Monday, January 31, 2011

Picture Related

The tiered internet in Canada has begun.  Telecom Corporations have a green light to start charging per GB.  Some ISPs have limited the cap as low as 25 GB / month before they start charging you.  Just so you know, that about enough space to download 2 new computer games off of the web (and many game companies are providing this as an option, instead of buying a CD).

Beyond that, you're being charged up to $2 / GB above and beyond that.

This is ridiculous

And the image below?  That is the future.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Egypt Offline!

In recent news, Egypt has suddenly, for all intents and purposes, disappeared from the Internet.

Check it out here.

Pirate Time!


This is the Pirate Box.

My last post I mentioned I was a big fan of Open Source - a massive part of open source is the peer-to-peer network.  The Pirate Box is an invenstion by David Darts promoting Peer-to-peer communications.

The basic premise is to create a totally open filesharing server anywhere.  Check it out - and build one!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Apple Sucks.

Alright, today I'm going to open up that regular ol' can of worms.
I'm a PC user.

I don't like Apple.

Mac computers - pretty decent.  The company that makes them - the devil.

I get the appeal of Apple.  They've got an amazing ad campaign, and in theory, their computers are easier to use (frankly I find them overly difficult to use, but that's just me).

I suppose my big beef with Apple is that they hate everything that's not Apple.  Their commercials don't promote Apple products, they bash everyone else.  They don't let anyone have access to the hardware, they even went so far as to use (or possibly create) the most ridiculous screw ever so people couldn't open their hardware.

I'm a big open source kinda guy - and Apple sucks.

Friday, January 21, 2011


So, over the holidays I ordered a new SSD for my PC, as I hadn't had one yet.

For the uninformed, SSD means Solid State Drive. It's basically a different kind of hard drive, better in every way barring storage space. They're much smaller, much faster, and harder to break.

Anyway, after a fresh windows install, I discovered the 'under-10-second boot time'. After installing chipset & video drivers its up to about 23 seconds. Compared to the 2 minutes of before, this is brilliant. Finding things on the hard drive has proven faster, formatting was faster, and pretty much everything's been better.

Basically, I love my new SSD. It's amazing, and now I've got a ton of hard drive sorting to do for my couple terabytes of data.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Clockwork Couture

I recently ordered pretty much the best piece of clothing ever from a website.

The website is
The piece of clothing is their "New Law In town" suit found here.

New Law In Town

I look forward to being awesome in this suit.

But really, the website has all kinds of awesome things. Check it out

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Quote

From one of my favourite books.
Credits go to Patrick Rothfuss on this one.

Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. There are seven words that will make a woman love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man’s will. But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire. A name is the fire itself.

Tech Survival

In this day and age, you have to be able to fix anything, anywhere.

What happens when they only way to stop a moving train on a collision course is to hack the console (obviously its an electronic train), but wait!  Someone smashed the screen!

Clearly you need to be able to output its video to your laptop device, which requires some software skill
But more importantly, without the hardware, you'd be lost!

Your tech survival kit, here