Happy SysAdmin Day!

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 31 at 10:09 am

For all the system admins out there who fix dying servers in freezing cold server closets, rebuild broken backups, implement fast network solutions and deal with first level tech support when no one else is around: thank you! It’s a shame that System Administrator Appreciation Day is largely only celebrated by other geeks. It’s been [...]

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English 101

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 30 at 7:56 am

I have seen this a number of times, and the last one made me want to make this post. “By the power invested in me…….” It’s vested, not invested. From Dictionary.com: vested -  held completely, permanently, and inalienably: vestedrights. invested – to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, insomething offering potential profitable returns, as interest,income, or appreciation in value.

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Have A Coke? Is that Spelt Right?

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 29 at 7:22 am

This is from a Coke ad in the 80′s. It ran in South America, but was pulled very quickly after release. Can you see why? How about a closer look? For some reason, the artist was fired after this was found.

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Waiting For The Blame Deflection In 5…4…3…2…1…

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 28 at 8:04 am

A nine-year-old boy was forgotten in a Chicago airport waiting room Saturday for nearly eight hours after an airline representative failed to put him on a connecting flight, the Ottawa Citizen reported. Julien Reid was headed home to Ottawa on a United flight after visiting his dad in San Francisco, a trip he makes about six [...]

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Jailbroken iPhone? It’s Legal Now

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 27 at 7:34 am

The Library of Congress released some new exceptions to the DMCA in the US, making it now legal to jailbreak your iPhone. Apple, understandably, are not too happy with this decision. From Arstechnica: The Electronic Frontier Foundation argued that jailbreaking one’s iPhone should be allowed, even though it required one to bypass some DRM and [...]

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A Tax Is A Tax, No Matter What You Call It.

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 26 at 7:35 am

When are politicians going to get it through their heads that it doesn’t matter if they call it a tax, a fee, a levy, a surcharge or something else? As long as they’re responsible for imposing it and it comes out of our wallets, it amounts to the same thing. It’s either a tax, or [...]

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Booba Fett

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 25 at 7:55 am

My new favourite Bounty Hunter:

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Hey Bill!! You’ve Been Told

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 24 at 9:29 am

I have no love for Bill O’Reilly. He comes across as a major douche-nozzle most of the time. Well, after spouting off as he does, in response to another news show, he gets told. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Liberal Game Playing

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 23 at 8:22 am

From Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun: I’m not generally a conspiracy theorist. Today, though, from my vantage point high atop a grassy knoll, I can sagely conclude there was a Machiavellian connection between two recent stories. First, the government puts out speculation they’re about to sell off public assets: LCBO, casinos, nuclear plants — all were [...]

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I Don’t Get It….??

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 22 at 8:13 am

Tom Cruise’s movie Vanilla Sky has proved to be a mission impossible – after cinemagoers named it the most baffling movie of all time. The 2001 film, which also stars Penelope Cruz and was directed by Cameron Crowe, topped a poll of the most confusing movies ever, conducted for film rental service LoveFilm. Vanilla Sky [...]

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It’s A Government Initiative – What Did You Expect?

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 21 at 7:57 am

From Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun: Governments have been known to botch things. And sometimes they make giant flip-flops. But when they botch a flip-flop, you know they’re in trouble. Having spent the past 21 days blaming Stewardship Ontario (SO), blaming retailers — even blaming the Tories — Environment Minister John Gerretsen finally took the rap [...]

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One For The Little Guy – Screw You Dalton!

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 20 at 8:31 am

The McGuinty government is set to scrap its recently imposed eco fees on thousands of consumer products in the wake of consumer anger and retailer irritation. Environment Minister John Gerretsen is expected to announce today that the Liberals will eliminate the environmental fees on thousands of potentially hazardous products — less than three weeks after [...]

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Look At Me!! I’m A Douchebag!!

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 19 at 7:43 am

Really? You need to take up 3 spots for your GM SUV? Douchebag!

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It’s Called “Doing Your Job”, Dumbass

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 18 at 9:46 am

A former bus driver has sued the Capital Area Rural Transportation System, charging that the nine-county transit service discriminated against him based on his religion when he was fired for refusing to drive a woman to a Planned Parenthood clinic in January. Edwin Graning, who was hired as a driver on April 1, 2009, was [...]

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License To Kill

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 17 at 10:13 am

Grab a timer, or your watch, and then stop reading for the next two-and-a-half minutes. Concentrate, instead, on the seconds ticking away. It will seem like an eternity. And that’s the point. According to court testimony, that is how long it took for Calgary mother Aset Magomadova, a Chechen refugee and devout Muslim, to choke [...]

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Running With The Bulls?….Amatuers

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 16 at 7:23 am

Try doing backflips over them!

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Open Mouth. Insert Foot. Check!

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 15 at 7:42 am

While not technically a CEO, Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner is not immune to a certain amount of executive level foot-in-mouth. Speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in DC and chatting up his company’s upcoming slate of Windows Phones, he couldn’t help a little iPhone bashing: “It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their [...]

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Tosh.Who?

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 14 at 7:38 am

Unlike Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, Daniel Tosh is far from being a household name, and his show has received little publicity, but his Tosh.0 on Comedy Central Wednesday nights has, after six episodes of its second season, exceeded Stewart’s and Colbert’s ratings, the Hollywood Reporter observed on its website Monday. Last Wednesday the show, which airs [...]

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But…..We’re A Charity

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 13 at 10:01 am

Found this the other day: That’s right, in a No Parking Fire Route. But, they are so special, right?

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Simpson Slacker = Yeardly Smith

Blog - No Comments » - Posted on July, 12 at 7:53 am

Only one voice role? Slacker!! Click to enbiggen:

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