Monthly Archives: September 2008

Leavin’ on a jet plane

September 22, 2008 Comments Off on Leavin’ on a jet plane

I found out yesterday that my grandmother is not doing well at all, so I’m flying out tonight to see her.  I’ll arrive in Toronto at 6:17am local, which will be 4:17am my time.  Yikes.  Anyway, there likely won’t be ... Read More »

How does this reflect on our country?

September 18, 2008 1 Comment »

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reviewing complaints from both Americans and Canadians about a Web site columnist who recently described Sarah Palin’s supporters as “white trash,” compared the vice presidential candidate to a “porn actress” and called her daughter’s boyfriend ... Read More »

Canada’s health care system

September 17, 2008 2 Comments »

An interesting article on an controversial report comparing our healthcare system to Western Euoprean models.  According to the study, we spend too much on results that don’t measure up.  More interesting to me (because let’s face it I’m not going to ... Read More »

Fire drill

September 17, 2008 1 Comment »

Look, I understand the need for fire drills/lockdown drills, but did the school really need to tell my five-yr-old son that the reason they have to practice the drill is because there might be someone in the school trying to ... Read More »

Search results

September 16, 2008 Comments Off on Search results

As I’ve mentioned previously, I have been attempting to “massage” the search listings on Google for Ian Hecht and Marturia (although, to be honest, we’ve been the top result for marturia for a while without me having to do anything ... Read More »

Digital life

September 9, 2008 2 Comments »

A recent article from the New York Times highlights some of the trends in social media, including Facebook’s News Feed and Twitter. While the article itself is an interesting dissection of why people use Facebook, what limits people put on ... Read More »


September 8, 2008 Comments Off on Kindergarten

Caleb came home singing a song from kindergarten that I recall from my own time as a 5-yr-old.  When I told him that I’d sung the same song 25-odd years ago, he had a little trouble wrapping his head around ... Read More »


September 7, 2008 5 Comments »

So the Rider organisation has apparently won their bet on Bishop.  Wow!  He tosses 30-yard passes like other QBs toss 10 yards.  The game was a great watch, with a come-from-behind rally of 20 points in the last quarter.  John ... Read More »

Global warming?

September 5, 2008 3 Comments »

Arctic Sees Massive Gain in Ice Coverage Earlier predictions were also wrong because researchers thought thinner ice would melt faster in subsequent years. Instead, according to the NSIDC, the new ice had less snow coverage to insulate it from the ... Read More »


September 4, 2008 5 Comments »

I’ve had my EEE PC 701 for about 6 months now, and last week, we bought Mandi an Acer Aspire One for her to work on.  I decided to do a bit of a comparison to see what had improved ... Read More »

Palin’s speech

September 4, 2008 3 Comments »

I’ll admit it: I didn’t watch Sarah Palin deliver her speech at the Republican convention.  From what I’ve read, people are divided over the delivery: right-wingers think she hit one out of the park, sounding folksy and yet aggressive; left-wingers ... Read More »

Google Chrome

September 3, 2008 2 Comments »

The buzz yesterday and today is that Google has launched a new web browser called Chrome. I haven’t tried it yet (I’m on my locked-down work machine), but you can download the beta here. Google also commissioned a comic book ... Read More »