Wild Life

The garden is fully awake now, all budding and greening up, and we’ve had several visitors to the pond. The heron is so touchy I’ve only seen it in full flight from a distance, but a pair of mallards are much more tolerant (except when the dogs go to greet them). My greenhouse project came […]

Great Keynote

First speaker of the day (aside from our Mayor Lovell, who was cheerful and concise) was Heather Champ, community manager for Flickr. Excellent presentation on shepherding online communities, as Flickr has done for millions around the world. I think aspiring community builders in the audience might have wondered what it takes to be so successful […]

HICKTech kicks off

We’re here at the Bayshore in Owen Sound for the day I have been waiting for — premier tech conference, well conference of any kind in these parts, HICKTech. The speakers got piped in by Charles Meanwell. The coffee is wonderful!

HICKTech – the Hick Part

Just listened to the best session so far – Karen Gillan told the tech story of the Bar 5 cattle company, an international breeding and sales operation. You can’t call this a farm, it’s more of a conglomerate of farming enterprises, doing business all over the world in sales of semen, embryos, live cattle and […]

HICKTech Session Start

HICKTEch got off to a fine start this morning with Ann-Marie Collins talking about managing the digital assets at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. She noted that the museum and archives is gradually moving into the 21st century but has a backlog of about 45 years of material and objects to catalog and […]