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Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and all that standard stuff!

25/12/2013 Leave a comment

One of my coworkers has taken to saying “Happy Ho-ho” instead of “Merry Christmas” – I guess that’s a cross between the two with a little secular Santa-ism thrown in? That aside, best wishes for the season and hopefully you all get a chance to get together with your families. My extended family on my dad’s side has called off the usual gathering as we’ve all been given the flu by the merry old St. Nick. Hopefully we’ll be able to reschedule before I head back to Montréal on the 4th! My mom’s side is mostly in Australia so that gathering will have to wait a few years. 

Looked like we were almost going to have a white Christmas here in Vancouver – loads of snow late last week but it’s mostly melted now. My neighbour’s very enterprising kid built an igloo on his front lawn but it caved in after a few days. The one built by my downstairs neighbours in Montréal will be there until April, most likely. I’d almost forgotten what winter on the coast is like…

Sorry for the very sparse posting this year, by the by – posting more often is one of my New Year’s Resolutions. I’ll start it in 6 days, I swear!



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xkcd on the EULA

21/11/2010 Leave a comment

Tee hee.



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The Fifth

05/11/2010 1 comment

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Galileo and Sir Isaac – Heroes Both

01/11/2010 Leave a comment

Galileo Song

Change with restpect to Time





28/10/2010 Leave a comment

So due to massive amounts of procrastination (as only I can do), I have a lot of reading to do this weekend. Just found a great tool to help me out with it though – it’s called FreeMind, and it’s a freeware mindmapping software for Mac and PC. Works very well indeed. You can find it here:

If you’re wondering what a mind map is, it’s basically like one of those brainstorm webs you probably did in elementary school. They’re really great study tools, especially for visual learners. Anyway, check it out; it’s definitely worth a try.




21/10/2010 2 comments

these lines, written by whim

unlikely rhymes of vigour and vim

just empty thoughts from just another mind

idle words to pass the time

between now and closing hour.

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Generic Drugs

11/10/2010 Leave a comment

This bit of comedy ended up in my email inbox, sent to me by my dad:

All drugs have two names, a trade name and generic name.

Example, the trade name is Tylenol and it’s generic name is Acetaminophen.. Aleve is also called Naproxen.

Amoxil is also called Amoxicillin and Advil is also called Ibuprofen.

The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. Read more…

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