Not So Personal

Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Life In New Crackton

Sunday Jun 29, 2014 - 12:55 AM

Life In VictoriaA few months ago, the next door place was rented to some guy who might do oil tank installations, or haul junk… or something. Let’s call him, “High Risk Harry" as his junk collection work includes high risk people.

Vikings Invade the Royal BC Museum

Saturday Jun 28, 2014 - 1:31 AM

Viking's BuddhaVikings are the Norse seafarers who populated Scandinavia and made forays into Northern and Central Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. For all of their reputation as marauding, bloodthirsty hoards, their impact on European culture and that of North America was surprisingly deft. (yep, that's a Buddha).

Expert Systems of Governance

Friday Jun 27, 2014 - 1:24 AM

Three forms of governance: absolute chaos, perpetual tuning, and smart systems. The prospect of expert systems handling the mundane pieces of governance would be fantastic. It would be nearly fair, it could even potentially be easy to administer and easy to access.

Gatekeepers and Illusionary Choices

Thursday Jun 26, 2014 - 1:44 AM

In a big town, you can choose who you share your toys with. In a small town, one guy can run the whole toy chest. We have a dearth of options available in many situations. We are then presented with the illusion of choice and urged to choose.

"X" Is For eXcellent

Wednesday Jun 25, 2014 - 1:47 AM

The "X" in XML should stand for excellent. I have three reasons why you should make sure you're using XML.


My Personal Stuff

Mueller Begins To Indict The Trump Campaign

Monday Oct 30, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Americans would have gone to war on news that the Russkies messed with their election process. Nowadays, 65-millions of them cheer on their installed president. But the wall is coming down! We'll have to see how far this goes. The crest of fake news and damaging ads in our Facebook feeds may have had a heavy influence on swinging voters.

Thoughts, Growth and Personal Stuff

So You Wanna Be A Futurist

Friday Jun 20, 2014 - 12:04 AM

I like the idea of the future. The future has cool gadgets! Gadgets and thingees! How could I think the future will pay off and no take the F out of SF? How could I get a job writing about the science to come? Heck, I could become a futurist.

Three Days in Cumberland - Day Three

Monday Jun 16, 2014 - 2:00 AM

Talking to Mike "Mr #beer" Tymchuk at Rider's PizzaAfter ruminating on life in Cumberland for three days, I have some thoughts about moving there and what I could instead do here in Victoria.

Maybe Art

Saturday May 31, 2014 - 6:12 PM

I fancy myself an artist. So why have I not donned a beret? The why is plain old lack of confidence. All spawned by economics and the academic nature of fine art.