Category: Core

The core of this blog relates to web development, freelancing, technology, basically anything that has to do with the internet and how it works. You are currently seeing only posts related to those core subjects.


Taillefer.coop

Commençons doucement avec deux avertissements; premièrement, je n’ai jamais rencontré Alexandre Taillefer mais je l’aime beaucoup. Pour ses projets, son implication, ses valeurs, ses interventions, etc. Même après la mort de son fils, il attache sa tuque et essaie de faire sortir du bien de sa douleur. J’ai hâte qu’il se lance en politique. Secondo; […]

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Some kind of commoning thing

Last Friday I was doing my “chronique” at CIBL and I spoke about the article Urban commons have radical potential – it’s not just about community gardens which goes along a conversation I’ve been having with Jon and Josée about a potential project to “surface” more of the ideas and discussions around the commons broadly […]

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IoT Future and UX

Two excellent slidedecks about the Internet of Things. First by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, one I would say is foresight and business oriented. The changing nature of things: the present and future of connected products. from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino And the second by Claire Rowland, about the complexity and challenges of designing IoT products. UX for the internet […]

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Retour sur le premier café socio-tech

Ce matin avait lieu le premier café socio-tech, un petit retour sur les sujets. Je ne sais pas quelles étaient les attentes des autres mais de mon côté c’est ce que je visais, un total de 7 personnes, engagées (la plupart du temps) dans une même conversation et beaucoup de connaissances autour de la table. […]

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Premier café socio-tech

Il y a quelques mois j’avais mentionné l’idée d’organiser un café «socio-tech» un vendredi matin de temps à autres. Quelques semaines malade, des conflits d’horaire et l’idée de ne pas faire ça le même matin que les Creative Mornings m’ont retardé mais, avec le printemps, je relance l’idée. C’est très simple : pas de présentation, […]

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Career Hybrids

Article written during a client contract which I can share here. I’m usually interested in hybrids across the board, i.e. spaces, organizations and people. In this case I was asked to focus on hybrid careers. Chances are that if you’ve heard the term “hybrid” in the last few years, it was in reference to a […]

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Back in time

Back in early 2014 I worked on a couple of content projects for a client, some of it was finished, some not but more importantly the thing as a whole was scrapped at the very end somewhat abruptly. A year later, I’ve managed to get permission to publish most of it here and finally decided […]

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Update, a Unit and Coffee

Last year I gave a couple of tries at getting back into blogging, not super successful so far but I’m trying again, starting with another update. As I’ve mentioned before, I am now going forward with a new service offering, which is slow going but I closed 2014 with a couple of good contracts and […]

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The (IOT) Revolution Will Not Be Televised

My friend Alex has an excellent set of slides which serves as a great intro to the Internet of Things (IoT) and covers a lot of ground. (Her whole Slideshare account is a gold mine of IoT stuffs.) The (IOT) Revolution Will Not Be Televised from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

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Ed

Some crazy realistic 3D face modeling.

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Six Cs

This week I launched a new personal website, refreshing the design, updating what I’ve done and announcing a new service offer. You can read more about it there but there’s also a bit of thinking to explain the topics I work with and around and I thought I’d re-post it here with some notes. Through […]

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Donkey Drones

A fascinating and inspiring vision for widespread use of drones in Africa. For many people, drone is an ugly word. It evokes a whining sound, something insectile. The dislike of the drones themselves is understandable. It is a new technology, used mainly for killing or peeping. However, this early negative feeling will begin to shift […]

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Omote / Real-Time Face Tracking & Projection Mapping

This is all kinds of awesome, especially when you imagine what happens to ideas / needs like anti-surveillance camouflage for your face a few years down the line. OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING from something wonderful on Vimeo.

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Hemp Based Graphene Alternative

Researchers “cook” hemp bark using their hydrothermal synthesis process, creating a material which can be used to make supercapacitors, one of the promising uses of graphene. Their material however can be produced for a fraction of the cost. Dr Mitlin’s team took these fibres and recycled them into supercapacitors – energy storage devices which are […]

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Navdy

The Navdy is a HUD (Heads Up Display) for your car and links to your smart phone. Looks like it’s some pretty great technology and it’s an excellent idea for navigation and probably for taking calls. But tweeting?? Texting? Getting notifications? All while driving? That’s idiotic and irresponsible, much less so than doing the same […]

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