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So you lost your job for being an ass? (formerly: How not to get caught…)

Crime, Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

I originally wrote this article 30 Jan 2007, but it bears repeating in light of the mental giant who lost his job over getting on TV saying “Fuck her right in the pussy!” to a reporter. FHRITP heckling is, at best, juvenile.  It’s something I’d expect a 10-year-old to say just before getting his mouth […]

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5 years alcohol-free

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I realized, this morning, that I am passing 5 years of being alcohol free. In November 2009 I came down with a bout of acute pancreatitis.  As I was being treated for that, my GP told me that I could no longer drink alcohol.  Frankly, I didn’t believe him, but pancreatitis was not pleasant, so […]

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Dissing the new lightsabre? You should.

Current Events, Entertainment, Technology

  By now, you’ve seen that clip of the lightsabre from the upcoming Star Wars money grab, due out soonish.  And you’ve probably seen people dump on it.  And you’ve probably seen people defend the design with an argument like: It’s just a movie. Yes, it is just a movie.  I can’t deny that. However, […]

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It isn’t UBB that is the problem. You understand that, right?

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Technology

Usage Based Billing. UBB. The new 4-letter word of internet service in Canada. The CRTC is allowing the big providers to start charging for internet service based on the amount of bandwidth used. You know, like it used to be 20 years ago before marketers started offering “unlimited” packages and petitioning the CRTC to force […]

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