Monthly Archives: February 2009

Northern Voice 2009 Snapshots – From ‘Ahoy’ to ‘Awesome!’

It happens every year. Once again I find myself at a loss when trying to make sense of the just-completed Northern Voice. I am not capable of pulling together a comprehensive summary, so allow me to toss out a few … Continue reading

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We have liftoff

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“Millions live, millions die. This goes on for a long time.”

Now… this is what I call kick-ass blogging.

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Tales of openness and serendipity: a full throated cry for help…

Spontaneous Connections, originally uploaded by cogdogblog. I’m finishing off a short paper, but before I submit it I feel I need to incorporate some additional real-world examples that demonstrate how the power of openness combined with network effects can result … Continue reading

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Soon to be as well-regarded as Australia…

More Canada, originally uploaded by elmada. So, obviously I am somewhat relieved to see that Canada’s unfashionable and stodgy regulatory culture has meant a relatively healthy banking sector, at least for now… Though our heavy dependence on exports to the … Continue reading

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Yes, you too can kick ass like D’Arcy Norman…

Maybe you, like me, have been inspired by D’Arcy Norman to try to take a picture a day. And maybe you, like me, have been inspired by D’Arcy to ride your bike more often. And maybe you, like me, have … Continue reading

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Values are (im)mutable

So today OLT had its monthly departmental meeting, and as part of it engaged in a World Cafe dialogue on what our “values” as a unit might be… I’ll be honest, the sounds of something like this usually brings out … Continue reading

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Making ‘The Shining’

I more or less stumbled onto this fascinating short film directed by Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Vivian. It’s not a terribly original sentiment to consider Kubrick as a favorite filmmaker, but he is a figure I hold in almost singular esteem. … Continue reading

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Forum-like display of blog comments 61, revisited

Umeda sky building escalator, originally uploaded by quaisi. I posted some months back on OLT’s efforts to develop a forum-type view of comment activity across a blog, an attempt to address complaints from some students that tracking discussion across many … Continue reading

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Who needs P2P filesharing?

I’ve marveled over the past year at a mutation from the traditional MP3 Blog format that I’ve posted on previously…  the emerging genre of usually-anonymous blogs that post entire albums, usually via file hosting services such as RapidShare. Typically, these … Continue reading

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