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Trolls happen

Ms. Fowler of the eponymous blog has a post up on trolls and bad behavior in the blogosphere.

She's right about one key thing: there are real-world consequences to this stuff. Bad behavior, even by anonymous trolls, can cause people to just stop writing.

Caffeine - a user's guide to getting optimally wired

As a signatory of Cycling BC's anti-doping policy, I'm not sure how I should feel about this informative article on caffeine use.

Note that caffeine is not a WADA-prohibited substance.

So, um, drink 'em if you've got 'em?

HD-DVD: well, that was quick!

Toshiba just stuck a fork in HD-DVD's corpse. The surprising part to me is that the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray contest ended so rapidly.

Yes, I still do cyclocross videos

Here's the proof:

Aldor Acres 2007. The original video was (mostly) in HD, so if you want to see that version, let me know.

The Official Movie of Wired Cola

So, the obsessions of Wired Cola are well known. Comedy. Sugar water. Cybermorphism. retro two-wheelers. And of course, Turner Classic Movies.

What's that, you say? TCM showed a Billy Wilder comedy starring James Cagney as a Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin? And his nemesis is an East German true believer driving a sidecar rig?

Finally, Rogers Cheaps Out

Rogers has caught up with Bell and Telus by offering a $7/month unlimited data plan. Ostensibly, there are few limitations: select handsets, no tethering.

It depends on the handsets, of course, and I only have eyes for one.

Wait, dammit. That's not right.

Detritus on Super Bowl Sunday

Right now, the Pre-game show is running through a rather gloriously well-produced recitation of the Declaration of Independence by a variety of people connected to the NFL (Peyton Manning, Paul Tagliabue, Steve Largent, Mrs. Pat Tillman).

As a good Canadian, the text continues to invoke a measure of horror. Break from the crown? Pledge your lives to a cause? Seems rather . . . extreme.


Gotta dig up a project. Right now this site's makeover is at the tidying and debugging and gardening level. That and I'd better change the colour scheme.

Bike-wise, I have about a month to assemble a functioning road bike, which will probably be my poor old Pinarello at this point. But other than that, no news is . . . not news.

Oh yeah. All the appliances in our kitchen are slowly turning to stainless steel. Cruel fun with stainless steel: ask someone to move all the fridge magnets to the new fridge!

And one more thing...

This quick post is mostly an excuse to test a new toy (MarsEdit).

But since I ought to have some actual content here, I thought I'd mention the website.

As you may have noticed, it's all new and shiny. I tried for a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll (The Lovely One thinks it's a little bit musical theatre right now...).

Ahem. What I really want to know is, any questions? Any features you wish the site had? Any idea what I'm asking? Any suggestions?

If I seem introspective right now, I think I would sum up the reason as either some very good wine or a very bad memo.

When in doubt, go to YouTube

My very good friend Gen Kanai dug up this lovely gem, a 10-year-old girl playing that prog-rock classic Carry on Wayward Son on a Yamaha Electone organ. He also would direct you to the original Kansas version for reference.

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