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Bluetooth laser keyboard 1

A few weeks ago, one of my Microsoft boys told me about a high tech gadget that his co-worker got as a gift. It’s a bluetooth laser keyboard that projects an image of a keyboard on any flat surface and monitors the movement of your fingers to see which keys you are typing. This amazing ...

Bush regrets cowboy rhetoric

From this Yahoo News article, referring to a recent White House news conference along with Tony Blair. In unusually introspective comments, Bush said he regretted his cowboy rhetoric after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks such as his “wanted dead or alive” description of Osama bin Laden and his taunting “bring ‘em on” challenge to Iraqi ...

Movie trailer voice over guy

Today’s entry comes from a co-worker who I call “office Bob”. I have often wondered about who the voice is behind all movie trailers and previews, and today I was enlightened when “Office Bob” sent out an email with some information on the voice behind the movies. Here is Bob’s email: I’m not sure how ...

Shock-factor

Two of my buddies who both left around September last year have returned to Ontario for the first time since leaving. Mark moved to Shanghai and Tim moved to Vancouver. I spent some time over the last week hanging out with them and catching up. One thing that Tim always gets a kick out of ...

TV ‘Guy’ and Pentagon video

Did you hear about this guy who went in to the BBC for an interview for a “Data Support Cleanser” position and ended up doing a live TV interview about the Apple vs. Apple court case that he knew nothing about? Pretty funny stuff. Click here for the full story. Also, today the Department of ...

Single-minded Inc.

I’m taking a 5 minute break from studying to point out something that I think is wrong with our culture of capitalism. At school this summer, the one course I’m taking is Finance. In reading my text, I came across the definition of financial management and its one goal. “The goal of financial management is ...

Auto manufacturers – who owns who

In the complicated auto industry, many auto brands are owned by larger parent companies such as Ford or GM. But with the strategic branding that the marketing teams employ, you wouldn’t know through their marketing campaigns that a Saab is in a GM, or a Jaguar is owned by Ford. I was curious tonight as ...

Eating Stickers

After you’re done eating an apple, have you ever questioned whether or not you removed the sticker before eating it? If you didn’t remove the sticker, would you have tasted it? Or would it taste like it was part of the apple? If you swallowed it would it make you sick? Is there a doctor ...

First day on the job 2

Yesterday was my first day on the job, the first such occasion in 5 years and 4 months when I started at the bank. It was quite the cultural difference to work in a small high-tech firm. People wearing jeans, the pool table, the free pop and snacks and the dual 19 inch flat screen ...

Iraq war deadly for journalists

In addition to the 2,414 US soldier deaths in Iraq and the official 17,648 soldiers wounded, the Iraq war has been extremely deadly for journalists. (Casualties in Iraq) According to Freedom Forum, (a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to freedom of the press) there have been 74 journalists killed in Iraq since 2003. This CBC news article ...