Strategy Building Session With Michael Geist

Michael Geist and I at the Fair Copyright for Canada strategy sessionThey called it a “strategy building session”, but it sure felt like a pep rally to me.  Don’t get me wrong: there’s nothing wrong with pep rallies.  Especially when they’re done right.  And this one was done very well.  From the hip and inspiring location, to the fresh snacks, to the articulate, well-informed, engaging speakers; it was a pleasure to participate in this event. Continue reading

Joss Whedon Does It Again!

What cool people I work with!  Today at 12:30, we gathered in the boardroom with our lunches.  Buddy Richard hooked up his MacBook Pro (oh!  How I’m missing Bender.  And it’s only the first day…) to the projector, and regaled us with the first episode of Joss Whedon’s latest effort: a micro-miniseries (3 episodes, 15 minutes apiece) entitled Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

It’s high camp, to be sure, and artfully showcases Harris’ impeccable comedic timing, as well as Whedon’s mastery of the genre. Continue reading

Ann Cavoukian: Rock Star

Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontarion Privacy CommissionerChad Hensler writes in his blog about Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, encouraging Google to challenge a ruling forcing them to turn private user logs over to Viacom.  In Dr. Cavoukian’s words:

…business should not, in my opinion, rely on the surveillance of consumers to protect their copyright interests. It is not acceptable to allow copyright enforcement to come at the expense of users’ privacy.

My new personal hero.

Read the whole letter here(Thanks, Richard, for the link.)

Still Well Behind That Curve

I can’t claim to be on the bleeding edge of pop culture.  But, hey!  Even the 26 yr olds I work with hadn’t heard of this.  And I was twigged onto this by my buddy Ray, who’s about my age.

So, check out Frisky Dingo, by the creators of Sealab 2021, Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.  Sadly, AdultSwim won’t play their videos to international visitors (like Canadians).

On the upside, another buddy just told me about this cool tool which lets you choose which country you want to appear to be coming from, and it hooks you up!  More info in an upcoming post.

In the meantime, feel free to ream the boneheads at AdultSwim by viddying the Frisky Dingo goodies at