Yay Ron Moore is blogging again, and not only that Battlestar Galactica is back on ‘telly. *geekasm*
I just posted this over on my Digital SLR Photography Blog but thought it was so good I would repeat it here
Using only a Canon EOS 20D they created all the visuals for this excellent little boy-meets-girl story. It’s a joy to watch, not that I know anything about cinematography! It has won awards and so far been viewed by over 120,000 people online. Not bad for a project that started because the creators couldn’t scrape the funds together for their real film project. I advise you to check out the blurb about the short after watching it, it’s too short to read any spoilers first. The background is here in an article about the film makers.
Just to give you an idea of the scope of the problem, consider this oft quoted statistic: New York City, with about the same area as Calgary, has almost ten times our population.
D’Arcy quotes Calgary as
A city with the geographical area of Orange County, but a population of
only 1 million people. Calgary has approximately 10% the population
density of New York City. About 20% the density of San Francisco. About
a quarter the density of Vancouver.
We are hoping to soon be what D’Arcy calls a Calgary “SUV-driving suburban dweller”. I for one am willing to pay a levy to live out in the new, clean, safer, more secure communities that are contributing to this sprawl. I am in no great rush to move my family to the inner city thankyouverymuch. If these communities are served by public transport all the better but as I work from home now (hopefully will continue) and Amy would probably have to get some awful bus ride to school (am not happy with that idea) then it’s only for shopping and recreation we ought to use the car for anyway.
Looks like a good gig: Bloggers Blog: Ghost Blogging: Revenue Opportunity for Bloggers
A couple of grand a month steady income would be a great way to fund your other blogging activities till they really kick off. I think a lot of corporates do not realise what skills and energy are required to blog. Just blogging is not enough, you need to create something useful and interesting otherwise it is just like most corporates PR; hot air.
The trick to ghost blogging is in the details. To convincingly seem like the post is being written from the inside the blogger needs to know the company and the industry intimately.
I wonder how many people feel cheated when they find out a blog is ghost written and how many are all “meh”….
I’m sorry, I don’t understand. I read all these Canadian political blogs and they just don’t make sense. It seems the current guys in power are corrupt. A lot more people would like them if they were A) honest and B) kept their promises (which now I have typed it seems the same thing). So instead hordes of people are going to vote for someone they don’t really want in power but, you know, best of a bad bunch and all.
Someone explain this to me, PLEASE!
I am trying to leave a country with messed up politics and I was hoping Canada would be better!
I hear from Robshouse that Drupal has turned 5. Well done all involved, it’s a brilliant piece of kit and my new favourite platform. Yes, me a Microsoft fanboy. I haven’t quite turned to the dark side but after reviewing a shedload of blogging and community software Drupal came top, even despite my obvious biases. Am still keeping one eye on CommunityServer though.
Don’t know how long this will be online for but check it out, for anyone interested in hypnosis it is a corker. Certainly got the forums buzzing with “how did he do that?” and “did he even do what we thought he did?”
Canadian Member of Parliament who takes large campaign contributions from the entertainment industry and delivers American-style copyright laws in return was confronted by her constituents, who demanded that she account for her actions.
I am a Canadian citizen, if I thought it would do any good I would see how I could go about voting just to get rid of this sleazebag.