Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Holiday Greetings

Lewis-MacLeod Family 2003/2004 Timeline

Nerd Alert

"Gary Schare, Microsoft's director of product management for Windows, has been assigned the unenviable task of explaining how Microsoft plans to respond to the Firefox challenge with a product whose features were last updated three years ago. He has said that current users of Internet Explorer will stick with it once they take into account 'all the factors that led them to choose I.E. in the first place.' Beg your pardon. Choose? Doesn't I.E. come bundled with Windows?" - Randall Stross, The Fox Is in Microsoft's Henhouse (and Salivating) | NY Times

Friday, December 10, 2004

Film

"In my ideal cinémathèque, 'The Life Aquatic' would play on a permanent double bill with 'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.' Mr. Anderson and Stephen Hillenburg, Mr. Squarepants's creator, share not only a taste for nautical nonsense, but also a willingness to carry the banner of unfettered imaginative silliness into battle against the tyranny of maturity." - A.O. Scott (The New York Times)

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

News

"A survey of 300 retailers in Sweden found that squeezing handsets into snug-fitting pants is the second leading cause of broken phones." - (CNET News.com)

Column

Atlantic News Perspective #122 (Dec 6, 2004)
Needle threats, a snared dog and dangerous bulbs.
By: Iain K. MacLeod

Monday, December 06, 2004

Flash

Milkman By David Firth

News

"In August, 2003, in Montreal, four people opened their umbrellas at 13:00 hrs, signalling 40 others to approach for instructions. Minutes later, at a designated spot, they all began quacking, tossed rubber ducks into a fountain then left." - RCMP report (National Post)

Sunday, December 05, 2004

News

"After having sex with a girl, you can have her put Diet Coke into her vagina and that will prevent pregnancy." - absurd comment heard from young, rural Nova Scotian males (Halifax Herald)