Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earth Hour 2008

I was a bit late getting home, but the moment we arrived it was time to celebrate Earth Hour. So once in, and the cats got their tuna it was time to go around and make sure all the lights were off and the power bars were switched off, that way all non-essential items, such as computers and peripherals were off.

I can report that most homes in the neighbourhood also followed suit since many were in darkness, with only the soft glow of candlelights shining through windows.

All this proves is energy conservation is a grassroots movement and can be accomplished. Perhaps this is not the end of global warming, but it is a start and everything great has to start at some time and some place.

The good news, it appears a lot of people decided to get involved, according to the The Toronto Star, energy consumption for the hour dropped in the Province of Ontario. The total for the province was a decrease of 5.2%. Perhaps this is not overly incredible, especially when we put ourselves beside the cities of Australia and New Zealand where consumption dropped by over 10%. Still considering this is the first year, its a good start.

With candles, flashlights, the LED type, the darkness wasn't all that bad.

Friday, March 28, 2008

FORTUNE: Apple 2.0 Karl Rove loves his iPhone «

FORTUNE: Apple 2.0 Karl Rove loves his iPhone «

I'm debating if this is the sort of news that Apple should be proclaiming loud and proud.

Karl Rove loves his Apple products.

He has the iPhone and the MacBook Air.

Just in case you don't remember who Karl Rove is, read his wikipedia entry.

It might be easy to call him the Prince of Darkness, or the Personification of Evil, but that might be too lenient. Just go down the wiki and read all about his involvement in ruining people's lives or his heavy handedness, or the fact he took great relish destroying lives and reputations.

Now he like Apple products.

Perhaps Apple should change one of their mottos from "Think Different" to
"Think Evil".

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Canadian Press: Mounties zap details from Taser reports as firings soar across Canada

The Canadian Press: Mounties zap details from Taser reports as firings soar across Canada

Operor non Tase mihi Frater

Forget A Mari usque ad Mare. Canada needs a new up-to-date Latin saying. One that reflects the cultural ideals of our society.

After reading the above article may I suggest the one in the heading.

It means "Don't Tase me Bro'".

Appropriate don' you think?

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Storm of '08

The news this morning is all about the Storm.

It was quite a solid all day affair yesterday.

Here are photographs of the aftermath, as people start to clear their property.