calgary maybe clean, but it has some dirt to take care of

April 26, 2007 under Calgary Flames, Hockey, NHL

Forbes recently awarded Calgary the distinction of cleanest city in the world. Calgary is surely enjoying quite the economical boom as of late. Yet, the city does have something that needs to be taken care of. The Flames need something. What that something is, I don’t know. Detroit was allowed to be run into and bump Kipper at will, and the Flames did nothing to stop it. They also tried to carry the puck into the Wings zone, both at even strength and on the power play, with dismal results. Darryl Sutter is tight-lipped about whether Jim Playfair will be behind the bench next year. I don’t know if he should be fired after only one year on the job. Although he definitely needs to find a way to rally the troops to get them to listen to him, and do the little things that it takes to win in the playoffs; like not trying to go end-to-end all the frickin’ time!

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a sniff by any other name

April 24, 2007 under Ethereal, Internet, Software, Wireshark

This is a reminder to myself. The next time I need to download my favourite packet sniffer, I shan’t look for Ethereal anymore, for Ethereal is now known as Wireshark. I’ve used Ethereal so much in the past, whether to track down a Russian spammer/WaReZ hocker or to detect a rogue worm running rampant on a LAN, it’s a lifesaver when you really need it. It’s nice to see its development continue, even though I liked the old name better.

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blogging with 1 hand and no computer

April 15, 2007 under Uncategorized

Hello world!

I’m writing this from my living room’s couch, but my lappy isn’t with me. This is my first post using the Opera browser for the Nintendo Wii. The Wii remote isn’t as elegant as a simple keyboard, but it’s still easy to use, and not terribly cumbersome. Navigating sites with the Wii remote is a breeze. Holding B while moving the remote drags the view accordingly and the + and – buttons control the ability to zoom in and out. I haven’t owned a game console since the SNES, but I think the Wii is the kind of console I’ve been waiting a long time for. Hopefully quality software and games continue to be in the pipeline.

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last swig of joost

April 13, 2007 under IPTV, Joost

Joost gave me a few more beta invites and I have one left. Now that CBS has signed on to provide content (like CSI) to Joost, this should result in even more variety than what’s currently available. Who wants the last invite?

Keep in mind the the system requirements. I don’t want to hear any complaining when you realize that Joost won’t work on your computer after I’ve given you an invite…Barry! 😉

Windows

  • Pentium 4 processor, 1GHz
  • A modern video card with DirectX support and at least 32MB of VRAM
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • 500MB of available disk space

Mac

  • Any Intel-based Mac
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • 500MB of available disk space

Linux

  • Sorry, nothing available for you and it’ll run like ass in Xen or VMware 🙁
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injurwii

April 9, 2007 under Uncategorized

While at work this past Thursday, I got a call from the Zeller’s on Ottawa St. in Kitchener, informing me that my Wii is ready for me to pick up. After work, Dena and I picked it up, brought it home, hooked it up, joined it to our wireless network at home and poked around for a bit before calling it a day.

On Friday, Good Friday, we didn’t have to go work so we explored all that Wii Sports has to offer. Dena’s particularly fond of Wii Sports’ Bowling. Since we played most of the day, using muscles that have gone unused up to this point, we woke up Saturday quite stiff and sore. You say we have Wii-related injuries, nay, injurwiis. We’re both doing the daily Training in Wii Sports, so we should be rather buff in short order.

To add to my pain, on Saturday, I spent over two hours putting hardware stapling cloth over the vents in our attic. Earlier in the week, a squirrel chewed through the plastic grating on one (or more) of the vents on the roof and was doing what sounded like training for the rodent Olympics. Since our attic is not finished and has a really low clearance, I had to contort myself into uncomfortable positions to maneuverer over rafters while balancing on joists. When I awoke on Sunday morning, I was greeted with more stiffness and soreness that had added itself to my previously suffered Wii-related ouchies. And tonight is the first game of our summer hockey league….

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