mobile devices

Creating a Mobile-First Website

When running your own website, the most important things to keep in mind are usability and visibility. There is nothing more frustrating than loading a website where the content is all jumbled up, you cant find the links your looking for, and the font sizes/colors make the text too hard to read. Simply put, people will not spend much time on a messy, illegible website. In the beginning of online web development, the focus of Read more…

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Algorithms – Math that controls our lives

You may not realize it, but most decisions in our lives are influenced by mathematical algorithms. Each day, less and less is decided by actual human beings, but rather decided by a complicated system of Algorithms. An algorithm is simply a mathematical procedure that can be used for calculation, data interpretation and reasoning. An algorithm can be as complicated or as simple as you need depending on the situation. For example, an algorithm could determine Read more…

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Video Game SpeedRunning

  Ever since I was a kid I’ve been obsessed with video games. My earliest system was an NES where I used to play super mario bros all day long. I can only ever remembering beating that game once, and it took hours. Flash forward to today, where a community of people race to beat that same game in under 5 minutes. These people are called SpeedRunners, and their aim is to blast through video Read more…

How to optimize your home WiFi

WiFi Internet is pretty much a staple of life nowadays, and its not cheap. Internet plans vary between $50-100 a month or possibly more, and as consumers we should be making sure we are getting our money’s worth and squeezing every last drip of bandwidth for our devices. This week, I’ll be sharing some tips for WiFi optimization, to hopefully boost the reliability and speed of WiFi in your homes. Note: If you need to Read more…

How Social Media ‘Programs’ the Human Brain

This week in the technology news-world, two high-ranking former Facebook employees sounded off on how social media is negatively impacting society. A little over a month ago, Sean Parker (creator of Napster and early investor in Facebook – played by Justin Timberlake in the Movie: “The Social Network”) expressed his regret over his role in creating social media, and more recently Chamath Palihapitiya (former Vice President of future growth, Facebook) took park in a discussion Read more…

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Why Net Neutrality is important to Canadians

  On December 14th, 2017,  the  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on abolishing the Net Neutrality laws set in place by the Obama administration. This move comes from FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who was put into the role by none other than Donald “Ruin Everything” Trump. To give some context, Pai was a former lawyer for Verizon, which is one of the largest telecommunication companies in North America. The FCC is supposed to be Read more…

Bitcoin

Bitcoins and Blockchains

This month you may have noticed a lot of buzz surrounding Bitcoin. As of last week, a single Bitcoin has surpassed $10,000 USD in value. This is the highest Bitcoin has ever been valued, and it’s market cap has even passed value of The Bank of America at over $300 Billion! So what is this magical Bitcoin and how do we get some? I think most people have at least a very basic understanding of Read more…

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What is ‘Random’?

What is Random? When you think about Randomness, what comes to mind? Coin flips, slot machines, most of the topics I bring up in conversation…these are just some examples. The umbrella definition of random is “proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern“. This simply means that there is no way to discern an outcome based on any logic, reason or pattern. These are easy to create in the real world, flipping a Read more…