How popular kids get paid on the Web | Macleans.ca – Culture – Media

January 30, 2008

How popular kids get paid on the Web | Macleans.ca – Culture – Media Social networking is an increasingly crowded corner of the Internet business, but Korry Rogers thinks he has the secret to being more than just another Facebook in the crowd: money for nothing. Yuwie.com looks like a no-frills MySpace, and has a […]

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One Laptop Per Child Needs a Spreadsheet Solution | WebProNews

January 29, 2008
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I saw this on Ross’ blog last night, and then here this morning: One Laptop Per Child Needs a Spreadsheet Solution | WebProNews “The One Laptop Per Child XO currently doesnt have a spreadsheet, but the simplicity and small footprint on client or server of SocialCalc may give it one.” 

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Slashdot | MySpace Private Pictures Leak

January 28, 2008

I’ve talked a lot about protecting children’s information online; particularly the notion that anything can be hacked, and that what you put online is probably going to be there forever. This has a big impact on teens who post pictures of themselves on various sites which can then be googled when they’re older and looking […]

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Ontario OLPC Users Groups

January 28, 2008
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As I just posted over at Ontario OLPC Users Groups we’ll be having a meetup at the linuxcaffe | 326 harbord street, toronto, on, m6g 3a4 Friday February 1 at around 7pm.

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/words/archives/old_content

January 26, 2008
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Jeremy said that he is in the top 500 bloggers with over 5000 posts. I’m sure that beats me, but for the heck of it I looked for my old blogs and found them: Index of /words/archives/old_content.butnot.the.right.format The first post when I moved from blogger.com to my own blog was May 25, 2001:Just Differently Intelligent…: […]

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Let me introduce you to the family.

January 24, 2008
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I just installed our new Rancilio Silvia that I got from the Greenbeanery.ca. It is amazing, and they are wonderful to deal with.

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Dr JuliaD Defense Party

January 23, 2008

That’s Greg McG, Dr JuliaD, LisaB, and me, doing martinis at the JuliaD Defense Party

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Anniversary: 20 years with Yuka!

January 22, 2008

Yuka and I are celebrating our 20th Anniversary today! We were chatting about it this morning, and both of us thought it interesting that through all this time, we’ve been sharing a 1 bedroom apartment. And when we moved in to our 2.5 bedroom condo in 2005 we still ended up sitting in one room […]

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Repress U

January 22, 2008
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Repress U “Free-speech zones. Taser guns. Hidden cameras. Data mining. A new security curriculum. Private security contractors. Welcome to the homeland security campus.” A very scary thought.

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100 books every child should read

January 22, 2008
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100 books every child should read – Part 1: Early years is nice, but it is missing The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

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