I designed a web site for my golf club, South Muskoka Curling & Golf Club. Please check it out and let me know how it could be improved. I'll slightly revise it in June 2004.
Archive for February, 2004
Aylwin Lo wrote an interesting piece about capitalism. Read it.
I need to work on my thesis. My meeting today with my supervisor was brief. We agreed that I've been slacking off and I need to make my thesis my top priority. Stay tuned for more posts about my thesis.
Declan McCullagh argues in favour of offshoring, despite its temporary disruptions. I like his implied comparison of IT workers and furriers. Ha.
If you enjoy difficult narration and genre-bending movies, you should watch Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan.
Ryan C-W suggested more exercise when I complained about my poor sleeping schedule. I've walked home both days since he suggested more exercise and I'm sleeping a lot better. I used to go to bed around 4:00 a.m.; now I go to bed around 11:00 p.m. Amazing what a little bit of exercise will do for your health.
Conan O'Brien pointed out that the Globe and Mail was wrong about two of his characters:
Diehard fans can only hope O'Brien includes some of his program's popular regulars, like the Masturbating Bear, the Dancing Gorillas, the Quake Guy or the Constipated Robot.
O'Brien noted that the dancing gorilla and quake guy have never been on his show. But instead of asking for a retraction, Conan made the Globe correct by introducing, for the first and last time, the dancing gorillas and quake guy.
It's in the newspaper; it must be true.
Neal Moogk-Soulis is running for Arts Senate. I'm the current Arts Senator. Here's his statement on feds.ca:
If elected as senator I would do my best to look out for the best interests of students. Lately the university has struggled with ways to increase the quality of your education without stretching the resources that it has. I would make sure that undergraduate students are not asked to shoulder more of this burden than necessary. Students come to a university to gain an education in preparation for life. They should not be expected to shoulder unreasonable financial burdens or academic workloads. As a senator I would keep the interests of students foremost in my mind.
My summary: "Things suck. I'll try hard to make sure that they suck as little as possible." Really, it's about all you can say when you're campaigning for Arts Senate. You're one of 90 senators and you're a part-time volunteer with little experience. If elected, Neal should work closely with Arts faculty senators and others to stop ideas that are bad for the Arts faculty. If the current funding situation continues or worsens, such ideas are likely.