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Saving the B.C. film industry

January 16, 2013 | less than 1 minute read

There seems to be a lot of controversy lately around the B.C. film industry not making it into the Christy Clark BC Jobs plan. I don't see the correlation. A...

Biospace, and the DIYBIO movement

January 15, 2013 | less than 1 minute read

Derek Jacoby and I made a TEDGlobal video, if only for a picture (3:49 in the video). This video is from the TED talk by Ellen Jorgensen of Genspace fame tal...

Free education online

January 06, 2013 | 4 minute read

I posted a couple days ago, a list of free university course aggregators. I've had several people contact me with individual sites (such as MIT Open CourseWa...

looking for a cheap place to stay for two months

January 03, 2013 | less than 1 minute read

Someone wants to rent my condo short-term, so I'm looking for a cheap place to stay for two months. Priorities, in order of importance (but not required): B...

Free university courses

January 02, 2013 | less than 1 minute read

I mentioned in August 2011 that Stanford started offering free university courses online for free. It's really exciting to see this trend spreading, most not...