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Your Domain Name Contains a Protected Word or Inappropriate Language – Not Really, But Too Bad For You

The Microsoft Forums are overflowing with people trying to use Windows Live Custom Domains service but are getting the “This domain name can’t be used because it contains a protected word or inappropriate language. Please contact support if you feel this is not the case.” Sadly, almost every case was dragged out for months with […]

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Peritonsillar Abscess, Better Known as Sore Throat from Hell

This was posted as a reply on Facebook. But some people commented that they don’t do Facebook, and I have to agree with them on that. So I’m re-posting here on my blog. Aren’t you lucky. I had a mild sore throat for about 5 days and didn’t think much about it. Things really started […]

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The Goodness of Sugared Cereal

I’ve heard it a million times growing up – Sugar cereals are junk and are no good for you. Of course that was always followed up by buying those non-sugar cereals which I would just coat with sugar making the end result more sugar for me! But after all that, I noticed something a little […]

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Unsubscribing From FutureShop’s Newsletter – An Exercise in Futility

2 days ago, FutureShop had a nice one-day sale that was only available online. Since there is a store just around the corner from my place, I would normally head into the store, but this sale was online. Not a big deal, I buy online from hundreds of places all the time. Surely FutureShop has […]

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xkcd Speaks the Truth

This cartoon from xkcd speaks the truth.  That’s exactly what I do every day.

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The Canadian Gold Medal Hockey Song

You know we love our hockey, eh! After the Gold medal performance at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, there’s an new song going around. Based off Stompin’ Tom Connors classic “Hockey Song”, but the words are updated to reflect the performance of the Canadian Men’s hockey team. It’s a great twist on the old classic and […]

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The Puck Goes Through the Net…

I spent a number of days travelling during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and on more than one occasion, I commandeered the TV in the lobby of the hotel to show the hockey game. (For those that know me, I have a history of commandeering buses in order to get where I need to go. So […]

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Olympic Kick off at the Temporale House

I’ve been looking forward to this since the end of the Beijing Olympics a couple years ago. Finally it is upon us – Today’s the big day!  I’ve been a big fan of the Olympics for a while now, and I got the kids hooked too.  My daughter started about 4 years ago, but it […]

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Las Vegas – Always Something To Do

Once again, I was in Las Vegas last week. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been to Vegas, but what amazes me is that there is always something new and interesting to see and do. This visit was for CES – the Consumer Electronics Expo. Once that was over, my wife flew […]

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I’m Ending my Relationship with Starbucks

With the exception of weekends, for the last 7 and a half years I’ve been a regular morning visitor to the closest Starbucks. The funny thing is; I’m not a coffee drinker.  In fact, I can’t stand the smell of it. Instead of getting a coffee, I was grabbing one of their Tazo teas by […]

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