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Librarians are information superheros.... #ottawacomiccon
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The Federal Liberals have excluded themselves from consideration in future elections
Last evening I wrote the following to David McGuinty, my MP in Ottawa South . I am disappointed at the decision you and other Liberals made on C-51.  While I have voted for you multiple times in the past, I am now put in a position of no longer being able t...
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Now, this I'm thinking about :-)
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Interesting that this has to be funded by individual citizens.  I wonder if this is because the Cons have been giving the RCMP/etc what are effectively "bribes" with free warrantless access to innocent citizens' information through what was previously called "lawful access" but is now claimed to be for anti-terrorism (Sorry, but disrupt society with such invasions of the private lives of citizens and you are helping the terrorists).
Democracy Watch is taking Prime Minister Harper's Office to court for bribing Senator Mike Duffy because government lawyers won't. Please help by making your donation now to the Harper PMO Prosecution Fund, and by sharing and tweeting this page. Incredibly, Senator Duffy has been charged with ...
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I don't know how I missed this.  I remember Andrew, and worked with him at Sierra Club and other such groups as he also did technical stuff for NGOs.   I haven't seen him in years, but know that he will be greatly missed in the larger activist community.
CHISHOLM, Andrew A lifelong advocate for social justice, died peacefully in Ottawa on March 15, 2015, from cancer. He was 56. He spent several years with the Sierra Club of Canada and more recently Oxfam Canada. A native of Montreal, he graduated from Loyola High School and University of Toronto. He is survived by his parents, Lauchlin and Dorothy Chisholm, a brother James and sisters Mariellen (Mark Vukas) and Moragh (Charles Quenneville). He wa...
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Seems CTV has made some improvements to their website.  Last time I checked it would no longer play on any of my current devices, even though it had previously worked fine on my Boxee Box.   I was now able to go to the site and not only watch on a Chromebook, but was able to play it through Chromecast.

The same improvements were made to the space.ca website, and I can now watch videos there much more easily than before.  Wish that had been done before the season of Doctor Who ended.  Hopefully it will still work next season, or there will be some legitimate way for me to access around the same time it is broadcast.
When Leonard and Sheldon are invited to speak at UC Berkeley, they try to sneak on to George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch to meet their idol.
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Update: Seems that only the most recent episode is available.  The rest of the season is listed, but you have to log in to prove you are a cable subscriber to access any of them.  More ant-competitive tied-selling stuff.

With only the most recent available it makes it more like traditional TV, and less likely we will bother watching.  I tend to watch shows like this in spurts the way you can on Netflix.   Yet another way the legacy broadcasters and the redundant BDUs that own them aren't even bothering to try to compete...  #crtc
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"Doctor: Run" ... "Doctor: The Interface is Hot..  Moment: I Try my best" ... "Doctor: Bad Wolf girl, I could kiss you .. Moment: Yup, that's gonna happen"..."?"

  #OttawaComicCon   #comiccon   #doctorwho  
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+Patrick Naubert That was after an hour and a half of photographs.  She had planned to be there for two days, but then had to leave Friday so everything got crunched.
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I think I also look the part, and never received any of that negativity as it applied to technical stuff..

Now, when it came to other critical social/etc aspects of life, the same advantage in tech became a disadvantage.

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When I first read On Technical Entitlement by Tess Rinearson in mid-2012, it resonated with me so much that I emailed her. I've been meaning to expand that original email into an article for a while now, so here goes ... This was me at nine years old (with horrible posture): ...
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The logical and factual errors in that article are rife and deserve a point by point refutation in an essay of its own.  The so-called social justice movement deserve its own chapter in any future edition of "The Prevalence of Nonsense."
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Not sure if I agree with the take here that mobile is the first screen, but that it shouldn't ever matter if it is mobile or not.   Last night we were talking at my in-laws about the summer vacation I will be taking with my wife.  I said that the map is on the website for the tour company, so I popped it up on my Nexus-4 phone and then casted it to my father-in-law's large-screen TV which has a Chromecast on it.   We then spoke about something where there were YouTube videos that helped answer, so I casted those from my phone to the large screen.

Screen size matters, but there should be seemless integration between all these screens.  That won't happen with legacy broadcast television, but works great with a growing number of the modern digital video distribution options.

I'm also not that young, and I have no interest in broadcast TV.  This isn't just happening with a younger generation, but with more technical savvy older people as well that have never really liked the way TV worked -- but put up with it when there weren't options.   The idea of watching scripted programming at a time of someone elses choosing is just not of interest.
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Rogers bought NHL rights for a large sum, presumably so they could sign up more cable customers. Do they also get to sell the ad time?
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=693152
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Hmmm.  Interesting on a number of levels...
Join the Doctor on his extraordinary adventures through space and time with these specially selected ten episodes of Doctor Who. Marking a Decade of New Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, the Doctor himself, gives an exclusive commentary on why these episodes mean so much to him. This special bundle also contains celebratory artwork, as well as Doctor Who: Earth Conquest – The World Tour which follows Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as they launched seri...
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I'm downloading this now - $14.97 Canadian is worth it even though I already have all the episodes on DVD and they are (almost) all on Netflix.  This is about the Capaldi introductions, and the  World Tour videos..    And of course to see the Beeb mother-ship distributing something on a legitimate platform-neutral service rather than iTunes..

Seems I did have a BitTorrent client already installed called "Transmission".  I've had a fast enough connection recently that I've just been downloading my Operating System ISO's from the websites that I've forgotten how BitTorrent works.   I didn't see any seeding, which I suspect is specific to a paid download like this -- who knows. (touching side of my nose..  Who knows...)
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Sad that this debate about the debates is still happening.

The multi-leader debates should be taken over by Elections Canada and the legacy broadcasters invited to rebroadcast, not allow these unaccountable entities control.

This is yet another case where limits on broadcasting licenses should include manipulation of elections.  They should be neutral, or lose their licenses.
Edward Albee could write a new play: Who's Afraid of Elizabeth May? Answer: Just about every political leader and the Big Kahunas of Canada's corporate media. Who's not afraid of her and, in fact, wants to hear more from the leader of the Greens? Canadians. They've told pollster Frank Graves they want May included in the TV debates in 2015. At first blush, the political resistance to including May is hard to understand. No current MP or par...
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+Justin Hornosty​ I find nearly all commercial media to be biased and sensationalist. Can't say I saw anything all that unique in that article :-)
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Internet/FLOSS Consultant
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  • Canadiana.org
    System Administrator/software developer, 2011 - present
    System administration of LAN and Internet servers, software developer (primarily Catalyst/PERL based web application)
  • FLORA Community Consulting
    Internet/FLOSS Consultant, 1995 - 2012
    Self-employed consultant http://www.flora.ca
  • Agriculture Canada
    2008 - 2010
    Configuration management, system administration
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I have a hardware/software background and primarily get paid for related skills, but my passion is public policy.  Active in areas where technology, law and economics come together -- most recently focused on digital copyright, information/mental process patents, and new media/network neutrality.

A few years ago I was thinking of the past and started drafting a biography:  The life of one Hacker.

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Don't have a drivers license, been involved in computing since 1980s, Eastern Ontario Authorized Commodore repair-person in late 1980's, Linux user since 1993
Education
  • Carleton University
    1987
  • Garson Falconbridge Secondary School
    1982 - 1986
  • Nickel District Secondary School
    1986 - 1987
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