This is where my read books, half read books, loved and unloved books end up @dovercourtlittlefreelibrary. Today’s delivery: David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell and an awesome travel guide to Madagascar. Enjoy ! On the 5 AM front: failure to report to duty at 5 AM. I have a good reason: too much wine and … Continue reading
Leaving the home at 5 AM is my goal. Today I failed, but this gem on the way to work made me laugh out hard as I was beating myself! Continue reading Win some, lose some
I bet you didn’t know that I have been involved in helping bring the Maker Faire to Toronto. Our last year’s Mini Maker Faire was amazingly successful. For those of you not familiar with the Maker Faire, it is the greatest show and tell faire EVER, ok with perhaps The Great Exhibition as an exception! … Continue reading Toronto Mini Maker Faire 2014: where it is cool to be smart.
On Wednesday I attended Toronto’s first edition of Stone Soup organized by my good friends Stuart Candy and Ceda Verbakel. It was a combination dinner party and storytelling. When the invitation landed in my inbox mentioning sharing a story, food in the form of a potluck and the company of 15 hand picked friends and … Continue reading Stone Soup Toronto Edition
I wrapped up 2013 with a robotics hackathon which was incredibly exciting and I am starting the year with an art hackathon, the Gen Art Hackathon! I am really excited to be helping organize and support this next hackathon which is the brain child of my friend Xavier Snelgrove. What is the Gen Art Hack: … Continue reading Art Hackathon!
Love a hardware hackathon? I am sure you do! Haven’t you heard hardware is the next big thing? This internet of things is for realz! Have you ordered you new Raspberry Pi yet? Hardware hackathons: it is about designing and building something. So if you are interested in learning about hardware, designing something of your … Continue reading Did somebody say hardware? Hardware hackathon in Toronto.
I am really excited to be speaking at the next Toronto Girl Geek evening. I remember attending one of the first Girl Geek dinners in London in 2005. It was organized by Sarah Blow, the founder of Girl Geeks. That evening was pretty much magical: I met Robert Scobble and Maryam Scobble. I also met … Continue reading Toronto GirlGeek: the algorithms edition!
The Verge has an awesome story about Palm. God I love (loved?) Palm. Thirty-one. That’s the number of months it took Palm, Inc. to go from the darling of International CES 2009 to a mere shadow of itself, a nearly anonymous division inside the HP machine without a hardware program and without the confidence of … Continue reading Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS
The 1924 Everest expedition team, with (rear left and second left) Sandy Irvine and George Mallory, whose deaths left an enduring mystery. Photograph: The Times/Camera Press Digital Into the silence is a magnificent account of the British assaults on Everest in the 1920s puts Mallory’s adventures in the context of war and imperialism. It took … Continue reading They didn’t know there were limits on what men could do
or how to find your purpose and do what you love via @brainpickings. Continue reading This is your life