Who Is Nick?

  • October 02, 2017

    Showcasing Canadian Beer

    I’ve got a little idea stirring in my head.

    If I could open a store, I think it would be a beer store. And like wine, it would have beer organized from region. And the first I would make sure is to have all of Canada.

    I would have no idea where to begin to do this, but it would be nice.

    But to start with - I’m at least going to start sharing what I have tried.

    Here’s to Beer.

  • September 23, 2017

    Going Ghost Again

    Ethernick.com is now running off linode.

    Thought it was a good time to expand and play. Not many hosts are offering something relatively cheap to run node. I've been antsy to see how Ghost is doing in a real world context.

    As of now, my previous medium hosted publication, The aether, has been moved onto ghost.

  • 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.