Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Category: friendsprojects

a standout job

Montreal movers/shakers Ben and Fred have officially launched Standoutjobs Reception, with a little help from their friend Austin. Here’s what it is: The product is called RECEPTION. It’s a suite of web-based tools to power your online recruiting efforts. At its core you’ll find a do-it-yourself, interactive Career Site. The idea is to give companies […]

regret the error’s 2007 round-up

Craig’s Regret the Error blog does a round-up of 2007 media screw-ups, and their usually insipid apologies. Number one: Following the portrait of Tony and Cherie Blair published on 21 April in the Independent Saturday magazine, Ms Blair’s representatives have told us that she was friendly with but never had a relationship with Carole Caplin […]

PodMtl meet-up this thursday

PodMtl, a monthly meet-up for podcasters and the podcast-curious, as well as friends and family-members of podcasters. PodMtl is a welcoming, non-judgmental gathering in an open, non-threatening environment, to talk about issues that affect podcasters and those around them. So join us on November 29th starting at 19:30. Here’s the address : * Sergent Recruteur […]

I love when I discover richer and more varied uses for podcasts. Jim Mowatt, a long-time LibriVox guy, and a retired force behind the LibriVox community podcast, has just launched a podcast about history. He did wonderful work on the LV podcast, so I’ll bet this one will be a goodie, for you History buffs. […]

cities and creativity

Mike announces that free community wifi group ilesansfil is proposing a project to the City of Montreal for a million dollars over five years to increase hotspot coverage. Kudos and good luck. Article in La Presse. In a related idea, Jon Udell talks about the cities and the creative class: …the creative class values place […]

defensio anti-spam

I’ve been using the Defensio anti-spam plugin on here for a couple of weeks now. I’m a happy man … and I believe it’s superior to the defacto wordpress spam blocker, Akismet. Why? 1. Defensio seems better at learning what’s spam and what’s not – and it admits its mistakes. there’s an nice little performance […]

barcamp sketch

Matt sketched barcampmtl#3: That’s me yammering about data.

what to feed a vegan

christine’s brother is a vegan (or at least was … not sure now that he’s doing law school at NYU and working for big carnivorous law firms in the summers). feeding him causes his mother no end of angst. And to the rescue comes original LibriVoxer, and my Collectik-business-partner Kristen, who has put out a […]

Regret the Error

Went to Craig Silverman’s book launch for Regret the Error … looks great. Good crowd of mtl geeks and other folk. Blurb from the introduction to the book, by Jeff Jarvis: Craig Silverman’s examination of the art of the correction in his blog and now this book could not come at a better time for […]


Quoi? BarCamp Montréal, édition #3 Où? Société des Arts Technologiques, 1195 blvd St. Laurent, Montréal. Quand? Samedi, 3 novembre 2007, de 9h00 à 18h00. C’est quoi ça? C’est expliqué ici. Mais en gros, voici le résumé: Un BarCamp, c’est un rassemblement ad-hoc né du désir de permettre à des personnes de partager et apprendre dans […]