Browsing All Posts filed under »crime«

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 […]

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

March 14, 2014


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, […]

The Best Corporate Blog Post You’ll Read This Year (PS: Bitcoin)

March 11, 2014


It’s not every day the CEO of a publicly-traded currency comes out against Wall Street and the US dollar, but it is today. This is absolutely the best and most interesting corporate blog post you’ll read this year, and that comes from someone who WRITES them. Thanks to Patrick Byrne, CEO of my beloved, […]

MtGox Meltdown: causes and conspiracies

March 2, 2014


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 […]

#OpSpamHeadChop 2.0

April 2, 2012


It seems our enemies the Twitter spammers have (mostly) given up on their old tactics of using an army of spambots to @-direct people to one central account, which then directs people to a website. I guess the first iteration of #OpSpamHeadChop was too effective for their liking, and Twitter is wise to their games. […]

Cyber Security and Your Business Seminar Liveblog

May 28, 2009


Well, almost live, as there was no wifi in the room. Here’s my report of the BBB seminar presented by Vaclav of PCIS, which announcement I posted here. How long has it been since I was in a room with a picture of the Queen? Not to mention a pic of Gordon Campbell with 80’s […]

Scam-Proofing for Visual Artists

April 18, 2009


This is particularly relevant after last year’s tragic sale/scam in which many Vancouver artists lost their art and their cash. From press release: CARFAC BC Presents: Visual Artists, Scams and Ripoffs With Martha Rans and Melissa Gruber Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30 pm Alliance for Arts and Culture Boardroom Suite 100 – 938 Howe St (between […]

PSA: Forum on Olympic policing and security

March 23, 2009


From Pivot Legal Society: Forum on Olympic policing and security The VPD, the RCMP and the City of Vancouver will speak at a public information session on how Olympic security measures will affect the Downtown Eastside hosted by Pivot Legal Society, this Thursday. The free forum, at the Strathcona Community Centre, will include a question/answer […]

how cheap is life?

August 10, 2007


To murderer Geraldine Beasley of 2500 block of Victory Parkway, even the phantom of an imaginary quarter she might give away was worth more to her than the life of 44 year old Donald Francis. He asked her for a quarter. She shot him dead. Donald Francis, who police believe was homeless, stood outside a […]

silent beats

May 17, 2007


Sorry, dialup users, it’s another YouTube. This one is silent beats, a student film which won the Princess Grace Award. It’s a beautiful piece about first impressions and assumptions, something like David Bowie’s I’m Afraid of Americans. Video over the jump. community wikipage :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

a life of crime

May 2, 2007


Shoplifting. It’s not the worst crime in the world, but as a lifestyle┬áchoice, it sucks ass pretty hard. Here, in his own words, is what the life of a professional shoplifter looks like. I am not your typical shoplifter. I look respectable. I dress cleanly and smartly, wear glasses and am in my early 40s. […]