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Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31 2010

Quick HTML reference for commenting

I’ve been asked to put up a short primer on how to properly format your comments so that you can take advantage of what HTML I’ve allowed. And I’m of course happy to oblige! There’s a quick reference by clicking on the “allowed HTML” link right above the comment box. It gives you the following …

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May 31 2010

Hugh Jackman, dancing

I know I shouldn’t post this. This was developed by an ad firm and calculated to be exactly the sort of video that would go viral. And I hate that I’m so easily manipulated. But it is EPIC. Almost as good as Christopher Walken in the Weapon of Choice video. No, who am I kidding? …

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May 30 2010

Epic week of epicness

I have had just about zero time to blog all weekend. And what spare time I did have, I spent instead with my beloved wife. Now that beloved wife has gone to bed, and I can sleep in slightly more than usual tomorrow (plus I had a nap this afternoon), I should really get back …

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May 28 2010

Why prayer is nonsense – part 4

3 – But everyone knows prayer works! This is part 4 in a series of posts on prayer. Please use the links at the top and bottom of each post to navigate through the parts. The master post is here. even if it IS useless, what’s the harm? Despite the evidence that most types of …

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May 28 2010

Jack Van Impe had a strange definition of hope

Have been tinkering with two servers for work this evening, sidetracking me from Part 4 of my prayer series. I was really hoping to get it out the door tonight before I ran out of steam. No way that’s happening now though. It’s almost 2 am! To keep my blog compliant with the CRTC-required quotas …

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May 26 2010

What a prick!

People wonder why I try to suck the joy out of life by destroying their deeply held beliefs when they are otherwise harmless. Then I point to stories like this one and those people generally shut up. Three men, imprisoned in Vietnam since 2002 for gang-raping an 18-year-old girl, were released after an acupuncturist examined …

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May 25 2010

Our new robotic overlords are adorable

May 25 2010

Geek Pride, Towel Day, Glorious 25th of May

Three geeky celebrations happen to fall on the same day totally coincidentally. May 25th was chosen as Towel Day, celebrating the life and works of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, two weeks after Adams’ death in 2001. Geek/Nerd Pride Day has been celebrated since 2006 on the anniversary of the premiere of …

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May 24 2010

We like the moon, but it won’t always be close to us

Sit still for a moment. You’re still moving! I mean perfectly still. Don’t move at all. Having trouble complying? That’s probably because, without launching yourself off this planet, you can’t. The planet you presently call home (unless someone puts this blog post in a time capsule or launches it out into space for other civilizations …

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May 23 2010

The completed snake cage

We have put a hell of a lot of work into this cage. For rank amateurs, as we definitely are, I think it turned out pretty damn amazing. You can even see Stilgar in the bottom righthand corner of the bottom pic. He’s in the little quarter-of-a-vase looking thing.

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