The 9 Most Badass Bible Verses has a great article titled The 9 Most Badass Bible Verses. Rather than keep you in suspense, here’s number one:

Badass Bible Verses graphic

The things you had to do back then just to get the approval of your future father-in-law! I think Wendy’s dad was satisfied that I had a haircut, a degree and a job.


Happy Birthday, Bob Marley!

The mayor proclaimed — and I imagine that he did it “Diamond Joe” Quimby-style — that today is Bob Marley Day here in Accordion City. For contributing to my music collection, my accordion repertoire, my DJ career and to some really good parties, I’d like to salute the late Robert Nesta Marley with this blog’s highest honour: a filet mignon on a flaming sword.

In his honour, and for your enjoyment, a selection of his music videos…

Stir It Up

One Love

Buffalo Soldier

I Shot the Sheriff (Live)

Get Up, Stand Up (Live)

Is This Love

No Woman No Cry (Live)


So, Which Outfit Should I Get?

I still have to use the sizable gift certificate for GotStyle that sister and brother-in-law gave me for my birthday. So which outfit should I get — the shirt/tie combo with the exact same colour and pattern, or should I rock out like the guy on the left with the “Old-school Fred from Scooby-Doo” neck kerchief and Bay City Rollers hairdo?

“Crimplene - For Men”
Photo courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.


Your First Warning: DemoCamp 17 Takes Place on Monday, February 25th

DemoCamp logo

That’s right — DemoCamp, the gathering of the bright lights of Toronto’s tech community takes place in a couple of weeks! Here are the details:

  • When: Monday, February 25th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Doors typically open around 5 – 5:30)
  • Where: Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place (King and Bay), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Niceties include: Free food and a cash bar
  • Cost: Free, but you have to sign up, and there’s also the option of making a donation (see below)
  • After-party: After the presentations, we’ll adjourn to the nearby Duke of Westminster (77 Adelaide Street West)

I’ll go into more detail about DemoCamp in a later posting, but in the meantime, here are some handy links to get you started:

  • We use this Eventbrite page for sign-ups. You need to sign up to attend, and there are three sign-up options:
    • You can “purchase” a free ticket, which as the name implies, means that it costs nothing
    • You can purchase a Community Supporter ticket for $5
    • You can purchase a Community All-Star ticket for $10 (I bought one just now)
  • You’ll find more details about the event at the DemoCamp 17 page on the BarCamp wiki.
  • If you want to do a demo or Ignite presentation at DemoCamp 17, sign up here.
  • DemoCamp sells sponsorships! Sponsorship means prominent placement of your logo during the opening comments, and a representative from your company or organization gets 2 minutes at the podium. Sponsorships go for a mere $200 — contact Jay Goldman for details.

As I wrote earlier, I’ll post more details later.


That Tingly Feeling Means It’s Working!

Bottle of hydrogen peroxide

A Reuters news report says that Russians visiting a health resort received a rude shock when a nurse used hydrogen peroxide instead of water to give them enemas.

For more information on hydrogen peroxide, here’s its Wikipedia entry.

The Current Situation

Super Tuesday Post #2

Barack Obama has a posse…and Larry Lessig’s in it. Click here or the image below to go to Larry Lessig’s blog, where he’s posted a video titled 20 Minutes or So On Why I am 4Barack.

Barack Obama has a posse…and Lessig’s one of ‘em
“Posse” image courtesy of OBEY.


Super Tuesday Post #1

Courtesy of Boing Boing and photographed by Sean Bonner in Los Angeles, here’s what’s quite possibly the most plain-and-simple political poster you’ll see:

Plain white laser-printed paper stapled to a tree: “SHE VOTED FOR THE WAR”
Click the photo to see the original on its Flickr page.