Monthly Archives: June 2008

The price of freedom of speech

June 25, 2008 2 Comments »

photo credit: stan So I’m playing late catch-up with the story of Canada’s Human Rights Councils. The French philosopher Voltaire once wrote “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” ... Read More »

Great headline #423

June 24, 2008 Comments Off on Great headline #423

Dating service that bans ugliness comes to Canada Read More »

Turnabout is fair play

June 22, 2008 1 Comment »

Seems reasonable enough&# Read More »

Me me me me meme!

June 17, 2008 2 Comments »

Edward Willet has proposed that folks that read his blog get in on the 123 meme*… so here I go: If that tide should shift against us…   From The Judas Strain by James Rollins – as yet unread, but ... Read More »

It’s Download Day!

June 17, 2008 Comments Off on It’s Download Day!

Today’s the day to download Firefox 3, if you want to help the Mozilla foundation set a world record. Why should you update? The open-source web browser is the fastest and most secure version of Firefox yet. Significant improvements have ... Read More »

The truth hurts?

June 15, 2008 Comments Off on The truth hurts?

This should be raising some eyebrows – it’s a concatenation of the research done on social attitudes of people with particular political leanings. The findings? People who are politically conservative are nicer, more generous, less envious, more charitable, and hug ... Read More »

Nifty tags

June 15, 2008 Comments Off on Nifty tags

I saw over on D’Arcy Norman’s site this new visual tag generator. You input your del.icio.us username, and out pops a graphical representation of the tags you’ve used on bookmark items. Very few surprises in mine, but it still looks ... Read More »

Missed it by — >that< -- much...

June 12, 2008 Comments Off on Missed it by — >that< -- much...

June 10th came and went, and once again, I forgot the most important day of the online year… the blog’s birthday! Happy 6th birthday, blog… it’s been a good, long run, and I foresee more good things in the future! ... Read More »

Write your MP

June 12, 2008 2 Comments »

Do you like recording TV shows you don’t have time to watch when they’re aired?  Do you enjoy only having to buy one copy of your music, and playing it on CD, on your computer and on your MP3 player ... Read More »

Iphone v2

June 9, 2008 1 Comment »

Wow…3G, $200, and Enterprise ready. July 11. In Canada, and 21 other countries. Apple is taking over the world Read More »

Guaranteed to generate controversy

June 9, 2008 Comments Off on Guaranteed to generate controversy

Threat of world Aids pandemic among heterosexuals is over, report admits A quarter of a century after the outbreak of Aids, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has accepted that the threat of a global heterosexual pandemic has disappeared. In the ... Read More »

Funny stuff!

June 7, 2008 2 Comments »

If you, like me, are a fan of LOLcats, you will appreciate their new-ish sister sites, GraphJam and PunditKitchen. A couple of examples: GraphJam PunditKitchen Read More »