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A quick bit of beer-tasting silliness, hopefully soon to be joined by some things-to-see-in-Victoria posting:

Anything by Unibroue is still great.

The Curious semi-disappearance of Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey

Update August 2011: Jacquie's back. Well, somewhat. She's married again, and has a well-organized public presence on Google+

In late 2006, reasonably well-known blogger Jacqueline Passey (often known by her four-barreled name, as seen in the title), wrote a post about her dating criteria, more or less.

I shall not revisit the ridiculous bunfight that set off, though blog commentary on that post continues to be the main thing that comes up when you Google Ms. Passey's name.

Out of rather idle curiosity (she used to be the girlfriend of Not Johnny Chan, who I have sort-of known since SFU), I looked her up, and found that her blog had . . . disappeared.

So, how good are the New England Patriots, anyways?

Very, very good.

I know, you don't understand that link. Even I barely understand it. Okay, I don't understand it at all.

But, I do understand this: in lots and lots of normal team sports (not cricket; I totally don't understand the scoring system(s)), net points is an excellent proxy for team performance. That is, almost every team's position in the standings is closely related to its standing in (points scored - points allowed).

Nerdiness at Criticality

Item: Michael "Rands" Lopp writes a resonant description of nerd behaviour. Item: Wyn describes a new sitcom featuring nerds which may not suck. I feel the need to point out here that "nerd-human relationships" is a nice coinage based on my hackneyed self-description as a person working in the field of "nerd-human relations." TLO and I are happily working on our nerd-human relationship, however. Item: I read two sports column/blogs regularly.

It's the weekend

Planter's Punch

I'm relaxing.

Monopolized, and loving it!

Per this response to something I didn't read (which I learned about at Daring Fireball, I thought I'd comment. Because I am smart and all those full-time pundits are not! Arrogance is fun!

Punish the Cheap

Earlier this week, I bought a refurbished MacBook (right in time for Apple to update their offerings, so there you go).

Have you ever seen a photo of Apple's product packaging? Of course you have. It's so pretty nobody can resist.

MacBook Pro box

Soon, I'll be replaced by a computer

Today, I was joking to one of my co-workers that at first, we were going to replace him with a computer, but then we decided instead to replace a computer with him.

Alas, I think "mechanical turk" schemes don't have much life left in them, while the age-old fear of replacing more people with computers (more or less) is realistic.