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When I am out of the Yukon, I am always shame-faced when I have to show my driver's licence. Not, not just because of the unsightly photograph on it -- though that is embarrassing enough.
I have watched 133 movies over the course of the past three weeks. No, I have not been fired from work, or laid up; and the accomplishment was actually a good deal less laborious than you might think.
A few weeks ago, the folks at Latitude Wireless asked me if I would be interested in doing a test drive of the new Blackberry Storm, touch-screen cellphone. My response was, "Sure, you bet.
This week, in my capacity as the executive director of the Yukon Entrepreneurship Centre, I took delivery on a survey I have been hungrily waiting for -- a market survey of potential clients for a business incubation centre in the Yukon.
The May long weekend is my traditional time for cracking open my big, fat summer-reading book for the season.
Last Tuesday morning, I was running through the falling snow in Riverdale, hurrying to sign off on a shipping manifest for a trailer-full of electronic waste at the Computers for Schools warehouse.
As April draws to a close, most people have probably already forgotten about the April Fools event that did not happen, this year: the massive internet disturbance, much warned about and ballyhooed in the press, caused by the computer worm called Conficke
One of the advantages of leading a disorganized life is that, from time to time, as you search for something you have mislaid somewhere, you come upon a number of other things you mislaid and forgot about long ago and discover their value all over again.
A minor but significant difference in the at-home internet experience here in Brazil is that many of the internet service providers -- including the one I use in my present digs in Sao Paulo -- use a procedure called PPPOE.
I spent last Sunday night, under an intermittently drizzling Brazilian sky, standing in a horse grounds in Sao Paulo with around 30,000 twenty-somethings listening to a Radiohead concert.
This column is coming to you courtesy of my new Asus Eee PC 1000HA netbook.
In the mid-'70s, when I was a care-free pseudo-hippy in my early 20s, I spent several months in the pretty little Andean town of Banos, Ecuador. One of my principal activities was going for day-long walks in the densely forested hills around town. Often
One of the pleasures of my job at the Yukon Technology Innovation Centre comes from what happens when I tell people what I do for a living - giving financial and other assistance to people who have inventive technology ideas. At least 10 times a month, I
In last week's column I groused a little about the current state of electronic book (e-book) publishing and e-book reading machines. I did not then have time to address a related story that appeared more or less at the same time - the published comment by
Being a frequent long-distance traveller with a low boredom threshold, I have long had a hand-luggage problem that modern technology has only begun to address. As few as five years ago, the weight my carry-on satchel (usually a laptop carrying case minus
A few weeks ago, responding from a challenge from a young acquaintance, I subjected myself to reading one of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt adventure novels. This young fellow's contention against me was that, though I have a reputation as a literary...
A few days ago, I was skittering around the icy yard next to the Computers for Schools Yukon warehouse in Riverdale, counting pallets of computer waste, and running numbers through the calculator on my ever-present iPod Touch. As the project manager for C
Monday marked the end of what for me has been a post-Christmas techno-tradition for more than a decade: booting up Quicktime on my computer to watch…
I don’t know what I am getting for Christmas, this year, but it is probably not a G.I. Joe action figure.
This week, I attended a gathering of information technology types from Yukon College and private industry, hosted by Inukshuk Wireless.