National Pride Online

Friday, March 12, 2010

Why do so few companies in Canada actively promote a .ca domain name?  Have we no sense of pride?  For the record, I have two websites (including talkinghead.ca) that both use Canadian domain names.

You don’t have to look far to find a big company that promotes its .com domain name over a .ca.  Shame on the likes of Scotiabank and The Bay.  Shame. Read the rest of this entry »


a free all-night contemporary art thing

Sunday, October 5, 2008

nuit blanche.  Sleepless night.

It seems everyone is sick this time of year; I’m no exception.  I woke up yesterday feeling like crap.  I’ve wanted to go to nuit blanche since this time last year, but I wasn’t sure I would be able to.  Luckily my friend and his girlfriend nudged me into getting out and going.  After all that, however, they decided they were cold and tired and packed it in at 10:30.  Sick little me managed to make it until 1:30.  I had planned on a marathon dusk-till-dawn evening, but considering that I was far from 100% I think I did pretty well for myself.

This post isn’t so much about what I saw last night.  I’m sure there will be lots of other bloggers that are far more into the arts talking about that.  First of all I’d like to thank the organizers.  They managed to take a cool idea and deliver.  Expose a city to the arts in one night.  And they did.  The streets were packed with people out to see the sights.  Last year had 800,000 people in attendance.  I would not be surprised if we cracked a million this year.

Now, my gripes and observations. Read the rest of this entry »


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