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Stan Shaw
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A fascinating lecture about the artistry, technology and future of advanced digital graphics. Ken Perlin has just joined the Centre for Digital Media,  a multidisciplinary graduate institution based in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
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Check out this TED talk, about an idea that a startup company in Silicon Valley has come up with, a PHYSICAL "Internet" that might hold a key to solving a huge problem moving vital goods in third world countries. Is this brilliant "out of the box" thinking.? Or impractical, impossible to implement in developing countries? We'll know in a few years, but there is a reason Amazon and Google are investing heavily in drone and robotic research to bring goods to market. For more information about this wild but fascinating concept, see matternet.us 
A billion people in the world lack access to all-season roads. Could the structure of the internet provide a model for how to reach them? Andreas Raptopoulos of Matternet thinks so. He introduces a new type of transportation system that uses electric autonomous flying machines to deliver medicine, food, goods and supplies wherever they are needed.
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A fascinating animation of a miraculously complex process that takes place appriximately 10,000 trillion times in our lifetime.
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Here's one library's hilarious response to how to categorize Lance's books.
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Spanish Banks on New Years Day. The snow-covered Cypress ski area, in the midst of the North Shore mountains, is in the distance.
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This is an excellent article about securing your on-line accounts. If you have a smartphone and a Google account, I'd highly recommend using Google's optional 2-factor authentication method to login. Facebook and a number of other services have similar optional features. As suggested in the article, it's more secure than just using a password:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/11/ff-mat-honan-password-hacker/all/


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BTW, here's more information about Google's 2-factor authentication. It takes about 20 minutes to set up, but is worth the peace of mind.

http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=180744
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Internet users are advised to be on the alert as security experts race to assess the damage done by Heartbleed — a newly discovered bug in technology that runs encryption for two-thirds of the Internet
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Why don't we have something like this in every city with a significant probability of a catastrophic quake happening in our lifetime? Unlike Tokyo, few people here on the BC coastline, including my family, are anywhere near as prepared as we should be. Would love to see the city of Vancouver take serious leadership on this.

Every day, every 30 minutes, Tokyo's Earthquake Simulator Center prepares people for the worst.
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Cleverly written (OK, I have a weakness for clever puns in the title), "The Pyongyang’s All Here", the dark humour in this article is a "must read",
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For anyone who is planning to cycle in the Alps, or just dream about it, this site is very cool. 
Presents a fullscreen 3D experience of all the paved passes in the Alps. Enjoy Google Earth 3D tours, streetview tours, games, detailed profiles, video's, pictures and much more in a great user experi...
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I nearly got caught by this yesterday. I could not believe that Oracle, in sending out that incomplete emergency Java security patch for their software on Sunday, would do this. But they did. Good rule of thumb: never install additional "recommended" software when installing what you set out to do. It is not always in your best interest. As for Java? I've disabled the dangerously insecure Java applet plugin on all of my browsers, and don't miss it at all.
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The writer here has an interesting perspective. I still have a Facebook account, though I basically stopped using it about a year ago, for many of the same reasons cited here. So, should I hit the "delete" button for once and for all? It's a tough decision, as many, many people I know and care about still use it. What do you think?
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Thanks Colin. All excellent points. I like the your mischievously brilliant notion of posting mis-information as I've been astonished at the high correlation of Facebook users who were all born on New Years Day. In this case, i suspect statisticians can safely say that correlation is definitely pointing to causation.
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This is my personal profile.  With Google+ now supporting business profiles, I may soon be moving my professional circles there, so some of you may find yourselves being asked again to join my new circles.
 
I am an IT project manager, specializing in health care and higher education, with special interests in Telehealth, Tele-education and VoIP.  As a PMP, I am very active in professional education and have participated in and given numerous presentations and workshops in British Columbia.

When I am not busy professionally or with my family, I can be found on my bike, riding with Le Peloton, a group of friendly road cyclists in Vancouver. In 2009 and 2010, I cycled from Vancouver to Banff as part of a fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis. In 2011, I returned with friends to Colorado to cycle a third tour with Ride the Rockies.
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  • Corban Technology Solutions Inc
    Principal Consultant, 2006 - present
  • Physician Information Technology Office (PITO)
    Regional Lead, Vancouver, 2011 - 2014
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    1999 - 2006
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Used to be called Montri's. In our view, it is an improvement over the previous management. The food is excellent, one of the best Thai restaurants in the city.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
A lovely little flower shop, excellent service.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Unlike one reviewer here, our recent experience with the new management was excellent. We love Thai food, and in our opinion, this is one of the best in the city. Highly recommended. BTW, the restaurant is now called "Taste of Thai".
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Have been clients for years. Great service.
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