Archive for September, 2005

iBook == Pirate

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Recently Steve Jobs, head of Apple Computers, responded to a question about pirates running pirated versions of the latest Mac OS on PCs by saying “Pirates will burn in hell“.

One interesting thing to note is Microsoft, the creator of Windows which runs (as far as statistical significance) every PC on the planet uses an Apple iBook on their anti-piracy web page. I don’t know what exactly the implication is, but it’s interesting to ponder.

Hot Boys Welcome

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

I saw this during O-Week (frosh week) and apparently it’s still there: If you know any, women are in need of “Hot Boys” at Brock in the DeCew and have gone so far as to offer directions. I republish this image (which you can click to get a larger version) in hope of helpping them in their search.

Hot Boys Wanted

Saturn SL2-tired-to-go-on

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

My Saturn’s let me down and I have to find a new car. :( Despite the bit of white smoke the Saturn had coming out the tail at high RPMs, Saturn’s rings are still good.

I won’t go into what’s up, not until I’ve gotten rid of the car, but it’s minor but major. I’m now looking for a car with a 1.6 to 2.2 liter engine, manual transmission and a Japanese manufacturer. Top on my list is the Protege 5, but the civic and and small Acuras are on the short list. We’ll see how it works out, but I am getting good advice.

Yoda, the car sale master

U2: Toronto: Show One, Monday night

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

What an amazing concert (despite what the Toronto Star Says)! About three hours of music that the whole crowd is singing along to, a whole range of emotions and some of the best sounds you’ve ever heard.

Lindz and I skipped Dashboard Confessional and arrived just in time to catch their single. We were a little disappointed that The Arcade Fire didn’t open this show as well, but the band did walk on stage to Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up”. What a way to get a crowd charged up! Throughout the concert you could tell the band

On a technical level, I was impressed by the elliptical target shaped stage which is lined by those true-colour LEDs that all the big 2005 tours head (even Billy Corgan did). The actual stage is very simple by super-band standards. The sound in the Air Canada was equally impressive, you’d see Adam strike the snare and hear it at the same time even from the third level (though we were just in-front and to the side of the stage).

My favourite moment was when they finished “Where The Streets Have No Names” and transitioned into “One” by using their main video screens to have a child read the UN Charter of Human rights. Bono also ralleid the crowd to push Paul Martin to commit to 0.7% of GDP going to foreign aid, and I hope that the band spends their days off in Toronto working towards that cause.

Bottom line: Amazing show – even an art-hause indie fan would be singing every word by the end of the night.

Grape & Wine

Monday, September 12th, 2005

RaymondRaymond and Carlos came down to open the Grape and Wine festival in St. Catharines with me. Apparently the main location closes down at 10:30 (at least on the first Saturday) but we managed to find a good time, or two, or three…..