Lispian Random meanderings on whatever catches my fancy

Legacies and Folklore

Last night a good friend of mine died of a massive heart attack. He was 56. He was found with the phone in his hand, obviously trying to call 911. His wife found him that way when she got home from work. It makes you wonder what your life is really about, what you’ve done, […]

Proof of God’s Existence

Atheists always ask for proof of God’s existence. Some wonder if God has a sense of humour. I figure humanity should be enough proof for the latter. But what of the former? Well, I give you “The Gore Effect”. It seems that every time that Al Gore speaks in a public forum about Global Warming […]

Darth Vader: Venture Capitalist

I’ve been through a number of start-ups and friends of mine are still toiling through theirs. And although I have rejoined their ranks as a CTO in a research-oriented startup I don’t miss the turmoil associated with trying to please investors, customers, and employees all before you have a product. Especially when it seems that […]

Of 120 Page Phone Bills

I’m here to tell you of an event in our household that I thought I’d never see: a 120 page telephone bill. You read that right. 120 pages. And, yes, I’m talking 8 1/2 x 11 inch pages. Now, it’s not the horror story it might appear, although if delivered via Canada Post it surely […]

Darth Vader, Venture Capitalist

Call it a bit of crazy folly or perhaps just a case of having dealt with investors for too long but I’ve always found that Darth Vader sounds a lot like a Venture Capitalist. I’ll leave these quotes with you to decide if I’m right or wrong or simply delusional. Enjoy. I find your lack […]

Things Kids Don’t Get These Days

I always find it interesting when one of my kids asks me about the lyrics to one of the songs I listen to. Two of late came up. Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio by the Ramones and Panama by Van Halen. The lyric “Do you remember lyin’ in bed / with the covers […]

More “Things That Drive Me Nuts”

I don’t know what “genius” figured having corporate parties after business hours or on weekends was in any way a good idea. How is it a good idea to ask your employees to take an evening out of their lives to spend even more time with the coworkers in some enforced “fun” filled venture? It’s […]

Dilbert 2.0: The Book

Just picked up a copy of Dilbert 2.0, the book. It’s awesome with one small flaw: it’s not all of the Dilberts of the past 20 years. However, Scott Adams includes on a CD all of the past 20 years of Dilbert — well, up to mid-May 2008. The tome is beautiful and well worth […]

Wanna know why the US has problems?

Well, I’ve heard stupid things said before, but this takes the cake. Media Matters: O’Reilly’s Fuzzy Canadian Health Care Math And then some wonder why some Americans are totally lost when it comes to doing simple things, like arithmetic. Life expectancy isn’t based on the fact they have 10x as many people, or we have […]

Best April Fools Joke in a Long While

I find April Fools rather lame. But every so often someone comes up with a dandy little joke. The winner for this decade has to be this one, today, from The Guardian (as seen on Slashdot). Awesome! The Guardian Shifts to Twitter After 188 Years of Ink The examples are hilarious. My favourite? This one: […]


The Ottawa Citizen has had the Sunday (here Saturday) colour Dilbert for a long while but not the weekday version. Now we’ll get them all. Finally! I must commend the Ottawa Citizen on their ad, though. For those who don’t subscribe or simply missed it, here’s a snapshot of it.For those who want to see […]

Smoke Cannabis: Stop lung cancer, Lose your nads

Sometimes the stuff that crosses my news ticker is hilarious. These two popped up beside each other on the health front: Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth in Half Cannabis Linked to Testicular Cancer Seems like you’re damned either way. Imagine the doc asking you the question: do you prefer your nads or your lungs?

An addition to my entrepreneur book shelf

How To Get Rich It may not look like a book on entrepreneurship and you may never have heard of Felix Dennis, but trust me this book is definitely on entrepreneurship and you’ve used Mr. Dennis’ products. He founded Dennis Publishing which publishes such titles as MacUser, Computer Shopper, Maxim, and a slew of others […]

A guy with a great sense of humour

You’ve got to hand it to Rick Astley, the guy has a great sense of humour!

Sometimes Nature does have a sense of humour
Sometimes Nature does have a sense of humour

For those not aware, that building with the big “S” on it is the Bank of Nova Scotia. And we all know what we find at the rainbow’s end!

Great quotes

I tend to love reading history and occasionally I come across a great quote. I’ve been reading about the early US off-and-on of late, mostly due to a fantastic biography of Teddy Roosevelt, and came across this quote of John Adams’: In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man […]

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 […]

Bubble 2.0: The Video (updated)

Saw this video over at TechCrunch. Brilliant and funny. Enjoy. That’s the new version. Read why it’s changed here: Updated Video at Plagiarism Today. A nice, level headed piece on the whole issue. Tech Crunch also weighs in. I’ll just sit back and enjoy the video now that it’s back. It is funny, esp. after […]

Mac ads

I simply love the Mac ads. They’re funny and rather pointed. The ad below was pointed to by Techcrunch. These ads just make you laugh. This one is as good as the “You’re coming to a sad realization” Vista ad. Since I run Windows and Macs I can attest to the annoying habit Vista has […]

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