Category Archives: fail

The Social Inequity of Keurig and Other Cartridge Systems

I’ve been try­ing to decide what it is that so annoys me about the Keurig and oth­er Car­tridge Sys­tems.  At first, one could eas­i­ly decry the Keurig for envi­ron­men­tal waste.  Giv­en their mar­ket, how­ev­er, it was inevitable that they would … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Seats, Feet and Righteous Indignation — Judgemental Treatment of Others is Unjust

I haven’t been com­pelled to write some­thing in awhile, but this pic­ture and the accom­pa­ny­ing sto­ry at the star moti­vat­ed me. From the arti­cle, it seems it’s gone quite viral.  It seems top­i­cal in ref­er­ence to my last arti­cle “Life … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Day Break Mill: Searching for Red Fife Wheat…

I’ve been search­ing online for places to buy Red Fife flour and my search lead me to the page of Day Break Mill.  I imme­di­ate­ly hit the “con­tact us” but­ton so that I could deter­mine where they were.  While I … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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32 Bit Counters: Fail

This post is large­ly a reac­tion to this piece of news: that YouTube/Google nev­er expect­ed the num­ber of views of a YouTube video to exceed the capac­i­ty of a 32 bit counter or 2147483648 views.  This is very Bill Gates … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Ice Storm Christmas Chez Nous

We were lucky.  We were with­out pow­er for rough­ly 6 hours (and asleep for most of it).  Many peo­ple here in Ontario (and the North East­ern por­tion of North Amer­i­ca) had a Christ­mas with­out pow­er and were with­out pow­er for … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Captcha, Gotcha?

Blank + five = eleven.  Six, right?  Are any of you real peo­ple get­ting flum­moxed by this?  Appar­ent­ly the SPAMers are.  This site has gone from 5 to 10 SPAM com­ments per day to less than 2 SPAM com­ments per … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Captcha: blank + 15 = 21

I’ve start­ed using a Captcha for the com­ments.  Over and above the spam pro­tec­tion I’ve been using, I’ve been delet­ing more than 10 spam posts per day.  This is just a nui­sance, but it has become a nui­sance that is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I call HorseHockey!

In the pre­vi­ous arti­cle, I called out Stephen Harp­er, Canada’s Prime Min­is­ter for being Dick­ish.  To some, that would be inap­pro­pri­ate, but to a world where most peo­ple trust The Com­e­dy Net­work as their pri­ma­ry source of news, it is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Open the Floodgates…

Open the flood­gates.  Open the blog.  Open the soft­ware.  Open the gov­ern­ment.
Open
Your
Mind

Dra­mat­ic words, no?  Mean­ing­less words?  Some would have you believe. Con­sid­er “open” for a moment.
Open the Flood­gates
At it’s most sim­ple, “open” rep­re­sents the flow of ideas that is sud­den­ly … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Happy New Year: The Year of Windows FAIL?

It’s dif­fi­cult to avoid a lit­tle schaden­freude, espe­cial­ly when you feel the vic­tim is wor­thy.  I’ve already said some of what I feel about Win­dows 8.  So it is with a lit­tle glee that I read on Slashot that Win­dows … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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