We’re creating a revenue stream and monetizing the equivalent of an...– New litigation campaign quietly targets tens of thousands of movie downloaders
Whatever his flaws, omissions, and failures, I’m impressed with President...– James Howard Kunstler
Rob Ford For Mayor →
Nothing says a winner like faux-3D Copperplate Gothic letters and not-quite-matching blue-on-blue boxes.
Russian billionaire finalises months of... →
What was the negotiation exactly? “I want it for free.” “No way.” “Okay, how about £1?” “Uh… sold!”
Canadian TV networks win permission to negotiate... →
Wow. The CRTC has made a sensible decision for a change. In fact, probably the best possible decision they could have made under the circumstances. CTV and Global had requested that the CRTC force cable companies to pay fees for carrying their signals. Instead, the CRTC gave the networks permission to negotiate such fees, but if they choose to do so, they will lose their current preferential...
jQuery Spritely →
Safari in Safari by Safari →
“A good browser should be able to reproduce itself.”
Kindle for Mac →
Not that I really want to read entire books on my computer that badly, but this is still nice to see.
Press X To Jason →
Those of you that have played Heavy Rain will appreciate this excellent follow-up game. (Spoilers if you haven’t played at least the first couple levels though.)
Hipsters on food stamps →
Ride the City - Toronto →
The Toronto bicycle maps here are pretty decent. Hopefully with more feedback and use, they’ll go from decent to excellent.
Google Finance-style charts without Flash →
Very slick and very fast.
Live GPS tracking of TTC streetcars rolling out on... →
…so you can find out just how inconsistently the streetcars actually run in Toronto.
Canadian MPs, senators set to snack on seal →
Perhaps they also could order some Japanese dolphin as an appetizer.
Four Seconds →
Amazing frame-by-frame series of Crosby’s gold-medal goal, with relevant commentary from the players, the referee and others.
Most young people only know it from hockey games, when half of it is sung in...– A Quebecker confirms what I’ve long suspected: French-Canadians don’t know the second half of “Ô Canada” in French. Alexandre Bilodeau was clearly mouthing the Montreal Canadiens version — first half in French, second half in English — when he received his gold...
Peering into tomorrow, blind as a bat →
Paul Wells dissects the doublespeak and fabrication of the 2010 Canadian federal budget.
A 10-year timeline of revenues and spending - The... →
According to these charts, the federal government will spend about twice as much ($112.7B) on “federal programs” this year as it did nine years ago in 2000-01 ($57.4B). That’s about 8% growth per year, and does not include EI or transfers to provinces for services like health care. Where does all the money go?
27.6 million Americans watched the gold medal game →
It was the highest ratings for any hockey game in the USA since 1980’s Miracle on Ice, and had over 10 million more viewers than the 2002 USA/Canada gold medal game. Bob Costas sums it up nicely: “A script so classic that if it were a movie, they would send it back because it was unrealistic.”
2010 Genie Award nominations →
Congratulations to my friend Brett, whose film RIP: A Remix Manifesto, was nominated for best feature documentary at the 2010 Genie Awards!