Category: "Canadian"

Happy Canada Day!

07/01/08 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
Celebrate Canada's birthday! Enjoy yourselves. more »

Some bad ideas never die

06/13/08 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, Copyright
Yup. Jim Prentice's Canadian uber-DMCA is rearing its ugly head again. Do I hold out hope that the opposition parties will kill it? I guess it depends on how much the studios have been forking over to the various "interested" MPs again... Anyway,… more »

Extension on Netfile deadline

04/30/08 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
Anyone who's a little slow filing their taxes -- or putting it off to the last minute -- has found that Revenue Canada's Netfile system has been unusable for the last few days. Fortunately the filing deadline has been extended for a few days, although… more »

Oil versus Tar

04/30/08 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
While working on a site up in Fort McMurray a few weeks back, I referred to the awful brewed coffee in the office as "tar sands sludge." I was then politely, but quite clearly, corrected. It is in fact "oil sands sludge" as only dirty hippies and… more »

"Lost Canadian" law passes

04/26/08 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
This is good: the bill to restore citizenship to Canadians who "lost" it due to poorly thought-out act has passed into law. more »

Expiry dates on gift cards to be banned in BC

04/22/08 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
This may well be the first and last time you hear me say something nice about the BC Liberals, but good for them on making it illegal to expire prepaid gift cards. Regardless of whether one feels that gift cards are a bad idea to start with (and there… more »

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04/01/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly, Canadian, Games, Calgary
No April Fools today*. more »

War Plan Crimson

12/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, American
This one isn't news but it's a reference to various plans the US and Canada had to invade each other over the years. It makes for entertaining reading and fortunately the plans (like the concepts posited in the alt-history writings of Harry Turtledove… more »

The CBC on poor student knowledge of Canadian history

11/12/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
This is the lead paragraph on a CBC story about the poor knowledge of Canadian youth: If you know why 1867 is a noteworthy year in Canadian history or what top job Sir John A. MacDonald held at that time, then you've already outsmarted most college-aged… more »

On pies, cream pies

07/13/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, Calgary
The linked-to article is about Calgary's Mayor Bronconnier commenting on the use of the cream pie as a medium of dissatisfaction, or as he puts it: "the method of choice" of those who want to make a political statement. more »

Calgary Herald Feedback

07/03/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, Calgary
I've not been much of a reader of the Calgary Herald since they started putting columnists on the front page and the editorial page has been annoying me for a lot longer than that, but the linked selection of comments culled from the online Calgary… more »

Happy Canada Day!

07/01/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
I spent the day away from the computer so forgot to post this on the correct date. Hope you had a good one! (Oh, and a good Canada Day quiz from CalgaryGrit; check out the sly comment about Canadian prime ministers not buried in Canada.) more »

Appeal to patriotism

04/24/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, Calgary
I live in what used to be Ralph Klein's riding here in Calgary. With his retirement, the seat is open for someone new so the political machines are getting warmed up. 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 »

"Ready, Aye, Ready"

11/05/06 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
As we approach the sombre memorial of November 11th, Remembrance Day, I thought I'd take a moment to comment on the title I chose for the weblog. "Ready, Aye, Ready" is a very Canadian term. It's been used a number of times in Canada's political… more »

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"Ready, Aye, Ready" was a slogan used by Canadian politicians to indicate Canada's willingness to assist the British Empire in any conflict. It remains in use as a motto for some of the Canadian military. It has almost nothing to do with the content of this blog.


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