Category: "Calgary"

What month is it again?

05/21/20 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
Well, I'm now into week, er, 12 or so of the lockdown. I ended up in seclusion a little earlier than most; my spouse had been visiting Rome just before Italy's outbreak became serious and my office decided that I'd better work from home just to be safe… more »

The end of the commercial banana

06/28/08 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
Interesting article on the banana from the New York Times covering its history (political, genetic) and future (environmental, political, genetic.) (Via Matthew Yglesias) more »

That's a lot of litter

05/09/08 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
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 »

Springsteen versus Manfred Mann's Earth Band

05/04/08 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
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 »

Space aliens in Calgary

05/02/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Calgary
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 »

Cats and computer desks

04/20/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Calgary
Periodically you see a gizmo that initially leaves you thinking "Well, that's daft" but a few minutes later it becomes "Hmmmm....". Get off my keyboard, Pumpkin. Please. (Via PopGadget) more »

Rechargable batteries aren't created equal

04/15/08 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
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 »

Keyboard PC

04/10/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Calgary
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 »

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

McNally Robinson closes Calgary store

03/14/08 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
A bit sad; it was a good bookstore that I liked to visit and (gasp) even buy from. more »

The most whacked-out chocolate advert yet?

03/07/08 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
I can't really see Cadbury airing these adverts so I assume it's some marketing company flexing its creative muscles. Summary: suicidal creme eggs. (Via Nodwick) more »

Fired for posting a comic strip

02/25/08 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
Wow. It's sad when real life not only imitates Dilbert but appears to be instigated by it. (Via Nodwick) more »

Data privacy really does matter

01/11/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Calgary
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 »

$85,000 cellphone bill for one month's usage

12/14/07 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary, iPhone
This is an impressive one and it doesn't even include an iPhone. more »

Good attempt, guys

12/11/07 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright, Calgary
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 »

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