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02/07/09

  01:31:57 am, by Nimble   , 185 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts

Law of Equivalent Toddler Badness

One thing I have noticed about our toddler - your toddler may vary - is that if he is ever up to anything bad - say, for example opening DVD cases and ripping the inserts out of them, and we STOP him - he will proceed onto things of "equivalent… more »

01/26/09

  01:05:21 am, by Nimble   , 3000 words  
Categories: Journal, Thoughts, Religion, Science

PZ Myers' Calgary Talk

With the kind babysitting services of mom-in-law, we were able to make our way up to the university in pretty decent time, all the while forcing the TomTom to continually update its trajectory - we're not about to make some annoying merges to save a few… more »

01/19/09

  12:33:48 am, by Nimble   , 647 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Religion, Science

PZ Myers Coming To Calgary

The indomitable and unapologetically controversial Paul (PZ) Myers of the Pharyngula blog is coming to the University of Calgary next Sunday afternoon, January 25th (date confirmed!) in the ICT building (see here for maps of the campus), room 102 as the… more »

12/02/08

  12:02:00 am, by Nimble   , 751 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

Stephen Butterfield Takes the Alpha Course

You may have seen the ads for the Alpha Course floating around your town, perhaps saying "Is There More to Life Than This?", though you might wonder that if the person who climbed the mountain in that picture has that question, you might not need to ask… more »

10/25/08

  01:58:24 am, by Nimble   , 346 words  
Categories: Religion, Science

AronRa's Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

For a thorough treatment of the assumptions, presumptions and myths underlying creationism, you can hardly do better than to take in the scruffy-but-erudite AronRa's series on the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism. His expositions on transitional… more »

08/30/08

  03:47:36 am, by Nimble   , 1354 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Evolution, Alberta and Headdesk Denyse - Part II

The Calgary Herald gave Denyse O'Leary an "in rebuttal" column (entitled "Theory needs a paramedic, not more cheerleaders") to rebut Breakenridge's article. From what I can gather, Denyse is ostensibly a journalistic defender of Intelligent Design.… more »

08/20/08

  01:38:29 pm, by Nimble   , 341 words  
Categories: Programming

IIS6 to IIS7 Handler Migration

We had one big hiccup moving from IIS 6.0 to the 7.0 version. In the Web.Config, IIS 7.0 no longer likes to have an httpHandlers section. We had: <system.web>   <httpHandlers>    <remove verb="*"… more »
  12:10:54 am, by Nimble   , 1885 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Evolution, Alberta and Headdesk Denyse - Part I

Rob Breakenridge wrote this article for the Calgary Herald, entitled "What is it about evolution theory that Albertans don't get?" in response to this Angus Reid poll. On the third page of the poll results, there is a percentage, by region, of the… more »

08/10/08

  04:20:35 am, by Nimble   , 154 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Religion

Tim McLean's Funeral Unmolested

Tim McLean, the victim in the horrible stabbing/beheading incident on Greyhound, was being targeted by the clan at the odious Westboro Baptist Church of "God Hates Fags" fame as a protest site against Canada in general that the grisly murder was an act… more »

07/23/08

  12:14:05 am, by Nimble   , 225 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games, Programming, Science

FoldIt!

For a fan of biology, as well as of puzzle games in general, this is one of the most amazing things I have seen in a long time. Now, we already have things like Folding@Home, which is a distributed project that attempts to find low-energy conformations… more »

07/14/08

  12:06:32 am, by Nimble   , 608 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Upgrading But Keeping Customizations

Imagine this scenario: you have downloaded a particular project that has source code, and it's almost exactly what you want, but it's missing a few things, and it's not under version control (for example, the projects on SourceForge) So, you go off and… more »

07/01/08

  03:03:29 am, by Nimble   , 583 words  
Categories: Religion, Science

The Impasse

Despite all the labels and posturing and rationalizations, when it comes down to why evolution is a particular target for many of the Christian (as well as Jewish and Muslim, though we hear less of those perspectives here), it is relatively simple, and… more »

06/24/08

  02:20:23 am, by Nimble   , 283 words  
Categories: Distractions, Common Sense, Science

Evidence-Based Graphology

I have a small passel of graphology books. They were fun, especially when I was younger and wanted to see whether my peculiarities of handwriting were "good" or "bad", and was indeed happy with the bevy of "good" signs. Revisiting the craft, though,… more »

06/21/08

  12:36:41 am, by Nimble   , 171 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Politics, Religion

Expelled in Calgary

I thought we might escape the Canadian premiere of this poor documentary, having seen nothing of the sort in upcoming movie listings, but I am informed on the theatre locator page of the Expelled! movie site that there are two locations where it will be… more »

06/07/08

  01:06:14 am, by Nimble   , 267 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Programming

Hit By Zoo Data Migration Errors

I took a half-day holiday to go to the Calgary Zoo with my wife, my baby and some friends. At the gate, when I presented our three membership cards, I and I alone was hit with my card 'coming up with an error'. Apparently, when the zoo switched its… more »

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