Saturday, November 10, 2007

Dis 'n dat for da week

Caveat has an excellent post on media manipulation, check out Messaging and Media.

The Centre for Consumer Freedom skewers PETA for its ongoing hypocrisy, read about it here.

KC Dog Blog has an interesting take on the "rent-a-pet" idea that's starting to show up as profit-oriented business, and how to convert that into revenue for shelters and pounds, and possibly place more "Renting man's best friend" here.

Don't know about you, but I'm heartily sick of McGuinty whining at the feds for money, Miller whining at McGuinty for money, and the two of them pointing fingers at everyone else. Earth to Dalton and David - GROW UP AND SHUT UP. Learn how to live on a budget, and cut back on expenditures when there isn't enough money. Just like perpetually harassed taxpayers must.

Yo, Dalton, how about paying attention to the fact that jobs are disappearing from Ontario by the thousands, and bloody well do something about it? Remember - fewer taxpayers, less monee, honee. Simple equation.

Final note - Milk now confuses me. I remember when it came in glass bottles, delivered to the door. Then there was 1%, 2% and whole. Decisions, decisions. Then, calcium added. Then, lactose free. Then, claims of true taste (no idea why that's supposed to appeal...if you have urban taste buds and taste milk straight from a cow's udder, you'll run screaming to the supermarket for the pasteurized stuff). Now, milk comes with Omega 3 whatevers added, and the ingredients include rosemary. Wonder how that's going to taste in a cuppa tea?

Monday, November 5, 2007

Dis 'n dat 'n d'other

There's some great new stuff on Mac's Gang, check it out. If you'd like to know more about Wallace the "pit bull", visit his website!

chicobandido hoists the Fibs on their own petard with their hypocritical press release, check it out.

Heartbreakingly, the Law Dogs USA program has gone on hold because of lack of funds. If you can donate (American tax receipts seem to be acceptable in Canada), please send a donation to this incredibly worthy program.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

On a personal note...

Those of you who know me well, know that I sleep heavily. Like the dead, only more so. I've slept through a tornado, several wild parties, smoke alarms, an attempted break and enter with my dog name it, I sleep through it. People trying to wake me have actually thought I was dead.

Right now, I use an alarm that starts with the radio and graduates to an annoying beeping, and the television programmed to go on shortly after the alarm starts. The blinds are open so I get sun in my eyes. This combo works most, not all but most, of the time.

Recently I purchased an alarm clock guaranteed to wake the heaviest sleeper. You put it under your pillow or mattress, and it vibrates and buzzes. So, I put it in my pillow, thinking that close to my head was the best location.

Didn't work. I slept through it. Soundly.

So I returned it, and caveat emptor to anyone else who tries it. Good luck, hope it works for you.

Is there a Rube Goldberg-type in the world who could invent a mechanism to dump me out of bed into a tub of cold water when the alarm rings? That should work...I hope. *LOLOL*

Data vs Information - KC Dog Blog hits it out of the park

KC Dog Blog has done an incredible amount of work to show the difference between data and Part 1 here, follow it through to Part 2 here, Part 3 here, and Part 4 here.