Category Archives: Personal

The Wind is Blowing …

As I sit inside a nicely insulated house, windows shaking, leaves blowing around everywhere, dog squeezing its legs to avoid going outside, I am reminded of how little has changed at a macro level in the technology area. ¬†I have … Continue reading

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Getting Hacked

I took a day off from my holiday this week to do some work and discovered that insidespin.com had been politely hacked. By polite I mean a one-line message replaced the Blog site (blog.insidespin.com — a WordPress site) saying it … Continue reading

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Keep Publishing

It’s hard to be a regular publisher/blogger — i’ve never been a fan of idle chat so have a hard time blogging just to be seen as a regular blogger — i like to see the hits i get, good … Continue reading

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Citrix Buys Kaviza — an Advisor Story Gone Right

Kaviza was one of the first companies I started working with as an Advisor. I was referred to them by a business colleague who thought my experience with PlateSpin and the virtualization¬†market would be ideal for their business plan. 18 … Continue reading

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On-line Banking Services — A Meeting with a CIO

I had the opportunity today to sit face to face 1 on 1 for an hour with the CIO from one of Canada’s largest banks — my main purpose was to provide consumer-oriented input into the on-line banking services provided, … Continue reading

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Special purpose devices — is there a future for them?

My wife and I recently won a Kobo reader at a fund raiser bowling event (yes, bowling — a real sport in some parts of the world). My wife is a regular user of a reader having had the Sony … Continue reading

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Facing Facebook

I’m faced with some key decisions about how to integrate InsideSpin further into the social networks of my target audience. I did some simple things with LinkedIn a while ago and turned my attention more towards Facebook of late. It … Continue reading

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Blog More …

I was told I have to Blog more — i’m not sure if that is an indication someone feels I have more wisdom to share or my small readership has more time to spare. Anyway, I find blogging a hard … Continue reading

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Family Innovation

My son has been working off and on over the last few months to develop his own app for the iPhone. He started programming at the ripe young age of 10 with Visual Basic and now has evolved to building … Continue reading

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Competing with On-Line

Kids are exposed to the vast and unconstrained world of on-line from an early age, finding it harder and harder to want to spend time in the real-world, as it just does not stack up. You can see this perhaps … Continue reading

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