I must admit, a few months ago, we were bandying about the idea of changing our phone number.
The incessant barrage of telemarketers and scammers was getting to be too much. They outpaced our actual calls from friends and family by about a 4:1… more »
We got a call from a person wanting to buy a Jeep from us a couple of days back. That seemed pretty odd, but hey, wrong numbers happen.
Then it kept happening.
No huge influx, but 3-4 calls per day.
I was home for one today, and decided to ask them… more »
I doubt that I would see eye to eye with Ezra Levant on many things. The Reform Party is pretty antithetical to my views, and even within the Reform Party context, I thought Preston Manning was a gentleman, and Stockwell Day, whom Ezra supported, was a… more »
It has been a little bit tough to find detailed information on what exactly Craig Chandler, the controversial candidate whose comments have landed him in hot water - with Premier Ed Stelmach initiating a formal review - said to get himself in such hot… more »
Wow, it's been a banner week so far, and it's only half over!
In recent news...
Adnan Oktar, the nut behind the pen name Harun Yahya, distributor of glossy, expensive textbooks full of creationist fantasy, got the Turkish courts to have the entirety… more »
We show no referrers to the world, but we still get referral spam, i.e. something pretends to have visited your site through someone else's clicks. Referrals used to be a fun way to show who was visiting you. Spammers have crapped all over that feature.… more »
Of all the strange places to find support of the future Canadian Museum for Human Rights, I must say I wasn't expecting to see that at one of our favourite odd haunts, Princess Auto, a nifty and very miscellaneous tools and surplus (all kinds of… more »
Perusing the surprisingly interesting Freakonomics blog (I reviewed his book here), I came across his entry on the International Breast Milk Project, started by Jill Youse, who was producing way more breast milk than her baby could ever drink. With the… more »
In honour of Esperanto Day, December 15, I am also translating this blog entry into Esperanto. I'm sure it's quite an awful translation I've done!
Honori Esperanto-Tago, la 15(dek kvin)a de decembro, mi… more »
Taking a subject more near and dear to Adam's heart, Defective By Design has October 3rd announced as "Day Against DRM".
That's a little better than the passive-aggressive I-won't-buy-your-crap I had planned; I'm impressed with social activism like… more »
'Tis a sad thing - it looks like the server my site was on was essentially razed by a hacker. I'll pass along more details as I get them.
Rather sad about the timing - I'd been having troubles getting a backup generated for a very long time, but was… more »
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 »
I was musing over a theoretical invention that could cause society's downfall. No, it's not telepathy, though I'm sure that would do it.
If there ever was a device that let you hear what people said for the next ten seconds after you hung up the phone,… more »
We encounter our share of bad, weird, drunk, inexperienced, inattentive, cell phone-using, extremely impatient and just plain dangerous drivers.
I had it in mind that I would love to start up a communal database of bad drivers - their license plates… more »
Judge Jones put a lot of thought and effort into this. The judgment, found here, is a staggering (to me) 139 pages long, yet it is easy to read, thorough, and utterly definitive: the Dover School Board was religiously motivated, and violated the… more »