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Tony Kwok
Works at Great-West Life Assurance Company
Attended University of Manitoba
Lives in Winnipeg
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Crazy Russian Hacker helps you save face while eating watermelon.
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Here come the Asian tech giants.  They have a huge captive audience and no backlash from copying Western technologies.  

If they can provide services to Canada and the rest of the world better and faster than the current American leaders we may all soon be seeing new names in the tech front.  

As a Canadian, SO many of the really good services are only offered up to an imaginary line that is an hour's drive from my house and I know that if an international company can outdo Amazon or Netflix to my doorstep, I would definitely give them a try.

Come on America.  Start offering your services beyond your borders or someone else will come eat your lunch.
A tech war has raged in China, and a winner seems ready to emerge. It's Tencent--a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users...
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XKCD gives the simplest explanation of the Heartbleed issue that I have seen. 
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Darwin missed this guy.
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This must REALLY piss off the guys who put all that work into asciimation. 
Say goodbye to the rest of your day. Because after playing with this web app that turns your webcam feed into a realtime stream of ASCII art, you're not going to want to do anything else ever again.
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Silly Apple patenting everything they can, including things that are already patented.
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XKCD gives the simplest explanation of the Heartbleed bug I have seen so far. 
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This is a really cool visualization of TV show ratings.  It is worth checking this out before you start binge watching a series on Netflix.  Here is the graph for "Breaking Bad".  Just type in the show name at the bottom to see a different graph.
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This video is very educational.  I learned that bearded, hat wearing men are very strong.  I also learned that you should lay the foundation of your house FIRST and then build the house on top of the foundation to avoid having to move your house.
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Project Ara is getting more real!  I could SO use this type of modular phone.  I'm currently debating how long I can live without Bluetooth LE (I need my damn laptop to sync my fitbit so I can't live off of a Chromebook) and KitKat (so I can run all of the cool new apps...no Google Now launcher for me yet).  If I had one of these phones, I would just buy the module I need to get what I want on my phone rather than doing a full phone swap.  PLEASE, MAKE THIS AVAILABLE AND TAKE MY MONEY!
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Sr. Systems Architect
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  • Great-West Life Assurance Company
    Sr. Systems Architect, 2012 - present
  • IBM Canada
    IT Architect, 1996 - 2012
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Winnipeg
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Winnipeg - Hong Kong - Thompson
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Geek and computer guy in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Introduction
I'm a dad and a computer geek living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  

Our summers typically hit 40C and our winters often hit -40C so I like to spend as much of my winter vacation as possible walking that beach pictured at the top of my profile.  That strip of sand is located in  Nuevo Vallarta just north of Puerto Vallarta.
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Survived taking my 15 year old out to teach her how to drive.
Education
  • University of Manitoba
    Computer Science, 1984 - 1988
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