Why Staples Instead of Future Shop

I went to Future Shop / Best Buy the other day to get a specific wireless N router, but when I got there the sales person tried to pressure me into buying a router that was more than twice as expensive. She threw all kinds of computer jargon in my face and started dissing the brand name of the router I was planning to buy. She was trying to confuse


I’m sitting at my desk, looking at a small wide-screen monitor, watching these words appear on the screen as I type them. I’m wearing a dark blue hoody (though I’ve never gotten used to that term) with a silk-screened drawing of birds flying on the front and back. I’m wearing blue jeans and a pair of old swede slippers. The slippers have fake fur on the inside. It doesn’t look

Quick Review of “11:14”

J-Walk saw the movie 11:14 and said it’s a good movie. I just saw it and said, “It’s pretty good.” J-Walk said, “It tells five separate stories, and they all converge at 11:14 pm.” It’s a well-acted gimmick movie full of black humour that could have been titled, Bad Luck is On The Menu Tonight, or Stupid People Doing Stupid Things. It’s entertaining either way.

Incidental “Video” Mode Snapshots

From Steve over at Oh Me Nerves: Ever get ready to snap a photo of that special moment only to discover that the camera is set to “video” mode? Well, today I was cleaning up my video folders and found that over the course of eight or nine years of digital picture taking it appears we’ve amassed our fair share of these little time capsules. Those two second videos are