Richard Akerman


Thoughts about open gov, open data, and open science. Government of Canada employee. Personal opinions only.

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tech especially designed for women! #goldandpinkghetto

for a moment Twitter wouldn't let me tweet (tweet, not DM) a Wikipedia link

ah, the school typo, always good for some effective communication humour

boys like volcanoes! girls like fairies! let’s make sure we predetermine everyone! #commercialisedchildhood

contacts for #opendata working group José Alonso & Stephen Walker (email address image)

the CS Monitor's Twitter banner looks like Desk Set - which I guess is what many research departments looked like

woah Mindstorms EV3

ready for afterparty - all welcome #gtecdata

tables busy with discussions at #GTEC13 #gtecdata #OpenData speed dating

great to see the room filled for #gtecdata - conversations already underway

twitter wall for #gtecdata

electromechanical flip clock at NRC

Stephen Colbert contemplates upgrading to Windows 8

Didn't realize twtvite by default lists RSVPs by "popularity" (number of followers). seems kinda cliquey

autumn leaves on the NRC campus

iOS 7 Safari seems to use its knowledge of your Twitter accounts to pull in any links you have tweeted

Vintage Video Game Tournament - Oct 12, 2013 - Ottawa

you can also add a (sleep) timer to any audio app with Clock - Timer set to Stop Playing (bottom option)

Podcasts app: not obvious that you have to tap the centre of the screen (the show logo) to get timer, speed, share

How to Master the Video Games (1981). Bought new, back in the day.