Yearly Archives: 2006

Coolest pencil ever

December 29, 2006 Comments Off on Coolest pencil ever

So here’s about the coolest writing implement ever – a pen made of solid metal. Apparently, back in the day, people used metal or silver pens to write on specially treated paper. This pen harks back to those days, except ... Read More »

Merry Christmas!

December 26, 2006 1 Comment »

From me and mine to you and yours, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Read More »

Sci-Fi writer

December 22, 2006 Comments Off on Sci-Fi writer

I’ve been reading Hassenpfeffer too much, I guess, since all Edward’s ideas seem like good ones. Here’s the latest: I am: Arthur C. Clarke Well known for nonfiction science writing and for early promotion of the effort toward space travel, ... Read More »

Time Mag has insulted you

December 21, 2006 1 Comment »

So there is a subtext to the person of the year, and it’s not about computers or YouTube or user-generated content. The subtext is that YOU?the Person of the Year?are apparently an idiot. It makes sense. In fact, that’s why ... Read More »


December 19, 2006 1 Comment »

Priceless: Mom, could you tell me how monkeys poop? — Caleb Totally nonchalant&# Read More »

2006 year in review

December 16, 2006 1 Comment »

You know it’s a big year when Bill Gates says he’s stepping down?and that’s one of the smaller stories. In 2006, MySpace and YouTube reinvented the Web, AOL gave away free memberships, Microsoft joined the security business, Sony and Toshiba ... Read More »

Meme me

December 14, 2006 1 Comment »

Via Hassenpfeffer, this meme is meta – go back over the year’s blog and give the first sentence of the first post from each month. As did Edward, I’ve also given the title of the post. I’ve also included the ... Read More »

Unfortunate but true

December 14, 2006 1 Comment »

Have we seen one shred of evidence that any Liberal is contrite about the theft of millions of taxpayer dollars? Or are they mostly sorry they got caught. The public’s short memory may doom us to more years of Liberal ... Read More »

Global Warming bonanza

December 11, 2006 Comments Off on Global Warming bonanza

Meet the world’s top destroyer of the environment. It is not the car, or the plane,or even George Bush: it is the cow. A United Nations report has identified the world’s rapidly growing herds of cattle as the greatest threat ... Read More »

On global warming… again…

December 7, 2006 3 Comments »

This column is behind the SP’s subscription wall, so I’ve put the text after the jump, but basically it argues from this scientist’s paper that we are arrogant to assume that humans had much to do with changing the earth’s ... Read More »

I speak English good!

December 2, 2006 5 Comments »

Your Vocabulary Score: A Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary! You must be quite an erudite person. How’s Your Vocabulary? (via) Read More »

For our Vancouverite reader(s)…

December 1, 2006 3 Comments »

Heh&# Read More »