For over a year now since I was introduced to the Mailbox App by Dropbox, I’ve been working under the premise of “inbox zero”. As I wrote previously, it changed my attitude towards e-mail and I would go so far as to say reduced my daily stress. But Mailbox has been in BETA for many years,… Read More Goodbye Mailbox
This month marks the six-year anniversary of when two friends (Niall Brown, Mike Mannion) and I started a company called Empire Avenue. In those days we had multiple names for the code base, Project Venice being the most used due to the Merchant of Venice. Very quickly our small threesome filled out with many more wonderful people in… Read More Empire Avenue becomes Empire.Kred
It’s not often that I am on a bus these days where the passengers thank the driver. This morning I happen to be sitting on the bus to Toronto Airport when after the bus driver’s welcome announcement, the entire bus of about 20 people, unexpected by me, let loose with a chorus of “thank you”.… Read More A wink, a nod and a smile to you
My vision for the Canada that I fell in love with so many years ago. As we look towards the rest of this year, is the Harper vision of Canada the same as mine? While many people do not struggle with having a “Canadian” identity, an immigrant often does. In order to even take the step towards citizenship you must first think about, decide and accept what it means to be “Canadian”.… Read More O Canada, Where Art Thou?
I’ve been using Gmail now for so many years that I’m not sure I remember what email software I was using before… oh wait… it was Outlook and Exchange Server… never mind. But anyway, regardless, I’ve tried wrappers around Gmail, I’ve tried so many mail clients on my mac and regardless I always end up… Read More New Gmail Inbox is making me more productive
Buzz words are the lifeblood of the Internet. We have “Web 2.0”, the “Cloud” and of course “Gamification”. Empire Avenue of course has Gamification on many levels but certainly if you are listed on the Empire Avenue Stock Market then you are essentially playing a game out of all that you do online. With the… Read More The Greatest (Social) Game Ever Built