Archive for December, 2004

Sout Asia Disaster

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the disaster in South Asia by now. I know I received some money over the Christmas holidays and I felt compelled to make a donation, and I hope you do too. The Red Cross is taking donations on-line, and I’m sure it won’t take you longer than 3 minutes… Continue Reading Sout Asia Disaster

Winter Driving Tips

Monday, December 20th, 2004

It’s cold, the thermometer I keep in my kitchen said it was -15 Co outside last night and 15Co inside. The water line to my toilet is frozen because I think it might actually cover every inch of my house’s outside wall. So with all this winter weather out there I thought I’d share my… Continue Reading Winter Driving Tips


Sunday, December 19th, 2004

I’m sure everyone sees those Airline flight emergency guides and thinks about how funny they look, and what the pictures really appear to describe. Well check out Airtoons. “If a chemical weapon follows you home, try to act casual.” Another similar site is this spoof of, America’s anti-terror site/guide. This one’s done by

Thanks Coach.

Friday, December 17th, 2004

Ted Nolan, former coach of the Buffalo Sabers and other good teams, surprised us by wanting to use our department’s facilities to send a message to a hockey coaching workshop in Yellowknife today. A friend of his who works at Brock called us up Thursday afternoon to do it Friday morning. He showed up, we… Continue Reading Thanks Coach.

1 1/2 Million Readers see the name Matt Clare

Friday, December 17th, 2004

It’s old news now, but that’s the only version of the New York Times we get in St. Catharines: Old. The Thursday December 16th issue of the New York Times had a two page ad paid for by the community, myself included. We all know I’m an advocate for Firefox and Open Source development… Continue Reading 1 1/2 Million Readers see the name Matt Clare