I have been a huge fan of WordPress for more than ten years now. My mal-titled first blog, Reawaken Culture/Decipher Technology used an earlier version of WordPress but I have been following its development throughout, and if not obvious it is what Montreal Tech Writer is built with.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve written and even longer since I have written regularly. There has been so much happening in the tech world impacting our culture that I feel I need to reset. From Jaron Lanier telling us to quit social media in his new book, to all of the
This is just a few seconds from a talk I attended a few months ago as part of an academic cinema conference sponsored by my Alma Matter Concordia University. (I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from this school.) The specific talk covered other sci-fi films, notably Ob
As I am taking a break from work as an employee for tech companies to serve my clients I have the time to reacquaint myself with that’s going on in town vis-à-vis tech and culture. From a good WordCamp, to a great Montréal NewTech session at La Commune, to a Meetup at the Bitcoi
Having had a significant stint doing technical writing at Genetec—who develop security software for such places as Starbucks, the New York Giants Stadium, and the most heavily trafficked airport in the World at Dubai—I guess it comes as no surprise that I landed a couple of job interv
A couple of times in the last week I have heard the phrase “permanent innovation” or a close variation thereof. The intro to the new J.J. Abrams produced show ‘Almost Human’ talks about runaway technological advancement, and a podcast of BBC’s HARDTalk fe
Today I had to take a bus and metro in Montreal to a semi-unknown destination so of course I consulted Google Maps. Its suggested route was not bad, but because I do know Montreal quite well, I was able to use my ‘human’ common sense to take its suggestion and improve upon
The world behind the scenes in Montreal is wondrous. Remixing technology, art, business, careers, French and English, but most of all an avant-garde creative force that shook the planet—and will again—I thought it time to take an account inspired by what the book What the Doormou
Recently I was in touch with a new startup in Montreal called Flightfox whose model is to shop around a user’s flight itinerary to a group of “flight hacking” experts who themselves are the ones that take advantage of a decade’s worth of computer-based innovati
I recently met a physics teacher named Joel Trudeau in Montreal who, seemingly in his spare time, is also heading a great initiative at Dawson College called S.P.A.C.E. Having in my past life been the Editor of their student newspaper in the 90s , Joel really peaked my interest, so I
I am a writer, web developer, and consultant with over 18 years experience. I have served small, medium, and up to very large clients. These include billion dollar tech companies such as Autodesk and the highest profile production houses like Moment Factory: who worked on the Super Bowl show with Madonna.