Growing up as one of three boys, Christmas time was always a fun time to both give and receive presents. I always remember putting great thought into my gift selections for my younger siblings. Wrapping them however, was a much different story. Often, they were encased in yesterday's newspaper headlines making any English-style fish & chip joint proud. The gift was no less, but the packaging didn't say that.
I have always been a motorbike guy; it could be because I spent a large part of my teenage years in Haiti riding dirt bikes from village to village through picturesque tropical terrains to barren desert-like landscapes. It could also be the notion that you can't explain the freedom you have when you fall in love with the open road. Moving back to Canada marked a sad day for me as I had to leave my bike behind. I recently restored my loss and purchased my first bike since owning one in Haiti. I couldn't just buy a brand new bike; I wanted something that reminded me of that first bike I owned. I ended up finding a 1982 Honda CB650 in mint condition.
I remember the first time I walked into my house. Not really in the market for a home, just weeks before our marriage, my wife and I went for a Sunday drive and randomly stopped at an open house. Four months later, unexpectedly and without really even attempting to sell, we somehow sold our house. We purchased and moved into this 100 year old character home, an intimidating change for a "handyman" like myself.
Not so long ago I was in the market to buy a new vehicle for my family. I picked up the local ad listing and began a search. I noticed this ad for a black sports car, with leather seats and a moon roof for those sunny days.
Perhaps, it's just me but I truly love burnt food. I do prefer to call it "blackened" but some grilled vegetables a little crispier than usual, a little bit of salt & pepper and soon I'd consider myself to be a food blogger. Then I got married. I slowly learned that what tasted to me like Hell's Kitchen's next episode, my date didn't share the same opinion. Cooking for two doesn't happen nearly as often as it should but when it does, I'm learning how to create something more than my audience of one will enjoy.
Live long and prosper are the wishes of every business owner who desires to continue on the road of entrepreneurship. To the Trekie that salutation brings along its own set of memories that mix the days past alongside the limitless possibilities of a tech flourishing future.
If you felt like watching a film, you travelled to a blue and gold video store and walked around the perimeter for half an hour before settling on Hollywood's latest hit covered with "Be Kind and Rewind" stickers. This would be followed by late fees designed for forgetful minds.
LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media. We all know it's there, but few use it to its full potential. This is a major mistake, especially when it comes to marketing your business. Check out this infographic for basic training for the personal marketer on LinkedIn.
It's the holiday season! The time of year when most of your days are spent entertaining family and friends, hunting for those last few gifts, and trying to get through the endless dinners, desserts, and candies generally unscathed. This is also the time of year where we think about ways to improve for the upcoming year a.k.a. New Year's Resolutions.
What's the first thing you do in the morning? This infographic discovers how our morning routines are getting a tech boost.