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Presenting: Your Humble Editor, at Social Media Camp May 5-7 in Victoria

April 5, 2016

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Originally posted on The Cryptosphere:
Kittens explain social media, they explain everything. Yes kittens, I’m headed back to the #YYJ for another Social Media Camp, Canada’s largest social media conference, in gorgeous downtown Victoria. I know that’s a cliche, but it’s literally true and I don’t know anyone who isn’t thrilled at an excuse to…

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

September 23, 2015

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Lorraine Murphy by Robert Shaer

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

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Hear ye, hear ye!

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

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Occupy Wall Street Occupy Social Media 600

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 […]

ISPs, explained

June 17, 2014

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Comcast is not bound by a "don't be evil" pledge.

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 […]

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

May 25, 2014

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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…

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