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Blog archives for February, 2010


Archive for February, 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.  Which is amazing if you like variety in food, culture and even street life.  It does create a challenge though for newcomers who don’t quite get the double meaning of legitimate names. And oh, the typos are pretty good too. The Healthy Chinese Option [...]

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Seems like Asok has finally gone to the dark side – and is doing SEO.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

So, does anyone else loathe the Olympics?  Am I the only angry man in Toronto that every form of media is owned by Atheletes I’ve never met, and products they shill? Well seems I’m not: http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/100217.html http://www.pvponline.com/2010/02/17/bored-games/ Both are good, and I appreciate their intent.  But over past few days I’ve realised it’s not the [...]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

algae knew about quantum mechanics nearly two billion years before humans Now THAT is some kinda statement by the University of Toronto Professor Greg Scholes.  In a paper published in Nature he goes on to explain how the Algae seem to be using “classical” quantum mechanics to transfer sunlight from their receptors to their storage [...]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I was reading a post about a fellow’s issues with Google. There are certain “rules” that Google posts. Follow those, and Google is supposed to index most/all of your good pages, and none of the pages you don’t want. Of course, Google experiments all the time, and this poor bastard had Google’s search bots trying [...]