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Self-driving Cars

I follow a lot of futurist type people on social media, and they are constantly posting projections about self-driving cars. If you average them all out, the current consensus is 99% of all cars currently on the road will be replaced with self-driving cars in the next...

Almost All Vintage Guitars are Fake

This is a subject I've been meaning to write about for a while, but I feel like I have too much to say about it, and I may organize my thoughts badly. Tonight on Instagram, I saw a vintage guitar collector describe how he was scammed by a guitar dealer, but the...

“That wasn’t real”

A lady walked by me downtown today, and she was on her phone, and I couldn't help but hear her say, quite loudly: You know that 'walking date' we went on? That wasn't real! And I have spent the last few hours thinking so much about this. I think there are a few...

LGTM

I did some contract work earlier this year for a company that was fairly corporate. Early on, I noticed that whenever a developer would put in a pull request, someone would code review it, and if the code didn't have any issues, they'd write "LGTM" along with a little...

Flossers

I have to tell you a product that changed my life. It didn't change it a lot, but at least a little bit. The product is: Flossers. You already knew that from the subject line. This is a flosser: You buy them at a drugstore, and they make flossing so, so much easier....

Twitter Followers

Know what is a sort of weird thing: I don't keep track of my Twitter follower number, but every once in a while, I'll notice that it's at some really memorable number, like 5555 or something. The other day I happened to see it was at 7774, and I thought "oh, 3 people...

Numbers

I have a weird problem where I always want to know various statistics that are almost certainly unknowable. Here is an example: Yesterday was the 15 year anniversary of 9-11. A lot of people were reminiscing about it - wait, is that the right word, reminiscing? That...

Iconic Canadian Male Singers

That is one terrible blog title. I was at the park a couple of weeks ago, and a lady had a shirt on that said: AVRIL SHANIA ALANIS JONI CELINE Actually, here's a copy I found on the web. To me, that's a very smart t-shirt - very marketable. I got thinking about what...

Apple Killing Headphones

Sadly, I am not an Apple blogger. If you're an Apple blogger, you can make like $400,000 a year by saying stuff like "Samsung made the Home icon 1px smaller - this is a billion dollar mistake", or "I'm with Tim Cook on this one" (which you can add to 100% of Tim Cook...

Coincidental Bot Story

The title for this post is kind of bad I guess. This is just a pretty weird thing that happened to me earlier this year, an odd coincidence. I don't want to get into specific details, because I don't want to specifically identify the person involved, but the city it...

Dark Sky Preserve

Last night, I went to this place in Ontario, the Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve. It's about two hours north of Toronto, and it's a protected area where uhh.. it's dark. I gotta admit, I'm not up on all the details, but if you Google it, it's supposed to be a place...

Mr. Peanut is Hateful Trash

I just saw this tweet from Mr. Peanut: And you can get a lot from it, in my opinion. At first glance, we just have a peanut relaxing in the sun. But look closer, he's wearing hip jeans and pants, and he even has an ironic monocle and top hat. I think it's accurate to...

Message Boards

One of my favourite things online are message boards. I've always thought that their importance is underrated, and I believe it's because so much of their content can lie in long threads that nobody will read unless they're a regular on the board, and sometimes all...

Oops I made some guy delete his Twitter account

Last night, I used the Twitter search bar to find an older tweet of mine. I typed in "pin two tweets to your profile" and the results were pretty boring, but as I scrolled down the list, I saw that a couple of people had plagiarized my tweet. The first one I noticed...

Camp Bongopix – 80s Retro Camping

This is kind of interesting: Up by Algonquin Park (Ontario, Canada's oldest provincial park, quite historical), there's a new business, Camp Bongopix, that rents out cabins, and their theme is to recreate the 1980s cottage experience. They have rooms with N64 consoles...

Cinnamon Scrambled Eggs

I invented a new dish yesterday, although someone may have already done it. I'm not googling to check. The dish is cinnamon scrambled eggs. I was going to write out the recipe, but what it really boils down to is that you make scrambled eggs, but you put cinnamon in...

The ‘Let 40 Horses Loose At Burning Man’ Campaign

Three days ago, on a whim, I started a joke Gofundme campaign called "Let 40 Horses Loose At Burning Man" and then linked it from Twitter for a few laughs. I was surprised how smooth and easy it is to set up a Gofundme campaign, they really have their act together....