Category Archives: Life

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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Mike Duffy: Not the Story I Originally Expected

For most of the Sen­ate scan­dal sto­ry, I have to admit that I was laugh­ing at Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin.  I shouldn’t have been.  I’m savvy enough to know that Harp­er is a Dick (cap­i­tal-D Dick), but the spin … 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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Back in the (Somewhat Random) Saddle

I have been slack­ing.  I even have sev­er­al posts pret­ty much ready and I’ve been slack­ing.  To be com­plete­ly hon­est with myself, I think my father’s death last year affect­ed my desire to express myself more than I thought.  He … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I Have NOT Been Slashdotted

The rumors of my being slash­dot­ted are great­ly exag­ger­at­ed — or at least per­pet­u­at­ed in denial by me.  Imag­ine my sur­prise when I noticed this arti­cle on Slash­dot.  It men­tions a “tech writer” named “David Gilbert.”  This might be one … 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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Christmas Trees and the Need for Less Speed

Fresh in from the “We Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Depart­ment, we have two news sto­ries to share.  From some­where ran­dom in the US, we have two guys try­ing to launch their Christ­mas Tree with Rock­ets and from Can­more Alber­ta … 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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Is Advertising Really Necessary?

Do we real­ly need adver­tis­ing?  Put more point­ed­ly, do we real­ly need the por­tion of our indus­try that con­nives to con­vince us to buy things?  These ques­tions came to mind while lis­ten­ing to the CBC radio news sto­ry today decry­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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