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Not more cowbell, please

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

It snowed a lot today, unexpectedly, and the usual cowbell chorus arose: “Victoria grinds to a halt.” Here’s what’s wrong with it.

Fun with camera apps

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

For my birthday at the end of December, I got a new iPod Touch (iTouch?). I flat out love this little gadget: it has a microphone, which means I’ve been able to use it to Skype (with video); to make voice notes on Evernote; and to send myself voice memos by email. It also has […]

Playing around

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Last week I put SketchBook MobileX (free app) on my iTouch. For the first time in a really long time, I had fun just doodling around, using my finger. Also for the first time, layers felt intuitively easy. Keep in mind, the screen on the iTouch is teeny-weeny, yet still it was fun to doodle […]

Happy New Year

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

The irony doesn’t escape me. A couple of days ago I posted photos of bad art, and today I’m going all soft in the knees over a spectacular sunset – which I captured on my iPod Touch and then massaged via Camera+ (an excellent iPhone/ iPod Touch app), bringing out what some might call the […]

Invisible light

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Feeling discombobulated as usual around this time of year – hence the dearth of posts lately – I found myself poking around this afternoon for inspiration at Russell Books, Canada’s largest used-and-new bookstore. Careening toward the self-help section, suddenly I saw it: . Yule – A Celebration of Light & Warmth… As if. I am […]

Gary Shteyngart’s bad fathers (on Super Sad True Love Story)

Friday, December 17th, 2010

So much already is written about Gary Shteyngart’s novel Super Sad True Love Story by readers and reviewers motivated far better than I that it feels redundant to add more. Read the description and reviews on Amazon, if the novel is unfamiliar. Then, if you haven’t already, get a hold of the book and read […]

Getting kicked out

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I’m spending way too much time today trying to convince my browser that I’m not really supposed to be kicked out of various sites I’m logging (or already logged) into. It happened again and again on various sites today. [Is there a disturbance in the force field, Luke?] Tonight’s clincher: I had carefully planned my […]

Time for myself

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Keeping up with my self-imposed goal of blogging daily got a little harder in recent weeks. If I’m brutally honest about it, I have to agree with organizing-and-time-management expert Julie Morgenstern‘s recent tweet, When you view time as slippery and elusive, you have problems managing your time. (I’ve relied on Morgenstern in the past, using […]

Send me to Web 2.0 Summit in November?

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I spent half an hour this afternoon ogling the speaker line-up for the upcoming Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco – the Education “point of control” holds enough of interest to make me want to be there – but then I looked at the price of admission and needed to sit down: $4195 (and it’s […]

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