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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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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:

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GrokLaw is needed now, more … Continue reading

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Technical Plot Holes in NBC’s Revolution

I’ve been amused over the last several days by NBC’s Revolution.  The setting is a near future in which electrical power has been shut off for about fifteen years.  More precisely, electronic gadgets of any kind don’t work.  The show … 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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Harper Passes a Loonie, Fools Nobody

I have made no secret of my disdain for Steven Harper’s leadership.  It’s very unCanadian in that he seems to lead without compromise and without listening.  You could argue that this is a legitimate style of leadership in that it … 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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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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The End of the “PSTN” As We Know It

… and I feel fine?  Doesn’t scan.
I’ve said to my friends that the end of the phone network can be predicted by the things that replace it.  In particular, it’s possible to dial “dave@daveg.ca” from a sufficiently savvy device.  How … 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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MMS: Multimedia Messaging Stumble

There’s many cartels left in the world that artifically inflate prices. Today we’re going to talk about SMS. It doesn’t take higher mathematics to realize that SMS as data transfer is hundreds of time more expensive (at 5 … Continue reading

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