More than 1,600 volunteers scoured the banks of the Bow and Elbow Rivers and Nose Creek for litter on Sunday, collecting roughly 7,000 kilograms of trash.
The three-hour pickup, covering roughly 160 kilometres, was part of the 41st annual Calgary… more »
I recently picked up the "Essentials" collection for Bruce Springsteen, mostly as it had some tracks ("Blinded By The Light", "For You", "Spirit In The Night") that I'd only previously heard as cover versions done by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
Perhaps… more »
Hmmm. And what else have the Stelmach Tories been keeping from us?
And I love the subheading that the spoilsports at NBC thoughtfully provide:
Some Believe Images Are Just Reflection From Window
(Via BoingBoing) more »
Most people know that NiCd, NiMH and LIon rechargables all have different properties. What's not so apparent is that even within a particular technology, there's a lot of variety beyond the nominal mAh rating, especially when dealing with batteries… more »
Self-contained PCs built into a keyboard have been going around for a while and, to be honest, I've never understood the appeal. While the description of "Amiga-like" is fair, given the design of the A500/A600/A1200, these are just under-powered PCs in… more »
Jeremy Clarkson of "Top Gear" fame felt that the outcry about data privacy was so overblown that he wrote an editorial about it and included his bank details.
Yeah, it was pilfered shortly afterwards (with a donation to the British Diabetic… more »
I recently decided to "upgrade" my old "Die Hard" DVDs as my original transfers which, while reasonable for the time, were substandard. Besides, the pack including the as-of-yet unwatched fourth installment so I figured it was a decent choice. more »
Cory Doctorow has a good article up about the principal driver of the boom'n'bust nature of social network sites. To wit:
It's socially awkward to refuse to add someone to your friends list -- but removing someone from your friend-list is practically a… more »
"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.