Bottlenecks

It used to be the desktop, but we've got more processing power than we know what to do with nowadays. The real bottleneck is internet access. I spent a frustrating day today in a public high school trying to fit an elephant of a live video feed through the doorway…

Lessons From Skills Canada

Originally published April, 2012 on Dusty World (and the precursor to many more Skills Ontario posts)... Friday I chaired the video creation Skills Canada regional competition in Guelph.  Ours was a competitive division with five teams who had to film, edit and post-produce a pre-planned thirty second ad in four…

What Do You Take With You?

Part 1: What do you take with you into the future?We live in a time of radical transformative social change. One generation's experience is markedly different from the next. How we communicate with each other dictates our social structures, and we are in the middle of a communications revolution.  In…

Architect of the Future

I just read @banana29's "Emergence of Web3.0" blog on the immediate future of the web.  Web3.0, if Alanna is on her game (and I know she is), looks like the next step in managing our data meltdown.Last year ended with me in a dark and questioning place about the effects…

March Break Moments

Some random moments from the weekend... Mercury & Venus at sunset - using the P610 Nikon superzoom bridge camera - I tried higher zoom shots but they didn't come out (wobbly atmosphere, shaky, cold hands) Fat finches on the feeder - Using the Canon Rebel T6i with the long 'kit'…

Answer Enright’s Questions!

Michael Enright is interviewing 4 "new" teachers on Sunday Edition today (though I'm not sure a year 7 teacher qualifies as new).  Here are the questions he asked these bright and shiny teachers from across Canada.  Once he settled them in, the discussion got real! Being an interrogative, tarnished, unpicked teacher,…