Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Television is to blame, yet again

Two brothers in California strangled and dismembered their mother, and obviously it is the result of watching The Sopranos. I can't begin to express how messed up that last statement is. Anybody who kills and dismembers anybody is a pretty twisted fuck. If you don't have some of that instinct in you, watching a TV show isn't going to push you over the edge.

The obvious connection the article draws between this murder and watching the Sopranos isn't exactly going to help the case of video games' alleged connection to violent behaviour (i.e., Columbine) either.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Holy crap it's cold

Does it seem unusually cold to any of you other Haligonians? Maybe it's just me, but I think it is cold. Silly cold. Shit ass damn cold.

Some people have been saying that it's not any colder than it should be, but the the past three or four years have been warmer than average so we're a bit spoiled. I don't know if I agree with that...I think -17 is cold no matter what's going on. I've even talked to people from out west (in the prairies) where it's routinely in the -20's during the winter. They say it's way colder here; something to do with the humidity or something.

What do you do to combat the cold? What if you *have* to be outside?

Monday, January 20, 2003

Post your poll suggestions

It's clear that I suck at coming up with new polls. Post your suggestions for new ones here. There's a maximum of 12 choices, and one of them should probably be "Other", unless there is really a finite number of choices.

I'll consult with my colleagues, and one of the suggested masterpieces will probably be the next poll.

Monday, January 13, 2003

Crappy hardware free-for-all

I am giving away a bunch of old hardware that is not necessarily crappy, as the title of this article implies, but is stuff that I just don't need or use anymore. This is including, but not limited to, two pairs of computer speakers, two monitors (a 15", and a 14") and numerous cases. Make me an offer on a K6-2 350 Mhz computer as well (sans ram and hard drive)....no, I'm not giving that computer away.

Feel free to drop by and pick stuff up. If you really want something, post here and I'll hold it until you can come and get it. First come, first served.

If you need directions to my place, drop me a line.

Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Free tickets to see old men play hockey!

First person to post in this article (that wants them) gets two tickets:
Oldtimers' Hockey Challenge (14th Anniversary)
Legendary Hockey Heroes vs. Law Enforcement Allstars
Saturday, January 11, 2003 @ 6:00 pm
Halifax Metro Centre
Oh what fun.

Tuesday, January 7, 2003

Smoking in the HRM

As many people know (and relish!) a new bill concerning smoking in public places has come into effect as of 01 Jan 2003. This website, has all the information you should need about these new regulations, including the bill itself.

The thing I find the most interesting are the fines ($200 for an individual or $500 for a corporation), and the fact that "any member of the public can report their concerns to the HRM By-law enforcement office at 490-4000".

Monday, January 6, 2003

Virtual Beer Bash?

What do you all think about attempting a virtual beer bash?

Webcams, headphones, Yahoo Messenger and the OH- of your choice? Meet online at a given time, etc. Hey! No cab costs. No line-ups. No bad weather. Cheap booze.

I'm such a loser.

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2003. It doesn't really feel any different, does it? And where the hell are the flying cars? Aren't we supposed to have them by now?