Who Is Nick?

  • September 17, 2017

    Class through media choices

    What if the future of class is media choices?

    • Those who can put the phone away.
    • Those who choose podcasts over video streams.
    • Those who still read long form articles.
    • Those who produce vs those that consume.
  • September 14, 2017

    Sputnik Moments

    Two things I like about this article.

    One - "Sputnik Moments"

    In recent months, China has quietly given the United States a series of new "Sputnik Moments"

    Although a tad fear mongering, still very very cool phrase

    Two - Quantum Communications

    China successfully tested the world’s first quantum satellite communication – relying on the physics of quantum entanglement to send and receive provably secure messages.

    I beg your pardon? What did it just say? Quantum Satellite Communication

  • July 19, 2017

    The value of information is immediacy

    The more we get comfortable in our information age, the more valuable it is for immediacy.

    Tidal uses immediacy with invested artists to get subscribers.

    Record labels leverage it in negotiations with Spotify.

    You want to watch Game of Thrones without spoilers? You've got to watch it sooner. Maybe you should pay for HBO.

  • April 16, 2017

    Broke my phone, Stupid Rogers

    My iPhone 5C is dead.

    Again

    I thought we had lost it, but a friend saved it. Then in my excitment to tell the story of the saved iPhone, I chucked it across the room and now the screen is broken. Dead again

    Rogers now wants to charge me a stupid amount of money for not the newest iPhone 6.... ummmm?? What?

    So until I come up with either some $$ or another plan... it shall remain dead.

    Update: April 17, 2016

    Never go to a "franchise" location!

    Finally went to a real location, and while I didn't get the latest 7. I got the SE for Free.

    Much better. Plus it fits in my 5C case perfectly

  • April 12, 2017

    Watching Mastodon. Carefully.

    I want to sign up to one of the mastodon instances

    I Just can't pick right now. It's like registering for [insert absurd name here]@hotmail.com. Or using hotmail or yahoo for an aplication to any tech job. I feel it will be important soon.

    What's really good is that Mastodon is the layer missing from Twitter. If twitter is the hum and churn of a busy street. Mastodon are the shops and cafe's along the way. Pop in an out of mini communities all while being connected.

    I'm surprised more businesses haven't spun any instances or communities up yet