On Today's Market, Best Job Finds You

Looking for work in web development or software? Job postings aren't enough. Companies that place job postings or list openings on the careers page of their website are taking a gamble. They cast a wide net and investigate hundreds of candidates, looking for people who fit their criteria and pass…

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Understanding Shutter Angle and the "Filmic Look"

I found a great video in which Alexander Fox helps us to understand the shutter in traditional film cameras, and how it relates to modern DSLR video. Summary: To get a standard narrative film look, you want your shutter speed to be half your frame rate (or your shutter angle…

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Lern 2 Shoot: A Curated List Of Videography Tutorials For Beginners

I picked up a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (a.k.a. the BMPCC) a few days ago and couldn't wait to break it out and experiment. I started shooting videos of my dog running around like a derp and looking at me like I'm an idiot. As a first-time videographer…

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You can be a jerk. Don't be a misinformed one.

Someone said to me today that most Canadians share their opinion that immigration in Canada is out of control, that we allow foreigners to steamroll over our own cultural values, and that we allow our own culture to be eroded by letting people wear turbans and niqabs when it makes…

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What's that you say, Sir Laurier?

I came across a quote today, passed around by Canadians outraged at the Liberal win on the October 19th federal election of this year, that's been misattributed in order to argue in favor of cultural assimilation and religious intolerance. It's being spread around on social media and in other corners…

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A note on deficit spending

When Harper took power in 2006, he was left with a fantastic $13.8 billion surplus from the Liberal government under Paul Martin. In 4 years he spent us into a record $55.6 billion deficit, but was able to climb out of it again in another 5 years by…

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An Open Letter To Outraged Conservatives

Dear outraged supporters of the Conservative Party, Please understand that I don't disagree with your right to your opinions on political issues, nor do I direct toward all of you the disdain I have for Steven Harper and his cabinet. I do take issue with people making judgements without doing…

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