The Net

Google Bends Over Backward In China

How far is a company willing to go to do business in China? In the case of Google, it seems quite far indeed. The #1 search engine in the world has agree to censor its seach results at its Chinese Google site. It seems the Chinese govenment doesn’t like their citizen to search for stuff like freedom, or Mickey Mouse. […]

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Ramblings

The Observatory Had No View

As part of Dine Out Vancouver, we went to The Observatory restaurant last night. It’s call The Observatory because it’s located at the top of Grouse Mountain. Normally, The Observatory is a very expensive restaurant. So expensive that they give you complimentary Grouse Mountain lift pass if you dine there. A ride up Grouse on the skylift cost $29.95 per […]

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Technology

Getting Caught In The CrossFire

ECS and ATI sent me a nice gift today. ECS is a board partner for the new Radeon Xpress 200 chipset with CrossFire support. ECS supplied their new motherboard, the KA1MVP. This motherboard should be in stores soon. I’m not sure the exact date however. In order to test this new ECS mobo correctly, I need a set of CrossFire video […]

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Ramblings

New E3 Booth Babe Rules

The word came down yesterday and it hit the gaming word like a ton of bricks. ESA, the owners of E3 Expo has decided to become politically correct. This is from page 13 of their exhibitor’s handbook. Material, including live models, conduct that is sexually explicit and/or sexually provocative, including but not limited to nudity, partial nudity and bathing suit […]

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Ramblings

Another Minority Government

Oh great. Just what Canada needs; another minority government. I guess we like nothing better than doing an election every 18 months. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper will become Canada’s next prime minister, as Canadians have elected a Tory minority government and ended a 12-year reign of Liberal rule. That is the only good news. I’m happy that Paul Martin is […]

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WordPress 2.0 Upgrade

I just updated to the newest version of WordPress. This new 2.0 release has quite a few improvements over the 1.5.2 I was using. A software upgrade is always a nerve racking thing to do since there’s always the chance that something could go wrong and you’ll lose your site. For many people, the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix […]

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Technology

Canada US Price Gaps On HDTV

Recently I sold my home theater PC (HTPC) setup. For those who don’t know what it look it, here’s a photo of the old setup: The system was made up of a Samsung 42″ plasma screen, Logitech Z-5500 speakers (Z-680 are shown) and a custom made home theater computer that handles TV, DVD, movies, etc. The system gave me over […]

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Ramblings

What Is Customer Service?

So yesterday, Sarah and I joined Carl for lunch at a local noodle house we frequent. We’ve gone to this place many times and the waitress knows us. We order our normal food but one of the dishes was too salty and sour for our taste. We told the waitress this and she took it back to get it corrected. […]

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