Enter the Infomatrix!

Aloha #nerds, @nerdettes and 1eetSpeekrz alike! Patrice Nortel here, freshly drafted by Ouimet to hit the Teamakers technology beat! OK, here goes …

More @Penne Noodles in #Styrofoam Please!

Looks like every Toronto CBCer’s favourite place to meet and eat is moving into that big cyber-atrium we call the web. OOH LA LA is now on Twitter!

The site is still in beta right now. Looks like it’s being built offshore. You can get a sneak peek here:


Once they finally unroll this thing, I’ll be checking every 10 minutes to see what kind of toppings the producers of Tapestry get on their bagels!

CBC Museum Relocating to CD-ROM

Nowadays, saving a few dollars on real estate costs is a helpful step in keeping us all around, enthused, and quietly plotting to bump 25-year old casuals back to the soup lines.

Explore nearly 75 years of innovative, challenging and mostly English-accented on-air poo-pooing the quick and easy way. These richly documented folders of JPEG images have been carefully indexed and resized by archivists at the Corp for viewing on just about any PC.

Travel back in the CBC time machine to a golden era when radio careers started – not ended – with razor blades and hallucinations!


A CBCer writes:

Patrice, I really want to watch the io! portal video streams for all these important meetings of late. Every time I click on the link, I just get a blank, busted page. Any quick tips to get this working?
– Static in Saskatoon

Hey Static – don’t get in a tizzy – just remember that we’re not simply making a web page link to a video. More, we are striving to deliver a rich media user experience across a world-wide, in-house broadband network-enabled and supported microcomputer system.

As my grandmother used to say “you can’t pick your nose and expect to pull out a raisin!”

With io!, you can pull out raisins every day! This handy link should make it all a LOT simpler for the next announcement … jot it down on a post-it so you don’t forget.

https://portals/portal/intranet/new_Document/io/Microsoft Shared Data Objects/rich-content/media/logiciels/doc!Root/../_~Shared Microsoft Media/Context/io/Media/—Carnovale_cellPhone/#/Server/TORNWS/pub/scope/My Documents and Settings/Solitaire/—webclips/assets/programs/network/io/io/io/stream 99203049– –2920494920HXSKDIIWJ@H#.aspx

Well, that’s about it for now. Keep sending in those tough tech questions and scorching bits of gossip from inside the CBC firewall to patrice.nortel@gmail.com. Full anonymity/pseudonimity is guaranteed!


  1. patricenortelrulestheuniverse.blogspot.com
    Posted April 24, 2009 at 4:40 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    “Allan said…

    Not a big fan of links that cause mischief, Patrice.
    You laugh, while the rest of us are inconvenienced.”

    This comment really shows Allan’s true colours, eh? The idea of others contributing to the site makes him squirm.

    Instead of just saying welcome aboard to Patrice, he has to try and slap him on the wrist like a dour old high school principal.

    Get used to it, Allan. Pseudonymous laughs at you for being such a bully!

    Anonymi are making a comeback to TM, so don’t get any funny ideas that you can boss any contributor around for things posted to ‘your’ TV blog that you may not like.

    Go piss on some other fire hydrant.

  2. Johnny Happypants
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 6:04 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Best post here in a long, long time. Thank you.


  3. Vigilante
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 9:34 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    He’s mine if he ain’t gay, FO. Look at him so cute with his Ghostbusters shirt on gettin’ freaky with the geeky.

    I just wanna dunk him in my latte.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 5:13 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    You laugh, while the rest of us are inconvenienced.Sums up *your presence on Teamakers to a T!

  5. Fake Ouimet
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    This Nortel can hash my tag anytime!


  6. Anonymous
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    wow, I didn’t think the posts here could get any lamer, but…

  7. Allan
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Not a big fan of links that cause mischief, Patrice.
    You laugh, while the rest of us are inconvenienced.

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