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Archive for July, 2003

She’s back

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Boy, I’m slow. Halley facts = Halifax!

Raed’s at the Guardian, but where is Halley?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

What happened to Halley’s Comment? Blogspot says “not found”…?

Snow in summer

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

As I type, I’m getting a sense of what it must be like to be strafed by military aircraft. For some unfathomable reason, there’s a display of the Snowbirds just over my roof and somewhat to the south — Jesus!, here they come again, it seems about 100 metres over my head! They are so […]

Why I’m lazy on principle

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

Recently, Halley’s Comment served up Rocky Road, and for what it’s worth, I thought it was the perfect Sunday dish. It started somewhere around here, and then some people apparently gave her a hard time about it, but she did it anyway, and had some interesting reflections about it. Opting out — and getting flak […]

Why I’m not a teetotaler

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

William Gibson has the best by-line for the Pentagon’s scheme to revive democratic participation in current events by creating a futures market in terrorism. He calls it Ender’s Futures Market Terminated. Yes indeed, Ender: I guess science fiction writers always did have the inside track on the gifted, but who would have thought that badly […]

Balls & Lanterns

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

Davin points to a very funny weird ping-pong game …uh, performance. He calls it Matrixpong. It’s festival-all-sorts in Victoria right now, and last Saturday night was Luminara, followed on Sunday by an antique cars festival. (Victoria is where all good antique cars go when they die: they come here reborn in A-plus shape, unfettered by […]


Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

According to a book review of Elizabeth MacLeod’s Albert Einstein: A Life of Genius in YES Mag; Canada’s Science Magazine for Kids, Einstein “approved the patent for the mold used to make the Toblerone chocolate bar.” (The review is by Reuben Wasser, age 9.) I ask you: did you know that? But, but…: Just two […]

Ceci n’est pas une affiche des pare-chocs

Monday, July 28th, 2003

You’ve seen the bumper stickers, I’m sure: “I only listen to what the voices in my head tell me to do”? The bloggy e-version is “I only listen to what the emails tell me to do”: It’s a weird world. Best not ask. B- happy! day

Saint Uncle

Friday, July 25th, 2003

I’m still without a computer of my own, instead stealing moments on a borrowed desktop machine. It’s interesting to me to see how dependent I’ve become on my very own direct connection to the internet, on the laptop’s ability to “sleep,” meaning that I can wake it up whenever, by popping open its lid and […]

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