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Archive for September 2008

What Makes Me A GEEK

September 28, 2008

Although it doesn’t seem strange to me, apparently many of my habits, hobbies and interests are not what most people consider normal (most people being the people I interact with in real life, strangers, and my family). It seems like most people’s daily conversations mainly center around the topics of: Money; Sex; Work; Sports; and […]

My New Favourite Piece of Tech

September 28, 2008

I was recently given a gift certificate to Adagio.com the premium tea site which specializes in loose leaf tea and tea accessories, so I decided to pick up a few things, including the ingenuiTEA pot. In my relationship with tea I have used many different methods for brewing it: using low quality tea bags, colander […]

Read Downtown Owl

September 27, 2008

It’s not often that I talk about books on this blog (which is actually kind of weird because I make a living talking about books) but after reading some short reviews my dear friend Emily recently wrote, I thought that maybe I should start. I just recently read Downtown Owl, Chuck Klosterman‘s first work of […]

Discovering Quicksilver

September 27, 2008

Quicksilver Tutorial Mac OS X If you run Mac OS X, and you aren’t already using Quicksilver, you should be. I’ve been using this little app since shortly after I got my first iMac thanks to a friend who uses it religiously on her Macbook. At first I thought it was cool, good for getting […]

The Only Decent Competitor To iPhone (In My Humble Opinion)

September 26, 2008

T-Mobile G1 Android Phone Hands-On It’s too bad we won’t be seeing any of these in Canada (unless they get unlocked and sold on the net, which we all know WILL happen) because this thing looks pretty slick. I’ve had the opportunity to play around with various smartphones, including those running Windows Mobile, and RIM’s […]