Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – Tech solutions looking for problems

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – Tech solutions looking for problems

AME Roundup 2019 in Vancouver, BC, finished on 31 January 2019, and here is my final post about some of the events. (Previous post: 4. Innovation Hub, Additions to the Geoscience Toolbox, Jan 30, 2019) 5. Innovation Hub, The latest technologies, Jan 31, 2019 Seven tech companies presented their solutions to improving the appearance and accessibility […]

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – Additions to the Geoscience Toolbox to prevent “noodling”

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – Additions to the Geoscience Toolbox to prevent “noodling”

AME Roundup 2019 in Vancouver, BC, finished on 31 January 2019, and here are my observations about some of the events. (Previous post: 3. New Afton: An overview of a successful BC block cave – New Gold Inc.) 4. Innovation Hub, Additions to the Geoscience Toolbox, Jan 30, 2019 The Innovation Hub at Roundup 2019 featured […]

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – Overview of a successful BC block cave – New Gold Inc.

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – Overview of a successful BC block cave – New Gold Inc.

AME Roundup 2019 in Vancouver, BC, finished on 31 January 2019, and here are my observations about some of the events. (Previous post: Mining Methods and Sorting Systems to upgrade BC Porphyry Mines – UBC) 3. New Afton: An overview of a successful BC block cave – New Gold Inc. The catch with new technologies is […]

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – Mining methods and sorting systems

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – Mining methods and sorting systems

AME Roundup 2019 in Vancouver, BC, finished on 31 January 2019, and here are my observations about some of the events. (Previous post: The BC Copper Advantage, Jan. 29, 2019) 2. Mining Methods and Sorting Systems to upgrade BC Porphyry Mines – UBC The strongest statement Dr. Bern Klein of the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining […]

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – BC Copper Advantage

Observations on AME Roundup 2019 – BC Copper Advantage

AME Roundup 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), finished on 31 January 2019, and here are my observations about some of the events, presented in 5 posts over this week. 1. The BC Copper Advantage, Jan. 29, 2019 Electrical framework for Mining in British Columbia – BC Hydro Sam Jones, Manager, Customer Interconnections and Policy […]

Can the professions be funny? Here’s the how-to of humour

Can the professions be funny? Here’s the how-to of humour

The most used “shtick” in advertising, and the one that goes wrong most often, is humour. You have all seen cringe-worthy commercials that make you wish you could just bop whoever wrote it on the head, or go off and poke about in the fridge while it’s on. Writers of commercials that use comedic techniques have […]

Nobody dabbles at dentistry – and they shouldn’t dabble at business development

Nobody dabbles at dentistry – and they shouldn’t dabble at business development

Seth Godin usually hits the nail on the head in his micro-posts. One of the things he recently pointed out is that some jobs really do need to be done by accredited professionals, for good reason. But what then of the jobs that are perceived as “fun” or something anyone can do? “Nobody dabbles at […]

I abhor the Nestlé Pure Life commercial – here’s why

I abhor the Nestlé Pure Life commercial – here’s why

I just hate this commercial. Every time I see it I get absolutely furious. It is patently, obviously, in-your-face WRONG on just about every level. This is the latest Nestlé bottled water commercial, showing on Canadian TV. It shows a well-dressed, well-fed little white girl, complete with safety goggles, drinking  bottled water and asking “what can […]

How to make a safety video that isn’t unwatchable

How to make a safety video that isn’t unwatchable

Safety videos. Oh dear. Yawn. Bo-o-o-o-ring. ZZZZzzzzzz. On April 17, 2018, an in-flight accident on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 proved that people mostly do not notice, watch or obey safety information. On this flight, debris from an engine failure smashed a window on the plane. A rupture of this kind in the body of an aircraft […]

Atlas Obscura wins 2018 Webby Award for travel site

Atlas Obscura wins 2018 Webby Award for travel site

Happy news! Atlas Obscura – which I praised in a previous blog post – has won a Webby Award for best travel site. To be exact, on April 24, 2018, they received the 2018 Webby People’s Voice Award in the Travel Site category. This means that the Atlas Obscura team has got the connections between the […]