30 May

The George W. Wilson and Teresa Madelyn (Merriam) Wilson Foundation

We are happy to inform our followers that The George W. Wilson and Teresa Madelyn (Merriam) Wilson Foundation website is now online https://wilsonfoundation.ca 

13 December

The Ghost In The Machine — Part Two

PART TWO THE CLASH OF TWO CULTURES In 1989 a graduate from Oxford University, England, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. He envisioned the “WWW” as an internet-based hypermedia initiative designed for global information sharing. In 1990 while working at CERN (the world largest particle physics laboratory) Berners-Lee wrote the first World Wide Web […]

26 November

The Ghost In The Machine

The Ghost In The Machine

“Reality employs simple elements to create increasingly complex systems, yet reality never permits the complex systems from losing their dependency on the simple elements.” Our most primal devices, which facilitated our survival and secured our evolutionary position, have been undermined in the modern evolution of computer technology.

17 August

Hospice Society of Greater Halifax Website

Hospice Society of Greater Halifax Website

We have just launched the website for Hospice Halifax, as a volunteer I offered my design services and looked after creating a website that will support the great services that the society provides to our community.

22 February

Artem Russakovskii – Google+ – Absolutely brilliant troll advertising by DHL.

Artem Russakovskii – Google+ – Absolutely brilliant troll advertising by DHL.

A very clever campaign, it reminds me of some very cool techniques used by Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh, when he created billboards, after the billboards were exposed to UV light over a period of time, the message disappeared — in this case, heat makes the message appear. Do you think this is real or is […]

30 December

Will Self-driving Cars Become Ubiquitous?

Ray Kurzweil, Futurist, and Google’s director of engineering, has predicted many things over the years. He was the inventor of the first CCD Flatbed Scanner, and the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. Here’s a great article in The Times on how he thinks the world is going to change — read and learn! […]

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