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Many years ago I was ostensibly on the advisory board of a company called “Predixis”, (later MusicIP). They were a service that had digitized a boatload of music and their raison d’etre was to be able to predict, based on what songs were in your library, what other songs you would like.
Try as I might I could never really get galvanized around this idea. It worked ok. I ran my band The Parkdale Hookers through it and it came back with The D4. Well done. But I still never got really excited, not enough to sell my shares … Read the rest
They finally caught up with me…..
The other day I noticed that “Wal-Mart Canada” had somehow appeared in my “Likes” list on Facebook. After “unliking” it, I posted the following to my facebook page:
Interesting. Walmart was in my “Likes” list.
I don’t like Walmart. In fact I once hired a personal assistant just so I could stay out of places like Walmart. Now we just use some place that delivers, like Grocery Gateway – it’s more expensive but hey, it keeps me out of Walmart.
So it’s odd that Walmart would be in my “likes” list. Unless you mean “I Like Not Going To Walmart”.
I’ve seen this one drift across my Facebook feed too many times now that I have to comment on it:
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four more years of life left”
This quote is then attributed to Albert Einstein in a type of “case closed” punctuation mark and it has taken on a life of it’s own. In extreme cases I’ve seen it linked to the “Mayan Prophecy” of the world ending on December 21st, 2012 (which the Mayan calendars never really “predicted” at all, but I digress).… Read the rest
About a hundred years ago, in the early early days of easyDNS, I was asked to give a talk about DNS and domain names at a Toronto Mac user’s group. After I gave my talk I was having a coffee with the event organizer, William Stratas. It’s hard to remember how we even hit on the subject, but it came up that I had a friend looking to build a new type of managed data center. It turned out that he had a friend who had a small datacenter who wanted to expand.… Read the rest