Archive for June, 2005

CRTC OKs pay radio services

  "Pay radio, a developing industry south of the border, offers subscribers CD-quality programming beamed directly to their specially-designed receivers. Aside from its high fidelity, proponents of the service tout its ability to reach listeners in remote locations, out of reach of regular radio signals.

  All that comes at a price, of course. The service is expected to cost between $10 and $13 a month, with a minimum $100 price tag on the radio receiver."


In a Geek's World, He's A Celebrity

"Pirillo, 31, is a minor celebrity among online Web loggers and technology enthusiast.

Pirillo describes himself as a geek, and, OK, there’s some geekiness, what with the framed eyeglasses, the grin that borders on goofy and the pin on his shirt that says "RSS" in large white letters. RSS, if you didn’t know, is a format used to distribute online content.

But Pirillo isn’t short on personality either, and, as he’s fond of saying, personality sells. Especially when it comes to something as intimidating as technology."

Seattle Times


We are finally getting some decent thunderstorms this week. I have waited since, well, last fall for this. We had a good storm last night, loud thunder, and hard rain. It’s hard to know what today and tonight will have in store, but we just heard a loud rumble of thunder, so things should get interesting anyway.  We’re suppsed to get thunderstorms for the better part of this weekend. Sweet! I love thunderstorms!

Man let into US with Chainsaw

Grisly details have been revealed about the slayings of an elderly couple in New Brunswick – at the same time that questions are being raised as to how their accused killer was able to get into the U.S. armed with a bloodstained chainsaw and various weapons.


Three Day Weekend

Three day weekends are wonderful. You get to sleep in for three days, and you have that third day to do whatever you want. Although, I chose to be productive. It’s that day after that’s the killer. Even though I got a good night’s sleep, it sure doesn’t feel like it. I’m yawning and tired, even though I shouldn’t be. I’m at school, trying my best to be productive today as well, taking practice certifcation exams, and continuing to set up my little network. I know that once I get home, I can go back to sleep, but I know all too well how much that would screw up my body clock.

This Week in Tech

The podcast internet broadcast, This Week in Tech, or TWiT, was released late due to some complications. It is the 7th episode of the series, available at or TWiT comes from some former hosts of TechTV, which G4 bought and consequently squashed. They are friendly, personable, and highly reputable people who have a passion for everything technology related, and enjoy sharing their knowledge with the world. Each new show is regularly recorded every Sunday, but this week is an exception.

Traffic Woes

My brother David and I weren’t doing a whole lot at school yesterday, so we decided to come home early. Traffic was going at a good pace until just before we exited the city, where it slowed down to the equivalent of a parking lot! This was on one of Alberta’s most heavily used highways, so obviously people weren’t too pleased. We found out from the radio and watching TV that a few kilometers further down the highway, a major accident had occured

"A semi hauling lumber rolled in the southbound lanes of the newly renamed Highway 2. Police blocked the main highway southbound and directed drivers onto the 2A, telling them to re-enter the QE II further south. Then another truck tried to turn around (on Highway 2A) to get around the detour," said Williams. That truck, however, hung up one of its pup trailers on the median, breaking it free from the rig and blocking the detour route."

Today, here in town, the train crossing lights at a heavily used intersection decided to malfunction. A train had gone through, but the lights and bells didn’t stop and the arms didn’t go back up, causing a traffic jam.

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