Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Smog in China (or: Every Cloud, Even One Made of Pollution, Has a Silver Lining)

How bad is the smog in China right now? Bad enough to make it difficult to land planes. This bad… But there is a bright side to all this. We’ll be able to tell this glorious story to future generations:

Quote of the Day: China’s State-Run News Agency on James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake”

Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy’s chart showing the psychogeography of Finnegan’s Wake. It took eight years to translate James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake — a book that barely qualifies as being written in English — into Chinese, but the task is complete and the book is now available in China. Shanghai’s News and Publishing Bureau says that […]

Life of Parody [Updated]

Life of Pi certainly brings out the comedian in a lot of people…. Update Doug Savage, creator of the webcomic Savage Chickens, just posted Life of Fry: Thanks to Daryl for the heads-up!  

A Blast from the Past – Star Wars: Droids

Do you remember this cartoon opening sequence? Take a note of the theme song: it’s sung by Stewart Copeland from The Police. This intro is from a short-lived series called Star Wars: Droids – The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3P0, an animated television show whose 13 episodes (one fewer than in Firefly’s sole season) aired […]

Union Workstation and Our Coworking Space Office-warming Party on Friday, February 1st!

I spent most of this weekend moving stuff into Union Workstation, the office for my mobile tech consultancy / mobile app development shop CTS and coworking space. There’s still a fair bit of work to be done, but as of Monday, January 28th, 2013, Union Workstation will be in operation! If you’re in the tech […]

Strange Artifacts From a Forgotten Era

Today’s the day we properly move into our new office. As I write this (Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 8:18 p.m.), the furniture — greatly delayed by elevator girdlock followed by traffic and snow — is coming off the trucks, and the internet’s been hooked up for hours. While doing the rounds of the new […]

Can’t Touch Him (or: Rob Ford is Still the Mayor of Toronto)

In honour of our Peter Griffin-esque mayor getting off scott-free,here’s a video of Peter Griffin getting off scott-free. The “Fordict” — the Twitter term for the verdict on the appeal of the judgement against Rob Ford, Toronto’s Peter Griffin-esque mayor — is out, and the court decision ordering His Worship (the technically correct honorific term […]