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 until it’s a

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 sounds a bit too friendly. I already almost

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 names

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 quotes,

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 happened in isn’t really the

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 where lots of people

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 the content on the board is completely hidden to

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 and VHS equipment, and things look decorated in a pretty convincing 80s style. It’s a