Archives for: May 2007

05/31/07

  07:47:30 pm, by Nimble   , 332 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Science

Natural Moral Fiber

Shankar Vedantam brings us news that doing good makes us feel good: "You gotta see this!" Jorge Moll had written to his colleague. Moll and Jordan Grafman, neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., had been scanning the… more »

05/27/07

  11:05:07 pm, by Nimble   , 1321 words  
Categories: Distractions

A Wii Adventure

Right at the end of the day at work on Friday, visiting the QA department netted me some "inside information" on where to get a Wii. One of them had been watching forums on occasion to see where and when Wiis show up, and Westbook Mall got a shipment of… more »

05/25/07

  02:21:16 pm, by Nimble   , 494 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Remember the XSL Default Rule

XSL or Extensible Stylesheet Language can be a bit mind-bending. I have essentially come up to speed on it in a week to use it in the generation of migration scripts. It is essentially a big list of rules, calls and writing commands for matching XML. It… more »

05/21/07

  06:47:05 pm, by Nimble   , 291 words  
Categories: Distractions

Who The Hell Is Mo Henry?

We just watched Spider-Man 3 a day after watching Shrek 3, and we're credit-watchers (though I must say that we have been very disappointed in the lack of after-credit easter eggs these days), and one name keeps cropping up as recognizable: the negative… more »

05/14/07

  05:23:17 am, by Nimble   , 136 words  
Categories: Distractions

Singin' in Korean

I get such a damned kick out of Stephen Colbert. He has made a marvelous career out of parodying the right, but some of my favourite clips of his are when he indulges in over-the-top geekery (like the Green Screen Challenge) and some of his other… more »

05/09/07

  07:41:34 pm, by Nimble   , 543 words  
Categories: Distractions

The Colin and Brad Show

We went down to the Jack Singer on Sunday to see the Just For Laughs tour of Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. more »

05/06/07

  02:10:38 pm, by Nimble   , 106 words  
Categories: Distractions

Lampoonesque Picture of the Day

I used to love the photo sections of National Lampoon with signs that, intentionally or not, sounded really funny. This one's a bit politically incorrect, but we stayed across from it once when we were in Edmonton, and it gave us a giggle each time we… more »

05/05/07

  01:03:58 pm, by Nimble   , 1594 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Politics, Religion

The Great Theft : Khaled Abou El Fadl

The tagline for the book, "Wrestling Islam from the Extremists", caught my eye, as did a quick flip through the book. We don't tend to hear a lot from moderate Muslims in the public square here, so there are a lot of questions that run through our… more »