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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 […]

2013 in review

January 28, 2014


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see […]

InterActs DMCA Round Table

March 20, 2013


For those of you who are not aware, my “day job” is as a freelance reporter, working at a number of places the most regular of which is the Daily Dot. They’re producing a series of round tables on Google Hangouts, and this one might be of interest: InterActing with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act […]

Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news

June 30, 2011


This is very true. That’s the bad news if you’re in advertising at least. It’s good news for everyone else. As for the OTHER good news, guess what I did? At this point there’s no telling what morphing from raincoaster into icecoaster, moving to the Arctic, and getting used to a regular job instead of […]

The Blog-To-Book Deal at the Shebeen Club!

February 5, 2011


UPDATE: Advance sales are done, but don’t worry, you can still get tickets at the door for $25 cash. We’ll be upstairs at the Revel Room. UPDATE #2: We MAY have a livecast from AHAMedia thanks to some out of towners who want to watch the presentation. Stand by for more info, or follow AHAMedia […]

I’m Back, Bitches!

January 19, 2011


You might have noticed a dearth of posts around these parts for, say, two months or so…well, I can explain. It’s not you; it’s not me; it’s my goddam gallbladder (among other assorted parts which have gotten sorted in the sixty or so days I was missing) and it’s getting itself dealt with on January […]

PicApp picks a fight with the wrong blogger

November 1, 2010


I’ve used Picapp. I’ve loved Picapp. I’ve certainly thought, in my innocence, that Picapp was too good to be true and that someday there’d be a price to pay. And I just found out what it is. A dealbreaker, that’s what it is. Backing up a little: Picapp is a service which gets very fresh, […] for SEO

October 28, 2010


God knows, I’m a bore on the subject, but it bears repeating: is the best platform I have ever seen, in pure SEO terms. This naturally pisses off a great number of webbies who make their living setting up sites on other platforms, including, but it is incontrovertible. You can set up a […]

Social Media Workshops Update

September 27, 2010


Just a quick update to let you know: 1. there are still some spaces available in our Social Media for NonProfits full-day workshop this Wednesday. Register securely on Eventbrite here: 2. I’ll be giving a workshop this coming Sunday at Social Media Camp Victoria at 11am. They’ve just freed up another 100 tickets, but […]

Blogging for Beginners Saturday, May 22nd

May 4, 2010


Image via CrunchBase This will be our last class until after my June vacay (during which I will undoubtably suffer extreme internet withdrawl) and, as always, class size is limited to 8 participants because it is very intense. The course is presented from 1-5pm at the coworking gallery at BOB, 163 East Pender Street on […]