Long before I was a technical writer, I was a technology writer. All the way back in my college days I wrote a column for the school’s newspaper called Technological Anarchy (PDF, sample columns from 1997!). You see I was interested in the sociological effects of technology even
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.
Old religions and the priestly hierarchies who largely administer them still propagate the notion that religion is somehow otherworldly. A new crop of theorists and art, though, begins to get at the miraculous of the now, none the least of which is Lee Smolin from Canada’s Perim
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
In the past few months I have been setting up a new online forum for nurses using the amazing Jeff Atwood created Discourse. Discourse is a thoroughly modern open source online forum software on steroids. Everything about it screams five minutes from now – easy social networking
Imagine you had control of a million computer servers. You could install complex enterprise, creative, other kinds of software on each. Quickly reconfigure thousands of machines at a time. Automate hooks into all kinds of web services – everything from e-commerce, to trading sto
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
Despite a recognition that there is a fair share of hype, science fiction is quickly becoming science fact ever so swiftly. Just this week it was announced that a computer has finally passed the Turing Test 64 years after it was proposed. This test is designed to gauge whether a compu
I find myself conflicted. As a long time technical writer living through many software start-ups and several larger established and successful companies such as Autodesk and Moment Factory, I was almost forced de facto to buy into the hype of the future. That is, to believe in the pre
I am a writer, web developer, and consultant with over 20 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.