Texting abbreviation reference for the brevity challenged

Some time ago, I published a poster as a reference for folks, such as myself, who are not texting saavy. This post continues to get visits pretty much every day, which is cool. Over the summer, I noticed that the poster still gets some attention and decided to launch a text abbreviation reference website on this basis...

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Alberta oil pr

Given my interest in science, public relations, web design and climate change, I have been thinking for a while about building a site with some social and moral relevance to the world I inhabit. I have been building a website about climate change soundbites.

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Cakes, stones and violins

Year's ago when I was an associate member of the Stone Sculptor's Guild in Calgary, I took a lot of advice from a stone carver who's father had been a cake decorator. This was a formative issue for the young…

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Cognitive surplus: one more video

Since I seem to be on a kick posting videos, I thought I would post a recentish talk by Clay Shirky about collaboration and cognitive surplus. Clay Shirky is interesting and he wrote Here Comes Everybody, which was pretty good.…

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Ode to spring

I found these images on Tim Irvin's blog, here and here. And so striking, they are, I decided to build the following animation. Keep in mind, that it took Tim's back yard about one week to do this. If you…

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About pencils, again

It's been a little over eight months since I wrote about pencils. Something cool that's happened since my last reflection on pencils is that I have been meeting semi regularly to sketch and study with some other art folks. Turns…

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Supporting Honeysuckle

Now this is a cool project. Or shall I say, it's a tasty recipe. I feel like I get to brag a little because I've actually met this rising star. I know - cool huh. Her project has interesting politics.…

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Fair trade, fairly traded

I drink a lot of coffee. And sometimes I like to have a well made coffee. And sometimes I'll drink any ole' gas station coffee. But generally speaking, it matters to me if coffee is grown organically. Even more so,…

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Strong 404 message

404 messages can be annoying, confusing, utilitarian and boring. But check out the cool 404 message on www.hughstimson.org.[1. A 404 code is the type of error message you get when you go to a page on a website that doesn't…

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The future of cities

This conversation with Paul Saffo is interesting in part because these two middle age white executives are speaking so nonchalantly about the relative likelihood of nation states breaking up into city states. And don't forget about the rise of robots.…

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Banksy on Branding

Christian Lander recently added Banksy to his list of stuff that white people like. Shit. Well there's no going back now. I'm a white person and I like this guy. Partly I like Banksy because he has insights into the…

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Moms against climate change

http://www.takeactiononclimatechange.com/ This is a good ad. Found it because I'm a Tyee fan. If you have children under 17, you can upload photos of them to the Mom's Against Climate Change site and they'll project images of your kids onto…

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CBC logos have always been cool

I was at my local coffee shop yesterday, and Alison (sp? sorry) was wearing this cool shirt with a cool design on the front. When I noted that it was rather awesome she asked me if I recognized it. I…

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Texting abbreviations

Update: I've launched an online reference for the brevity challenged at Texting Abbreviations. If you're like me and not super into texting and/or online social networking tools then you're probably unfamiliar with various web and texting acrynoms. I'm making a…

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Autumn, reprise

Came across this photo of an old journal entry dating back to 1999. It's a poem. Just in case you can't read the writing, I've provided the text below. I kind of like it! But I would make some edits,…

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Olympic Brand Management

Organizations have brands whether they want them or not. Organizations have brands whether they manage them or not. This is the common wisdom of brand developers and advertisers as they try to show organizations how to be more cool, more…

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Cory Doctorow in brief

Cory Doctorow is a force to be reckoned with. I listened to a free audiobook of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. But he doesn't just write science fiction. He also writes and lectures…

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Design a life support system

Today is a good day to think about our life support system. Our life support is our earth. It's a delicate mixture of gravity, various nuclear forces that hold our subatomic and atomic particles together, solar energy, some electrical forces…

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A helpful vid by Leo Murray

This thoughtful film appeals to me so much because I think the animation is really artful. It reviews the notion of a tipping point (important notion for people to understand) and it's written and narrated in a way that doesn't…

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