Canada’s Riskiest Online Cities?

I know I’m really late to the game on this one, but I’ve been itching to write this post since February 22, when Symantec revealed their list of Canada’s Riskiest Online Cities; or, put another way, Canada’s cities that are (allegedly) the least protected from malware, hackers, and scammers. I first found out about this … Read moreCanada’s Riskiest Online Cities?

Celebrating Success in London

Inspired by a London Free Press moderated roundtable that included several people I have a huge amount of respect for, like Jodi Simpson, Kevin Van Lierop and Chantelle Diachina, I want to spent some time talking about some of the tech-related companies and individuals in London that are doing good things in and for the … Read moreCelebrating Success in London

Open Letter to Al Edmondson (Updated)

So a story appeared in the London Free Press this morning (linked to below) regarding Middlesex County Council’s decision to replace 2-year old laptops with Apple iPads. I find this to be a waste of money for reduced functionality replacing very usable computers. I just sent this email to Middlesex Centre (that’s where I’m a taxpayer) Mayor Al Edmondson and received a response. See below for my original email and Mayor Edmondson’s response.

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‘Ignite London’ Goes Tonight

I’ll be doing an Ignite Talk at Ignite London tonight. It’s happening a Gigs’ Grillhouse – doors open at 6:30pm, things really start up at 8:00pm. If you’re coming, I hope to see you there and I really hope my talk on MuniFibre gets you thinking about the possibilities!

What Canadian Cities Should Be Doing

Seeing as we have entered construction season here in Canada (a.k.a. spring and summer), I thought it prudent to collect some things that other cities have been doing that I think we ought to be implementing here in London (in some cases especially since we’re known as the Forest City) and other Canadian cities ought to be at least contemplating.

Let’s start with a great example from Vancouver: The roof of the Vancouver Convention Centre has been turned into a green roof. What does that mean?

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