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NASA Explains Holiday Lights from Space

TweetGreat stuff from NASA… remember Buddy in the Holiday movie trying to light up his house to be seen from space?? From NASA… It’s official — our holiday lights are so bright we can see them from space. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Wonder, What Happened to Foursquare?

TweetEver ask yourself, “what ever happened with foursquare”? I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who has wondered what direction the company has gone with the once “must-have” social checkin tool – a while back I called the … Continue reading

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Dev Tip – Learn Python in 24 Hours!

TweetPython, all the geeks are learning Python, most employers are craving employees who have some grasp of the popular language… here’s a couple of resources that could help kick start you with some desirable skills: Python: Learn Python in 24 … Continue reading

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Open Government Tour 2014 #OGT14 Hits Victoria BC to Stimulate OpenData Dialog #opengov

TweetA topic that is hugely hot these days, particularly with the GeoTech crowd, is Open Data. I spent an evening in the meeting chambers at our local City Hall discussing OpenData with about 2 dozen other geeks with nothing better … Continue reading

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Connecting with Developers at GeoDevMeetup and the Startup Zone at #esriuc

TweetIt goes without saying that there’s loads of great opportunities for developers at the ESRIUC. Sure they have the dev Summit in the spring, however, the UC is really a great opportunity for the developers to connect with each other … Continue reading

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ESRIUC Day 1 take aways – GIS is reaching its full potential #esriuc

TweetJust one day in to the esriuc and there’s already tons to absorb! Day 1 was all about the plenary session and the state of ArcGIS. Jack Dangermond was the focus of the morning, however, he did share the stage … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Serves up America’s Top 10 Burger Joints

TweetThere’s nothing better in the summer than a big, juicy burger hot off the grille. So where in America can you score the best burger you might ask? Well, I’m a little biased myself and the results here are likely … Continue reading

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iPhone users focus on health, Android users prefer fitness

TweetOpera Mediaworks has released a two-part study revealing how consumers use their mobile devices to interact and engage with health and fitness content.

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5 Things on Friday

TweetIndeed, it has been a long time since I rolled out a piece for “5 Things on Friday” – a weekly (well not quite) feature where I share 5 of the coolest and most popular things from the week… enjoy!

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Blogging, microblogging, media, social media or… Which for your business?

TweetYou may be wondering, which would be better for me or my business.. blogging, social bookmarking, a social media focus, or ?? A darned good question, particularly as all have a purpose, a time, a place, advantages and disadvantages. So, … Continue reading

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What is the Cloud? The Cloud, Simplified

TweetEver had anyone in your family ask you “what is the cloud”? You may hum and fumble a little and fish around a little to explain it… after all, we all work in the cloud these days but when you … Continue reading

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illustreets Exemplifies the power of Open Data Enabling Anyone to Explore England

TweetYou know the scenario… you want to move to a new city and you’d like to find out where the best places are to live, however, you know nothing about the region at all. Have you been there? Well, there’s … Continue reading

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