I was in Montreal last weekend and came across a cool spot near the dockyards that has a stationary wave. It’s right in the St. Lawrence Seaway. There were alot of surfers there and below are some videos so you can see what its like. You can also take a look at the flickr [...]
Last weekend, we played in our Ultimate leagues playoffs in the pouring rain. It poured all game long. I’m posting this pic because the team in question is Waffle which is having its 10th anniversary as a team this year. 10 years on the same Ultimate team has been great and Jody (kneeling on left) [...]
Tara Hunt is great and she is coming to the next Social Media Breakfast on Sept 16th in Ottawa.
She is the author of one of the best books ever written on how to build your business using social media: The Whuffie Factor.
She will also be in town on Sept 15th for a Girl Geek [...]
I have been a fan of popurls for a while because it gives you a good overview of whats popular on the web right now. Unfortunately it also gives you the opportunity to see a bunch of things that are total distractions. This photo is one of them.
This morning, I came across two very different marketing campaigns by two very different organizations. The first was the Microsoft Bing search engine Corvette. This one struck me as kind of funny. I thought the world had moved beyond using hot cars to promote products. I guess not. In any case, I’m not so [...]
So recently I brought all my content back under one roof. As a result I am seriously considering dumping the ThinkSM blog and running everything through this site instead. Unfortunately, I feel like I am stretched too thin when it comes to blogging. Aside from Startup Ottawa and Scottica.com I’m blogging in a [...]
A few years ago I started blogging. That was on a site called tech.nologi.ca. It was pretty basic stuff but interesting none the less. It was at the beginning of web 2.0 and was a fun thing to do. It was around the same time we started Shopify. Since then, Ive blogged on at [...]
I just wanted to let people know that I just started a new blog called Startup Ottawa. The blog covers what is going on in Ottawa’s early stage startup software community. You can access here: startupottawa.com
Early this morning, my wife Jess called me to the bedroom window because there was a bear eating at our birdfeeder. Having been mostly an urban person all of my life this was kind of an interesting thing to have happen. When I got to work, I did a quick search and found all sorts [...]
Jess and I were in NYC this past weekend to pick up our wedding bands. During one of our standard walks around Mahattan we passed by the Odeon Cafeteria. In it’s hayday, the Odeon was where the SNL crew, Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol all hung out. It was open all night and was fuelled [...]
So December was a right off for me as far as blogging goes. The month just flew by and now that I am looking up its January 2nd. I had big plans about bloggin over xmas, and posting some great shots of Victoria BC. But when the time came, I chose to just take it [...]
Tobi posted this in campfire earlier today and it made me wonder what kind of people make posters like these? The other weird thing about this, is the woman looks as if she just put down her rolling pin and picked up ther kalashnikov when she saw the plane flying by. “Oh, [...]
I don’t remember who pointed this out to me but Iconfactory has released a cool Santa icon for the christmas season. There is nothing that feels more christmassy than an icon.
Tobi and Daniel brought Guitar Hero II into the office this week and it actually does rock. GH is a bit like Dance Dance Revolution except that you are playing with the fretboard of a guitar instead of your feet. When you play the game you actually feel like you’re really playing guitar. That is [...]
Tobi brought this site to my attention today and I have been shaking my head about this ever since. The site is dedicated to people who take pictures of stuff that has been put on their cats. Not sure what it means but I love the fact that sites like this exist. [...]
So at jP I was the only person using a Windows machine. Even though I resisted for a long time, I really wanted Shopify to start making money before I bought a new laptop. Well about a month ago, PDO and I got Macbooks at the same time. It took me about and [...]
Lakehead University is generally considered a “Last Chance U” in Canada. Interestingly enough, they are now making fun of Yale University and George Bush as part of their new marketing campaign. Here is one of their slogans: “Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart.” The President of [...]
I saw SoaP this weekend and it is a good movie. It’s creepy, it’s scary and sometimes it’s laugh out loud funny. Samuel L Jackson, plays himself perfectly, no one else could do that role. Most things about this movie were great. All that being said, I didn’t go to this show [...]