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FIFA Time

2010-06-14

For the next month or so, my family and I have decided that we cheer for Africa!

Go South Africa! Go Ghana! Go Cameroon! Go Côte d'Ivoire!

Unfortunately, because of rampant Advance Fee Fraud I just can't cheer for Nigeria. (this is said pertly, tongue in cheek, and just for fun).

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Riding a Bike

2010-05-07

I've recently entered into a conversation with Mr. Carmichael about bike lanes, sidewalks and roads and where bikes should be. In it, I defended the idea that bikes should be allowed to ride on the sidewalk, but things were confused because of Twitter's 140 character limit. I came across sounding like I completely disapproved of bike lanes, which I don't.

Succinctly:

  • I believ…

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Twitter vs. Blogging

2010-04-15

The more that I use twitter, the harder I find it to actually write in my blog. Why would I spend time making lovingly crafted sentences, when I could explain myself in 140 characters, or even less?

I find it increasingly difficult to both write and respond to emails in more than one line.

I like texting on my phone more and more.

I feel like social media is starting my brain oozing out of my ears. I have to make more of a…

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The Facebook tie-in

2010-03-27

I'd forgotten that these posts get automatically sucked into my facebook page. My brother-in-law mentioned that I was making non-sensical posts about Font Faces at a party last night, and was wondering if I'd had more than just my Warcraft account hacked recently.

Hi Facebook! I'm a geek, and will post geek things as is my wont.

A geeky Venn diagram

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@font-face

2010-03-25

I am on the fence with @font-face. I've noticed more and more (after it was pointed out to me by Nick) that when you use @font-face, the text displays and then will, after a brief pause, morph into the selected font. Every time I see that happen, I want to use @font-face slightly less.

On the other hand, the web would be so much prettier if I could just add "@font-face: Aller" to every page…

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Project Euler

2010-03-23

I'm a latecomer to the Project Euler game, but I'm looking for a strong finish.

I've been trying to hone my Python skills, so I Dove Into Python with a vengeance. That didn't quite sate my desire for crazy coding fun, and my good buddy Sean suggested the

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RSS

2010-02-25

I have two RSS related questions:

  • Which RSS reader (if any) do you use?
  • What's in your RSS reader?

Edit: I'm asking both how many feeds you have and what your favourites are. Feel free to be specific (or not - no judgment either way).

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Yes2010 part 2

2010-02-22

I had quite the discussion with Chris the other day via twitter about pros and cons of Vancouver 2010. He had some great points.

The security of the Olympics leaves much to be desired. There's been some free speech issues. There has been a huge increase in the amount of security present in Vancouver. Both of these are valid and important concerns, but I think that it is bei…

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