Earlier this week I was quoted in an IT Business article about the possible acquisition of Yahoo! by Microsoft. Here’s what I had to say: The two main things going for Yahoo is brand and massive audience, said Ken Schafer, vice-president of product management and marketing for Tucows Inc. Tucows […]Continue Reading →
One of the things I love about Apple Mail is the way it integrates with Address Book to pull out a picture of the sender. Another is that I have installed a Plaxo plug-in that pulls up additional data and reminders from Plaxo’s social network. To see this in action, […]Continue Reading →
The same people who pitted Seattle-area windshields in the spring of 1954. Right now Techmeme is littered with people spinning wild theories on why “five undersea cables have been cut” in a short period of time. Of course there have been some voices of reason as well. It’s really worth […]Continue Reading →
I actually watched the Superbowl today, even though we don’t get many of the Superbowl ads up here in Canada. Luckily all the ads are online at myspace.com/superbowlads. I think this “twofer” was my favourite: I love Will Ferrell despite an incredibly erratic track track record when it comes to […]Continue Reading →
Mitch Joel pointed me to this YouTube video of Sarah Silverman on Jimmy Kimmel:
I don’t watch Kimmel but apparently this is the culmination of several running gags on the show.
When I was young, one of my favourite shows was The Bob Newhart Show. And I had a major crush on Suzanne Pleshette. Actually, I guess it’s more accurate to say that I had a crush on Emily her character on the show. I was very sad to hear that […]Continue Reading →
The wonderful Presentation Zen pointed out that McWrap is pronounced “McCrap”. I can’t believe I didn’t notice that before. Now, for the win, what the heck is in that wrap? Lettuce, melon and bacon?
Man I love the Internet.
(found via tuaw)
I’m not sure if TypePad allows you to “post to the future” (by that I mean set a time and date before which a post should not be visible, but once the time comes, the post publishes as if you hit “publish” right then). I set this post to publish […]Continue Reading →
I’ve hated — no loathed — clowns since I was very young. I could share several traumatic pre-school encounters with these, uh, clowns — but I won’t bore you. Besides, you probably hate clowns too! It’s a fact — kids hate clowns! LONDON — Bad news for Coco and Blinko — children don’t like clowns and even older kids are scared of […]Continue Reading →
I’ve generally just done my blog posts in directly in the web interface of whatever application I’m using at the moment, but I’ve always been interested in using an offline editor. I’m trying Ecto right now to see if I can make it work. If not, it’s back to the […]Continue Reading →
Over the holidays I took some time to rethink my inbox strategy and I thought I’d share my current approach with you. For reference, that’s my brand-spankin’-new inbox you’re seein’ here. IMAP I’m now using IMAP for work and home accounts. Up until now I’ve been a POP-guy — more out of […]Continue Reading →
(I got a poem from Lucy for Christmas and — with her permission — I’m sharing it here) Twas the night before Tucows, launched their domains, Ken Schafer was stirring, simply going insane; The plans were all there, displayed on his macable, In hopes that domains, will soon be unhackable;
It looks like everything is moving smoothly post migration to Typepad. DNS propagation took longer than I expected but my goals was to have everything in place for the end of the year and it looks like that is the case. I’m sure I’ll be fiddling more with the look […]Continue Reading →
For me the most brilliant punk was also some of the most brilliant pop music. The Buzzcocks had a damn fine sense of what made a song great… https://www.youtube.com/v/jRE79bxfMtY
I took a few hours this morning to move all the posts I did on the WordPress version of my blog over the last six months to this TypePad version of the blog. I’m pretty happy with the move (back) to Typepad and I’m looking forward to playing with the […]Continue Reading →
I’m thinking about it. I like my WordPress blog well enough but it’s probably more horsepower than I need. 2008 will be (once again) a year where I focus on simplifying and going with what I care about rather than what I “ought to do”.
I’m pretty proud of how many of these films I’ve seen:
How many have you seen?
Not all punks were guys. Siouxsie Sioux was part of the Bromley Contingent along with Sid Vicious and Billy Idol and started a band called Siouxsie and The Banshees very early on. At the start I think the band was more a concept — a desire to be in a band rather […]Continue Reading →
I have a very long commute to Tucows every weekday. I generally spend two and a half to three hours in the car each day. Crazy, I know. But my family loves our little village (as do I) and the commute is just a fact of life. Rather than resign […]Continue Reading →
Punk for me (I was a teen when it all started) was always very much about my generation. At the time I don’t think I noticed how incredibly young we all were. Behold the zit-filled faces of The Undertones, looking like they had to ask their mums if it was […]Continue Reading →
Nestor E. Arellano (the “E” is to avoid him getting confused with all the other Nestor Arellanos out there — sorry Nestor I couldn’t resist) interviewed me on Thursday for an ITBusiness.ca article called “Good Vibes Stem The Tide Of Talent Turnover”. One of the things I’ve learned as a manager is […]Continue Reading →
For most people, the Sex Pistols were punk rock. We loved the Pistols but I never connected with them the way I did with The Ramones, or The Clash or even The Buzzcocks. The Pistols were one of the few influential bands of the time that I didn’t see live […]Continue Reading →
Of all the classic punk songs, I think “Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones is probably the most recognized song these days. https://www.youtube.com/v/Be7Nt5qnBsw This footage was taken at CBGBs — the New York City dive where many of the NY punks got started. I never got to see the Ramones at CBGBs but […]Continue Reading →
Dear Young Person: If you’re going to understand Punk, there is no better spot to start than “White Riot” by The Clash. The Clash didn’t invent Punk but to many they are “The Only Matter That Matters”. It was tradition at Clash concerts in the early days that they would […]Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago Lucy and I were in the car when she asked if I had The Clash on my iPod. Turns out she’s really getting into punk these days. We went from The Clash to The Ramones to Iggy Pop in about 10 minutes (all hail the three […]Continue Reading →
That title is entirely aimed at getting my geekier readers to see this joke Zoe and I came up with. Zoe: “I can’t believe Dylan would rather hang out with one sixth grader than three 8th graders.” Dad: “I guess that means that he thinks you’re in Grade Two.” Zoe: […]Continue Reading →
Every now and then you stumble across an entire sub-culture you had no idea existed.
Interestingly enough, you don’t really have to know the original song to find these funny.
Here’s one I particularly liked: