Archive for July, 2010

Save the Manuals!

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Car and Driver has started a new campaign: Save the Manuals! As a fan of rowing my own gears I have to throw my support behind manual transmissions. I’m a fan, but many aren’t. When I bought my last two used cars I had to cast a very wide net to find a manual transmission.… Continue Reading Save the Manuals!

Billy Corgan has a point

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Interesting and insightful comment from Billy Corgan while in Cleveland to kick off the Pumpkins latest world tour: Do you go online to see what the fans are saying about the new tracks? No, but I still get a vibe. If I read anything from let’s call it the “hardcore fanbase,” they are stuck in… Continue Reading Billy Corgan has a point

FaceTime Ads

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Apple always succeeds when they make it feel like their technology enables the best of human emotions and experience. It’s really hard to watch this video and at the end of the 60 seconds not feel like you need to buy the phone to feel this way again….. then you realize that you’d have to… Continue Reading FaceTime Ads


Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Really good blog post by Shea Sylvia about her chilling experience with a FourSquare “stalker”. is a web site and mobile app that lets users “check-in” at locations. The social side that many enjoy is being able to discover your friends at locations, make new ones, and bring exciting elements of the internet to… Continue Reading Fourscare

I’m a peaksaver

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Last summer we signed-up to be Peaksavers. In the middle of the summer of 2010’s first heave wave in Ontario I’m still keen. Once we had signed-up Burlington Hydro sent someone over to install a new thermostat. The new thermostat allows Burlington Hydro / The Peaksaver program to send a signal to raise the temperature… Continue Reading I’m a peaksaver