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Economy and massive Bail outs… enough is enough

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Yep, I said it. Let’s stop with all these massive bail outs to mega corporations with poor planning.  If a corporation is perpetually in the red then let why keep bailing it out?  Right…  it’s because we’re afraid of the effect.   We’ve been bullied by these mega corporations, held hostage with the risk of [...]

Someone please tell Costco, it’s not Christmas yet!

Monday, October 22nd, 2007 No, it’s not Christmas.  And they even have an RSS feed to keep you updated.

Bring on the gridlock! Bring on change!

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Short term pain for long term gain. I tend to believe that in order for change to occur, there needs to be a (cheaper|better|more convenient) alternative to prompt a change in user|consumer habit. After having read Jeremy’s post only minutes ago, it’s easy to see how we got to where we are today – specifically, [...]

It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Ok, we’re all guilty of this on occasion, some more than others. That’s right, is product A better than product B? Is this deal better than that one? Is it better to go this way or that way? YouTube, MySpace, Flickr, etc. are big and popular because of the users, not the technology itself. We’re [...]

The Headphone pile

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I was doing a mental inventory of my headphones the other day and boy was I surprised. And as of this evening, we’ve just added to the pile … again. JVC HA-G55 Logitech® Internet Chat Headset Sony Sport Headphones iPod ear buds Sennheiser PXC300 (thanks ActiveState) LG earbud + mic Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Including [...]

Canadian Politics – Let’s get back to Canada Shall we?

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Ok… corrupt government vs corrupt government… I’ll take the less-scary one without the christmas election, thank you.

Stronach crosses the floor

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

At a critical time in Canadian politics, we’re reminded that there still are conservatives out there who value Canada more than personal gain.