Category Archives: Rant

Rant­i­ng is a Cana­di­an Tra­di­tion!

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Deter­min­ing what I real­ly want is hard.  Adver­tis­ing tries every day and fails mis­er­ably.  It’s even hard for me and thus down­right impos­si­ble for my close fam­i­ly and friends.  Occa­sion­al­ly, my fam­i­ly mem­bers will make an unusu­al­ly inspired choice.  Some­times … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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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Life is not Fair

Humans have a strong sense of fair­ness. To be fair is to be in bal­ance with one’s fel­low humans. Like any met­ric involv­ing humans, how­ev­er, fair­ness suf­fers from hav­ing too much just as much as hav­ing too lit­tle.
To lit­tle real … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Reboot Groklaw.net: an Open Letter to PJ.

The NSA is scary.  I get it.  I have slight­ly less sym­pa­thy for you (a U.S. cit­i­zen) as I am not a U.S. cit­i­zen — which makes my sit­u­a­tion all-the-more pre­car­i­ous, BUT:
GrokLaw is need­ed now, more than ever.  The war against … 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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FSF/GNU Petition against UEFI Secure Boot

The folks over at GNU have a peti­tion up regard­ing UEFI Secure Boot.  Before those of you who don’t read my com­put­er tech­ni­cal arti­cles flip away: con­sid­er that this is very impor­tant and that I will try to min­i­mize the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Cisco né Linksys Managed Switch SRW2008

For some time, my home net­work has been suck­ing and with that suck­ing, has been real­ly hard to diag­nose.  I final­ly (this week­end) fig­ured out it was the Linksys né Cis­co 8 port giga­bit switch; the SRW2008 that I had … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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