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11/27/06

  08:08:38 pm, by Nimble   , 393 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Politics

Ted Morton?

Has the Calgary Sun become less conservative over time, or is Ted Morton really that spookily right-wing a character? Dining on fabulous nosh at Willy's (and strangely, finding the owners had used turkey bacon as a substitute for bacon), I opened up… more »

11/25/06

  01:21:44 pm, by Nimble   , 104 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

Coolest Skeptic's Video Ever

This video of a talk by Michael Shermer is definitely one of the niftiest videos you may see about how your senses can be fooled. He's the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine. I must admit, though, I've bought the magazine before, and struggled to… more »

11/21/06

  07:53:45 pm, by Nimble   , 545 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People

When Is A Prize Not A Prize?

About a week back, I got a phone call that I had won a prize in the Jysk draw: a free meal for up to five couples at the China Rose. That part sounded great, but my alarm bells went off a little when they talked about having a fire safety presentation… more »

11/20/06

  08:00:42 pm, by Nimble   , 170 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet

Badware

I was trying to look up the lyrics to a few Scissor Sisters songs, since they sound Bee Gees-like and my mother loved the Bee Gees, just because I'd heard that some of their lyrics were questionable. So I click on the first lyrics site (lyrics and… more »

11/17/06

  02:07:55 am, by Nimble   , 337 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, Common Sense, People

Microlending Earns The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize

I caught an interview with Muhammad Yunus on the Daily Show, founder and director of the Grameen Foundation. He and the foundation split the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for work on microfinance and microlending as a tool against poverty. Microfinance is a… more »

11/15/06

  12:38:38 am, by Nimble   , 2337 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Delphi .NET Fun

I'm making a card game - a physical one, not a computer one, so I decided to give myself both a learning experience and a tool to help print out the cards by pulling down Turbo Delphi for .NET at home and try to program the entire thing with the… more »

11/14/06

  10:05:49 pm, by Nimble   , 283 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense

UPS Follies

Wow, UPS is not making it into our good books this past week. more »

11/09/06

  07:30:18 pm, by Nimble   , 1325 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

The Essence of Algorithms

I was helping a co-worker puzzle out an algorithm or two today, and he got me to go back through the steps I took to come up with an appropriate algorithm. It's a skill I have that comes from the combination of experience and a little bit of ability,… more »

11/06/06

  10:52:45 pm, by Nimble   , 424 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Languages

The Accent Archive

Ah, a web project after my own heart. The Accent Archive is a project in which speakers of many backgrounds read the following paragraph: Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five… more »

11/04/06

  03:03:00 pm, by Nimble   , 298 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Politics

The Ultimate Godwin

This video has been showing up in a few places. Sometimes associated with a "Don't Vote For Bush!" theme, sometimes not. It's an old educational video by the 'war department', and you can find it listed as "Don't Be A Sucker". It's a 17 minute… more »

11/01/06

  12:36:07 am, by Nimble   , 355 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

I Still Don't Get Virtual Particles

Having gone back and read about virtual particles once more, I must say that they have become less, rather than more clear. more »

10/27/06

  02:15:45 pm, by Nimble   , 231 words  
Categories: Distractions, Programming

The Subversives

I'm quite a fan of the open source version control system Subversion (tastes particularly good with TortoiseSVN if you're using Windows), so it was interesting to get this passed along. It's quite a widely-dispersed network of people, many of whom have… more »

10/26/06

  11:34:15 am, by Nimble   , 468 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, People

Stages Of A New Blogger

Not authoritative in the slightest, but this is what I've observed, from a huge sample size of two people and inferences from elsewhere. Footnotes be gosh darned :) Curiosity The would-be blogger is finally curious enough to wonder what blogging is… more »

10/24/06

  04:21:08 am, by Nimble   , 855 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

More Delphi .NET Migration

Delphi (now available in free 'Turbo Delphi Explorer' editions for old-style Windows coding and new-style .NET coding) has a pretty good migration path from regular Windows to .NET. Unlike Managed C++, which is one of the very few things that can mix… more »

10/17/06

  01:47:54 am, by Nimble   , 171 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Politics

Gritty Canadian Forces Ad

This ad for the Canadian Forces has been showing up on television of late. I must say that the approach is intriguing. It's gritty, it's unglamorous, and it's tense, both in music, visuals and themes. One scene, if I don't miss my guess, even flashes… more »

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