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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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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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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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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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