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The Internet: Circa 1880

March 19, 2014

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There are SOME drawbacks to living 90% off the grid. The inability of a digital reporter to earn a living, for instance. I could solve this with a $10 unlimited data phone card from 7-11, a $200 thermal converter and an efficient rocket stove that would take two weeks to make, but in order to […]

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

March 14, 2014

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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

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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 Overstock.com, […]

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

March 8, 2014

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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 […]

MtGox Meltdown: causes and conspiracies

March 2, 2014

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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 […]

Free office furniture in Strathcona

September 4, 2013

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This came in an email from the Strathcona BIA. Note that it is ONLY tomorrow, Thursday, and that you have to pick up your picked-out items within a week. Contact them via this link for info on where the event is being held. Desks, chairs, reception furniture, sideboards, filing cabinets, and more! Are you in […]

Freelance Isn’t Free: Client Wars

April 22, 2012

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One more entry into the annals of Freelance Isn’t Free. If you don’t think the ability to look a client in the eye and hold his stuff for ransom is a key business skill, you are not ready to freelance, trust me. Thusly: Client: Yeah, we’re not paying for this. Me: Why not? I’ve spent […]