Monday, July 30, 2001

Those wacky Americans are at it again! They've apparently been considering printing quotes from their constitution on their money, while at the same time embedding tracking devices to eradicate privacy.

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Today I received the web address of "The Adventures of ACTION ITEM! ...Professional Superhero!" This is a classic strip about the utter uselessness of corporate buzzword language.

Thursday, July 19, 2001

I got the new Lego summer catalog this afternoon.
Trains, bulk, Mindstorms 2.0, various cool little things...
...I expect to be broke by this time next week!
A project to challenge Adobe for using the ridiculous American DMCA legislation to have a Russian security analyist arrested for identifying just how insecure Adobe's PDF technology is.
The moral of Adobe's story: If you say the emperor has no clothes, you'll be thrown in jail.
[Update: the boycott is over - Adobe smartened up...]

(the website is long defunct now - it was at

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

The Lego Desk. I was reminded of this today. It's a full-size, functional, desk made entirely out of Lego. The crazy thing is, the guy who wanted it had it custom built - instead of building it himself. Now that is weird.
Anyone feel like dropping us$10,000 on a Life-size (7') Darth Vader made out of Lego for me?

Monday, July 16, 2001

Gillian Steward has written an article debunking Stockwell Day's democratic rhetoric.
Stewart Alsop has written an article for Fortune about Microsoft's efforts to get access to, and control of, everyone's personal information.
(well, everyone who 'counts' - meaning those who are wealthy enough to be a part of computer society.)

Thursday, July 12, 2001

On Friday, July 13, at 7:00PM, Calgary IndyMedia will be presenting the Canadian premiere screening of "Prague 2000: World Bank and IMF Under Siege".
Location: Murray Fraser Hall 162 (University of Calgary)
If you're in Calgary, you really ought to check this out!
John Neal's kids have come up with some 2 stud wide train cars.
[Time Waster] features creepy old child photo with moving lips doing really bad versions of songs. Um, whatever.
Mmmmmm, Lego castles. Many delightful creations by Lego castle fans.

Tuesday, July 10, 2001

"The Emerald Chapel... is the religious center for the city of Bricktopia."

An excellent and hillarious Lego model. "The people of Bricktopia worship the god of interest rates."

It gets weirder:
The chapel's "Chamber of Forgiveness" features a Lego dominatrix extracting tithes from the church's followers.
I just found out this morning about the LUGNET ranked list of Lego sets! This is an excellent way to discover great sets both old and new.