Do you lie in your email? How about blogs?

A new story over at NYTimes.com says that “students who tracked their lies for a week reported telling lies in 15 percent of email messages”. Does that sound like a lot to you? The article goes on to say that the students told lies in more than a third of phone calls.

I try to avoid the phone as much as possible, but I can see how it would be easy to lie on the phone. There is no record, and if you can make a convincing tone, you are set. Email leaves a record, as do instant messages, and face to face is harder to pull off, as most people crack under pressure.

If you are a serious blogger, do you lie in your posts? I don’t think I have ever lied in a blog post, but I am guilty of all the other categories! I think the percentage of lies told in blogs would probably be quite low, but who am I to say? 🙂

One Goal Accomplished!

Well for those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that it has been a goal of mine to get more people blogging! I can proudly say that Dickson and I seem to have accomplished that goal with Blogosphere.ca.

Here are some stats about the site so far:


  • 21 bloggers

  • 48 posts with 103 comments

  • 210 unique visitors

  • 14,728 hits

All in all, not bad for the first five days if I do say so myself. We have a number of cool things planned for the community, so keep an eye on it. Of course if you would like to blog with us, email me or Dickson.

Great Oilers Game

It’s not very often you see a game like the one played by the Oilers tonight. They beat the Coyotes 7-2 in an absolute thrashing. Phoenix looked like a junior team. Five of the Oiler’s goals came in 6 shots in less than 6 minutes.

I look forward to our next game against the Coyotes on Tuesday 🙂

Power Failure

There was a power failure in a few parts of the southside this afternoon (my area, Nisku, etc) so the servers were down for about 2 hours. Everything is back up and running now!

Funny how things work fine at minus 40, but at minus 5 and some snow, and everything shuts down! Apparently Shaw cable TV & Internet was down across the city this afternoon as well. Plus there was a water main break, numerous intersections without lights, and dozens of accidents.

Only in Canada!