Category Archives: Internet

Saturday Snap – Kids Protesting Cuts to Saskatchewan Public Libraries #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries

Since the Saskatchewan Provincial Budget was announced last week, it’s pretty amazing to see the groundswell of protest at some of the most egregious and harmful cuts, especially to the province’s historic, innovative and world renowned public library system. For example, one Facebook group that sprang up is quickly approaching 4000 members after less than a […]

Saturday Snap – Snapchat Cuties

I’ve known SnapChat as a trendy app for young people who are avoiding parents/grandparents on Facebook but never really used it. Leave it to Pace to give me a tour of some of its functionality…

10 Final Thoughts As We Leave For Our All-Inclusive Trip to @sandoscaracol

I’ve written a lot about our upcoming trip, our past trips and I’m sure I’ll have more to say when we get back (Pace has started his own YouTube channel so him and I might try to make a kid-focused review of our resort since the only one I could find was a fairly short, […]

Saturday Snap – “Doritos Roulette” Challenge

One fun thing about being on holidays is that Pace and I spontaneously decided to go grab some late night snacks tonight after both Sasha and mom were in bed. He likes regular Doritos but decided to try a flavour that’s mostly regular Doritos but also has some super-hot ones mixed in (even though he’s […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – CalgaryPuck.com Scammer

Instead of my usual photo from the past, today’s post is unusual for a couple reasons – it’s a link to a web forum thread and I hadn’t seen it at the time it was originally posted a year ago.  In fact, I had no knowledge of it until recently. But I wanted to share […]

Radio Garden: Listen To The World

This should probably be a Friday Fun Link but it’s so cool, I wanted to share it right away. More than a streaming service, Radio Garden allows you to easily move from radio station to radio station around the world in a very intuitive, easy-to-use fashion (although Chrome has WebGL disabled by default so you’ll either […]

The Math Behind The Game Spot It!

Sasha and I were playing Spot It! today and it got me thinking how the game manages to have such a vast number of cards and yet there’s always one (and only one) match in the 16 (well, technically 15) symbols shown on any two random cards. (I totally love how the Internet can answer […]

Friday Fun Link – Virtual Reality

At RPL’s annual Staff Development Day today (okay, yesterday since I’m posting this on Saturday), they were demoing a new Virtual Reality accessory the library recently purchased. This was the Playstation 4 version, not the more well-known Oculus Rift headset that, in many ways, began the popularization of virtual reality devices for home users. It felt pretty […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Dad, What’s a Video Store? (November 2009)

I never realised how the Netflix interface of rows of similar-themed movies mimics the layout of an old-fashioned video store. (Also note, this was around Grey Cup time and Pace was sporting a Riders jacket *and* green hair!)

Debate Sensation, Ken Bone, on Jimmy Kimmel

It’s so funny how things go viral in our Internet age – sometimes it’s intentional, sometimes it’s not.   Sometimes it’s mean, sometimes it’s fun.  And sometimes it starts mean but has redemption. But in this case, it’s great that Ken Bone, who became an Internet sensation after asking a question at Sunday night’s Presidential debate, and […]