Archive for the 'Commentary' Category

Elementary School Tech Support

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

My son attends an elementary school that’s fairly advanced in what they’re offering in the way of classroom technology. The school allows students to bring in their own laptops, has a number of activities that make use of computers, and seems to be doing a good job of integrating this technology into the school environment. […]


Monday, December 22nd, 2008

I was waiting in line at a Wal-Mart tonight when I noticed that by the checkout line there were a variety of rolls of 35mm film near the cash register. People still use those? I can understand having some in the store somewhere, probably with the VHS tapes and blank floppy disks, but the cash […]

Palin on SNL

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin was on SNL last night, and it was the strangest guest appearance by a politican I’ve seen. And I’ve been watching SNL a long time. SNL is a tough gig because it’s Live TV and some of it is improv. John McCain was on SNL a few years ago, […]

VP Debate

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

I watched the US election Vice Presidential debate last night, and wanted to post my thoughts before reading what other people thought. Sarah Palin did better than I expected. From the Katie Couric interviews, my expectations were pretty low, but she seemed like a solid candidate. Joe Biden did better than I expected. I was […]

Popcorn Nirvana

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

About a month and a half ago I mentioned that my old cheapie popcorn maker broke, and that I ordered a replacement. It arrived a few days ago. I also ordered some Wisconsin White Birch popping corn, since I discovered while checking Amazon reviews of popcorn makers that the popcorn you use makes a difference. […]


Sunday, August 17th, 2008

There are a number of Internet businesses that have been based on copyright infringement. YouTube, LimeWire, Napster, BitTorrent, even Google and their cache of web pages was initially deemed infringement (and still is by some people). The thing that lets these businesses survive is the DMCA, strangely enough. Thanks to the DMCA, I can let […]

Labour and Contractions

Monday, July 7th, 2008

I wonder how many geeky dads have spent early morning hours while their wives have been in labour writing contraction timing apps. Too bad they haven’t come up with any good ones. The best one seems to be this one, but I think an Excel spreadsheet works better.

An Analogy

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

A friend of mine plays World of Warcraft, and for a while, took over the market for a particular item in the Warcraft auction house. Let’s say it was Khorium Ore. Buddy logs in, buys up all the Khorium that’s for sale for less than a certain amount, and then lists it for sale at […]

iPhone Price Plans Announced

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Rogers Sucks.

Happy Family Day!

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Today is Family Day, a new holiday created in Ontario because there wasn’t a holiday in February and our government thought it would be a good idea. So put up your family tree, watch some old episodes of Family Ties, and spend some time with your family. That is, if you’re not one of the […]