Archive for January, 2006

I wish they would turn around…

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

He should probably have to see the front. I mean, the media knows this quote. I don’t think the bushies are familiar with it.

CBC Radio 3

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Recently, I have become aware of how absolutely stunning the Canadian music scene really is. A while ago, I took a fancy to Iceland. I marvelled how a population of only 200,000 people could produce like 4 really good bands. Well, Canada has about that ratio when it comes to band. The US, by-population, is […]

Best tool evar!

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

As I’ve been burning through the most excellent and really long (1000 page) novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, I’ve found it really hard to hold the gigantic book. I’m always very particular about not wanting to break the binding, and I’m not sure if this thing would help with that problem… but fucking check […]

Agile Development?

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Ok, I think my Software Engineering teacher has read only books published before 1990. He said that one of the central points of software development is that this be systematic. That development must be in a strict organized order (e.g. IEEE standard).
I asked “What about agile development? Its not truely systematic. Of course, it has […]

Local MP Debate

Friday, January 13th, 2006

In case the rest of the world has missed it, here in Canada we’re in the middle of a huge election, one which has shaken up the whole country.
The Liberal Party (really, a centre-line party in Canada) have been in power for nearly two decades. However, after a scandle (concerning a paltry 300MM) the Liberal […]

Ajax: Best Friend or Enemy?

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

I generally keep my technical things out of my blog, but I’ve been doing a lot of work for my friend Tom Rossi’s company Capernaum which runs msites.com. He was running everything .NET for his version 1 which was developed by 6 programmers in 6 months. He’s made the incredibly smart decision to do version […]

Revelation #423

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Kraftwerk’s classic album Computer World sounds really fantastic at 1/3 speed.
I’ve started to rebuild my vinyl collection.
Today I got Portishead’s original album, Kraftwerk, The Clash, and The Velvet Underground’s Andy Warhol.
A few days ago I got a really great deal on a Stanford record player. Its excellent. I didn’t realize it needed a pre-amp though, […]