Byron Sonne and the “H” word.

From where l was sitting the room did not appear to be filled with Black Bloc anarchists plotting to overthrow the Canadian government, merely a small group of very bright people concerned about a friend.

As there is a publication ban on Mr. Sonne’s ongoing bail hearings, I will obviously be respecting that. But if you’re among the growing number of people arriving at this site via a keyword search for Byron Sonne, kindly allow me the opportunity to demystify the term “hacker” for you…

A quick visual tour of Jolicloud 1.0

Today’s post comes hot on the heels of the announcement made yesterday by liliputing.com’s Brad Linder — that Jolicloud v1.0 is now officially available for your downloading pleasure.

I actually did the upgrade path through the pre-release version a few days ago, but since either will get you to the same destination, let’s have a look…

Three strikes with Ubuntu video editors.

The problem may well be that my all-in-one Lenovo isn’t quite up to the task of rendering video and audio edits in real time; you could also make a fairly compelling case that I barely know what I’m doing. The fact is, I really, really wanted to tell you how easy it is to edit and render video with Ubuntu Linux, but I’m not sure I can — at least not yet…

The Yes Men Fix the World, save satire.

Dear Facebook comedy friends: If you’re wondering why I’m not coming out to see your show, it’s because the bar has been set quite a bit higher — thanks to films like The Yes Men Fix the World.

Available for study (or your viewing pleasure) free of charge via BitTorrent and VODO, Yes Men represents no less than the 21st-century evolution of satire as I learned it at The Second City theatre here in Toronto some fifteen years ago…