Category Archives: Technology

YouTube Policy Changes – Censorship or Just Good Business Practice?

I think I’ve mentioned before that one of my highest marks in library school was, ironically, for the one class I took within our faculty but outside our department – a “History of Information” course that was offered through the journalism school. My final presentation in that class was about the future of online video […]

Redditor Tracks White House Chief of Staff Face Palm To the Exact Moment Trump Goes Off Script

Any shot of a person rubbing their forehead could be taken out of context. But when it’s a photo of the White House Chief of Staff face palming with his watch clearly visible (ENHANCE!) while the President is going off script threatening to annihilate North Korea, you know the Internet’s going to be on the […]

Friday Fun Link – “Google.com” Was Registered Twenty Years Ago Today

At the time, I never thought I’d leave AltaVista, which is retroactively recognized as the “Google of Its Time“.

Obligatory iPhone X Post

I feel an obligation to post this…

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Bridge Between Katepwa and Mission Lakes (Aug 30, 2009)

I’ve always liked this photo taken from a boat in the channel between Katepwa and Mission Lakes in the Qu’Appelle Valley. Not bad for an iPhone 3G camera…  

Friday Fun Link – r/solareclipse

We were out at the lake all weekend and just got back today (Tuesday) but I’m going to do a few quick backdated posts for the past few days starting with the Friday Fun Link I missed – Reddit’s r/solareclipse sub-Reddit which actually works really well as a delayed link because it now has lots of […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – iPhone’s 10th Anniversary

Today is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone being released, perhaps the single most revolutionary product of my lifetime. There has been numerous models of iPhone in that time of course, each offering incremental and often transformative improvements. I got my first iPhone 3GS around 2009 – I was too cheap to buy one even […]

No @ChickfilA For You Thanks To @TD_Canada Text Alerts!

About a year and a half ago, my credit card got compromised.  I don’t think I blogged about it but I posted this on Facebook at the time in response to a post by someone else who said their card got compromised: I just had my first encounter with credit card fraud too.  Early the […]

Music Monday – “There are places I’ll remember/All my life, though some have changed/Some forever, not for better/Some have gone and some remain” (4000th Post Milestone!)

It’s pretty hard to believe but today marks the 4000th post this blog since I started it over a decade ago on February 25, 2006, a couple months after starting the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Western Ontario. I had always been into computers and technology from banging out programs in […]

10 Things Elwin Hermanson Could Learn At A Library #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries

Former Reform MP and first leader of the Sask Party, Elwin Hermanson, came out of the woodwork (there’s a Hermanson/hermit pun in there somewhere) recently to weigh in on the backlash to the Sask Party’s cuts to public libraries… It’s hard to know where to start with such a clueless and misinformed post.  But I’ll try… […]