I want to thank you so much - for those of you who have taken the time to write in about the telus porn cellular phone issue which I wrote about on February 7th. Blog reader Sharon wrote to say that she has been given the following email address (thank you Sharon!) for direct contact on this subject:
I've often felt like David going up against Goliath in battling to keep companies clean and accountable. I have boycotted products from large companies when I've found their advertising to be objectionable - someone has to stand up for the kids. I believe in my heart of hearts that companies will listen if enough customers stand up and demand they be accountable. These companies, after all operate on the bottom line - money and if there is enough outcry from their customer base we DO have the power to change things.
Photo by Laurie Petrini - workshop student
of her six toed manx cat!
I enjoyed helping Miles run his workshop on Picasa last night, at the school. There were 13 students, many of them seniors. I learned a thing or two myself! If you are not into professional photography and are looking for a simple, yet powerful photo sorting and editing software you could not go wrong to download Google's Picasa. I had no idea there were so many features available - and its free. I will feature Picasa as today's Handy Tip.
I was supposed to help today, all day at a workshop for Miles gifted students, using the Bryce 3D software, but I was up late in the night and early this morning with a nagging cough and Miles insisted I stay home and take care of myself. I feel terrible leaving him with this huge task, but I know I don't want to give this to the kids. I barely made it through last night's workshop. Thankfully, he will have some extra hands today with a teacher coming from Keremeos, and our dear friend Melanie Olsen as well.