For Christmas 2004 my girlfriend at the time bought me a $500 iPod Photo (40GB). If she had given me Apple stock instead it would now be worth $5,633. That’s an expensive trade off. Kyle Conroy runs the numbers and shows how much money you could have made if you bought Apple stock instead of […]
I downloaded my first purchased app for my iPod touch this morning. Air Video streams videos straight to your iPhone / iPod Touch, and converts them on-the-fly. Every video I’ve tried so far streams with no problems. I used to have to convert videos with Handbreak (a pretty great program), download them to the iPod, […]
When I read Douglas Adams’ The Salmon of Doubt, I really liked his take on the phrase “it turns out” and have attempted to incorporate it into my lexicon. “Incidentally, am I alone in finding the expression “it turns out” to be incredibly useful? It allows you to make swift, succinct, and authoritative connections between […]
If the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, what is the road to heaven paved with?
It’s currently -38Â°C in Lethbridge. That’s -36Â°F. Only a little colder and then numbers for Celsius and Fahrenheit converge. Oh and did I mention that’s WITHOUT the wind chill factor. Yeah, with wind chill it’s more like -47Â°C!
Wikipedia’s policy on spoilers: Articles on the Internet sometimes feature a “spoiler warning” to alert readers to spoilers in the text, which they may then choose to avoid reading. Wikipedia has previously included such warnings in some articles on works of fiction. Since it is generally expected that the subjects of our articles will be […]
A seventh grade student, BridgeAnne d’Avignon, and her 80 year old grandfather traced President Obama’s ancestry back to a common relative with most of the other presidents. They’re all related to the former King of England from 1199 to 1216, John “Lackland” Plantagenet. You may remember John “Lackland” Plantagenet, or John of England from the […]
Foursquare is the iPhone app that rewards social behaviour. It’s not out yet, but according to The New York Observer, it should be available in time for SXSW. “What we wanted to do is turn life into a video game. You should be rewarded for going out more times than your friends, and hanging out […]
In an obvious effort to get Internet attention (apparently a successful effort), Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is on Dancing with the Stars. Don’t miss the judges’ harsh criticism and Woz’s response: [YouTube Link]
Q. What do you get when you mix Chinese Food with German food? A. I don’t know, but an hour later you’re hungry for power. What do you get when you mix Chinese food with other cultures? In this video, New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her quest to find the origins […]