Archive for May 2009

Comment Trash

We’ve been struggling to find a way to deal with the regular load of comment spam on our site. Many of our colleagues have just turned off comments. We did not want to take that route since it eliminates any interaction we might have with our loyal readers. However it is becoming more evident with hundreds of spam comments coming in per day we had to do a bit of cleanup. After trialing a few alternative means we are moving forward with a few web based tools to assist.
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ISP Imbalance

It was a mixed blessing around Bleak House today with Rogers, our ISP, raising our basic download rate to nearly 10 MB/s (as measured at 16:00 today). All were dutifully impressed since to get any communications carrier to do anything for improved customer service, without a commensurate cost, is a rare thing. Rogers, you get a Silver Star for that .
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Get BDC Cash PDQ

Finally some good news on the horizon for small tech firms in Canada. Seems the Federal Government is going to front, at the least the seed money, for a new fund that will be managed by Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
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Canada’s Influential 25

We, as a mostly frozen country, are not known for our “giants of industry”. In fact it is a reality that, for most really great Canadian folks, you could walk by them on the street and not recognize them. We generally like it that way.
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Mobile Phone?

We’d heard about this before and had filed the story in our digital to-do files some time ago. This is by far the coolest car any proud telecom person could drive.
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US - Canada Venturing?

If you have read any of our VC rants in the past you know we feel that venture funding in the telecom and communications sectors have dwindled down to nothing short of a drip feed.
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Funding Falling

We’ve written about the fall of investment funding within the telecom industry before and are always interested in what other folks have to say. It seems a lot.
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Innovation Inspiration

A recent outing at the Ivey School of Business refreshed my opinion of the some of the great things we ought to be doing with more of our students.
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Summit SMS

We’re not quite sure how we let this one get through our telecom dragnet, but it appears that in a short time that you’ll be able to SMS your loved ones when you reach the summit of Everest.
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To Twitter?

Two intersecting ideas came across my workspace yesterday. Both have significance for those of us interested in the wide world of the web and how we might present our ideas there.
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