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Friday, January 29, 2010

Free Attractions During 2010 Vancouver Winter Games

2010 Olympic Games Free Attractions -

The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are approaching rapidly, and there are all kinds of free events and places to check out.  This site has a list of 
I'm looking forward to the Olympic Hockey!

(Thanks Joe for the tip!)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now

The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now - New York Times
Most Facebook users likely opt for the recommended settings without really understanding what they are agreeing to. Here's how to change things back. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reward Your Child's School and Community with Up To $1,000 from BC Hydro

This February, you can help reward the sustainability efforts of schools and communities throughout the province by participating in this year’s BC Hydro Community Champion award.


If you know of a child in Grades 4 to 12, their class is eligible to nominate a not-for-profit organization, community group or environmentally-focused school group to be their local community champion and be awarded up to $1,000 towards their programs.


Now in its fourth year, BC Hydro’s Community Investment group is challenging students across the province to nominate their local Community Champions. Students are encouraged to nominate organizations, individuals or groups that have created positive impacts in your community through sustainability, conservation or environmental initiatives. Preference is given to initiatives that assist young people in understanding and participating in environment activities in local communities. 


Those involved with not-for-profit environmentally-focused groups or organizations that have programs that engage youth at school also qualify for the award. Although they can not nominate themselves, they can cascade this opportunity to schools for nomination.


All nominating schools will be entered into a random draw for one of three $200 donations towards their next sustainability project. Classes that submit winning nominations will receive a certificate from BC Hydro’s Community Investment group honouring their participation and celebrating their achievements. 


To participate in this program, the class nomination does not need to be long, just 100-250 words describing how the organization, group, or school project benefits the community and engages youth through their environmentally-focused program. Nomination deadline is February 1, 2010.


Last year, 21 schools from across the province submitted nominations. Many of the organizations nominated were community leaders that helped young people understand and participate in various environmental activities, including sustainable farming and stream clean-ups.


Awards given ranged from $250 to $1,000, and three schools were randomly drawn for a $200 award for their next sustainability project.  Many of the students and environmental groups were recognized both during school award ceremonies and by local media.


The BC Hydro Community Champion program is an opportunity for youth to engage with their local community groups to learn how to make an environmental difference and how to be a positive force in their local community. It works in concert with other Power Smart youth initiatives and the conservation ethic already introduced by BC Hydro. 


For more information, contact Edna Alle at 604-623-3617.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mapping Netflix Data

Netflix, gave the New York Times access to some of it's 2009 movie rental data, and the Times mapped the data.  It's a mashup of movie rentals and maps for 12 major American cities, looking at movie rental trends, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood.

This is a very cool example of data visualization, and I could spend hours looking at the information in all kinds of different ways.  In Canada, we don't have Netflix, but I am a member of and highly recommend it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

100 Games become 100 Cupcakes

Somebody made 100 cupcakes, and decorated each cupcake with the theme of a game (e.g. board games, video games, etc.).  The website is also a puzzle to see how many of the games you can identify.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bono's Top 10 Ideas To Change the World

U2's Bono does his best Letterman impression in the New York Times with an opinion piece on 10 ideas to make the next 10 years more interesting, healthy or civil.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Download Chris' 2009 Annual CD + bonus tracks

2oo9:  Keep It Going Louder.
These are a bunch of other great tracks that didn't fit onto the official 2009 Compilation CD.  There are some acoustic tracks by Phoenix, an interview with comedian Tracy Morgan, some cover songs, some Michael Jackson remixes and more.  It comes in 3 parts to bypass the 100 MB limit of Send U It.
Download the free mp3s with the following links for the next week:

Get It Right - The 2009 Compilation
I put together a CD of my favourite music from 2009. As usual, my hope is that it introduces my friends to new music. You might not like all of it, but I hope that you love some of the tracks. The 2009 album is called "Get It Right." 

Download the free mp3s with the following links for the next week:
Get It Right - The 2oo9 Compilation: part 1 (SendUIt link)
Get It Right - The 2oo9 Compilation: part 2 (SendUIt link)

The mp3s are .zip files, and will need to be extracted. Whether you are on Mac or PC, double-clicking the file should be the first step in the right direction. Copy the songs into a new playlist in iTunes, and then you can burn a cd or transfer to your iPod. Most of the tracks come from free podcasts.

I do appreciate hearing from people when they enjoy these annual compilations, so drop me a line if you like this one. 

Happy New Year 2010!!!