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Archive for November 2008

Geek Gift Guide

November 29, 2008

A few years ago I was working for a small Southern Ontario newspaper and was asked to write an article about what highschool kids wanted for Xmas. Needless to say this didn’t excite me at all, and instead I convinced the editor a better idea would be to write about the increased security at my […]

Toys From My Childhood

November 27, 2008

Remember when you used to actually get excited for the holidays? In those days Christmas was something to look forward to: presents, candy, food, and a couple weeks off school to play with your sweet new toys. These days the holidays just stress me out, so in the spirit of not being a total downer […]

Thanksgiving Recipe

November 27, 2008

Unlike the majority of Americans I did not get to spend my day watching football and filling my face with turkey and beer (in fact I actually don’t like any of those things, except the beer), because I’m Canadian, which means today is completely meaningless. But the not stop train of tweets about Thanksgiving got […]

“Official” Star Trek Trailer Now Online

November 17, 2008

I mentioned the theatrical trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek that premiered with Quantum of Solace, well now it’s online in glorious High Definition. You can check it out at Apple/Trailers. (I recommend the 1080p version).

Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1a is a High Class Hooker

November 15, 2008

The XPERIA XIa (who names this shit?) is now available for pre-order, and it has a heafty price tag attached to it. $799 (US) will get you Sony’s answer to the T-Mobile G1 (and the iPhone, Blackberry Bold/Storm, HTC Touch HD Pro… whatever it’s called). Is it really worth it? Would you pay that kind […]