Archive for July, 2007

Eclipse-specific blog started

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Those who get this blog via the planet-OTI aggregator have already seen that I’ve started a new blog for Eclipse specific subjects at’s new blog facility.  The advantage of blogging at Eclipse is that all comments are covered under the same IP protection as bug reports, etc. Now, if I only I could upload [...]

Word of the day: Germanium

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Germanium Pronunciation: \(ˌ)jər-ˈmān, -nyəm\ Function: noun Date: just made it up today A plant having regular usually white, pink, or purple flowers, being at once relevant and appropriate as a gift.

Thinking of buying a tablet PC, any thoughts?

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

After all this writing about direct input and control, I figure I really aught to buy a tablet PC and see what the experience is like.  OK I’d still love to get a SmartBoard but lets start small and practical. Has anybody had experiences using or owning a tablet PC? There’s some sexy ones by [...]

New task chair for home

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

I’ve been using the following chair for a number of years now. It seemed good on paper and I ordered it up from the states but without the opportunity to try it first. I knew that was taking a chance. You really need to try a chair for a few days, preferably a week, to [...]

Short sighted municipal politics

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

I’ve started reading Al Gore’s “the Assault on Reason” (Gore for Prime Minister!) and its reminded me of the importance of peer to peer discussion on matters of politics. Thus in breaking with my usual music/ergonomics/technology/zombies themes, I felt it my duty to comment on a recent municipal council decision. Last week Ottawa city council [...]

Mean time to music

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Recently, Mcq and I were working on a track together.  Its been a while since we’ve done this together and for my part I’ve not been making a ton of music on my own so I’m a bit rusty. We use Reason, which I used to use a lot but haven’t in a long time [...]