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New era

We were supposed to have this way back on December 21, 2012, when the thirteenth b’ak’tun (the Age of the Jaguar as per the Mayan long count calendar) clicked over and we were to face… whatever. Whatever turned out to be nothing except a for being a huge disappointment to the ancient astronaut theorists and […]

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Canadian voter

Election Day

 Today is (finally!) Election Day here North of the 49th as the 42nd Federal Election finally comes to a conclusion after 78 days. Ugh – an interminable length of time here, but certainly better than the 4 year cycle that seems to be a part of the American presidential system. Me? I voted already in […]

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Price gouging on wines

Price gouging

Did you know that in the United States, price gouging is apparently illegal following a declared state of emergency? I actually never would have guessed because the last time I was caught in a declared state of emergency was during the lead-up to Tropical Storm Fay, and I could’ve sworn that those normally 99-cent bottles […]

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Get Lucky Solo

Get Lucky

Ah, that quintessential phrase, “get lucky.” It means a lot of things depending of course on context. Of course, for those of you with minds in the gutter, there’s the Urban Dictionary definition of get lucky. Depending on where you work, you might want to look up that link either on your smartphone or other […]

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Unboxing of the Corporate McBerry (the Blackberry Classic)

Kardashian

I have got to admit that John Chen is a consummate professional, as he’s had essentially the thankless job of turning around Blackberry Ltd. after years of mismanagement and his predecessor Thorsten Heins’ ill-fated tenure in the CEO chair. I packed a Blackberry for the better part of 5 years while I worked in the […]

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The Bell log

Bell

Depending on how you see it, Canada is either blessed or cursed with three major wireless carriers: Rogers, Telus and Bell. First up is Rogers, the entity in Central Canada which up and bought what had been the fourth wireless provider (Microcell, aka Fido). Rogers is generally horrific especially when it comes to billing issues […]

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Saturnalia-in-a-Box

Care packages

You’ve heard of these things – the are the boxes people send to their children in university to help when the children run out of money through their frivolous spending boost morale and remind them of home. Care packages are actually CARE Packages (trademarked), and were a standard box of supplies sent to mitigate the […]

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Docomodake DS

Wireless providers

Wireless providers. You know – they’re the service providers that North Americans love to hate because they’re 1) incompatible with the rest of the world, 2) charge exorbitant fees for very little compared to the ROW, and 3) their service coverage often vacillates between poor and miserable. There’s a reason why Big Red south of […]

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The iPhone6 plus

Shut up and take my money!

So shut up and take my money already! The iPhone6 and 6 Plus have been formally announced. I’m not sure if I can afford buying the new Apple Watch to go along with it though.  

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Apple Special Event 9.9.2014

Apple special event

Finally! Confirmation of an Apple special event as the company has formally sent invites confirming 09-SEP-2014 (that’s the 9.9.2014 bit in the invite) as THE DATE for their special announcement. Like Moses wandering the Sinai for 40 years before finding the Promised Land, my time with the POS known as the LG Neon dumbphone might […]

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