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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Music is my saviour / and I was maimed by rock and roll / I was tamed by rock and roll / I got my name from rock and roll
— Jeff Tweedy, Sunken Treasure
March 29, 2005

Return of the Mac

Didn’t believe me? Read this.

Return of the Mac

Posted by skooter at 11:35 AM | Comments This entry is filed under Technology.

Yo Steve.

I want Tiger.


Apple - Mac OS X

You can go back to your regular life now.

Posted by skooter at 9:03 AM This entry is filed under Technology.

March 27, 2005

50 Tracks: All Canada, All the time

Somewhat to my surprise - mostly due to the addiction that is my Squeezebox preventing me from listening to CBC much - this week’s Radio 3 broadcast was pre-empted for the 50 Tracks: Canada countdown. You’ll find the list if you follow the link below.

CBC Radio | 50 Tracks | The List

Now, all in all I like this list. Some very good stuff on there, altough as usual I could disagree with some of the ratings: Blue Rodeo’s “Try” comes out ahead of the “The Weight” by The Band…the latter is arguably one of the most influential tracks of its era, Canadian or otherwise. A bit odd.

But seriously folks: Barenaked Ladies “If I had $1000000” at number two? Ahead of “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young? What were you smoking.

Continue reading "50 Tracks: All Canada, All the time"

Posted by skooter at 8:47 PM This entry is filed under Music.

March 22, 2005

Moby. Hotel.

I just bought my first post-iPod post-modern CD: Moby’s Hotel.

It’s not the first CD I’ve purchased since the iPod was invented - I’ve been ripping and burning forever now, with my first MP3 download on April 6, 1998

How do I remember the date?

Well, Tammy Wynette died, and I, of course, had to hear Justified and Ancient by the KLF, snagged an MP3 and it’s history from there.

My music has largely been living in iTunes (although I still have a few CDs kicking around) since it’s existed (and before that in the sublimely superb Audion), but this is the first CD I’ve bought since I had an iPod.

So here’s an interesting question: will I ever actually play this CD?

Continue reading "Moby. Hotel."

Posted by skooter at 6:40 PM This entry is filed under Music.
Tags: Moby, MP3, Squeezebox

March 21, 2005

Further evidence of the demise of Time magazine

This is being sold as journalism? Condi on the Rise — Mar. 28, 2005

What’s next - Fox News?


Posted by skooter at 10:12 PM This entry is filed under .

Do Computers and Kids Mix?

I was raised with a Macintosh in hand. Maybe not quite - I was 13 when the Mac debuted, but I already had a computer at home when the first Macs arrived in our school lab thanks to Apple Canada. This made this article particularly interesting:

Telegraph | News | Pupils make more progress in 3Rs ‘without aid of computers’

What’s that? No computers for kids? How will they ever learn?

Easy: by making mistakes.

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Posted by skooter at 8:19 AM This entry is filed under Technology.

March 18, 2005

Search Engine Optimization

This article, recently in Wired News, has an interesting take on the topic of search engine optimization:

Wired News: Search Rank Easy to Manipulate

I’ve made some reasonably provocative statements about search engine optimization in the past (all of which I would stand by today) and this article does little to change them. It does, however, provide a counterpoint and a compelling argument for why I am both right, and wrong.

Continue reading "Search Engine Optimization"

Posted by skooter at 11:07 AM This entry is filed under Technology.

March 16, 2005

Is Free Newspaper Content Dead?

The New York Times (free registration required) has a very interesting article online:
“A big part of the motivation for newspapers to charge for their online content is not the revenue it will generate, but the revenue it will save, by slowing the erosion of their print subscriptions,” Mr. Atwood said. “We’re in the midst of a long and painful transition.”

Ken Sands, the online publisher, who until a month ago was the managing editor of the print edition, said the paper decided to charge for the Web in an effort to save the print edition.

“We had the sense that a lot of people had canceled their print subscriptions because they could read the paper for free online…The online business model won’t ever be able to support the whole news infrastructure.”

Posted by skooter at 8:54 AM This entry is filed under .
Tags: New York Times, News, Newspapers, Publishing

March 4, 2005

So I quit a job

Which is astounding, really, because I spent so much time looking for one.

Of course, when one came along so did another - and it is, as the saying goes, the part I was born to play.

So here I am, no longer overemployed and underpaid - now I’m just underpaid.

But I get my weekends back soon, and a bunch of people are going to be happy because I’ll have more time to actually finish those things I’ve committed to. I’ll be happy because I finally have time to start doing things like running, and riding my bike, and maybe even getting out into the mountains a little bit again.

I need to prepare for South America, and those mountains are beckoning.

Posted by skooter at 4:09 PM This entry is filed under Vancouver.

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