Monthly Archives: August 2009

Shatnerica

“I’m so content being a man that I would miss the clanging of my balls.” — William Shatner Apparently famous people say stuff like that. I just finished reading The Encyclopedia Shatnerica, a hilarious and revealing compilation of all things … Continue reading

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You are about to become a criminal

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/3547/406/ This is a good watch if you want to know more about copyright debate in Canada.  In fact, you should watch it, because the current government is trying to make you into a criminal.  Don’t you feel an urge … Continue reading

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Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?

’cause she’s sexier than any girl you’re ever going to meet.  The Guild is an online show about the lives of a bunch of folks who take their MMOs a bit too seriously.  It’s weird, but funny in its own … Continue reading

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Review: Taken

Bryan Mills lives a modest life since he retired from his government job.  He’s a nice guy, patient with his testy ex-wife, civil to her wealthy new husband, devoted to his daughter, and loyal to his old friends.  He and … Continue reading

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Do Discount Goods Really Save You Money?

The CBC has a featured article about the book Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.  In it, author Ellen Ruppel Shell argues that cheap consumer goods are bad for the world and ultimately aren’t any cheaper. I’ve mused about … Continue reading

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7 Ways to make Windows 7 better than Vista

For the most part, I’ve savaged Vista whenever I write about it, possibly because I’m mean Microsoft hater, but mostly because I think it sucks.  A lot of my quibbles aren’t with Vista’s insides.  I’m sure it’s all new and … Continue reading

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My DVDRW just stopped working

It’s one of those strange Windows things.  You go to burn a disc or install a program and nothing happens.  When you go to My Computer, the your burner is not there anymore.  If you go to the Device Manager, … Continue reading

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