Archive for October, 2006

PHP Script to monitor server uptime

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Recently at work I needed to create a script to check a server’s response time. This was for the purposes of tracking and graphing the response time (or lack of) of a server that was acting up when most people had better things to do. I also wanted to send out an E-Mail to my… Continue Reading PHP Script to monitor server uptime

Man Arrested for Criticizing Dick Cheney

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Steven Howards, like many of us, is outraged with the Iraq war, and knew exactly what he wanted to tell the president and vice president. He got his chance when Dick Cheney made an unscheduled appearance at his local mall. Apparently the current republican administration’s reputation for an unwillingness to accept criticism with well earned:… Continue Reading Man Arrested for Criticizing Dick Cheney

St. Catharines

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

I’ve always said living here was like a prison sentence.  Apparently the U.S. justice system agrees.  As an extra-territorial detention location that puts St. Catharines in the same category as Guantanamo Bay. (Sex offender could serve term in U.S., The Toronto Star).

Supporting a fellow blogger: Garth Turner

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

I’ve always thought Garth Turner was a decent guy. If he had won any of the PC (Conservative) party leadership contests he had run for the PC party would have been a better stronger party than it is now. He’s always spoke his mind, he gets the Internet, and has a sensible stance on gays… Continue Reading Supporting a fellow blogger: Garth Turner

The Hour

Monday, October 9th, 2006

George Stroumboulopoulos started his third season of “The Hour” on the main CBC network this evening, and since Google seems to direct people to my blog for George Stroumboulopoulos info I feel I have to comment. The show seems tight, and looks good. It still moves quickly and is very self-aware. George continues to demonstrate… Continue Reading The Hour