2009 Windsor Fringe Festival – Featuring: Jump! (Preview)

Downtown Windsor is the place to be this weekend and next, with The Windsor Fringe Festival, Buskers Festival and Blues Fest all happening at the same time. For anyone who doesn’t know what the Fringe Fest is, it’s a fantastic event offering an assortment of theatre delights from dramatic plays, comedies, artistic shows and stand […]

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What I’m Up To

This is supposed to be my development blog, and I realized that I haven’t written about what I’m working on in a while. So here’s my various development goings-on. Projects Galore I have a bunch of interesting projects on my plate these days. When it rains, it pours. It’s keeping me busy and thrown a […]

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Christmas Village

Each year, my family puts up the Christmas Village at my parents’ house. This Department 56 collection has grown year after year and it is now an event several hours long to get it all out of the crawl space and set it all up. Despite the inevitable debates about who’s in charge of the […]

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Stop Telemarketers with the Canadian Do Not Call List

Almost every evening, my relaxation is interrupted by at least one phone call from a telemarketer. I can almost always tell it’s them calling because it’s usually a long distance call exactly at dinner time. Although I have gotten them as late as 10:00pm! The caller id display also typically shows some kind of fake […]

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Life Lessons

Many people would describe me as an ‘intellectual’. I tend to live my life catering to my intellectual needs, so the activities that fill my spare time are chosen because they are interesting, challenging, or creative. This puts the 3 other cornerstones of a balanced life: emotional/social, physical, and spiritual into a slightly neglected second […]

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The Canadian Zero Emission Car

Why can’t I buy this in Canada yet? The ZENN car (Zero Emission No Noise) is developed and built in Canada, plugs into a standard outlet, costs about $12,000, is perfect for city driving, and yet it’s not legal for it to be sold in Canada. Yet. I want one! Check it out on the […]

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Response To Michael S. Berliner

I realize it’s a 6 year old article, but it’s new to me and I had to respond. Michael S. Berliner writes in his article “If Environmentalists Succeed, They Will Make Human Life Impossible” found on the website of the Ayn Rand Institute an article which he puts forth as fact regarding the fate of […]

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Privacy and “Nothing To Hide” Arguement

Whenever I express my horror at government actions or policies that infringe on people’s rights, nearly ALL of my friends and family respond with “I’m not concerned, I have nothing to hide!”. I always have a hard time explaining why this argument isn’t valid. If you don’t value your privacy and if you don’t understand […]

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Personal Projects Recap

Some people may not realize this, but my first personal web development project was horizonarchives.com. Years ago I thought it was the best thing ever. Despite the long domain name, the horrid orange and black design, and the overwhelming job of keeping it up to date, I loved it. It also allowed me to practice […]

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Great Quote from The Guardian

I heard a great quote while watching the movie The Guardian. Said by a fifty-something female bartender to a fifty-something male coast guard rescue swimmer: “Hell, I’ve always been old, Ben. You know what though? I don’t mind. I mean, if my muscles ache it’s cause I’ve used ’em. It’s hard for me to walk […]

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