Category: Tech Stuff

I Code You Not!

Learning to Code on the Colourful Queen Street West Recently I enjoyed a day of coding downtown in my old Toronto haunt Queen Street West. I updated some JavaScripting and jQuerying skills with a wonderful group of people at Ladies Learning Code. The day long course was held at the Learning Labs hub and it was very stimulating to take a course led by an actual Front End Web Developer - Nat Cooper. Tucked in between overflowing textile treasure chests, the classes also have mentors who function as assistants to move things along if you get stuck - while not slowing the…

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Facebook Isn’t Stealing Your Shizzle!

Since we are not currently in the thrall of a Facebook Intellectual Properties hoax, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that posting to your wall does not mean you no longer own your content. (Queue the twitchy left eye.) For more info, summarized nicely, check this Snopes link which features current links to the legal details: Before you post things that sound like Facebook terms or contract related statements, consider the following to help you determine it's validity: a. Has a certified lawyer, judge or some other empowered law maker verified that you can change the terms just…

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Free Video Tip

Free Video Tip

A pet peeve of mine has always been cell phone videos that are taken from cell phones not turned sideways. This first video below, while the subject matter is adorable, was filmed wrong. I admit that I filmed it before being enlightened. I am posting it and exposing myself to scrutiny so you will have the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. ;) The Wrong Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcuqwQmu8K8 As you can see, having the cell phone in the upright, vertical or portrait position, you lose out on a lot of the scene. All you see is this skinny strip of the world.…

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Guilty Pleasure #1

Awesome and Easy Facebook Tip Alert! SaveAt this time of year I find I am so tempted to just sit down and read all the very interesting posts on Facebook. Losing oneself in Facebook is a hobby, or guilty pleasure, shared by many. There are SO MANY awesome posts I want to read but if I can't when I see them I fear I'll lose them forever. I'll admit I've copied and pasted links into my notepad to be read for later. Recently, Facebook found a solution to this problem. They gave us a 'Save' button. Yahoo!  Step 1: If you want to save…

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