Notes for 8/10/2008

Here are my weekly notes:

  • Went to see Swing Vote today with Sharon. We’re both quite interested in the election, so we enjoyed “political celebrity spotting” – James Carville, Arianna Huffington, Larry King, Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, and a bunch of others all play themselves. Overall though, we were disappointed with the movie. Madeline Carroll was the one bright spot – she could definitely become a big star!
  • Eric made the front page of the CityPlus section in the Edmonton Journal on Saturday! He was interviewed about the Free WiFi project. I’m going to write more about it later this week, probably on Techvibes.
  • Who in their right mind would think that in 2008 you can tape delay something and not expect people to look elsewhere? Bunch of morons running NBC.
  • A new Facebook application called “Schools” hopes to take Facebook back to its roots. Clever idea and business model.
  • I have seen bits and pieces of the opening ceremonies in Beijing and like everyone else I was impressed. Here some photos. By the way, search Google for olympics and they’ll show you the latest medal count.
  • Check this out: a nearly perfect DIY Batman Tumbler. Totally awesome. The bat suit is a bit strange, however.
  • This Russia-Georgia-South-Ossetia thing is getting out of hand. Planes being shot down, tanks being destroyed, boats being sunk, etc. Not to mention the thousands of civilian deaths. The U.N. Security Council has met four times already, but nothing much has come of the meetings. Let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse.

One thought on “Notes for 8/10/2008

  1. The Olympics opening ceremony coverage was a joke which is a real pity. No sign of on-demand video on CBC. They’ve really locked down on its internet availability.

    Don’t worry, George Bush will restore peace… 😉

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