Posts tagged “CBC”

Bake it in

According to Tony Schwartz, the key to getting things done is habit, ritual, and routine: Most everyone I meet feels pulled in more directions than ever, expected to work longer hours, and asked to get more done, often with fewer resources. But in these same audiences, there are also, invariably, a handful of people who […]

Wanted: Better ways to search online video

This week’s CBC tech column is all about the current state of video search. There’s a version up at, and one below, for posterity. You can also  . === When I need to tie a bow tie, I watch a how-to video. When I need to poach an egg, I watch a how-to video. […]

CBC Jobs RSS feed

Update June 7, 2011: MediaJobsSearchCanada’s RSS feed no longer includes 8-character CBC job numbers (e.g. EDM00183), which breaks the whole thing I’d rigged up in Yahoo Pipes. I may someday write my own scraper for CBC’s terrible jobs site, but until then, the feed won’t be updated. Curiously, the MJSC change seems to have happened one […]

Good advice

Alanna quotes Johanna Schneller’s advice to the producers of the Academy Awards: Stop courting the audience that doesn’t care about you, and stop alienating the audience that does. If you ask me, a whole lot of CBC programs would be smart to take the same advice.

Ukulele on GO!

This past Saturday, along with Jimmy the Uke and Steve McNie, I was once again on GO to pimp the ukulele. It was a lot of fun, as always. Here’s an mp3 of the segment: There’s a photo gallery at the GO website, and courtesy of Tom, YouTube clips of Jimmy the Uke playing “When […]

Of the web

The other day, my Dad suggested that I might like the Stack Overflow podcast, so I subscribed. At around 46 minutes into episode 79, Joel Spolsky mentions brochureware-style web design: You know the kind of site I’m talking about? It’s just like you can imagine it printed on glossy paper and being given to you […]

Me and Sook-Yin Lee, animated

A few weeks ago, I spent some time in Winnipeg with team DNTO. While I was there, we watched the world premiere of three short animations based on some of Sook-Yin Lee’s stories. This one, directed by Jim Goodall, is my favourite of the three, and I’m not just saying that because they used my […]

Why your radio show should put transcripts online

Bruce Melzer on why makes transcripts of its radio stories free online: There are solid business reasons for making transcripts free. Sales have been dropping over the years. As people search for, discover and share content, offering free transcripts will boost the traffic to, traffic that can be monetized with sponsorship. Finally, search […]