Made it back to Edmonton this evening without any problems. Here are my weekly notes:
- Happy anniversary to my parents! And happy birthday to Kim! (in about an hour anyway…)
- Darren did a post about Northern Voice 2008, and included an interesting graph showing the growth in the number of photos posted at Flickr. Frankly, the growth seems rather unimpressive.
- Windows Live SkyDrive is now available in Canada. You get up to 5 GB of free storage space. In other Canadian Microsoft news, the Xbox 360 got another price cut of $50.
- It’s no Microsoft-Yahoo deal, but Electronic Arts (EA) has offered about $2 billion for fellow game publisher Take-Two.
- Four or five reasons why Starbucks is Losing its Mojo.
- Is the Alberta Oil Sands really the most destructive project on Earth? According to an Environmental Defence report, by 2020 the oil sands will release twice the amount of greenhouse gases currently produced by all the vehicles in Canada.
- Megan did an interesting post this weekend on the Oscars. She points out the disconnect between movies that win Best Picture, and movies that people actually see. It happened again this year, with No Country For Old Men winning the top prize.
- Interesting explanation for why the Microsoft Office file formats are so complicated.