• Archive for February, 2009

    Last Tango in Jadac

    by  • 2/26/2009 • life • 2 Comments

    Movie and TV show tie-in web games don’t often impress me on a technical level; it must still be hard to put a value on a good web experience and secure good budget for it. I still check them out, hoping for something that adds to the story. With more than a couple strikes against […]

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    Hard drive: flame on

    by  • 2/26/2009 • geek • 0 Comments

    Last night I was moving files around from drive to drive, and had shut a system down to swap one of the drives I new was dying out. It’s been overdue for a change, and I finally got around to moving all the data off of it. I’ve replaced Dying Drive with MP3 Drive from […]

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    Shouldn’t have passed Toronto

    by  • 2/24/2009 • Toronto, travel • 1 Comment

    I was thinking about how we’d be able to get down to Atlanta in September for Dragon*Con if we were in Toronto rather than Halifax. Sure enough, there’s a well used rail line from Toronto to New York City, and a connection in Penn Station that heads down through Atlanta. The line through Atlanta terminates […]

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    SXSW 2009 Torrent

    by  • 2/22/2009 • music • 4 Comments

    I’m about as close as I’ll ever manage to physically get to SXSW, it would seem, so I may as well load it all on the iPod and pretend thanks to the easy to use (UNOFFICIAL) SXSW 2009 Torrent In the event the above site is down, I’m including links to local torrent files at […]

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    Computer Maintenance Time

    by  • 2/22/2009 • life • 0 Comments

    There’s a decent amount of home computer work to be done; a laptop to disassemble in order to retrieve and destroy a failing CPU fan, a soon to fail hard drive to replace in the TV machine, and some updates to the file server that I’ve been meaning to do. The TV machine is easy […]

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    THIS is stealth marketing

    by  • 2/19/2009 • humor, video • 1 Comment

    Will Crum & his band snuck their music equipment into an IKEA & performed a 3 song set in one of the kitchen sets, and as a result, I see a cool video and hear a couple songs that don’t suck. I might buy some of their music as a result. Watch for the audience […]

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    Stealth Marketing 101: Do Over Day

    by  • 2/19/2009 • life • 2 Comments

    Molson Canadian's Do Over Day? I don’t know about you, but I would kill to have a chance to be Phil Connors, stuck in Punxsutawney for a little while in the film Groundhog Day. Going back and doing a single day over and over again; learning a language, learning to play an instrument, and all […]

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    Facebook is to cancer as Twitter is to hangnails

    by  • 2/19/2009 • health, science • 0 Comments

    How using Facebook could raise your risk of cancer. Facebookinoma? The Daily Mail writes up Facebook as the death of modern man, and points to Dr. Aric Sigman as the oracle of DOOM! Tomorrow, the Daily Mail will have a followup on how They are keeping homeopathic cancer cures from us. Social networking sites such […]

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    Creation (2009)

    by  • 2/19/2009 • movies, science • 0 Comments

    Paul Bettany and his wife, Jennifer Connelly, play Charles & Emma Darwin in Creation I share the concerns already stated at Pharyngula about this description of the film; that Annie’s ghost is metaphorical and not an attempt to insert woo woo into the story. I would imagine that this spirit is but the memory of […]

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    Stone of Destiny (2008)

    by  • 2/18/2009 • movies, movies to see • 1 Comment

    If you were going to plan a heist that could land you in prison for the rest of your life, or even see you executed for treason, what would it be? Rubies? Gold? Art? Love? How about a large chunk of sandstone (66 cm x 41 cm x 27 cm, weighing approximately 152 kg)? Sound […]

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