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Glorious news

I’ve given up on designing my own site (it’s so hard to be satisfied with one’s own work). Thanks to the miracle of WordPress, is up and running. I will continue to blog here, mostly about nerdy things such as video games and hockey and all other things unrelated to my professional self, and I will eventually get game girls up and running, I swear.

As you were.



The CBC has followed the Toronto Star into the realm of multi-layered commenting; that is to say it now allows readers to react positively or negatively to comments left on news stories.

Which sounds like a good idea until comments extending sympathy to the family of a person who has died start racking up the “disagrees.”

This very issue was the subject of a recent comment on the Star’s website speculating that someone could post a comment about children needing nurturing and encouragement and at least one person would “disagree” with it.

And finally, acceptance

After realizing that I have the domain name until 2012, I decided to get a move on.

It’s not anywhere near done (that should go without saying) but it uses words other than “coming” and “soon,” and is thus a marked improvement over what was up there yesterday.

I think it’s a spectacular font. You may disagree.

Semantics is my middle name IV: A new hope

The inauguration will take place on January 20th, 2009 in Washington D.C. on the steps of the United States Capitol. President-Elect Obama will take the oath of office, which states the following:

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Vice-President Elect Biden will have already taken a similar oath.

Indulge me while I spent the next 20 seconds naively believing that a capital letter-infused entry on my unknown blog made the difference.

And now, back to reality.

Warning: I may be about to opine

  1. I finished Well Enough Alone earlier this week. Towards the end, Traig notes that writing about her hypochondria cured her of it. Reading about her hypochondria failed to cure me of mine, though it was a satisfying temporary distraction. I’ve now returned to my regularly scheduled programming of trying to convince myself that I’m not actually going to die anytime soon.
  2. In a somewhat embarrassing display of idealism and naivete, I have decided that it’s perfectly acceptable to be mortified by the fact that Canadians are more interested in the U.S. election than the Canadian election.
  3. In a far more reasonable display of idealism and naivete, I am positively certain that it’s perfectly acceptable to be mortified by the fact that more people are up in arms about something as inane and irrelevant as the new Facebook layout than either election.
  4. I just want to know what’s causing the migraines. Is that so wrong?


This is so gross.

[edit] Necessary elaboration: This is not gross in the literal sense. It is certainly work-safe — as long as you refrain from cursing out loud.


This is precious. And in the interest of balance, so is this.

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