Archive for the 'Society' Category

So I just had brain surgery…

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 • 2:09 pm

I don’t usually share personal stuff here, but it went well, and it’s done, so I feel fortunate to be able to talk about it and share some of my (slightly amputated) thoughts on the whole process, especially when it comes to the “user-friendliness” of the thing, and boy, they sure could use some help […]

More » The art of wasting people’s time

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 • 7:10 pm

It really is mind-boggling. Bell Canada Entreprises (BCE) is the leading telecommunications company here in Canada. Due to long-standing monopoly or near-monopoly conditions in many parts of the country, including my little corner of the woods, I have little choice but to be one of their customers. For example, they are the only wireless provider […]

More » on Prince CD giveaway

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 • 9:25 am

Shockingly bad journalism, but an interesting perspective nonetheless.

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New Paul Weller & Graham Coxon EP available world-wide in DRM-free MP3 format

Friday, July 6th, 2007 • 4:01 pm

Another store with no geographic restrictions.

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The slow death of the middle man: Prince, record stores, iTunes and the music industry

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007 • 6:28 pm

Yet more nonsense from the record industry and retailers.

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Back from France

Sunday, May 13th, 2007 • 11:01 am

Paris, wine, food, presidential elections and a new iMac for my mum.

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Prince at the Super Bowl: What phallic symbol?

Monday, February 5th, 2007 • 4:44 pm

When will America grow up about sex?

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Automatic phone bill payments with Aliant: The absurdity continues

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 • 11:35 am

When you do everything on time and you are still “late.”

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Statistics Canada’s 2006 Census form: Is it a checkbox or a radio button?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 • 8:27 am

What’s the language that you first learned? Check.

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New York Times article on broken iPods

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 • 3:14 pm

Apparently, there are millions of disgruntled iPod users out there.

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In a world gone mad…

Monday, February 13th, 2006 • 6:32 pm

… people get arrested for asking for quiet in a cinema!

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God, Bush, Fuck

Friday, October 7th, 2005 • 8:50 am

Free speech in the Bush era

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Automatic phone bill payments with Aliant: Modern world absurdity

Friday, September 16th, 2005 • 2:30 pm

In which we see that user interface flaws are everywhere in this modern world.

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Los Angeles Times on wineries causing smog

Monday, August 22nd, 2005 • 9:51 am

Attacking global warming from another angle…

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Space-time warp

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 • 4:19 am

In the June 25, 2005 issue of The Globe And Mail, science journalist Dan Falk writes: … speed is equal to distance multiplied by time… Yikes. I am guessing that Dan Falk is having a rather difficult time defending himself by arguing that “multiplied” was a typo for “divided“. Just guessing. Then again, today is […]

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