Category Archives: fail

LED Corncob FAIL.

I have final­ly exhaust­ed my sup­ply of incan­des­cent light bulbs and thus decid­ed to buy an LED corn­cob light.  I live in Cana­da and for the major­i­ty of the year, the heat from a light bulb is not wast­ed.  In … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Compliments Lost in Translation

I post­ed a bit about the spam on this site before.  It’s not like I have that many read­ers, but as far as I can tell, it’s worth a lot of Google Kudos ™ to get your site linked by … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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IFlop? Bad iPad3 reviews a significant first

I haven’t said much about all things Apple on my blog thus far… and maybe I should have.  The “curat­ed” appli­ca­tion expe­ri­ence has many hid­den con­sumer pit­falls includ­ing loss of pri­va­cy, but loss of con­trol over our own com­put­er devices … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Banks, Being Banks, are Wasteful

There’s not much love for banks these days, but they hon­est­ly bring it on them­selves.  What with the risky lend­ing, the gov­ern­ment bailouts and the cushy bonus­es paid to fat cat boss­es, it would seem that yet anoth­er post crit­i­ciz­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Toronto Parking Ticket Wrong

I was out and about this week.  My jour­ney found me some­what “down­town” Toron­to.  This par­tic­u­lar inci­dent found me near Yonge and Shep­pard (in fact on a lit­tle street that runs north from Shep­pard par­al­lel to Yonge).  This is all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My Exploding Waterheater Experience

Unless you’re a Myth­buster, I don’t think you com­mon­ly wake up in the morn­ing think­ing that you will see an explod­ing water­heater, espe­cial­ly your own.  In def­er­ence to real­i­ty, I sup­posed it was more prop­er­ly an “explod­ed” water­heater, but the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Edible Lockout Locks … Environmentally Friendly?

Two Lab­Safe­ty posts in a row?  I just had to con­tin­ue here.  We’re going to be talk­ing about green locks that are red.  Real­ly.
Accord­ing to the descrip­tion, these lock­out locks are green because a) they con­tain no PVC and b) … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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New Image: Fail

By-the-way: There’s a new image at the top of the site.  Not that I was spent a lot of time look­ing for it, or that I’m mak­ing some deci­sion about how the site will look or how images at the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Parking Meter Fail

It’s fun­ny how and why things fail.  I sup­pose this is the start of a new series (real­ly… I don’t have more series than posts, real­ly…).  In this case, we have a park­ing meter fail.  Why?  Because it said so.
This would … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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