Jan
30
2013

Hackathon . . .

There is an upcoming weekend hackathon that is extremely interesting to me – it’s the Hacking Health hackathon in Vancouver. According to their website, this event is a national organisation dedicated to fostering collaboration between health and IT experts. It’s basically an event where healthcare professionals meet technology experts to discuss and collaborate over IT […]

Jan
9
2013

Online Learning

There have been several recent developments in the e-learning space and the experience is becoming less daunting and friendlier. The courses are also becoming more immersive and increasingly interactive – social features also give the user the impression that they are part of a classroom instead of being isolated and independent. I have taken paid […]

Dec
18
2012

Holiday Greetings . . .

It has been quite a while since my last post. I have been busy doing mostly email campaigns for the past 2 months and the holidays are fast approaching so things are kind of slowing down. It has been a productive year for me as well – I have started on a new diet regimen […]

Oct
19
2012

Put a Flickr feed into your page

I found a jquery plugin that puts your Flickr public feed into your website. Shoutout to the developers of this fine plugin! Now let’s get straight to the code: This is how you call the plugin: $(‘#gallery’).jflickrfeed({ limit: 14, qstrings: { set: ‘72157624900621129’, nsid: ‘7375559@N02’ }, itemTemplate: ‘<li>’ + ‘<a href=”{{image_b}}”><img src=”{{image_s}}” alt=”{{title}}” /></a>’ + […]

Oct
15
2012

Twitter feed (blogger.js) not working . . .

[UPDATE] As of June 2013 – This no longer works, am sure there is a workaround but I have little to no time going around trying to fix this so instead, I’m going to hang it up and use Twitter’s official widget (which I should’ve done from the beginning) – https://dev.twitter.com/docs/embedded-timeline If you have used […]

Aug
31
2012

Blackberry Jam

If you are wondering about the title of this post and if you guessed the smartphone instead of the substance you spread on a pb sandwich then you are correct. Yes, RIM might be flailing and kicking but they have just booked the Four Seasons in Vancouver for a day to host this event (probably […]

Aug
15
2012

Habits and Data

I have been reading the Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and have been gaining insight into our behavior and why we do the things we do. Humans are habitual creatures and apparently, we go through the majority of our day by relying on our habits – though it seems like we are making multiple […]

May
29
2012

Printer problem

My trusted Canon ip1500 finally broke down after several years of being my sole printer so I had to resurrect my Brother MFC-240C multifunction printer which I was basically using as a scanner. I had to order ink cartridges from Amazon ($7) – cheap! But when they arrived, I found out that it was printing […]

May
17
2012

Intro to Javascript Objects

I have recently signed up for a class in Web Analytics at UBC. I think it will greatly complement my knowledge in usability design and will improve how I produce websites in the future. I haven’t really had much time to study user behavior in the past aside from the usual A/B testing so it […]

Jan
18
2012

Stop Internet Censorship!

If there was any doubt that big business controls the government, there shouldn’t be any after 2 bills – SOPA and PIPA are about to pass in US Congress and the Senate. These 2 bills are so obviously drafted by big media companies in order to protect their copyrighted content in an attempt to eradicate […]