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Whine Journalism and how to bring the splashback

August 1, 2017

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Originally posted on drinkscoaster:
You Are What You Drink “I assumed they were already in the public domain on other wine review sites and liquor store sites.” So says Canada’s #1 wine writer, Natalie MacLean, in a statement as disturbing as it is wrong-headed. It seems that, despite seeking legal advice (where, in a bar…

Keynote Speech at WordCamp Ottawa: WordPress for Revolutionaries!

July 4, 2017

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WordPress for Revolutionaries! An ambitious title, an ambitious talk, for my inaugural keynote speech! I’ve given a variation of this talk at BIL Vancouver previously, but since they only allowed ten minutes for your talk, this one is going to be a bit more expansive, including talking about various types of revolution: its not just […]

Tweet o’ the Day: The Times We Live In

June 22, 2017

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And so, here we are… When it comes out, the SEO advice on how best to cover the release of the pee tape is going to be really fun. — Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 22, 2017  

Conference Liveblogging: Let Your Event Live Forever

June 9, 2017

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Liveblogging your event: an effective, affordable way to help your event stand out from the crowd, for all time.

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…

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

September 23, 2015

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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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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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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 […]

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…

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Crime, and Identity: a radio roundup

March 10, 2014

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Here is my latest appearance on CKNW with Sean Leslie, talking Bitcoin. It was a busy week, with the continuing MtGox fallout, the hacking and closure of Flexcoin, and Newsweek’s purported discovery of the “real” Satoshi Nakamoto (wait, that part actually got cut. But it was funny, trust me). Enjoy? And in case Dropbox is […]

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 […]