Category Archives: Re-Blogs

Shine Get!

 

I got a blog award! While I’ve never heard of them before, it seems like a literary spin on typical art memes and I’m definitely up for it! I’m glad Bryna passed it on for me to do, so let’s get started.

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
Thanks, Bryna! It’s always good to have people out there reading the things I don’t write, heh.

2. Share seven random facts about yourself.

  1.  I’m 6′ 5″. Since I lack the speed and coordination for basketball, however, it’s really not that useful.
  2. My middle name is Garland, which is dually awesome by its own merit and by its Final Fantasy relevance.
  3. I’ve been a long-time gamer, but didn’t join the seventh generation until I got a Wii around Christmas 2010.
  4. I am Canadian. Despite this, I’m slightly under drinking age, don’t care about hockey, and don’t parler francais very well.
  5.  is my favorite number, for no apparent reason.
  6. I’m taking an introductory Arabic course at university next year, and I’m also slowly trying to learn Japanese. With my French skills, should be a snap.
  7. Without my glasses, I can’t even see a foot in front of my face. Glad I’m too tall for most people to try to kick me there.

3. Pass the award along to 15 deserving blog buddies.
Uh… Like Bryna before me, I can’t claim to have that many blogging friends. Discounting the ones she already covered, I’ll award this to (in no particular order)

  1. Thaumaturgist at My Writealogue
  2. Ryan at A Nerd’s Life
  3. Ralph at The God of Hallways

The only others I could mention are Bryna and Ishana, but they’re already covered.

4. Contact those buddies to cogratulate them.
While everyone’s gonna get pinged by this, I’ll inform them personally anyway!

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Ironic, my dear Watson (via Word Nymph)

As a shameless infomaniac, this is certainly an interesting turn of events. I watch Jeopardy! every day, so there’s no way I’ll miss out on watching this. Looking forward to it now.

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Ironic, my dear Watson Perhaps you have read the news that in February, for the first time ever, a computer will compete on Jeopardy! You might remember when an IBM computer beat chess world champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match in 1997. IBM’s latest challenge was to build upon that feat by taking technology to an even more difficult and complex level—building a computer that processes natural language, complete with humor, irony and sarcasm, as well as nuances, … Read More

via Word Nymph

Is Windows a Virus? (via A Nerd’s Life)

I found this hilarious, and I think that at least Matsu will agree with me.

This is hilarious. From http://www.ahajokes.com/: With the recent problems being encountered by Windows users all across the country, people are begin to ask themselves if windows is a virus. In response to the high demand for an answer to that question a study was done and concluded the following. 1. Viruses replicate quickly. Windows does this. 2. Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so. Windows does this … Read More

via A Nerd’s Life

Writer’s Challenge # 1 (!!!) (via My Writealogue) (via A Nerd’s Life)

As semi-dead as I seem to be lately, there are still at least a few things that can shake me from my stupor. This, for example. A writing challenge sounds like a lot of fun, and I’d like to see what I can do with it.

Writealogue is starting up a “Writer’s Challenge”, where you can write a story, and people can vote for the best one. Follow the link to find more on this…you might discover that your inner writer will burst, and you start participating in these “challenges”. You have seven days to answer. For now, just write a post on your blog and send me a link to it or, if you don’t want your blog to get messy with this, type it in a google doc and send me … Read More

via A Nerd’s Life

To Blog or Not to Blog (via Over here)

To blog or not to blog…a question I’ve pondered myself sometimes, in not so many words. An interesting read, in any case.

To Blog or Not to Blog I’ve been thinking about blogging lately, which is weird. Not as in “oh I should blog about tea” or “I should write something on my blog” but about the general act of blogging and specifically why people choose to write on their blogs or even have blogs at all. I was inspired, if one can say that, by a recent post I read which was about this very subjec … Read More

via Over here

City to charge for blogging? (via The Ryan Coke Experience)

This…This makes my brain hurt. And not in a good way, like quantum mechanics or something, in a bad way. Can people really be this stupid and greedy at the same time without, I don’t know, exploding or something? Sheesh.

City to charge for blogging? I know I have been outspoken on the City of Ottawa before, but even they wouldn’t do something this stupid.     Okay, they might once they hear about it, but for now, I would have to give Philadelphia the honour of the world’s stupidest motion in a bad effort to make money.   As Broad Street Hockey talks about, the City … Read More

via The Ryan Coke Experience