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Caffeine on T. Photo © Javier Aroche, via flickr, Creative Commons, and javieraroche.com

Smart is the new black

Somehow, during the years when I mucked about with rocks and critters, and poked at bones of extinct species, being a geek became, well, cool. I use the word “geek” with the great respect it deserves. My world is peopled by persons passionate about things odd or overlooked, by collectors Read more →

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Addictiveness by design casts ethical shadow over game designers

Seven of Victoria’s video-game studios recently launched new games. The games, which include TinyMob’s Tiny Realms and GameHouse’s new version of Slingo, highlight the industry’s growth in the region. The 20 or so Victoria-based studios employ 240 people and spend about $25 million annually. Eight years ago, about 40 people Read more →

Healthy employees and healthy organizations

When B.C. Ferries’ announced its employee health and fitness incentive last month, consumer organizations quickly condemned the initiative. B.C. Ferries is offering each of its 3,000 unionized employees $300 to help pay for gym memberships or fitness equipment. The benefit, officials say, is part of an injury-reduction and employee-wellness program Read more →

Influenza precautions, by Mike Licht NotionsCapital.com

New apps help virus information go viral

This week, the Weather Network’s Flu Report shows significant numbers of influenza cases in the Lower Mainland. Google Flu Trends provides less detail — it rates all of B.C. as having high flu activity. Google Flu Trends tallies Google searches for information about influenza-like illness to estimate real-time flu activity Read more →