It occurred to me the other day that the only reason we have a desktop computer at home is to hold digital photographs and music. With all members of the household owning laptops, this old, slow machine was taking up too much valuable real estate and something had to be done about it.
Still, I liked the idea of a centralized mediaphillic breadbasket, so I decided to replace it with a smaller unit to store our digitized sights and sounds.
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If you are a technologist and an innovator, and you think you have an entrepreneurial bent, then do I have the training program for you!
It is at Saint Mary’s University, and it is called the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MTEI) program. I know I could have used it when I was starting out, instead of my Master of Hard Knocks (MHK) post-graduate work.
There’s nothing quite as Canadian as street hockey.
While the NHL was locked out and the world juniors were playing in the middle of the night, I had been relegated to watching a lot of curling and the fireplace channel on TV. But that all changed with our annual west-end street hockey tournament in Halifax at the end of 2012.
Actually, telecommunications is also quite Canadian. With so much geography to cover and such a small population, Canada has always been a leader, and I try to keep up as best I can.
I was recently speaking with Eric Simmons, general manager of machine-to-machine communications at Rogers Communications, and he was telling me that Rogers provides leadership in “the Internet of Things.”
The other day, I had lunch downtown with my brother Nil. We got caught up on all the usual guy stuff – football, hunting, stock car racing, and analog versus digital.
Nil told me he is an analog man, and my jaw dropped. How could a modern man actually prefer analog over digital? I’ve been thinking about it ever since.
We often use the saying “living in a digital age”. What exactly does that mean? And what age did we live in before?
The Christmas Daddies telethon was on TV yesterday. Nicom is a major sponsor in that we provide the Christmas Daddies web site and online donation facility.
This year was particularly challenging in that we have a new payment gateway company, plus the back-end application that we have to feed into (for receipts, on-screen displays, etc.) was completely rebuilt, necessitating a great deal of collaborating and testing with outside partners. We also have ever-changing browsers and releases of browsers to deal with.
I am happy to report that it ran flawlessly.