Monday, January 18, 2010

comments

Fixed the problem. Now none of my very current posts will endure the blight of spammage.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Birth of a legend

In Fantasy Baseball - "TST: Balls of Furry" are born.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Like hockey?

Apparently Canada does

"The game was watched in whole or in part by 9.3 million Canadians, or close to 30 per cent of the country's population"
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Sent from my Commodore 64.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Markets in everything, Xmas edition

brilliant. Likely would still be better than my wrapping.

 
 

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via Marginal Revolution by Tyler Cowen on 12/16/08

Company offers to wrap your Christmas purchases just as badly as you could do it yourself

So says Kat, my source on this story.  It's called "Crapwrap":

Firebox.com is paying 20 of its male forklift truck drivers and warehouse assistants to wrap presents as quickly as possible, using ugly brown duct tape and very little care.

And the $9 service, cheekily called CrapWrap, has attracted more than 500 customers since it launched last week.

This way she'll think you did it. 

...Parcels can even be dispatched in brown paper with a shoddily-tied pink ribbon.

Kevin Smith, 29, is proud to be the worst wrapper at the company's London warehouse.

He said: "I am rubbish. We're not given any instructions. I'm just asked to make a hash of it using lots of brown tape and making sure there are rips and untidy folds.

"It's nice to get away from the normal work: cleaning, packing and moving stuff around. Wrapping is a good distraction."


 
 

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

oldies but goodies

I needed a quick program to randomise my music for tomorrow morning's walk-to-work-to-do-server-updates(TM) as I didn't want to do it. I know such a program exists and I know someone wrote about it once. Google helped me out as did Microsoft's love of old blogs. The blog entry is so old I'm referencing a RioONE player! Imagine...hilarity. So, the program's name is Shuffler and it'll be shufflin' soon.

On a brighter note, I'm going to sleep once the install is done and shufflin' begins.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ontario Gov't Reverses on Young Drivers in Light of Facebook Protests

Truly a sad day in Canadian politics.

 
 

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via Michael Geist Blog by Michael Geist on 12/9/08

The Ontario government has dropped plans to create new restrictions on young drivers in light of huge criticism on Facebook.  A Facebook group criticizing the plan garnered 150,000 members and Transportation Minister Jim Bradley admitted that the group had an impact on the government's thinking.

 
 

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