01.02.11 by Jeff

Internet now only for rich people!

This pretty much sums up the idiocy that is happening in Canada right now with regards to the future of our internet usage:

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In my opinion the internet should be evolving into a more open and affordable environment, not a more expensive and inaccessible one. I can’t believe our Canadian government is allowing this to happen.

Canadian artists consider this:

“This also means that those who produce media-based art, and depend on the Internet to show the world their work, are less able to produce and disseminate their content freely. This means less innovation and more control of art, film, music, and other forms we may not yet know of!”

The only way to stop this is to rally together and email the leaders of our government, OpenMedia has made this really easy!

Already 250,000 people have spoken out against this. If you feel the same way I do, head over HERE. (it literally took me 2.5 seconds)

31.01.11 by Jeff

Mammoth Giveaway #4

We have been giving away one 8×10 print every friday this month, courtesy of Mammoth Collection. I have to apologize as I completely forgot to post this last Friday, I’m hoping you won’t mind a Mammoth Monday! You will be able to pick any print from the collection but I kinda fancy this one by Saejean Oh. Who wants this last one?

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27.01.11 by Jeff

Thank You Media Temple!

I have been running Booooooom out of my own pocket for the past three years and in that time it has grown well beyond anything I could have ever imagined. This massive growth, while amazing, has never been free and when our monthly pageviews broke 3 million I wasn’t sure I could afford the costs of hosting it.

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Lucky for me the gang at Media Temple offered to sponsor the site and help make the cost of running it a lot more affordable. They went out of their way to make sure Booooooom could continue to grow, and even spotlighted us on their blog.

So a big thank you to Media Temple! Boooooooom is now powered by (mt) VPS hosting on a pair of Dedicated Virtual servers. I’m not totally sure what that means but essentially we’ll be around for a long time thanks to their generosity.

I want to assure everyone this is not a paid advertisement, I just felt like it was the least I could do to show my gratitude.

Cheers,

Jeff

21.01.11 by Jeff

Mammoth Friday Giveaway #3

Our Mammoth Fridays continue! One 8×10 print given away every friday this month, courtesy of Mammoth Collection! So who wants this one? You will be able to pick any print from the collection but another one of my personal favourites is this one by Karina Eibatova!

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14.01.11 by Jeff

Mammoth Friday Giveaway #2

Our Mammoth Fridays continue! One 8×10 print given away every friday this month, courtesy of Mammoth Collection! So who wants this one? You will be able to pick any print from the collection but if it were me, I’d pick this one by Tom Edwards!

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11.01.11 by Jeff

VIRB Giveaway!

Many of you need a better website, I know this because I visit them everyday. My friends at VIRB have created some beautifully simple portfolios and are offering a 10-day free trial right now! They also want to give two of you free websites for life!

So who needs one?

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11.01.11 by Jeff

Food Is Fun

The team at Anorak have released an amazing book called “Food Is Fun” filled with great recipes and food-related fun for kids (and grown-ups too). I love everything Anorak does!

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07.01.11 by Jeff

Mammoth Friday Giveaway #1

The good guys at Mammoth Collection (based in Victoria, BC) are letting me give away an 8×10 print every friday this month! So who wants the first one? You will be able to pick any print from the collection but my first choice would be this one by Luke Ramsey!

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