CyberTitan Nationals Reflections

I just got back from the Canadian National cyber-security finals in Fredericton, NB. This was the first national championships in cybersec and it piggy backs on the the US/worldwide cyber-security contest called Cyberpatriot. Canada, and especially Ontario, is late to this party, but there is still time to catch up.…

Adventure Biking

Originally published on Tim's Motorcycle Diaries in May of 2014: . An epic journey with an epic budget I'm over a year into the habit now and my biking interests continue to evolve.  One of the things that got me started was Ewan and Charlie's Long Way Round.  When looking…

The Future of Tech IS Education!

TECH ENHANCEMENT: 2029THE OPERATING SYSTEMAn open source, education focused OS based on Linux, LinED was used around the world and developed continuously by legions of users.  You couldn't access the school internet without installing LinED.  Students installed it as a second OS on their computers and many ended up using…

Why On Earth Would They Do That?

A conversation with one of my students at lunch today: Lyndon demonstrating, 'it's hard'  "What are you watching?" "Footage from today’s stage of the Dakar race." "What's that?" "The hardest race in the world." "Why is it so hard?" "It's thousands of kilometres of dangerous off road racing with cars,…