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Now if only they could develop a shock-collar attachment …..

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So, to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of implanting a RFID chip (or is it an RFID chip?) inside a human being, Tommy Thompson is getting one stuck under his skin. Now, I’m not all that familiar with Mr. Thompson’s record as a politician, but I think that if these things could be rigged to deliver a small electric shock whenever the politician does something stupid, then many, many more people would get behind the technology.

I might add, does anyone else find it curious that Mr. Thompson has joined the board of the company that manufactures the chips?

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July 21, 2005 at 4:23 pm

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Happy 40th Birthday Slurpee!!!!

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July 11, 2005 at 7:06 pm

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I wonder if my landlord would mind if I stuck one of these on the roof?

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The fact that I’m even considering building my own wind turbine suggests that I have too much free time right now.

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July 11, 2005 at 5:56 pm

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Elvis post-it note mosaic

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Long live the king!! How cool is this? I can’t believe that someone did this. I am just blown away. I’m not a HUGE Evlis fan, but I enjoy his music enough to think that this is one of the niftiest things I’ve seen in quite some time.

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July 11, 2005 at 5:48 pm

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More Visual Content

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Every year (well, nearly every year) I go camping with some friends from high school. This year, I finally decided to take some photos. You’ll find a few from the campsite, a few from the beach, and a few from the drive home. Enjoy.

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July 10, 2005 at 9:03 pm

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FInally … some visual content

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So I decided that it’s finally time to add some visual content. I dug up a CD with some photos from last year’s vacation, tweaked them a wee bit (they were taken with one of those disposable cameras and had some problems with overexposure and contrast and such), and uploaded them to flickr. You can see the whole set by clicking on the title of this post.

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July 10, 2005 at 8:59 pm

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London’s renown … will long shine among men

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I’ve been trying to figure out what, if anything, I wanted to say about what happened in London yesterday morning. I initially thought about posting some sort of rant, or a rather generic post offering sympathy to the people of Britain, but it seemed to me like it might come across as disingenuous.

However, I read a wonderful column by Christie Blatchford in this morning’s Globe and Mail in which she praised the people of London (and Britain) for the way they’ve handled themselves in the aftermath of the events of yesterday morning.

I, too, would like to take the opportunity to sing the praises of all Londonders for the class, grace, dignity and resilience they’ve shown in the past twenty-four hours. It would have been easy (and excusable) if they had panicked, or went into hiding. But they didn’t. The tube is (for the most part) back in operation, people are going back to work, the tourists are out seeing the sights. Heck, as early as yesterday evening, people were in the pubs, enjoying a pint of bitters. Life is almost back to normal, and that is just fantastic.

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July 8, 2005 at 9:05 am

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