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Gay animals in the news

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Perhaps it’s old news now since I was reading this in a month old copy of Maclean’s magazine, but apparently Poznan, Poland, have recently acquired a gay elephant.  The controversy appears to be over the fact that after building an expensive enclosure and acquiring this elephant, their hopes of increasing their herd size are rather [...]

Introducing, Sarah!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I’m not sure why Patti kept checking the B.A.R.K website, I knew it could only lead to one thing… a dog.  We’re both suckers for sad dog stories and it was hard not to adopt each and every one of them.  But the plan was to get a Bernese Mountain dog pup in the spring. [...]

Kids know: recumbents are cool!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Often when I ride my recumbent kids will light up and say things like, “wow, cool bike mister”.  Parents will tell their children, “look at the neat bike”.  This evening, one kid about maybe 10 said, “That looks like its really relaxing”.  I told him he was very smart.  I always say a kind “thank [...]

Lamest virus ever

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

I received the following in my work email today. Check out the bottom line which I highlighted yellow. Apparently their virus writer only knows how to write viruses for Outlook Express.

Addendum: All moved in

Friday, October 5th, 2007

(Apparently pasting the google map markup into the code page of WordPress makes both the Visual and Code editing unusable: I couldn’t see anything in either.  But it published fine!) We need more furniture, in particular a kitchen set since all we have is two chairs at the kitchen counter presently.  Patti’s already been cooking [...]

All moved in

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Some people have asked me based on previous posts whether or not we’ve now moved. We sure have! View Larger Map The move went surprisingly well although we were expecting the movers to do some packing of awkward things (e.g. stereo) which they weren’t expecting. That hitch aside, nothing and nobody got hurt. Well almost [...]

New House!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Patti and I just bought a lovely new house. Its in the Lincoln Heights area of Ottawa, with beautiful natural surroundings like Mud Lake and the Ottawa River close by. And, dang handy for getting to work too! About 3x the space of our present condo, I think we’ll need walkie talkies. We’ll be moving [...]

How to annoy City Council

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Further to my previous post on the city’s cancellation of the crack pipe exchange program, I read in the paper today that City Council is rather miffed that the Aids Committee of Ottawa and others have decided to fund the progam themselves until the end of the year. It seems that council believes that their [...]

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 [...]

A Start

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

It seems that everyone is blogging now.  I find the notion of continuously broadcasting your thoughts to be rather … odd.  Is it just that everyone wants/needs to be noticed?  Or maybe it helps us to work through our thoughts. With such therapeutic benefits in mind… I blog, therefore, I am. (or is it, “therefore, you [...]