Notes for 9/14/2008

Here are my weekly notes:

  • I think text messaging rates in Canada are probably much more reasonable than they are in the US, but I am glad to see the Senate Judiciary Committee asking for answers south of the border nonetheless.
  • Here’s a great site I came across this week for coverage of the US election – FiveThirtyEight.com. Lots of maps and graphs, updated very frequently.
  • The latter half of this Edmonton Sun article is well worth a read: Here’s reality: capital region is one big city.
  • Google announced they are making complete newspaper archives available through Google News. Goodbye microfilm.
  • Swype is a new, gesture-based input technology. Looks incredibly awesome. Too bad their name is so similar to Skype.
  • NAIT will be participating in the Culinary Olympics again this year, and Sharon and I were invited to check out their practice event yesterday and today. I took quite a few photos, and will have more to write later this week.
  • Tina Fey played Sarah Palin on SNL last night. Here’s the clip, in case you missed it.
  • The Fitbit is a new gadget that is supposed to help you track your fitness and sleep. Looks interesting.
  • Speaking of gadgets, here is the largest Swiss army knife ever! Sadly, no laser.
  • I accompanied Sharon to the Hanson concert last night. I think that’s the first time I’ve gone deaf at a show not from the music, but from the screaming girls! The audience was fairly diverse though, with guys and girls, old people and children, and everyone in between. Another observation: everyone has a digital camera now, but most people seem to have no clue how to use them.

Team NAIT Culinary Olympics PracticeApple-Cheddar Turkey BurgersToasted Ham & Cheese BagelDon Iveson

4 thoughts on “Notes for 9/14/2008

  1. “I defy any adult to take public transit from Sherwood Park to St. Albert in less than three hours, and be willing to pay the $9.50”

    Except it wouldn’t…

    You show your ticket from one system, and they give you a transfer for the next system. I used to do it all the time from StCo to Edm and back again. If anything, it works in your favor, as you add 2 hours to the potential journey allowance when you get a new transfer…

  2. I was doing a search for Hanson pictures and found your website, I was one of those people who didn’t know how to work her camera! LOL, you were standing next to my friend and me from what I can tell by your picture @ the top. haha.

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