Both my grandfathers fought in WWII. My maternal grandfather, Jack, was a Lieutenant in the armored core, training soldiers how to pilot tanks. He then studied at Khaki College while helping oversee the return of soldiers back to Canada. Led to a career in the early days of the airline industry, retiring as the VP, […]
My first start-up was an MMO company. My role was to design the socioeconomic and governance structures for an online world. It was wonderfully geeky opportunity for a 20-year-old political theory major and gamer. As Raph Koster has written, the advent of many-to-many live video (Facebook Live; Periscope) and augmented reality gaming (Pokemon Go) has […]
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My wife and I have lived in Leslieville since 2001. We’ve seen the neighbourhood evolve and restaurants come and go. We’ve eaten pretty much everywhere. This post is to save you the hassle. Best Coffee: Mercury. It was the first high end coffee place to open and remains the best. Best Breakfast Sandwich: The Winter […]
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe remains one of my favourite (if that word can be applied to such a thing) parts of Berlin. I find it particularly powerful. This directly contrasts with the experience of most everyone else, who can be placed in two groups. The first are the puzzled tourists who […]
2013 was a challenging but rewarding year. We moved from a development team of one to a full team of six. We took on rebuilding our small dollar program. And we played with models on how best to deliver our programming. It seems to have paid off. We have a solid team of new leaders […]
Earlier in the spring, we ran a donations campaign providing a ‘last chance’ to receive a Mozilla dino plushie. We were recently notified by the manufacturer of a small issue in the production, which I wanted to explain here. Due to the positioning of the seam between the neck and the body, the last ‘fin’ […]