Tuesday, May 25, 2004


And for those of you who didn't think I was a complete geek!

Too bad it's a Half Life 2 machine and not a Quake 3 box (what is with the gravity in Half Life? Is everything made of marshmallow in that world?)
Socrates and I are actually working up a business model to make custom audio and video editing boxes (and vanity PC's !!)- but we're pretty lazy so it might be next fall ;)


The CBC had better get their heads out of their asses--

-or else I am going to start getting right pissed. The way they were talking on The National tonight you would think the Conservatives had already won Ontario, the West and most of rural British Columbia! Not to mention a handful of East Coast ridings!
If things keep going like this the NDP had better buy some pretty serious attack ads against the conservatives.

Or a small television network--- what are the Aspers up to these days?

Jack Layton, New Democrat leader- should shave off that moustache and be seen actually sleeping with his hot and real-politik Asian wife so voters will think he has some sort of life outside of screaming in scrums in the halls of Parliament. If he can't pull this one together we're in for a long 5 years of bland Liberal majority government or an even worse 5 years of Stephen Harper trying to keep his MP's out of their pages pants and/ or jail.

Not saying Layton would win the election- but the NDP would make a great partner in a minority government.

Monday, May 24, 2004


And they're off!!

My morning television viewing got off to a bad foot as I watched Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin walk down Sussex Drive in Ottawa to the home of Lieutenant Governor Adrienne Clarkson to dissolve Parliament and call a General Election for June 28.

For those of you who don't know squat about the Canadian electoral system check out this site- I'll be writing about this a lot over the next six weeks.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004


India's Congress chooses Singh as PM

India's Congress chooses Singh as PM: "excessive euphoria "

I can't think of a more tragic mis-step in democracy than the leader of a parliamentary party not becoming Prime Minister because of some heckling by the minority members of the government!

Tuesday, May 18, 2004


An immense feeling of cold

I was sitting at work on September 11, 2001, when some of my co-workers started emailing me photos of the World Trade Center on fire, about two thirds of the way up the building.
I then received one showing a plane flying into Tower one- before the fire- and I emailed my co-worker back that it was a nice Photoshop job, and that he should really get back on the phone.
When I went to CNN to see what was going on I couldn't get onto it for 10 minutes, and when I did it was all in text mode- every inch of my body tensed and my mind locked up like the DNS server down in Atlanta that millions of people were pinging for news.

And I thought then and there that the world would never be the same again- and I've been right so far.

I'll write more about this as we go- so keep checking back.

Friday, May 14, 2004


Getting free Launchcast

Launch has recently set some incredibly low threshold on its free service that has annoyed the Hell out of me! I've been using Launch since 2001, long before they were bought by Yahoo! and I've rated some 4000 songs, ect.
So- now all I do is not log in, but just Browse the member stations and start my player that way. I can't rate songs or anything in this mode, or skip songs, but I get to listen to it.
It still stops the feed after 10-12 hours, but I just delete my cookies and it starts all over again.
Leave your email address if you want to be sent a link to my station.

Thursday, May 13, 2004


Problem solved

For some reason J seems to think blog posts shouldn't contain too many full sentences. So, for the ADD generation he seems to want to attract, just skip to the next post. You're part of the problem.

Now that I'm talking to myself again, counting down to my 30th year, I can't help but reevaluate some of the things I always took for granted as a "young" man.

Take war... always unpopular with the college crowd, but at least its helping the overpopulation problem, right? So all we have to do is find something the West wants badly enough in the really ridiculously overpopulated areas, and let history take it's course. Let's see... oil (cheap energy) fucked up the Middle East... Maybe cheap labour can attract the ever-benevolent Capitalists to India. But then again, how would you convince Westerners to buy cheaper foreign products and services?

Even if we could overcome that, would that do it? Since we're already in the neighbourhood, we'd better "save" the Tibetans from the nasty communists. Hey! Let's relocate them to Kashmir, that should keep our newest nuclear family members from killing us all, while providing plenty of reasons for everyone in the region to start solving that overpopulation problem.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004


Crap- I hate today

and even slashdot wants to kick me!

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