Apple has proven the patent system is broken.

Unless you’ve been hiding in a hole over the last few months you should be aware that Apple was suing Samsung for patent infringements and recently won a judgement for just over $1 billion. This at first glance appeared to be a case of bad judgeme…

A web hosting #fail by @123reg or @123reghelp

So this weekend past I was trying to make some changes to one of my server accounts and discovered that one of the companies I had chosen were questionable at best. No support on weekends, no ability to order extra IP’s and support staff that leav…

Google+ now using smoke and mirrors …

The latest coverage on the various news websites around Google+ are entertaining at best and are likely not exactly the whole story. A little smoke and mirrors maybe … Google claims that Google+ is growing and they are pleased, however I think t…

Site design done wrong, the reader ignored …

This is just a quick post to air my annoyance with poor design/usability (in my mind) at the Metro news website. It appears that when they opt’d to design this site they chose to ignore the user. See the screen grab below. It all started on Twitte…

Hotel search, reworked …

After spending sometime with a hotel company I came to the realization that travellers for the most part are not getting an accurate portrayal of the hotel they may be selecting for their next trip. Reviews are flawed, plain and simple. Doing a qu…

The 2012 Garden

The 2012 garden is off to a fantastic start this year, which is odd … It normally doesn’t all work out. This year we have: Beets Tomatoes (16 plants this year for some reason) Carrots Basil Garlic (this just keeps growing and spreading year afte…

Just a few photos, an iPhone spring cleaning.

Decided it was a good time to delete/clean off my iPhone and the ridiculous amount of crap photos. The ones listed here are either so-so or ok. Random winter shots around the inlaws this past winter. Moving on to some coffee shots. I drink far too…

To follow or not to follow …

A question was recently raised, one that I thought I would address. I was asked why I wasn’t following person X, even after repeated attempts to get me to follow. Well it is simple, I have a few rules I adhere to when someone follows me on a socia…

Microsoft, AOL, Facebook, Instagram … etc etc …

The news maker today or the one making the most noise appears to be Facebook with their collosal purchase of Instagram for $1 billion. Mind blowing how such a young company with merely 30 million users and no revenue can be worth $1 billion. Here’…

Celebrate Whisky. A fun evening.

A few of us decided to take in all that was available at the recent NSLC Celebrate Whisky event, followed by further consumption of fine crafted products around the city. Here are a couple of pics before and during the event. The evening was a suc…