Archive for November, 2008

Thoughts on the new laptop

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

I’ve had my new Lenovo Thinkpad X300 for about 5 days, so I thought I’d plunk down some impressions. This is mostly for the benefit of my future self, so I can look back at a contemporaneous view of the experience. I will take no offense if regular readers wish to skip this one and […]

The hidden delights of anachronisms

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

My office is holding its annual Christmas open house next week, which is essentially a big party where we ply our clients with booze and food and prizes until they can’t help but send contracts our way (or so we hope). In preparation, we did a little bit of spring cleaning, and judging by some […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Unrelated video: [youtube][/youtube]

Hello from America, land of bribable security guards!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

by Ingvar J√¶vel, foreign exchange student from Kongsvinger, Norway Hello my exciting friends! It is I, Ingvar, from Norway! I am greeting you from San Francisco, American City of Man Love and disgusting rice dishes! It is beautiful here! I did not know they made XXXXXL t-shirts that say “Property of Alcatraz”! Amazing and beautiful! […]

First post on the new laptop

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Don’t expect the quality of posting to improve, though. Unrelated video: [youtube][/youtube]

The Edmonton Wok

Monday, November 24th, 2008

A local architect has thrown some gasoline on the stadium debate with this proposed design and location: [youtube][/youtube] The architect owns the land on which the proposed design is situated — a bunch of crappy parking lots in a seedy part of downtown — so it’s unlikely to gain much traction. However, it’s one of […]

The new laptop hath arrived

Monday, November 24th, 2008

It’s in the office, where I conveniently am not. Grumble. Still, I should have it by this evening. No doubt I will be posting shortly with both praise and criticism. In song form. UPDATE: Might not get it until Tuesday or even Wednesday. Son of a!

George Takei is a meanie

Monday, November 24th, 2008

According to William Shatner: [youtube][/youtube] It’s kind of dull, but starting around the 2:30 mark Shatner accuses Takei of being psychotic. Niiiiice.

On the medicinal properties of the leaf of the much maligned cannabis plant, and its therapeutic uses through a variety of delivery modalities

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

by Lord Edmund Bryll, inventor of Brylcreem Have I recounted for you, my faithful readership, the fascinating and thoroughly perplexing tale of the rather painful, not to say agonizing, consequences of my altogether befuddling recent banishment to the sitting room, and the ensuing interaction with the medical community with which I was subsequently saddled, though […]

Why can’t you be like Endicott?

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008