About 2 years ago, I started using a Personal Fitness tracking device. At the time, I was using a Withings Pulse and usually had it connected somewhere on my belt. It definitely drew a lot of attention, as people had no idea what it was or what its benefit was.
One of the guiding principles I have when I do this blog is to tell the truth…even when it hurts. I love the name of Al Gore’s documentary because it describes what I am about to write about – the Inconvenient Truth.
I grew up, like many people, in a household where food was a big part of our lives. We definitely did not have a lot of money for some things, but we always ate well even during bad times. We also fed our guests well. Even when they said no to more food, we always made it hard to refuse. I remember one friend, whose family dinners were a little sparser (in terms of food) had to stand up [...]
In a previous rant, Richard Hobbs wrote about how we had an inherent level of data security because of the sheer numbers involved.In other words, your odds of being hacked if you use basic security is small because of the sheer amount of data/people out there. The same holds true for Big Brother…
Many people will tell you that it is what you DO not what you SAY that actually speaks volumes. They are referring to body language – like how nervous you look by motions such as shaking, lack of eye contact or many other tell-tale signs. One only has to talk to an experienced Police Investigator (or in my case, my parents) to know that these signs usually reveal the truth.
This is the story of how Edmonton Transit is creating the “Moneybus”. It’s interesting because it cross over three recent blog posts I’ve written: the first was how “Moneyball”, the story/movie about Billy Beane using advanced algorithms / Big Data to find value in Baseball players that other teams were missing. The second was how the Toronto Maple Leafs are using Big Data to better [...]
Growing up as a kid in the early 80s, one of my favourite actors was Michael J. Fox. It also didn’t hurt that he was a fellow Canadian who went on to become one of the bigger television stars of the era. It was quite a shock to hear that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a little over 20 years ago. Not wanting to sit back, he has become an incredible advocate for the cause.
As I have mentioned a few times, I have been married for over 10 years. So, I never had the fun of dating in the era of social networking. We actually had to call people on the phone and look for people in busy bars by seeing them with our eyes (like that funny scene in “Hot Tub Time Machine”). It was a lot of work!
Like most people, I was completely floored by the devastating mudslides in Washington State earlier this year that tragically killed a few dozen people. All over the world, landslides/mudslides affect many people each year.
Thinking back to when I was a kid in the 70’s, it seems safety wasn’t the top concern considering our parents let us play with toys that had some serious potential to cause damage! Risks aside, they also allowed us to learn a lot through experimentation.
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