Archives for: August 2005

The Ancestor's Tale : Richard Dawkins

08/25/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Books, Science
This has got to be one of my favourite books of all time. I've read some of Dawkins' books before, such as The Blind Watchmaker, and always enjoyed them, but this book is utterly, utterly amazing. Far from being the usual small book trying to prove one… more »

Phishers - II

08/13/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Internet
They (though it may be a different "they") are at it again (as if they'd ever stop, of course), on another one of my accounts. This one uses more nasty, urgent language. You can dress it this attempt to con people into going against their better… more »

Vat Meat

08/13/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Science
It's starting to happen. Serious research into creating meat from cells has already begun. I just noticed one of the headlines recently, but this has been going on for a while. One reason being, if you're going to remain in space for a long time, taking… more »


08/11/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Internet
I get a number of phishing e-mails dropped in my e-mail box. What's that? This is nastier than spam. These are criminals in every sense of the word, imitating an emergency or account update from an institution that you might belong to, such as eBay,… more »

On The Hubris Of Tooth Doctors

08/10/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, People, Science
Okay, it's a rant, I admit. Despite many a dentist I've met that's nice, there are some I've met and some observations I've made that have, over the years, painted a picture of arrogance and mythology amongst dentists and orthodontists that I find… more »

Tradesmen: Peak Painting

08/10/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Tradesmen
I have nothing but good to say about these guys. Mike Evans is a young guy, enthusiastic and professional. I'm not sure he needs my word of recommendation, because he and his band of painters are quite busy here in Calgary, but heartily recommend him I… more »

Fruit Festival

08/07/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Attractions, Gardening
We just got back from the Alberta Prairie Fruit Festival up by Elnora, at one of our favourite garden haunts, D'n'A Gardens. This was a friendly little festival, with some surprisingly entertaining and informative speakers. more »