“You can be anything you want to be.” That was the sugar-coated, media-thrown grenade lobbed my way from my snot-nosed childhood through my university years. It didn’t take long to realise how wrong that inspirational phrase really was.
The Apple Watch is poised to have a dramatic effect on mass culture as many will want the device. In fact, the predicted number of pre-orders is in the millions. As this happens we need to consider how the Apple Watch might affect our own lives. Technology is usually fairly benign on its own but how we design it and use it can be beneficial or harmful to how we live.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a blog. I really don’t have much of a good reason. Except that I’ve been busy changing. I recently got married, moved provinces* and I’ve sought and acquired temporary employment. So please excuse the lateness of this post. I’m currently thinking of retooling things around here. So it might look, or at least feel a little different … Continue reading A skewed understanding of pumpkins
Recently Google released their Music service in Canada after a few years of Canadians constantly searching for why Google Play Music was unavailable north of the 49th parallel. I was one of them. I love music and I love finding new ways to enjoy and discover a myriad of sounds. With the release of Google Play Music I took it for a test drive and … Continue reading A look at Google Play Music
In February I posted about my reaction to a beloved restaurant closing due to the winter’s impact on sales. Sadly, it’s happening again. Estia, a great Greek restaurant, is closing because they had a poor winter. What’s shocking about this closure is that Estia is located on Spring Garden road. Spring Garden is arguably the most active street in downtown Halifax. To see a restaurant close … Continue reading Estia: Another restaurant closing because of winter
In recent weeks Apple has gained some poor media attention thanks to a major flaw in the iPhone’s operating system. This vulnerability meant that someone could access data from your phone if you were on an open network, like a free wifi network at your favourite coffee shop. The good news is that Apple has made a security update for their iOS and OSX operating … Continue reading Computers, phones and security
Last week the Hart and Thistle Gastropub, one of my favourite watering holes, closed its doors. A small piece of paper taped to the two doors in Historic Properties announced the end of another Halifax business. This was the image I saw all over Twitter and Facebook. My heart sank a little. I loved this restaurant. Their craft beer was made with care and the … Continue reading How to avoid breaking harts and closing businesses