Monthly Archives: March 2005

coffee and message segmentation

Dan says to me, as we go to get more coffee, “I never get the large ones anyway. I just don’t drink coffee that fast. It’s cold when I’m halfway done.” Because I am cheeky, I suggest that this is … Continue reading

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bit of rag

a real traveling salesman came by today to sell me some kind of cleaning product. i was surprised — i didn’t actually think there were actually any traveling salesmen left, what with the internet and all. a young guy. younger … Continue reading

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the hacker and the plumber

I ran into a hacker I know while I walked past the Pub (sadly, to go to work). He and a friend were smoking outside by the door, as many Ontarians do. We got to talking about computer stuff, impolitely, … Continue reading

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marketing the lie

Don’t you just love it when a company funds a “think-tank” institution to say bad things about the competition? Now who is it they think they are fooling here? Even if the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution wasn’t explicitly on the … Continue reading

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progress shouldn't trump safety

You might be surprised to discover, while I work in the tech industry, I’m not all that fond of unchecked technological progress. Certainly, some technologies have improved people’s lives. Technology allows me to surf the Internet from the comfort of … Continue reading

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where the schools failed, part 2

Here is an interesting followup to the previous post. It is from the website of a guy who apparently has all the answers about the universe. We have abdicated our responsibility to ensure that we have as accurate picture of … Continue reading

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where the schools failed

In ancient times, people believed in all kinds of crazy stuff, perhaps because in the absence of any detailed study, any old explanation was as good as another. You’d think there would be less of that today, but alas no, … Continue reading

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