Archives for: June 2006


  12:16:09 am, by Nimble   , 45 words  
Categories: Distractions

What We Need More Of Is Science

I must say, I just get a kick out of this video (click 'Watch This Movie'). I wonder what Hawking thinks of his icon status. I'll bet he'd rather just be walking and talking. (Found out that Hawking thinks it's pretty good Spitting Image-style satire) more »


  10:05:22 pm, by Nimble   , 838 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Ethics, People

Future Little Science Experiments

I have a casual plan in mind to call my future children "my little science experiments", with a twinkle in my eye. It's odd to be contemplating children. I feel at once too young and well past old enough. You know it's an investment. You know your… more »
  09:29:42 pm, by Nimble   , 302 words  
Categories: Reviews, Television


After seeing the movie Serenity, Dena and I decided that we might like to see the series. After picking it up from HMV for a modest $25, we can see now why Firefly fans were choked about the very first season being cancelled when it was. Fox only aired… more »


  11:58:34 pm, by Nimble   , 178 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Tir Nanog

Okay, so the Nature article is a little thick. How about the Register, then? I've said for a while that embryonic stem cells were likely to be only a temporary stopping point, until we figured out what their "tricks" were, and could apply them to older… more »


  11:22:25 pm, by Nimble   , 368 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

Coulter and Carlin on Leno

Tomorrow night (June 14th) on Leno: both right-wing hatemonger Ann Coulter and visceral ol' hippy George Carlin will be on. Will they directly address one another at all? Will they have each other's love children? I'm going to try to stay conscious… more »


  11:46:40 pm, by Nimble   , 232 words  
Categories: Reviews, Restaurants

The Broken Plate

This is a fine little restaurant in the northwest of Calgary up by Crowfoot Crossing; a good spot for Greek food. Reservations are recommended for Saturday. The appetizers were nice; we got the Greek platter, which had dolmades (stuffed grape leaves),… more »
  11:12:07 pm, by Nimble   , 431 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys


I got to play with this oddball gem of a program for the Nintendo DS the other day. The idea of this program is to help you keep up your prefrontal cortex activity. Dr. Ryuta Kawashima designed it, and I'm guessing it is he that is embodied in the… more »
  10:51:36 pm, by Nimble   , 268 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Alternative Cosmology Group

What got me going again was someone asking about the source of a very cool dodecahedral WMAP cutout on Vincent Icke's web page. Well, I thought I'd put my Googling skills to the test again. I didn't find the source, unfortunately, but I was appalled at… more »


  10:10:24 pm, by Nimble   , 733 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

Hello Yourself, Moto

For Dena's birthday, we took the plunge into mobile phonedom. There have been a few times out on the road where my poor wife has had car troubles, or we've crossed wires, or what have you, so I took her off on the Sunday to get a mobile. (That, and I… more »


  11:52:54 pm, by Nimble   , 366 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense

The Ideal Lawn for Mowing

My Mom at last sold her home where we kids grew up from junior high to high school and a little beyond. It was a little bit of a sentimental occasion, but it's a very nice family from Ireland that's bought the place. I got to take the old lawnmower for… more »