Category Archives: Media

Com­ments on Pop­u­lar media

Seats, Feet and Righteous Indignation — Judgemental Treatment of Others is Unjust

I haven’t been com­pelled to write some­thing in awhile, but this pic­ture and the accom­pa­ny­ing sto­ry at the star moti­vat­ed me. From the arti­cle, it seems it’s gone quite viral.  It seems top­i­cal in ref­er­ence to my last arti­cle “Life … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Reboot Groklaw.net: an Open Letter to PJ.

The NSA is scary.  I get it.  I have slight­ly less sym­pa­thy for you (a U.S. cit­i­zen) as I am not a U.S. cit­i­zen — which makes my sit­u­a­tion all-the-more pre­car­i­ous, BUT:
GrokLaw is need­ed now, more than ever.  The war against … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Technical Plot Holes in NBC’s Revolution

I’ve been amused over the last sev­er­al days by NBC’s Rev­o­lu­tion.  The set­ting is a near future in which elec­tri­cal pow­er has been shut off for about fif­teen years.  More pre­cise­ly, elec­tron­ic gad­gets of any kind don’t work.  The show … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Is Advertising Really Necessary?

Do we real­ly need adver­tis­ing?  Put more point­ed­ly, do we real­ly need the por­tion of our indus­try that con­nives to con­vince us to buy things?  These ques­tions came to mind while lis­ten­ing to the CBC radio news sto­ry today decry­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Harper Passes a Loonie, Fools Nobody

I have made no secret of my dis­dain for Steven Harper’s lead­er­ship.  It’s very unCana­di­an in that he seems to lead with­out com­pro­mise and with­out lis­ten­ing.  You could argue that this is a legit­i­mate style of lead­er­ship in that it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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IFlop? Bad iPad3 reviews a significant first

I haven’t said much about all things Apple on my blog thus far… and maybe I should have.  The “curat­ed” appli­ca­tion expe­ri­ence has many hid­den con­sumer pit­falls includ­ing loss of pri­va­cy, but loss of con­trol over our own com­put­er devices … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Toronto Parking Ticket Wrong

I was out and about this week.  My jour­ney found me some­what “down­town” Toron­to.  This par­tic­u­lar inci­dent found me near Yonge and Shep­pard (in fact on a lit­tle street that runs north from Shep­pard par­al­lel to Yonge).  This is all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The End of the “PSTN” As We Know It

… and I feel fine?  Doesn’t scan.
I’ve said to my friends that the end of the phone net­work can be pre­dict­ed by the things that replace it.  In par­tic­u­lar, it’s pos­si­ble to dial “dave@daveg.ca” from a suf­fi­cient­ly savvy device.  How … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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New Image: Fail

By-the-way: There’s a new image at the top of the site.  Not that I was spent a lot of time look­ing for it, or that I’m mak­ing some deci­sion about how the site will look or how images at the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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MMS: Multimedia Messaging Stumble

There’s many car­tels left in the world that artif­i­cal­ly inflate prices. Today we’re going to talk about SMS. It doesn’t take high­er math­e­mat­ics to real­ize that SMS as data trans­fer is hun­dreds of time more expen­sive (at 5 … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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