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AppleTV teh suck.

So apparently Apple made this thing called AppleTV. I was reading about it over at stevenf’s site. So, for $299 you get a thing with a pithy 40GB of disk to play videos and music on your home TV or theatre. So… you can pay that much or you can get an xbox, run XBMC, […]

Moving from Pad 2 to Pad 3…

Well, I recently decided to move off of my Pepper Pad 2 onto the Pad 3 that my wife is no longer using. Problem is, there’s a few things that I really like about the older model that I’ll miss. The screen size, for one. 800×600 has become 800×480. It’s amazing the difference 120 pixels […]


Well, the computers have spoken, so I guess I’d better write something here. The Canadian federal budget came down yesterday, and it appears that political parties can be bought after all. I’m looking at you, Bloc Quebècois. When one party is so single-minded and can be bought for a price — while ignoring the lack […]

Striking a chord

A few of my more recent posts have been getting more attention than the others and seem to have struck a chord with some fellow ‘net denziens. I am not alone in my hatred of iTunes. I’m still not using it and am happy. However my wife just got a brand-new MacBook and it seems […]

The “wow” is… never!

So, Windows 7.0 — I mean, Vista is out. Pardon me if I’m not excited, but it does seem like no one really cares. What is strange is how so many big software companies didn’t make their software compatible by the time it went gold. MS was giving away free betas for crying out loud, […]

Work == South Park?

I just felt the need to file a workorder timecard with the subject line “respect my authoritah”

That was weird.

I just dialed my pharmacist and I was connected to someone in Mexico. ??? Thanks, Vonage!

(416) 364-1111: From hell’s heart, I stab at thee

UPDATE Jun 2007: There’s a page about this number at with 80 comments. A comment there written by “GL” sums up the situation – I can’t link directly to the comment so here it is: [this] number is associated to a leg of VOIP termination provided by more than one wholesale VOIP providers. Given […]

Pepper Hacking bears some fruit…

I’ve actually created some things with the Pepper SDK! A calculator and a minesweeper game. I didn’t actually write either of the games, but I packed them up as “native” Pepper Keeper apps with the SDK. Nifty.

Let’s get something straight here people

I’m not a gambling man. I like to get something for my money. So I would probably never plan a trip to Las Vegas. But, if I ever found myself there, I know that I would have to go to The Pinball Hall of Fame. Over 150 pinball machines, lovingly restored by collectors, (almost) all […]