I have had a secret project in development over the last year called. Today it went live! It a new video site called butterscotch.com that is designed to be a cross between HGTV and TechTV…a helpful consumer friendly site that educates people about technology using Internet video shows ( you might call them podcasts) and tutorials. My old pals from G4Techtv developed it with me including Amber Mac, Sean Carrthuers and Matt Harris as well as a talent team from Tucows Corp. the company that is backing it. Incidently I am GM at Tucows.com now as part of this project!
I hope you love it. Check it out at http://www.butterscotch.com
Little Geeks will be holding a press event on June 12 to give away 100 computers to underprivileged children in Toronto.
Read more here
The latest web offering from Cyberwalker Media is here:
Come and sign up for Trivia Monkey - a fun web based trivia game that will launch Sept 1.
See more and sign up to be notified:
My team and I are developing a new trivia site called TriviaMonkey that will launch in Sept 08.
I’m looking for people who love trivia to write questions for the site. We already have more than 5 participants working on writing fun and clever questions. If you’d like to be part of the question writing team please contact Craig Worden at craig at cyberwalker dot com. Initial topics include Geek trivia, Book trivia and Song trivia, with more topics to come in future!
I have it on good authority that the iPhone is finally coming to Canada this September through Rogers Wireless.
Had a good chat with a well-placed insider recently and it’ll arrive in concert with drastically dropped data rate plans that are in line with plans in the U.S. This suggests that Apple must have negotiated a deal with Comwave Telecom which hold the trademark in Canada.
You read it here first.
Check out this piece I wrote for ELDR magazine. Posed for pix as well.
Just a quick post to point you at Ben Lucier’s blog. He’s the new
new co-chair of Little Geeks.
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Offiice 2007 is now available.
Little Geeks is in the final process of acquiring a charity number which will allow us to receive several large donations from corporations. But in the meantime our bank account is dwindling and we really need some operational cash so we can continue our good work in the community. Right now we’re preparing to ship 40 more computers to children.
We’re asking our faithful supporters to each donate $20 (or more) to us through Give Meaning. This allows us to receive funds effectively. We’d like to raise $10,000 by year end.
So would you pledge $20? It will be charged to your credit card only when we reach our goal of $10,000. So right now its just a commitment for you.
Please donate at:
If you have any other ideas on how you can help raises funds in your community for us, please contact me at andy at cyberwalker.com
If Rogers is your cable provider in Canada then you may see me on one of their new shows about their services hosted by Nancy Cottenden.
The first Toronto episode airs tonight on Rogers Television Channel 63 or 10, depending on your area.
Info here: http://tinyurl.com/2pvnuk
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Send us a video tribute with you on camera congratulating the LabRats for their 100th episode and telling them about your favorite moments and you could be our lucky winner on our 100th episode. More details here http://www.labrats.tv.
Just wanted to let you know that I appear nationally on CBC this weekend (for our American friends: Canada’s national public broadcast network) to talk about the future of the Internet. Peter Mansbridge (he’s our Peter Jennings - actually better) interviewed me on his show: Mansbridge One on One.
In the interview I talk about Little Geeks, my advisory role on Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley’s aboriginal tech literary project, China and RIM, Google, Microsoft and Facebook and the future of the Internet in 15 years.
See the episode online now: One on One with Andy Walker
Another book project I have been working on since summer 2006 is almost complete.
The book is called “You call this the future?” and it’s out in the US in January 2008 through Chicago Review Press. Publishers in Canada, the UK and Australia are TBA. Tho it was packaged by a company called Elwin Street in the UK.
It’s a look at the 50 technologies suggested by science fiction that are becoming real (or may be real in the next 50 years).
The contributing editor on the project is Nick Sagan, sci fi writer, and son of Carl.
I’ll post a link here when you can order a copy.
Wanted to let you know that my Windows Vista book called Windows Vista Help Desk became available today.
The book focuses on how to troubleshoot Vista, Microsoft’s new operating system. If you own a computer with Vista on it then this book should interest you. It’ll help you solve software problems. Hardware crashes. Harden Vista security and make it more usable. Includes section on how to make UAC (User Account Control) less annoying.
I hope you will join me and the good folks at GlobaLive Communications Corp. for the first Shamba Nights fundraiser in support of the Little Geeks Foundation and reBOOT Canada. The funds raised at the event will allow us to deliver Internet-connected computers to underprivileged children in the Greater Toronto Area.
Also in attendance, Lieutenant Govenor-designate David Onley and Citytv Internet specialist Amber MacArthur and more special guests!
Date: 31 July 2007, 5:30pm-8:30pm
48 Yonge Street
Tickets ($100) available at the door.
Open bar and appetizers served.
See you there!
If you like poker, come to the Toronto Island this Saturday (any time between noon and 8pm) to participate in the Real Deal for Little Geeks, a fundraiser for the Little Geeks Foundation. Play a side game for prizes or have a cool drink on the largest patio in Toronto, listen live music and watch the finals of the Real Deal Poker Tour.
Learn more at RealDealPokerTour.com
I’ll be there with some of the Little Geeks executive to speak and a bit of fun on the patio. See you there!
If you live in the Niagara region and are interested in supporting the Little Geeks Foundation (www.littlegeeks.org), the charity I created to give Internet connected computers to underprivileged children then you might want to check out the This Week in Geek year end event on June 9. The podcast hosted by Mike Dodd and Steve Saylor is raising funds for Little Geeks at their year end bash. More info, times and location here.
My May column on GlobeandMail.com — Apple’s iPhone could be your next laptop
My first segment on the Lab with Leo: