Archives for: March 2007

Those whacky, whacky searches (again)

03/30/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Time for another installment! more »

Creative answers to technical questions

03/30/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Yes, you've probably seen all of these before. I think they're funny and worth repeating. (Via Daring Fireball) more »

Want a lot of hits of your name in Google? Write an Amazon review

03/27/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Or better still, don't. Every now and again I do the vanity search thing on Google. Typically a search on my full name brings up a couple of pages, mostly associated with other people who share it. This time a slew of pages appeared which is a trifle… more »

Filing taxes electronically

03/27/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Canadian
Last year I decided that I'd had enough of paying quite a lot of money to an accountant to do my taxes. I'm less than convinced about the "Tax Experts" of H&R Block, and thought that that yearly purchase of a package like QuickTax or UFile seemed… more »

VoIP patent reaffirmed

03/25/07 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
Like to use Skype to talk to people who use POTS (the plain ol' telephone system) rather than a computer? Maybe Vonage's equivalent? Be prepared to say bye-bye to it. In the linked-to article, Vonage has been found guilty of infringing on three VoIP… more »

Bad Day LA : American McGee

03/22/07 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Games
It was a game that looked mighty silly on the shelf, and amazingly cheap (I picked up my copy for $15 at Electronics Boutique). Given previous American McGee Presents releases like Alice (they're making a movie out of that!? Holy crokinole!) and… more »

An Introduction to Genetic Engineering : Desmond S. T. Nicholl

03/18/07 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Books, Science
This was a pretty interesting book. Note, though, that it is in no way an introduction to biology at all. As a matter of fact, if you don't have at least the highest level of high school biology or equivalent hobbyist reading under your belt, you might… more »

Fewer seats on the LRT

03/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri, Calgary
One of the issues that's hit Calgary what with all the growth an' all is that the public transit system is overloaded. In particular, the LRT is horrible for hours around rush hour due to incredible density of usage. more »

The visible hand of the marketplace, et, traffic circle

03/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Link is to an exhibit in New York where one of the presentations is a Korean artist's video of a hand overlayed on a traffic scene. It's quite effective. (Via PopGadget) more »

"Magic Man Done It"

03/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
Very funny riff on creationist thought. Posted since Ritchie appears to have taken a long holiday somewhere and I think we're dropping below our monthly quota of rationalism and snark. (Via (where else?) Pharyngula) more »

"Ship It"

03/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
The MacMojo blog over at the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit (or MacBU for short) has quite a good post on the problem of corralling in developers' enthusiasm for new and better features during the implementation cycle. more »

Microsoft Windows' "Genuine Advantage"

03/15/07 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
As some wag said recently: "Whose advantage?" more »

Interesting job perks

03/10/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
This New York Times article covers a perk of working for Google that I wasn't aware of: free bus shuttle rides to and from work. Now that's a cool bonus for anyone living in a sprawling city. (Via Daring Fireball) more »