GPforMe

Archive for the category "geeky"

Twitter Quick Tip: Backgrounds Part One

March 30th, 2009 @ 6:49pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

People often list their reasons for not following someone back on Twitter and on each list, something about the aesthetic of a user’s profile page is always included. I’ve decided to do a multi-part series of quick tips on how to make your Twitter profile shine. The first video (below) is about how to match […]

The New iPod Shuffle Minimalism at a Whole New Level

March 11th, 2009 @ 12:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Scanning through Twitter this morning I noticed a trending topic was “New iPod Shuffle” and having given my mother a shuffle last Christmas (and after receiving one as a conference swag item last year at Convergence) I was curious to see the updates to the device. It’s the smallest iPod ever and is about the […]

Jon Stewart Talks About Twitter

March 3rd, 2009 @ 7:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I saw a link to this pop through on Twitter this morning so I thought it was worth its own post. I’m asked on a daily basis about Twitter and its benefits and some people pretty much have the same comments as Jon Stewart here in this clip where he talks about Twitter with Samantha […]

Launch Party Vancouver 6: Rilli and MobifyMe

March 2nd, 2009 @ 9:57am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week the Vancouver startup and tech scene met for the 6th Launch Party over at the Uber Lounge at The Landing and Steamworks. Kudos to the organizers for using this great space, there was room to move, check out the demos, grab tasty canapes as they passed by, and chat with many interesting attendees. […]

RiP: A Remix Manifesto

February 18th, 2009 @ 12:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I had the chance to catch a screening of RiP: A Remix Manifesto this morning and will have a full review posted prior to its March 20th theatrical release date. For now, visit the website, read the blog, add them on Twitter and preview this trailer, featuring Lawrence Lessig (founder of Creative Commons), Cory Doctorow, […]

Facebook Terms of Service Update

February 16th, 2009 @ 12:26pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m always hesitant to grant permission to aggregator sites to redistribute my content, I mean I license my entire site under a Creative Commons License although sometimes those “attribution” or “non-commercial” bits get lost in the shuffle. One thing I never did was republish my content on Facebook as well, knowing that they would probably […]

Super Sunday: What's in Your Closet?

February 1st, 2009 @ 3:03pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

After a trip to Canadian Tire last week to pick up some big plastic storage bins we decided to start purging and sorting out clutter from the apartment today. As I was going through old boxes I found a plethora of old computer parts, CD’s, VHS recordings of old TV shows and various other goodies. […]

Breakfast with Jeff Pulver in Vancouver January 2009

January 1st, 2009 @ 8:41pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In June of 2008 I stopped by Subeez on Smithe to check out a breakfast event with Jeff Pulver. I didn’t know what to expect aside from a hot meal and “real time tagging” (in true social media meetup form) however I ended up walking away with a whole lot more. “Jeff Pulver is the […]