Last Day at HPX

Today is my last day as Executive Director of the Halifax Pop Explosion. Sometimes when you are really close to something you don’t see it the way the rest of the world does, and you cannot see how you are seen to be related to it. I have been gratified by the interest from the media around my departure, but you would be surprised how many people have said something like “You’ve been there since the beginning, right?” I was read more

Various things

I am going to Toronto on Wednesday for NXNE. Woot! Buffalo Tom at the Shoe on Thursday the 7th. HPX got our Service Canada grants. The program is a total farce, now. They are giving everyone what they got last year, with no actual oversight or review. Garbage. So much for the new government of Canada. I am on youtube. The quality of this ad is really good. I am going to put a bunch of historical Pop Explosion stuff read more

God Damn the "New Government of Canada"

Here comes the new boss… same as the old boss. From: Waye Mason [] Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 1:26 PM To: Stephanie Domet; Phlis McGregor; Stewart Young; Carmine Klassen; Steven Cooke; Dean Lisk; Stephen Claire; Tara Thorn;; Dawn Marie Sloane; Peter Kelly; Leonard Preyra; Maureen MacDonald;;;; Steve Maher Cc: Subject: Summer Student Program Importance: High Hi there folks. Please forward this email to whomever should be aware of our small part in this ridiculous read more

Captcha, spam story, Helen Hill

Bad enough that my popexplosion email was getting 220 spams a day, but all of us here at have been horrified to start getting comment spam by the tonne. Now, I made it so I have to approve any comments, but that just meant I had 300 unproved comment spams in my que, waiting for approval or deletion, with maybe one or two actual comments mixed in. So today, welcome to the brave new world of captcha. Captcha is read more

Of Myspace, Politics, and other

Short bullet posts seem order of the day today. * I am amused how many dear old friends are suddenly on myspace… when Ben and I created our personal and HPX pages everyone was younger than Ben, and he was 23 at the time. Then slowly the core mid to late twenty set of volunteers and coordinators all registered, then nine or ten months ago, people in their 30s started showing up. Now pretty much everyone I know no matter read more