Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Wed, 2014/03/05 - 8:37am
The Green party is hosting a candlelight vigil on Parliament Hill for Earth Hour again this year - this is becoming quite the tradition!
Lights out at 8:30 so arrive a bit early. We're handing out beeswax candles on a first-come first-candled basis.
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Mon, 2014/03/03 - 1:49pm
On Tuesday the FEDCO committee will consider a new idea in the City of Ottawa - "anywhere" voting days. In addition to regular advance vote days, the City of Ottawa is considering three more "special" days where you can vote early at three locations, regardless of where you live.
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Mon, 2014/02/17 - 8:17am
Everything is not awesome.
So, yeah - The Lego Movie. It passes the Bechdel test with a three sentence exchange between Wyldstyle and Unikitty, though the first sentence is actually Unikitty addressing every character as a group. Arguably the same could be said for the third sentence. Around 10 seconds in a 100 minute movie. That's 0.16% of the movie. Weak.
The asterisk on a "pass" rating really makes sense now:
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Fri, 2014/02/14 - 7:30pm
Update 2: I offered this feedback regarding the physical layout of the changes. They make sense to me, but I have no gauge on their feasibility. Will see what the staff member has to say.
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Thu, 2014/02/06 - 12:58pm
I'm using the Twitter API to scrape some data for a few projects I'm working on. From the scrape of my own account it's interesting to see the relationships that pop out - even in a rudimentary analysis of my tweets. The data I've pulled together is from:
All of my own tweets (and who is mentioned in those tweets).
All tweets where I'm mentioned (and everyone who is mentioned in those tweets).
Ok. So what?
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Tue, 2014/01/28 - 9:04am
I've started blog posts like this one before - then delete them because of an indescript feeling that I shouldn't talk about things I don't really know much about, namely, feelings. I'm a guy - we don't do feelings. But it's #BellLetsTalk day and I have 28 minutes of Bridgehead remaining before work, so I've started another post. Perhaps you'll see this one.
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Thu, 2014/01/09 - 11:41am
A random thing. Below is an #opendata map of murals in Ottawa. I think it would be cool to do a distributed flashmob and get new photos taken. What do they look like now? Covered in snow? Who knows?
So I propose we fan out and do a "distributed" flash mob. Same time period, different locations, snap-upload-share-discover.
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Tue, 2013/12/24 - 10:10am
In the end I did bike to work today. But I almost didn't, twice. At my front door I made a split second decision to check when the bus was coming and started pulling out my phone. Then I remembered my Presto card is still bungled and the idea of paying cash (again) was enough to get me on my bike instead.
I know I'll enjoy the ride once I start - but the small, tiny hurdle of getting started can still stop me. Not today!
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Sun, 2013/12/22 - 11:39pm
Yes, yes, it has all been a lot of fun playing with the Duffy soundboard. Had I known it was going to blow up like that I would have made a nicer webpage. Alas. Since it started one comment by David Akin has stuck with me though - was Duffy's video pitch that effective of a fundraiser?
Submitted by Kevin O'Donnell on Fri, 2013/12/20 - 11:02am
Presto stopped working for me one day because all of a sudden my balance went from "positive something" to -$97. I'm one of the 3% of people who struggled through the website to setup an "auto-load" feature. When my balance goes under $20 it's supposed to top up to $40.