Water is connected to everything

Okay I get that some folks think that everything is connected to everything. Some moments I think that too. But that flattens the universe. And mostly hippies think that. Go deeper. Some connections matter than others. Even people that believe in astrology believe that our connection to stars is more important than our connection to...

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Blogging-about-water-day is coming soon

My discourse analysis of the National Post has been momentarily postponed. Partly it’s postponed because I’ve lost the plotline. But I’ll be back. In the mean time you should know that I’m supporting Blog Action Day from Change.org again this year. Last year’s blog, by me, was about the uncertainty principle. This year, I’ll be...

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CO2 Now has widgets

CO2NOW.org is a neat resource specializing in helping humans simply know how much CO2 is currently in the Earth's atmosphere. It kind of reminds me of a thermostat. We should all have a carbon-o-stat for our earth. And it should…

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More reflections on the G20 and Canada Day

It’s mid evening of July 1st, 2010, and I’m just reflecting on my many ambivalent feelings about Canada day. Today, when I reflect on what Canada means, I can’t help but think of police, patriarchy, Harper, poverty, white supremacy, Christian…

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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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Alpha, beta, something

Math was probably the class that I most often got to use Greek letters in. Well, maybe physics. We used Delta as a symbol for change. We used pPi to express the relationship of the radius of a circle to…

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Experimenting with embedded fonts

How cool is it to be using embedded fonts on the web! This paragraph, if the experiment goes well, is expressed with a font called Chunk. Very much fun! This paragraph is hopefully Chopin Script. Two good online resources, for…

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XKCD makes me twitch

It's amazing how much you can express with stickman comics. So much so, I've been making a study of XKCD and even trying to make my own comics. I'm an illustrator. But I'm not yet the master of the stick…

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Slideshows… about social media

These slideshows are from slideshare.net which seems like it might be a really handy service. Wow, there are a lot of slideshows on social media trends. Here's just three: 16 Social Media Trends for 2010 by Agent Wildfire View more…

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Fossil awards for Harper-Prentice Government

Jim Prentice and the Harper Government have earned Canada several Fossil Awards for the positions they have been putting forward in negotiations at Copenhagen. Actually, we're currently leading the scoreboard for total points. Hell. We took first place and second…

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Something is happening

I’m an admirer of the minds behind GeoMemes, and I was visiting their site recently and noticed that they had embedded the advertisement below. It's not something I would expect to find on the home page of their website. But…

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Best commenter, November 2009

And the best commenter award for October of 2009 goes to… Lisa B! Lisa is a kick ass poet and spoken word artist. I should disclose that beyond my appreciation for her insightful and supportive comments, I am also a…

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Hateful language campaign

After the last post I thought I better write something that clearly identifies me as anti-anti-queer.[1. Yeah, like "anti-anti-queer" is clear - lol!] Found this cool campaign aimed at challenging the language people use, and the way they use it.…

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David Suzuki says call PM

David Suzuki says call prime minister Stephen Harper and tell him that Canada needs to show a willingness to cooperate in Copenhagen. And he also says we should record our phone calls on video and then post them to the…

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About Timeline

You might not have notice my testing of a WordPress plugin based on the Simile  Timeline widget. In case you didn't, you can view my timeline experiment here. This particular instantiation is simply pulling all of the categories from my…

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