A freewheelin' jitterbug with the cohones to bring it, put it on the table and back it up. Terrance Gavan makes no apologies for his style. Humor is integral to every part of his life. Gavan is a raconteur, a story-teller, photographer, designer and videographer.
He has worked for The Manitoban, CBC, CJOB, TSN, Canadian Press, United Press International, The Winnipeg Sun, Interlake Publishing, Sun Media, Runge Press, and the County Voice.
He is a web designer, video producer and writer. An award winning poet, Gavan shys away from the mundane and chooses to eschew trite tripe.
Opinions are usually entrenched and always should be taken with a grain of salt and a note that sometimes the Gav is just having you on.
Yahoo announced they will acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion this afternoon. The news comes about a year after Facebook snatched up the hot startup Instagram. In a post-Facebook world, that leaves two large independent social networks: Twitter and Pinterest, the oldest and youngest in the group, respectively. I wanted to get a sense of the [...]
It’s easy to assume that a global Internet, with all its promise of scaled communication and education and democratization, will eventually help to foster democracy. But it’s also not entirely accurate to assume that. In a conversation with The Atlantic‘s Steve Clemons yesterday evening, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen — co-Googlers and co-authors of The New [...]
Since 2005, a team at NASA has been monitoring meteoroid explosions on the surface of the moon. In March, they announced yesterday, they observed an explosion so bright it would have been visible from Earth without a telescope. “For about one second,” NASA said in a statement, “the impact site was glowing like a 4th [...]
Fort Irwin is a U.S. army base nearly the size of Rhode Island, located in the Mojave Desert about an hour’s drive northeast of Barstow, California. There you will find the National Training Center, or NTC, at which all U.S. troops, from all the services, spend a twenty-one day rotation before they deploy overseas. Sprawling [...]
Computer History Museum Zilog was founded by Intel veterans Federico Faggins and Ralph Ungermann in 1974. Their first microprocessor, the Z80, was a hit. Intel’s products, the company’s Dave House admitted, “kind of got stomped on by Zilog with their Z80.” But Zilog’s success brought trouble in an unlikely form: Exxon. First, Exxon made a [...]
Pre-Hadfieldian! A picture captured by Gordo Cooper aboard Faith 7 (NASA) Imagine being alone, in space. Just you and your shiny spacesuit and your tiny metal capsule, the world splayed beneath you in swaths of blue and swirls of white. The only immediate link to the humans below you being a faint, crackling radio line [...]
Real C. elegans worms squirming in a laboratory agar plate. The have been genetically modified to express fluorescent proteins (Jesper Pedersen). For all the talk of artificial intelligence and all the games of SimCity that have been played, no one in the world can actually simulate living things. Biology is so complex that nowhere on [...]
REPRINTED FROM GAWKER.COM Story by Editor John Cook – Gawker.com The following is a breaking story alleging Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is a crack cocaine user. Editor John Cook says the video detailing Ford smoking from a crack pipe has also been seen by Toronto Star Reporters but the dealer reputed to be a crack [...]
Driving on the moon, 1972 (NASA) In December of 1972, the Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt got to do something awesome: They took a joyride on the moon. A long one. The pair piloted their mission’s Lunar Roving Vehicle 19.3 nautical miles (which is also 22.210 statute miles, or 35.744 kilometers) over [...]
Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (Wikimedia Commons) Nearly sixty years ago — on May 29, 1953 — Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay, became the first humans that we know of to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Their accomplishment was a feat not just of physical prowess, but of procedure. [...]