We Have Moved

27 10 2010

The new site is here.

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Mobile Kitchen Pictures

3 07 2010





Fifth Business

9 06 2010

Fifth, Five, Pentagon





We’re Back

9 06 2010

And the animals are helping. We have put a deposit on a 22′ Trailer with a Mobile Kitchen. We are looking for a double deep fryer – propane powered.





Us Now Film

16 12 2008

Found from the P2P Foundation Blog:

And from the Us Now Film website:

Paul Miller from the School of Everything states in his interview that citizens are going to start “going around the side (of) government” to achieve the outcomes that they care about.  In this vien, his project “School of Everything” sets out to facilitate an education system from outside government.  The project won the New Statesman’s  ”Inform and Educate” prize.





Couple of Posts on Social Media / Community Managers

16 12 2008

via Read Write Web:

A community manager is someone who communicates with a company’s users/customers, development team and executives and other stake holders in order to clarify and amplify the work of all parties. They probably provide customer service, highlight best use-cases of a product, make first contact in some potential business partnerships and increase the public visibility of the company they work for.

and from the comments on the above post something from onlinemarketerblog.com.

Even more illuminating is this excerpt from a TreeHugger article:

Yet, there is a bigger story. The law has been rendered out of date because the Internet facilitates new modes of production and organization that enable thousands of people to connect, share and work together in ways that were previously limited to larger, well-organized and well-funded companies. As scholars such as Yochai Benkler and Clay Shirky have persuasively argued, these modes of production provide great promise.

Ride sharing is an obvious example. Before the widespread use of the Internet, small scale ride sharing organization was possible, whether through ride boards in schools or announcements at community events. Those methods hardly posed a threat to established bus services, however. Once thousands began to connect online at virtually no cost, a parallel, community-created ride-sharing service emerged that now challenges established firms for market share.

Many businesses that have relied upon their ability to aggregate and organize as a competitive advantage now find themselves facing similar challenges. Whether it is the remarkable success of Wikipedia as a peer-created online knowledge sharing site, the emergence of Craigslist as a dominant, free classified advertising marketplace, the viability of user-generated content to attract massive audiences, or the use of social networking sites such as Facebook for advocacy purposes, the network economy offers as an “industrial scale” organizing tool at a fraction of the conventional cost.





BC Ferries.

12 12 2008

I had an interesting conversation here today with a friend of mine.  He is great at brainstorming ideas to make money but doesnt follow thru with them. (Fifth you should talk to him more) He mentioned about promoting Horseback adventures for folks who would like to ride their horse from say the Lower Mainland up the Sunshine Coast and even as far as Texada.  I thought this would make a great opportunity to promote “enviro friendly” holidays. As the customer would be riding their own horses there would be no cost to us for insurance or anything, but we could plan their trip and take care of the little hassles for them.  For a small fee of course  lol. So thinking along these lines, I got on the phone to BC Ferries and was informed that no one can take a horse on board unless it is in a trailer.  I replied that I have seen many people take pets aboard and there doesnt seem to be a problem with that.  I said I would even be willing to pay the motorcycle fare for the horse as it is my mode of transportation.  They are looking into that for me.  I will re-post when I hear back from them.  Let me know what you think.