Living the Livable Life, Live…

It was in the newspaper; Vancouver has once again been ranked third most livable city worldwide in a 2007 Mercer survey, ex-equo with Vienna. The first and second positions went to Zürich and Geneva, just like last year. It’s obvious that the survey doesn’t account for 100+ km/h windstorms, massive forest destruction, city-wide water contamination,…

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Google introduces TiSP (Beta) and paper email

Well the folks at Google outdid themselves today by introducing two brand new services, as always free and innovative. TiSP is an in-home wireless broadband deal and Gmail now supports paper email. It seems that some people are more likely to sign up for these offers if checking their email in the early morning… Good times!…

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Backpaddling

Well, consequence of sheer peer pressure, I will now rectify the tone of my last – rather gloomy – post and sing this, which I borrow from Bob Marley: “Singin: Don’t worry about a thing, Cause every little thing gonna be all right!” And “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our…

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Le roi est mort, vive le roi

My good old "HAL the pal" has finally retired, after a long and distinguished career. In comes "SAL the gal", because I’ve decided that computers should definitely have feminine names (don’t get me to explain why!) For those wonderful curious minds out there, my HAL was of course named after Arthur C. Clark’s original HAL…

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