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Jamie Strachan
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Attended University of Waterloo
Lived in Ottawa, Ontario
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I would definitely watch this.
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Um.. wow. Gesture control in 3D space for $70. My rational brain keeps telling me that, as a coder, I wouldn't have much use for this... and yet I keep ending up on the pre-order page.
 
This looks insanely awesome.

http://www.leapmotion.com/
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!que tecnologia wow!
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Welcome to the future.
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I'm so conflicted about Prometheus - all the is-it-or-isn't-it-a-prequel stuff has me worried, but on the other hand it would be nice to have an Alien movie that didn't suck. But I hope the whole point isn't to guess which character is an android, because that makes it a prequel to the wrong Ridley Scott movie.
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I'm currently obsessed with this song (as well as this remarkable cover: Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)) but it got me thinking about how much I love songs that have this interplay between different characters/vocalists.

Off the top of my head I thought of Nothing Better by Postal Service and Don't You Want Me by Human League as excellent examples. Obsession by Animotion is good as well but doesn't have the same subtle animosity as the other three.

Anyone have any other good songs in the same style?
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Hey Americans! Not satisfied with your candidates for President in 2012? Let Canadians offer an alternative.
(hat tip: +Sean Bonner )
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I just submitted my solution!
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As one commenter puts it, "Michael Mann meets George Romero".

http://vimeo.com/35665030
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It wasn't until about halfway through this video that I "got it" and stopped trying to reorient the picture in my head.

(hat tip to Kottke: http://kottke.org/12/05/skating-with-shadows)
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The nerd-force is strong with this one.

This is part of a whole book called Darth Vader and Son (http://www.amazon.com/Darth-Vader-Star-Wars-Chronicle/dp/145210655X/) that shows a kinder, gentler Dark Lord of the Sith.

(found via http://pleated-jeans.com/2012/04/06/darth-vader-and-son-12-pics/)
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Make a resolution about how you'll live differently if we survive the coming apocalypse. And if the world ends, you're off the hook!
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M-E-T-H-O-D Man!
Slacktory has created this educational collection of rappers spelling their own names.

(hat tip to SPIN - http://www.spin.com/articles/spellbound-watch-supercut-50-rappers-spelling-their-names)
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Tech-illiteracy is rapidly going from being cute and forgivable to being a major liability (check out the SOPA "debates" in the US Congress). If you work with coders, work in technology, or, heck, even use technology you should learn to code. You don't need to become a developer but an understanding of what is driving the tools you take for granted will help you as a citizen in our complex society.

Luckily "Code Year" is here to help. Make 2012 the year you learn to code.

"If we don't learn to program, we risk being programmed ourselves... program or be programmed" ~ +Douglas Rushkoff
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Sr. UI Architect at CBC
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    UI Developer, 2011 - present
  • MARSWorks
    Web Developer, 2004 - 2011
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    Computer Engineering, 1997 - 2002
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