Videogame producer living in Montreal. Dog person, politics junkie, runner, frustrated artist.
bile

simpler times

This weekend was about nesting, making my new apartment almost as functional as home. I discovered how complicated and labor-intensive simple tasks can become in an unknown city, where everything shuts early, taxis have to be called and I don’t have access to a Communauto. Sometimes it feels like I’m back to pre-industrial times. Tasks...

new stupid ways to die

Okay, the world is now officially fucking insane. Car dashboards with integrated web browsers this year. “Heading to Madison Square Garden for a basketball game? Pop down the touch pad, finger-scribble the word “Knicks” and get a Wikipedia entry on the arena, photos and reviews of nearby restaurants, and animations of the ways to get...

couldn’t have said it better myself, really

So yesterday I was quite pissed off at Fido for charging me 599-799$ for an iPhone because I already have a service contract with them. If I was a new customer, the same phone would cost me 99$. I consider that a penalty for loyalty. (Screw the 65 Fido dollars I’ve accrued). I was slightly...

haven’t been on this particular soapbox for a while…

Yahtzee excels at eloquently expressing my thoughts. …basically I’m just so fucking bored of shit like this. The improbably Warhammer 40k-esque power armour. The automatic healing. The overcompensating macho beefcakes with voices like they’ve had their lips clamped around exhaust pipes their whole lives. The schizophrenic design-by-committee flitting between whiny drama and goofy wisecracks. The...

irony

This page on how to make a good powerpoint presentation is presented in a way that makes me think I shouldn’t trust it. I honestly thought for a second it was a clever way to make its point.

things i worry about but probably shouldn’t

montée de lait électorale

Nous sommes en élection; donc, tel que le veut la tradition, je vous présente ma montée de lait électorale. Notez qu’elle est encore moins songée que la dernière, cher lecteur, mais je m’en crisse. C’est libérateur des fois de s’en crisser, et après tout, c’est une montée de lait. Relevée de bile. Ceci dit, j’ai...

nauseating fact #2852 about sarah palin

From a May article in the Anchorage Daily News: The State of Alaska will sue to challenge the recent listing of polar bears as a threatened species, Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday. She and other Alaska elected officials fear a listing will cripple oil and gas development in prime polar bear habitat off the state’s...

how to get what you want from customer service

When I left my job this spring, I bought a new phone. Twelve days later, the backplate that covers the battery fell off the phone. The Fido store staff proposed that I buy another phone, for 300$. I’d gotten this one for 50$ with a contract. So this was unacceptable: what if I bought another...

earn my respect, keep my business

I’ve had this one brewing in me for a while, but Visa just sent me over the top. I travel a lot. Sometimes, when I charge for things in strange places, the credit card company calls to make sure someone didn’t steal my card. “Yes, we have a 217$ charge to spankme.com, in Vegas. Was...

journel

T came up with this funny term as the French word for blog. It comes from journal électronique, or electronic journal. However, I’m now told the French (Canadian) word for blog that’s gaining in popularity is the very unfortunate blogue. I think that bites. The fact that I like journel is an exception. I generally...
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