Monthly Archives: June 2004

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day is tomorrow and this reminds me about how great it is to be a Canadian. It’s kind of hard to quantify why it is good to be Canadian — it just is. Not the biggest, not the smallest, … Continue reading

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Voting Day

It is federal election day in Canada! As with any representitive democracy, casting a vote on election day is important since there are only federal elections every four years or so and referendums are fairly rare. If you are a … Continue reading

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Bob Bemer

Bob Bemer died today. I didn’t know the man, or even meet him, but I remember being taught about his work in school. He was one of the pioneers of computing — he invented ASCII and worked extensively on the … Continue reading

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Evil Malware and the Case Against IE

Here are some thoughts on a large article soon to appear on frankie.ca about spyware. We’ve been seeing a lot more of the nasty CoolWebSearch malware applet lately and it’s one of most evil I’ve ever seen. Read this and … Continue reading

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Wireless Is Relaxing

Wireless ethernet technology can enable relaxation! Now that wireless access points have come down in price (like below $100 because I’m cheap) I thought that I might try one in my house so I could do some computing while relaxing … Continue reading

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First Private Manned Space Flight

Today a private person, working for a private firm, made the very first privately funded manned space flight. Though not the first person in space, Mike Melvill is the first person not employed by a government to do so. He … Continue reading

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Microsoft to create antivirus software

Heh. I am just surprised that Microsoft didn’t try this again sooner. Again? Some of you might remember long ago in the DOS days, Microsoft had an antivirus product that they licenced from Symantec (back when only a few viruses … Continue reading

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