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Archive for April, 2008
New Favourite Blog

I read but a few blogs but I’ve added a new one to my favourites list: Why does everything suck?”. Great name, eh? It’s got a definite entrepreneurial bent but also has some interesting opinions on various technologies. Well worth reading and after reading his articles repeatedly for the past few months via linkage I […]

Fostering Innovation

Running a startup, a research group, or any other group of people who are trying to create something out of nothing is fun, difficult, trying, and a slew of other things. But what it primarily is is intense. Many times folks ask me how to keep people motivated and I’m typically at a loss. I […]

Sanity in Ontario

As those who know me can attest, I’m no greenie. However, I have never understood the stupidity of the clothesline bans some municipalities and communities enacted. Some people find them “unsightly”. Really? Why? It’s just fabric blowing in the breeze. Rumour has it that Primer McGuinty will announce that Ontarians can dry their clothes outside. […]

Reality and Fake Steve

You know, Fake Steve makes more sense than most real people. And that’s just sad.

Bummer: Charlton Heston Died

I’ve always been a fan of SF films, but some just stand out as my favourites. They include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes (the originals), Soylent Green, Logan’s Run, Twelve Monkeys, and some of the Star Wars and Star Trek films, to name a few. But Heston helped bring SF films to […]

Bread experiments

I’ve started experimenting with bread recipes again. What got me going was two books by Richard Bertinet: Crust and Dough. Both are amazing books complete with a DVD of Bertinet making dough for bread. Unlike how I was taught, Bertinet’s method does not use a lot of flour and instead makes the dough elastic through […]

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