I’ve started blogging again. Look for my posts starting tomorrow.
TorStar, owner of the Toronto Star, has started up a new virtual property called Star Business Club. Aimed primarily at entrepreneurs, it features news, case studies and offers for business owners.
Facebook recently announced they are (finally) going to focus on mobile. This is after a few mobile missteps (like a very late iPad app, and an iPad app that still doesn’t support timeline, their flagship offering this year). Well their most recent move is to bring out the Camera app.
Similar to messenger, this app isolates a small part of Facebook into a single app. That app has only limited functionality. Why Facebook wants to do this I have no idea. They did spend a billion dollars on instagram, but the new app has no filters. *shrugs*
I don’t think there is a master plan here, but at least they could keep the apps more up-to-date.
I’ve noticed lately that my email account is getting scam emails pretending to be Facebook notifications. Timely enough, Moneyville wrote this article about identifying email scams.
As a Project Management Professional, you must maintain a certain number of professional development credits every renewal cycle. As a procrastinator, I left many of my credits to my last year and rushed to finish many of the courses and credits. Hopefully others will find this list useful.
PDU’s for work experience – 5 PDU’s can be claimed for work in the project management field. Most professional project managers will easily qualify for these PDU’s which will can account for 15 of the total 60 that you require.
Self-directed Learning – there’s an excellent weekly podcast that I’ve been listening to. They cover a broad range of topics and range from 30m to 1h – a perfect length for a morning commute. You can get a list of podcasts here and how to claim them.
The PMI website hosts a number of e-learning courses that range from 1-2 PDU’s each. At about $25 each they are very cost effective and the topics are quite relevant. I highly recommend the one on healthcare and project management. They are available in the Marketplace under Publication Quizzes.
Once you purchase them, log into the PMI website and navigate to the e-learning section to take the course and complete the quiz.
For the first time, you’re able to compare vital statistics of hospitals right across Canada. The Toronto Star has compiled the information for Toronto’s hospitals.
While I”m sure there will be public and media uproar about the performance of Toronto hospitals in the short term, in the long term I can only see benefits to patients from this type of transparency. Similar to how the Wait Times has allowed hospitals to track and improve (and provide public scrutiny) of their performance.
The full hospital list is available at the Canadian Hospital Reporting Project.
Kickstarter had a few really good ideas when it started, but most of them now just appear to be “online panhandling”. Gizmodo has “quit” kickstarter and I think most people will as well.
Last week TD updated their mobile app to allow making trades on TD Waterhouse accounts. While the UI leaves a lot to be desired, I believe they are the first brokerage to do so.