The Internet gives every business a chance to achieve success. As a certified Google Partner, Radar Hill is inviting you to join us for a free Google event where you’ll hear from digital marketing and advertising specialists about the latest insights into the healthcare industry. Continue reading
Imagine your leg has fallen asleep and is now waking with pins and needles. Then light it on fire.
Two years ago (2013) I contracted this nasty infection called cellulitis. I remember sitting at my desk trying to convince myself that I had the energy to ride my motorcycle home safely. Turns out I did make it home safely that afternoon two years ago but after the ride home it was three days before I got out of bed. I only got out of bed at Tracy’s (my wife) insistence that I was really sick. Continue reading
For a deaf person, a group conversation is a difficult situation. For most people, it’s a great opportunity, with ideas flowing and all kinds of social cues going out. For a deaf person, it’s usually an exhausting confusion as they try to hold the thread of a conversation that’s changing every instant.
Over the years I’ve heard of and investigated lots of options for solving this problem. The usual ones are:
- Get an interpreter (I don’t know sign language though)
- Hire a live captioner (120 bucks an hour makes for a pretty expensive Friday night at your buddy’s house)
- Get a friend to help you (not a single person on earth who has a long enough attention span)
- Only hang out in small groups (makes for a dull social life)
- Say “what?” a lot (at least my friends find it entertaining, even if I don’t)
When I heard about Transcense’s IndieGoGo fundraiser and beta program, I contacted them right away. They’re making a phone app that captions speech in real-time, separating different speakers with different coloured speech balloons. Continue reading
A few weeks ago on Nov 1st, Recyclistas Bike Shop hosted an Alleycat race. It was organized by Radar Hill programmer Shannon Graham and sponsored by our client, Accent Inns.
On Saturday night, the day after Halloween, 23 racers and their respective cheerleading factions met at Recyclistas to find out where the race would take them. Everyone drew a slip of paper out of an envelope to get the location of the first checkpoint, and at 7:30 on the dot, raced off on their bicycles into the night. Continue reading
NOTICE: We’ve just received word that Canada’s blood inventory has hit a “critically low level”, and could result in hospitals across the country being unable to meet demand. Canadian Blood Services is extending clinic hours to try and reverse the situation, and is asking for O and A blood type people in particular to come in and donate.
Here at Radar Hill we’ve recently joined up with Canadian Blood Service’s Partners For Life program. It’s a pretty neat program where you pledge a minimum number of blood donations for your company to make each year. Employers, employees, friends and family members can all be part of your PFL group, so long as they don’t already belong to an existing group at another company or organization.
Due to our small office size (10 staff), we’re pledged to donate 15 times in a year. Some of our team members are donating for the first time this year, while others are old veterans at the clinic. It’s great to see so many people taking part.
Here are a few simple tips that will make your next blood donation appointment a snap:
- Make an appointment to donate, either online or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE;
- Drink water and juice, not coffee, before your appointment. This will speed up your ‘blood letting’ and keep you hydrated;
- Eat high iron foods (kale or any other green vegetable, and red meat or fish) in the days leading up to your donation;
- Have a snack before heading to the clinic;
- Wear a dark-coloured shirt that has sleeves that roll up easily;
- Take all the cookies and juice you want after donating;
- Get special donor cards and pins as you hit new donation goals.
Thank you. Thank you so much for taking the time to save lives. By donating blood you are saving lives.