New Camera Toy

So I got a new “toy” to replace an old “toy” I sold on eBay. I am an extreme early adopter of a new¬†Pentax Optio s4i¬†digicam. This freakin’ thing is small. Itty small. A while back, I decided to go 100% digital in all my photography, and dropped dime on a dSLR (the Digital Rebel), […]

Coping with my Mum’s Passing

So it’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m almost through the “official” duties with regards to my Mom’s passing. I flew to Ottawa on Wednesday afternoon, about 32 hours after she passed (her passing time was at 1:20 am, Tuesday, March 9, 2004). I was able to make some final arrangements in Vancouver for my job and […]

Passing of a Very Special Person

Cathryn Anne Prince, loving mother to three sons, Mark, James and Michael, and loving friend and partner to Gary Prince, loving oldest sister to thirteen brothers and sisters by blood, more by marriage, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer this evening. She touched on the lives of many, many people in her […]

Google’s a Pimpin’

So, I dunno about you, but I’m not trusting Google much these days. The search results have been going downhill steadily for at least the last year, but it’s been in the last few month especially that I’ve noticed how bad the engine has become. Here’s an example. I need an ultra compact digicam to […]

Programs not what they claim to be

A while back, I participated in the beta test for a popular Palm software application that has made it’s way over to the Symbian platform, specifically the P800 and P900 smartphones, and other Symbian UIQ devices. That software was QuickOffice Premium, from a company that has several different operating names, but their website says iGo. I […]

Philips is Coooool

Sony. Samsung. Nokia. Nikon. Olympus. Epson. HP. Etc etc. These companies always get lots of attention and “press” in the US, be it mainstream press, right on down to the lowly blog. Lots of the “press” is positive, or at least buzz generating. But one company that doesn’t get its due in the US just […]

Monsters of Excess

Yesterday, I was at a strip mall waiting for Jeanette to finish in a store. I was enjoying one of my increasingly rare Cuban cigars, just watching the world go by as I leaned against the back of our tiny SUV, a Geo Tracker. I was looking one way, and I started to hear this […]

Monsters of Excess

Yesterday, I was at a strip mall waiting for Jeanette to finish in a store. I was enjoying one of my increasingly rare Cuban cigars, just watching the world go by as I leaned against the back of our tiny SUV, a Geo Tracker. I was looking one way, and I started to hear this […]

Big Brother Cometh

It’s kinda scary how Big Brother the US of A is getting these days US news media becoming more and more subjective and biased in their reporting of world events (CNN’s basically a PR firm for the US Govt these days) US telling foreign, sovereign nations, what they “must” do with their own airlines and […]

Big Brother Cometh

It’s kinda scary how Big Brother the US of A is getting these days US news media becoming more and more subjective and biased in their reporting of world events (CNN’s basically a PR firm for the US Govt these days) US telling foreign, sovereign nations, what they “must” do with their own airlines and […]