05/25/08 | by Adam | Categories: YouTube


The CBC had a very good comedy going this season, JPod, which is basically a reworked version of Douglas Coupland's "Microserfs". Given that Coupland was also involved in this show, I guess that's not really an issue. It's a Canadian show, filmed in Canada, and actually makes no bones about being set in Canada. It's funny, adult, and unsurprisingly, canceled.

However, the complete run is on the CBC's website so go watch it while you can.

(Via Daveberta)



05/24/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly


I don't think I'd want to get stuck behind this bus.


I Want One (cellphone wristwatch)

05/23/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, iPhone


While I have an extremely nice and tasteful -- albeit conventional -- watch, this little number is strangely appealing.

Yes, more so than an Apple iPhone...


"Repo Man"

05/22/08 | by Adam | Categories: Music, Reviews

I have issues with this soundtrack. I bought it because of the presence of one stunning instrumental, "Reel Ten" by the Plugz. Moody, interesting, twangy. The problem lies in the remainder of what's on the disc.

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A hamster wheel with a difference

05/21/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly


I don't actually own a hamster, but if I did, I'd buy this set of wheels for it.


McSweeneys on librarians

05/20/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly

iPhone Mega

05/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, iPhone


More "silly" than "technology".

(Via Kottke)


Le Doh

05/18/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly


While browsing Amazon recently, I found a Barbara Hambly book I'd previously been unaware of called "Fendragon". Being a major Hambly fan, I ordered it in excitement and it finally turned up today. Yay!

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05/17/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Games


Following on from the Infocom post (and indeed the earlier LOLwhatevers one), I give you LOLgrues. You can now die happy (in the pitch black.)


Pure Moods

05/16/08 | by Adam | Categories: Music, Reviews

The "Pure Moods" series from Virgin is a real mishmash of styles and artists. Comprised of the like-named "Pure Moods" (one through four) and "Pure Moods: Celestial Celebration", the albums are linked by a feeling -- a "mood" I suppose -- but it feels more like a compilation someone threw together because he liked the individual songs.

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I want one

05/15/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology


Yeah, not that I can afford a $3500 electric bicycle but the geek-lust is there all the same.


Cookie Monster comes to terms

05/14/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly


McSweeney's with another fine piece of fiction.

(Via Kottke)


WhatSize: The OSX answer to TreeSize

05/13/08 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh


On Windows boxes, there's a program called TreeSize that is an excellent tree-based representation of disk usage. When I migrated to OSX I looked for an equivalent. I'm glad to say I've found it: WhatSize. Looks good, works well. It's shareware but not of the ridiculously expensive kind at $12.99.

Take a look.


Expelled Blog Moderation On Hiatus

05/12/08 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

They are normally fairly timely with moderating comments over on the Expelled! movie blog but, unusually, the moderation has been out of commission there for over a week and a half so far.

Now it could be that there is just one guy and he went on holiday, but in the absence of any news in this regard, I wish to save my one post from moderation purgatory, and post it here instead...

One of the users was posting on the blog, complaining that nobody had answered his seven questions:

Now, I’m going to repeat a few questions everyone seems very comfortable leaving alone. I posted them earlier and it’s just a few of many I could ask you.

Now, he claims to be a "molecular biologist in the medical research area", which makes me wonder what classes he skipped... or where, indeed, he learned his biology, but fair enough :)

I answered him, but the answer is held, at this time, in moderation limbo.

So here it is, albeit in my obscure blog in a corner of the internet :)

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Word of the day: succestrophe

05/12/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly


This word initially appeared -- as far as I can tell -- in a comment on a blog posting about the effect of being Digged (dugged?) and Slashdotted and having one's website brought down under the awesome load of a fully armed and operational battlenet.

There are no Google hits on either "successtrophe" or "succestrophe" as of the writing of this note so I guess mubay gets credit for this one.

(Via Dr. V)


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