IBM demonstrates why workplace regulations are required

01/24/08 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri


IBM recently lost a suit from some of their employees seeking to redress unpaid overtime. What was IBM's reaction? They decided to cut wages to compensate.

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Scrabulous' days are numbered

01/23/08 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright


Apparently Mattel has finally decided that Facebook's "Scrabulous" game is infringing their "Scrabble" game enough to issue a cease-and-desist order.

Get your turns in now!


Average incomes across Canada

01/22/08 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri


As might be expected, Ontario and Alberta lead the stakes in average wages. The male/female income disparity for the same age groups is quite stunning though.

(Via Denenenenene)


The music of Barry Adamson: a very incomplete primer

01/21/08 | by Adam | Categories: Music

I've had an adoration for Barry Adamson's music since I first encountered his "Split" on a Mercury Prize compilation CD back in 1992 in the UK. It was unlike anything else I'd heard before.

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Eight celebrities you didn't know were geeks

01/20/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly


Ok, I did know about Vin Diesel but that's about it.


And you thought a 14 oz steak was filling...

01/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly


So, how about some utterly ridiculous dishes from the US to make you feel quite nauseous...


The downfall of HD-DVD

01/18/08 | by Adam | Categories: YouTube


The infamous Hitler video repurposed once again...

(Via BoingBoing)


The High Price of IQ Test Sponsors

01/18/08 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Spamming

Online IQ tests are ever so much fun, especially when you do well in them, especially after someone issues a challenge. Such was the case with the popular IQ Test on Facebook.

Nevertheless, there was one question I didn't like - I've taken many such tests and I could swear that one of the questions in this one had multiple answers - and so I wanted to know which question it was that I got wrong and what the answer was.

Well, you have two options: you can either break out PayPal or you can kindly go through pages that are sponsored by companies.

What do you suppose is through door number two?

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Apple unveils the world's thinnest laptop case

01/17/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Macintosh


Gizmodo pulls a funny. It probably makes more sense if you saw video of Steve Jobs' keynote from Macworld.

(Via Midtoad)


Copyright on car photos

01/16/08 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright


I perfectly understand copyrighting an image. I can't understand claiming trademark infringement on the subject of an image.

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ICEfaces blog

01/15/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology


I'd just like to welcome Mark Collette to the wonderful world of blogging. Mark's currently a programmer at ICESoft writing Java-based tools. He's also a pretty darn smart guy so I'm sure will have something of interest to say.

Enjoy! :)


Sleeve faces

01/14/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly


Ah, the internets. Home of the imaginative, wonderful and bizarre.

Today, we have people using old LP cover art as a replacement for parts of their bodies...

(Via Cogitamus)


The Muppets do their creators

01/13/08 | by Adam | Categories: YouTube


"To Morrow" as sung by muppets in the shape of the muppet creators, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Jerry Nelson. It's darn witty song.

(Via Nodwick)


HD versus DVD transfers for Lord Of The Rings

01/12/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology


I didn't even know there was a high-def version of LOTR available. The samples on the link make me want to get it (and all the other peripherals required to actually watch it on...)

(Via Kottke)


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 Association!) To his credit, Clarkson admitted to being wrong.

(Via BoingBoing)


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