HootSuite is a terrific company with great people, many of whom are personal friends of mine, and I hear that it’s a – yes – hoot to work there. Although you […]

An Apps in Judgment

March 26, 2013

10

Yessssssssss! Thanks to the lovely and generous Ava Naves of Online Strategy I’ve got me a spanking-new used iPhone 3, and thanks to the warnings of numerous friends I know not to update the basic software, lest it become confused  in typical outdated-tech-steve-wants-you-to-buy-another ways. By the way, Richard Branson, your Virgin Mobile staff (particularly at […]

New Job in Vancouver

December 18, 2012

0

Got this from the Free Geek page on Facebook, and I’ll probably apply for it myself. WANTED: Paid Tech Support/Computer Instructor for The Kettle Friendship Society -Non profit social housing for people with mental illnesses: sensitive instructor required -Duties: Hardware and software maintenance of common room computers; Teaching clients on basic computing needs (setting up […]

Job: Web Manager, OpenMedia.ca

October 3, 2012

0

Found this one on Twitter somewhere. OpenMedia.ca is a terrific group that has had a major positive impact on Canadian web freedoms. Unless you’d rather be working for CSIS, you want to work for these guys. Great people, too. Web Manager OpenMedia.ca, one of Canada’s most exciting networked not-for-profits, seeks a Web Manager to help […]