Show Notes…

Anthony is pissed off his new mic went for not due to a volume knob malfunction of his own design; pardon the occasional pop of the webcam mic which did yeoperson’s duty under adverse conditions.

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Wireless wonders and social media BS:

Canada’s coming wireless free-for-all.

WIND will buy out your ECF — WTF?!!1! (also see Andrew’s 2007 round-up of ECFs…)

Rogers sees red, users see suck.

Planes, trains and tethered mobiles.

Oscar noms and other noms:

A torrent of free SXSW tunes — actually, two of them.

Canada can has Oscar gold?

A healthy Ontario economy is a danger to a healthy Ontario economy.

Tony Clement talks WIPO (but not ACTA).

Your weekly reminders that:

  1. Region-locking content doesn’t work;
  2. Digital locks don’t work;
  3. File sharing ain’t going anywhere soon.

Sites of the Week:

Anth – search all 137 years of Popular Science Magazine online
Andrew – get a free email addy that doesn’t suck at


Dead Messenger: “Fat Black Heart”… great track! — with bonus video!


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Canada’s broadband [loading, please wait…] lag.

Telefilm wants YOU! If you’re an American movie star, that is. Hey, it worked for Cronenberg

Canada can has video calling?

Rogers says “me too” to DRM-free mobile music store.

How Canadian MPs use Twitter — well, they’re tweeting the budget, for starters..

The Shat in The Shit.

The World:

Who’s afraid of open source? IIPA is.

Singapore (and others) quite happy to keep ACTA under wraps.

10 billion songs served to people who can’t figure out P2P.

But those cheap iPods come at a price.

No moar boobies on iPhone? O RLY?

Apps are crap, anyway.

Facebook patents the news feed. Wait, what?

Sites of the Week

Anth – Stopp ACTA, okk?
Andrew – LibraryThing
Mike – C O D E O R G A N


“Bolingbroke Road” by Silver Creek.


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CTV promises 4,800 hours of Olympic coverage… Is that even possible?

At the Canadian border your laptop will be opened for inspection, but reasons why are closed to the public.

Another pointless public consultation.

Globalive is here to stay but our government won’t tell us why.

The World:

World’s best mobile browser probably not coming to iPhone anytime soon.

MacWorld Expo makes us say “meh”.

It’s official — Facebook users are retarded. The fun starts here (and continues for some 29 pages)…

Google Buzz is a privacy disaster. Here’s how you can fix it.

Flattr your favourite bloggers with this new micropayment service from co-founder of The Pirate Bay.

UK library offers free eBooks to all — all Kindle users, that is…


Anthony talks Podcamp Toronto 2010 with organizer Eden Spodek @edenspodek

Websites of the Week:

Mike – Human experiences from Victoria on

Andrew – Shows how to maximize your Smart and Dumb phones with

Anth – Plans for his excursion next weekend with


April Wine gets inducted to Canadian Music Hall of Fame. What’s an April Wine? Here’s an April Whine:

Track of the Week:

Dundas, Ontario’s own The Dirty Nil with their track “In-C”


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Can this onion ring get more fans than Stephen Harper? Yes, yes it can.

CRTC makes a rare acknowledgment of rural Canada.

Content-makers in B.C. get two tax breaks.

James Cameroon — wait, Cameron — hints at Avatar 2: Electric Bugaloo.

Canada pwns US&A in digital music sales.

Martha and the Muffins are back and we don’t care.

Nelly Furtado scores a role in skating musical that nobody asked for.

The World:

Facebook to offer webmail?

Details from secret ACTA meetings start to trickle out.

Obama BELIEVES in Net Neturality – YES WE MIGHT!

Begun, the eBook price wars have…

Australian Courts take ISPs off the hook for digital transgressions.

Mobile Mash-up:

Rogers courts Olympic visitors with cheap SIM cards.

DAVE’s not here, man — try Mobilicity.

Satellite Radio coming to a BlackBerry near you.

Nokia’s Symbian mobile OS goes open-source.

Websites of the Week:

Anth – The Public Domain Manifesto.

Andrew – ACTA: END THE SECRECY (Facebook group)