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Criticism (File under “learn to”)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

When I was little, I had a French professor (not a professor for French, but a professor from France) who was capable of driving graduate students in his seminars to tears. French, but educated in the US, he was occasionally flummoxed by Canadian students who were used to getting polite kid glove treatment and gold […]

Some resources for Victoria’s MSM

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

This is a response to my Tuesday post on Victoria’s MSM and SM panel discussion, “No policy …no strategy, either,” with a list of resources that local media might want to investigate.

My internet service = down

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

My internet went down around 3pm today and now, nearing on midnight, it’s still out of commission. Apologies for not commenting back to several readers who left comments, …and for not posting anything incendiary tonight. (Unlike last night…) I’m using dial-up right now to access the web, and while I can be a patient person, […]

No policy …no strategy, either

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Tonight I attended the 14th meeting of Victoria’s Social Media Club to listen to five panelists from Victoria’s mainstream media (MSM) talk about how new media (including social media) is affecting their business. Panelists included Bryan Capistrano (promotion director for radio station The Zone); Amanda Farrell-Low (arts editor for weekly paper Monday Magazine); Dana Hutchings […]

Blogging as gleaning?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

My aching back suggests that blogging is like gleaning: it keeps me (intellectually) alive, but is generally thankless and often backbreaking. But the analogy is as artificial as a 19th century Salon painting.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Phil Windley’s Technometria | Kathy Sierra: Storyboarding for Non-Fiction Phil Windley’s entry on Kathy Sierra’s storyboarding techniques for non-fiction. tags: phil_windley, kathy_sierra, storymaps, storyboards Creating Passionate Users: How to create a non-fiction bestseller Kathy Sierra on non-fiction writing (and bestsellers). tags: kathy_sierra, writing, bestsellers, nonfiction Creating Passionate Users: Add graphics to your blog, book, or […]

Public spaces in lush lands

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

I live in a ridiculously lush part of the world, and I’m not talking about the Canadian propensity to drink alcoholic beverages. In Victoria BC, on southern Vancouver Island, it’s green year ’round. By February, people are mowing their lawns. By mid-summer, the climate turns nearly Mediterranean (after a winter and long spring of cool, […]

Waste stream philia

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I had an opportunity to tour the Canadian Forces Base in Esquimalt today. It’s a two-hour 3-kilometer walking tour, full of history and heritage (one part of the base is from the late 19th/ early 20th century, featuring fully intact, carefully rehabbed brick buildings) and new initiatives (they’re finishing a building which will be the […]

Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge scandal just keeps going

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Mike Lai (City of Victoria) and Mark Mulvihill (Delcan Corp.) tried to skew the facts against the historic Johnson Street Bridge, as Sam Williams shows in the latest issue of FOCUS Magazine.

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