Category: "Calgary"

The underlying flaw of social networking sites

12/10/07 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
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 »

Video Games Live in Calgary

11/10/07 | by Adam | Categories: Music, YouTube, Calgary
A few posts earlier, I referred to how computer-sourced music -- specifically game music -- was a rather transitory affair. It was therefore with great interest I saw that a roadshow called Video Games Live was making a stop in Calgary, using the… more »

Adam 99.7 FM bites the dust

10/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Calgary
When my clock radio clicked on this morning, I didn't immediately notice anything different. In fact, it took about four songs and one announcement before I realised that what I was listening to wasn't my MP3 collection. more »

Calgary Election Summary

10/16/07 | by Adam | Categories: Politics, Calgary
I wish I'd found the enlightenedsavage site before the civic election. Having read through it, I can't say it would have changed how I voted, but there's an awful lot of good stuff on there. The official City Of Calgary results are here. (Via… more »

Environmentalism in unlikely places

09/19/07 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
The quote is from a Russian general describing his country's new mega-bomb: Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment, he added. Oh good, it's green. That makes all the difference when you're being blown up. 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 »

Good news out of Calgary Transit for a change

06/02/07 | by Adam | Categories: Calgary
Looks like the City and the transit union have reached an agreement, signing a contract for the next three years. I do hope this means the end of work-to-rule so I can actually rely on the buses being present at their scheduled time (or at all.) 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 »

Fewer seats on the LRT

03/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri, Calgary
One of the issues that's hit Calgary what with all the growth an' all is that the public transit system is overloaded. In particular, the LRT is horrible for hours around rush hour due to incredible density of usage. more »

Today's self-referential post: Ritchie is melancholy and socially withdrawn

01/31/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Calgary
Dr. Michael Keren, a University of Calgary professor, has written a book where the thesis -- at least based on the published synopsis -- is that bloggers are a bunch of loner weenies (keep in mind I'm paraphrasing this a bit.) And, yup, he even manages… more »

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