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Ingenuity - Unintended Consequences

Dec
19

Mr. Hyam - my Grade 6 teacher - was not a fan of Rube Goldberg machines. Hours spent at home with odd bits and pieces from the junk drawer, various found treasures, a sloped board about the size of a school desk and a small ball bearing resulted in marvellous "contraptions".  Carefully dismantling and transporting it all to school, a buddy and I would set them up on my desk.

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Coolest thing in 2012

Jan
02

Several times in the last few weeks I ran across the interview question "What is the coolest thing that you have seen in the last 6 months?" -purportedly one of the infamous Google interview questions from Marissa Mayer. It struck fear into me. My initial reaction was that I couldn't think of anything cool.

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Ode to a Musicbox or Curiousity

Aug
29

Twinklebox from Aaron Bradbury on Vimeo.

Several months ago my brother-in-law showed up at a celebration with a musicbox for his mother. What a wonderful whimsical gift. A modern version with no key just a small electrical motor still the simple tunes bring a smile to our faces each time we hear it.

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Social Media for Accountants

Apr
26

As is often the case as I ramble through my morning reading, looking and thinking about "Oh it's time for a new blog entry." I was following my nose on a new button for Facebook when a phrase and blog title caught my eye. Social Media for Law Firms. It's a natural. Lawyers are wordy people. Many times they are involved in newsworthy events. As Eddie Greenspan has made abundantly clear in Canada - the law is a battle for the hearts and minds of the public. But I have no lawyers as clients.

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Checklists, Drupal and First Aid

Nov
05

Stepping outside what we normally do can give us fresh insights into what we do and how we do it. I have just completed the Level 3 Occupational First Aid course. 70 hours in the classroom. Many more hours spent poring over a massive textbook. Learning. There were several moments when I wanted to chuck the course and come back to my computer and web design. But I realized that not only was there First Aid skill building going on I was learning.

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