Friday, June 27, 2008
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Friday, June 20, 2008
The Conservative government has quietly released the details of its extensive plan to beef up the military, including spending $490 billion over the next 20 yearsFederal government quietly releases $490B military plan
If the link isn't working for you, it's the results of a CKNW poll on whether police should ticket homeless people for sleeping on city streets, and 52% of people are in favour.
Not that I don't believe there's something wrong with people sleeping on the streets, but what are people thinking?!?
Seriously, fuck this place.
*pardon my language, idiocy makes me sweary.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
This may not make me friends.
I absolutely hate most sports-media. The radio stations, the TV-shows, the ninety seconds I have to sit through between the news and whatever show I actually want to hear/watch; I hate it.
Even the printed papery bits I get every morning.
Oh, and I especially hate it when something leaks from the sports-section into the “real” news section of the paper or show. It burns me that in our world the end of a hockey career takes precedent over issues of real impact in all our lives. I believe it shows that the core of media-communications is rotten.
I’m not saying there is absolutely no good sports-media out there. The Inside Track is a great example of what a sports show can be. Last night I got to know real athletes pushing their limits, and got a lesson in physics from an archer – sounds dorky but it was really cool actually analyze the sport instead of just hearing puked up stats and bravado.
Generally though, sports-media is a lot like American election coverage. It’s glossy, shiny, and light as hell on content. It’s like an excel spreadsheet just crapped into a mic. Good media is made by, to use a sports metaphor, digging deep. Great media is made with deep-diggin’ and a healthy dose of abstraction.
It’s why top gear absolutelyfuckingdestroys other car shows – although I do struggle a little with calling motorsports motorsports.
Anyway, this is kind of a big roundabout way of slagging some crap I don’t like and sending a public thank you to The Inside Track.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Discovery News: Sustainable: Hydroponics Comes Out of the Closet
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Copyright law could result in police state: critics
It's been tabled.
I hope this gets crushed.
I also hope the power behind this (Prentice et al.) choke on a big bag of dicks.
Start calling your MP's offices. Be cool though, don't threaten their children's lives, maybe their chiuauas, but not their children.
**Don't actually threaten anyone's chiuauas
They matched the best price I could find, which is a challenge for any non-mega-store, and I was happily on my way to filling my hard drive with photos.
About a year in it quit turning off. The switch just wouldn't work. It was definitely my fault, I'd treated the thing less than gently, but they sent it to Nikon for warranty repairs and when it looked like it wouldn't make it back in time for my vacation we swapped for a new body they had in the store. That's without having to buy some bogus extended warranty.
Now I've managed to loose my charger, and they've got a replacement there for me as well as a cheaper generic charger so I can check out both and take the one I want.
It's more than what you'd get at a mega store. I checked with London Drugs and they told me to go to Nikon's repair centre and try to get one there. The kid at Futureshop just kind of looked at me funny and said he didn't think you could by them. I don't know why I even bothered checking with those places, Kerrisdale checked their stock at other stores and brought the stuff to the one closest to me, and they didn't just bring in the one with the most profit built-in, they brought me options.
Oh, and the people who work there seem to actually know cameras. That's something that can't really be said for the armchair experts at the big boxes. I hope they continue to survive and thrive, we need more Kerrisdales in this world.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Last year I played around with planting wildflowers in this crappy concrete jungle. I got seeds and planted heaps, I made some seed balls and chucked them places. A few grew, but most just kind of died because I didn’t make time to care for them and they just got buried under McGarbage.
Had I been seeding wherever I went my marginal success would have made a real impact simply because of scale.
That, and bubbles rule.
Monday, June 09, 2008
6 days to go until we know who will be flying the Vision flag.
Out east, there's just no real excitement. My mayor, papa Corrigan, aint goin' nowhere.
Friday, June 06, 2008
Sloughing off a court decision which held that a proposed Imperial Oil (i.e. Exxon Canada) oilsands project is an environmental hazard in the waiting, the Conservative Cabinet of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a green light to the development yesterday.Canadian Government, Media Officially Unconcerned About Environment | DeSmogBlog
The story can be found in the business section of the globenmail, because really that's where belongs...riiiight...
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Good Connections Open Doors
Definitely not as cool as the Hotel Lobbyists.
Monday, June 02, 2008
Anyway, it brings back great memories of growing up.me.