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Feeling Overwhelmed… September 29, 2009

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ANYONE CAN HOLD THE RUDDER WHEN THE SEA IS CALM

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Future Vehicle Technologies – eVaro electric sports car plug-in series hybird green September 20, 2009

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I’ve always been a car nut, and new technology is… well, just plain exciting. Put the two together and add that it is in my back yard, Maple Ridge, BC Canada and I start to use words like “amazing”.

And, just what qualifies for such an accolade… how about 200MPG, 130MPH, 1-60 in under 5 seconds, extremely stable to drive and targeted at under $50,000 to purchase. Yup, that’s amazing!

This car is Canada’s entry into the X-Prize Competition with a $10,000,000 prized and it is currently ranked within the Top 10 of the competition.

Take a look at the videos. They really tell the story.

Richard

An Example of Canadian Empire Building September 10, 2009

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In France, at a fairly large conference, Steven Harper was recently
asked by a French cabinet minister if Canadian involvement in
Afghanistan was just an example of Canadian Empire building.

 He answered by saying, ‘Over  the years, Canada has sent many of its
fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond
our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return
is enough to bury those that did not return.’

 You could have heard a pin drop.

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Great Meeting with eVision Media and Perspektive Design September 9, 2009

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Having a great collaborative meeting for our website with these great people. Need a great web developer team, give these two a call.

eVision Media

Perspektive Design
Richard Shatto
Point Nexus Consulting Inc.
Influence | Advocacy | Solutions

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Red Hat News | Introducing Deltacloud September 9, 2009

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Introducing Deltacloud

September 3rd, 2009
by Brian Stevens, CTO and VP, Engineering at Red Hat

The initiation of a new open source project within Red Hat is certainly not news. It’s an established expectation within our engineering ranks. It’s how we advance and develop software.

Every once in a while, though, a new project breaks through the norm of business as usual. Something special. Creating a buzz.

Today that project is http://deltacloud.org.

The goal is simple. To enable an ecosystem of developers, tools, scripts, and applications which can interoperate across the public and private clouds.

Today each infrastructure-as-a-service cloud presents a unique API that developers and ISVs need to write to in order to consume the cloud service. The deltacloud effort is creating a common, REST-based API, such that developers can write once and manage anywhere.

A cloud broker if you will, with drivers that map the API to both public clouds like EC2, and private virtualized clouds based on VMWare and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with integrated KVM.

The API can be test driven with the self-service web console, which is also a part of the deltacloud effort.

While it is a young project, the potential impact on users, developers, and IT to consume cloud services via a common set of tools is epic.

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James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss September 8, 2009

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It does not get more fascinating or compelling than this.

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wordstorms sent you a link September 8, 2009

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Hey there!

wordstorms sent you a link:

“"In the next few weeks I will be posting information about Google Wave. I consider this to be the most important application since Google itself, but I believe it will even eclipse that. Here is why: First, because Google is now so well known it will be adopted almost instantly. Second, because it culminates and focuses on one blockbuster application so many of the important features of the social media movement of today. Third, because business has been looking for an application that can bring together a collaborative tool that makes sense for how we do business and use the internet. Fourth, because of the movement towards SaaS and the steadily progressive movement toward adopting and actually doing things in The Cloud. And, finally because as most things Google, it is relatively simple to use. This post is information from Mashable, who have been cataloging information about The Wave since the beginning. This provides much information about the basics and will link you to much more. Richard Shatto"”

Google Wave: A Complete Guide
http://bit.ly/15lqqN#mb
(link goes to Mashable)

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Google Wave is Coming: 100,000 Invites Go Out on September 30th September 5, 2009

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Less than two months ago, Google (Google

) dropped a spectacular surprise upon the world: Google Wave (Google Wave

). The communication tool aspires to redefine not only email, but the entire web. And from our very first test of Google Wave to our complete Google Wave Guide, we have to say that it’s a game changer.

Well, in the last two months, Google and third-party developers have been hard at work testing out the system, fixing the kinks, and building some amazing extensions (which we discussed in-depth previously). Still, only a handful of people, almost all developers, have access. That’s about to change soon though: on September 30th, Google will start sending out about 100,000 invites for the next version of Google Wave.

Google Wave’s Rollout

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Google made the big revelation in a blog post on the Google Wave developer’s blog. The post is part of an update on the Google Wave Hackathon, which allows developers to come to the Googleplex and work with the Google Wave API to build extensions such as Wave in WordPress, a bot that allows you to easily place Waves in WordPress (WordPress

) posts.

It looks as if the testing in the Google Wave sandbox is going well though – it opened up the sandbox to 6,000 new developers and up to 20,000 more will get access before the end of August. But this pales in comparison to the 100,000 users that will get access on starting September 30th.

According to Google, at that point Google Wave will appear on Wave.Google.com, instead of the Wave Sandbox. They will help further test for bugs, provide feedback, and play with apps. Google intends to invite groups of users, so the invites may not come out all at once.

If you want to be part of the next wave of testing (haha, get it?!), you can sign up for updates here. Until the invites go out though, you’re going to have to get your Google Wave fix from our extensive Wave coverage and analysis:

More Google Wave Resources from Mashable

Google Wave: A Complete Guide

Testing Google Wave: This Thing is Tidal

The Top 6 Game-Changing Features of Google Wave

Google Wave Extensions: An Inside Look

Could Google Wave Redefine Email and Web Communication?

Twave: Google Wave + Twitter

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socialmedian: Google Wave Arrives This Month: Are You Ready? September 5, 2009

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GOOGLE WAVE: I can hardly wait for this!

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So you think Twitter’s modern? The Edwardian’s were doing it 100 years ago – using postcards instead of computers | Mail Online September 5, 2009

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Loved this piece on Postcards, the Twitter of the Edwardian world 100 years ago.

I was amazed to learn that mail was delivered in up to 10 times per day in major cities. Almost the perfect number of Tweets per day, but the added advantage of some exercise going to the Post Office.

I’ll have to be content with posting this just once and letting Posterous (bless their hearts) automatically post it to this blog as well as my Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Posting!

Thanks to Laura Clark of MailOnline for this article.

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