Posts Tagged ‘article’

Don’t click the Facebook Like button!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

From the article:

Facebook sometimes makes very curious decisions with respect to user privacy. Recently, one of them came to my attention, and it is so comprehensively wrong that I had to put up a public service announcement about it.

You’ve seen the Facebook “Like” buttons all over the Internet, right? Liking anything lets the owner spam you. No, really. If you doubt me, click the Like button on this page: you’ll find a message from me on your News feed (the big list where you see updates from your friends) within 5 minutes, unless Facebook has shut down this tech demo since publication.

Read the full article:
http://www.bingocardcreator.com/articles/facebook-like-button-spam

PS – This goes well with the new poll on the side of my blog!

Mac versus PC

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

There has always been a long running debate about Mac versus PC.  A guy I met up at WordCamp has a really awesome post about the whole argument that completely is in line with my mindset.  It’s like we’re on the same wavelength…

Here’s some facts he lay out nice and early:

  • Macs are far less stable and secure and far more buggy and prone to crashes than people are willing to admit
  • Windows Vista doesn’t really have any compatibility problems
  • Mac is not the industry standard for video editing
  • There is no discernible difference in workload, efficiency or quality of the end result whether you are on a Mac or a PC
  • The days when Mac was the only platform you should use for digital imaging etc are long gone (as in early 1990’s long gone)
  • The fact that you own an Apple product (iPod, iPhone, iMac, iRack whatever) does not make you cooler, smarter, better or more skilled than anyone else

If you’re ever wondering my take on the whole argument, this guy puts it into words from pretty much my exact perspective.  Read the full article at on Morten Rand-Hendriksen’s blog.

Newspaper Article From Boxing Day Morning Camp-Out

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Newspaper Article About Boxing Day Morning

Above is an article from the NOW that I scanned which has a photo of Jason, Brian, and I (in the top photo, on the right) sitting outside futureshop around 1am, in line for their doorcrashing deals!  Hoorah for newspaper appearance!  Click the image to make it larger.

This year we went much earlier and were the second group in line.  We watched Star Wars while sitting in line with a heat lamp and making new friends.  Brian, Jason and I were the first there, and later I drove and picked up Nate in exchange for dropping Jason at home.

Our goal this year was a Blu-ray player, and we executed our plan perfectly!  In and out with a Sharp Blu-ray player for Nate, and for myself?  Well, I just had to drop the cash on a 7.1 surroud sound reciever that was packaged with a 5.1 speaker setup and my precious Sony Blu-ray player.  It has made for some really awesome movie nights at my place.  Now I just need to find time to get the speakers properly setup on the wall instead of sitting one on the planter, and the other on the dining room table.  Speaker stands for the front two would be nice too so that I can take our huge old speakers and bring them downstairs.

Newspaper Clippings from 50 Hour Challenge

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

There have been two articles in the paper, this first one was in the Peace Arch Newspaper today, on page 22:

The second article was printed in the Surrey Now, which I will get a copy of soon and post up here as well, but for now you can read the article on their website.  I’m mentioned in the 9th paragraph down:

Garnering first prize was Paul Romein’s group, Raised by Monkeys. Romein has entered several of these contests and is pretty well established as a “mini” filmmaker. Check out his website at www.paulromein.ca.”

This second article is more specific and has my website written in it so hopefully people can use that to come watch the contest version of the film if they are interested!

Actually – if you are reading this and got my website from the paper, I’d love to hear from you – just post a comment on here!

UPDATE on December 3, 2008 at 2:19pm:

I just got a hold of the article from the Surrey Now:

Wikipedia Halloween Article Hacked

Friday, October 31st, 2008

It wasn’t up for long, but someone hacked the Halloween article on Wikipedia to look like the screenshot below:

It looks cool and all, but as far as hacking goes… Wikipedia is *cough* written by people.  Meaning it’s open to be changed by anyone, so that really wasn’t a huge feat for the hacker.  Though it was a little amsuing for a time!

Oh, and if you’re wondering – this spiffy look on my website is only for today and it’s my special halloween theme pack!  Enjoy the cool colors!