Friday, September 30, 2005


Slashdot reports, "The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian law professors have countered the Canadian recording industry's misinformation campaign in a new 600-page book that is being made freely available under a creative commons license."

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Google Earth

It's simply fantastic. Download and try Google Earth. It's the globe you wish you always had.

If you're interested, here's a page of placemarks I've made that you might enjoy.

Now, if only they would load more detailed images of more places... and make them live. Hehe.

Friday, September 16, 2005


Wanna see a nifty ad? Of course you do. Try the CARLTON UNITED BIG AD.

It certainly must have been quite a bit of effort. Unfortunate about the fence.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

2005 IM Community Recognition Award

The CISTI SDD team received the IM Community Reconition Award today during the 5th Annual Information Management Day.

I'm very proud to have been a part of the team, and to have been so honoured by the community in this way. When combined with the Agatha Bystram award of yesterday, it's truly a double honour.

Update: The NRC press release regarding the Agatha Bystram and IM Community Reconition Awards.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

2005 Agatha Bystram Award

I'm proud to announce that CISTI's Secure Desktop Delivery (SDD) team, of which I was a member, were the recipients of the Agatha Bystram Award for Leadership in Information Management!

I'm truly honoured to have received this prestigious award for a project that I, and the whole team, worked very hard to complete. It is particularly an honour when all of this years nominees are considered, who I can honestly say were all very deserving.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Stargate SG-1 Screensaver

Over the weekend (still recovering from camping) I decided to play a little with Visio some demo/freeware, and my graphics skills... limited as they are.

Tam and I are big fans of Stargate SG-1. I've always wanted a screensaver that looked like the monitor they use in many of the background shots. You know, the one with a stylized stargate, lots of nifty looking readouts, and this flashing red thing in the middle.... apparently indicating that everything's normal.

Well, I made one. Download at and, hopefully, enjoy. Windows only.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Camping Grundy

Just back from a camping trip at Grundy Lake Provincial Park. Lots of fun. I've not been camping for many years. It's just as I remember: Lots of roasted wieners and marshmellows. Mmmmmm. Marshmellows.

Tam, Nova and I traveled about 7 hours to an area just between Parry Sound and Sudbury. We managed to take a day trip up to Sudbury to see the Big Nickel at the Science North Dynamic Earth facility (though we didn't go in, because Nova was likely not welcome).

Sudbury was a pleasant town... but the rumors of it resembling the face of the moon are founded.

We took a short trip from Sudbury into Whitefish, a town that a friend of mine called home.

A notable roadside attraction was in Barry's Bay, where they have a model of the Avro Arrow dedicated to the test pilot Jan Zurakowski who was a resident of the community.

The new tent didn't leak, we had good traveling, and a good time. Perhaps there will be more camping in future.