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[14 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on And now, the sports … | 718 views]
And now, the sports …

This gave me a chuckle, from Vancouver fans start to panic as Canucks hit skid down the stretch:
In City of Glass, Douglas Coupland’s ode/guide to his hometown of Vancouver, the title refers to the monotone architecture of the condo towers on the downtown peninsula, not the hockey team’s notoriously fragile fans.
I retort that we wouldn’t be so damn fragile if we hadn’t been dropped from a dizzy height and taped or glued back together so many times!
And I’m glad to see someone else asking the question I ask each time …

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[14 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on I am a supporter of terrorists and other nasty people | 960 views]

I’m a little behind the eight ball, as this is now “old news”, but this week I donated money to Greenpeace Canada for the first time in my life. Why? Well, I’ll explain it this way: When you donate to Greenpeace online they have a field on the donation form that asks why you’re motivated to donate to them. This is what I filled in: “Stephen Harper says you’re terrorists” (not to mention funded by foreign money).
Way to go Stevie. Nothing like using hyperbole to convince people to support those …

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[14 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Sticker shock on Canadian cell data rates | 905 views]

I had to do a double take after I put myself back into my chair and fastened my seatbelt when I saw the price of data transfer on the Virgin Mobile Canada website: $51 200 per gigabyte! Holy shit Batman! Are you kidding me? (See the “Canada Rates” tab at “Long Distance and Roaming“.) On a low-end high-speed Internet connection for a residential customer, that would translate into a bill of $6.4 million per month if you used your full bandwidth allotment! How is that justifiable when other packages on their …