Here’s an experiment. I’ve restored blog posts and comments from ~2006-Nov 2009 here, instead of my main blog at http://saskboy.wordpress.com which came about in Nov. 2009 in response to my blog server being hacked and broken. The links citing “abandonedstuff.com/” don’t work properly, but the content is here if you’re clever enough to search the new “saskboy1.” site. Have fun!
My friend Robert made this possible.
This is a time capsule blog post. I’m writing it from May 7, 2009, three years in the past when you read it (assuming my blog is still here, and that WordPress didn’t mess up and publish it late or early.
Check out this blog post from Earth Day 2009. It wasn’t a great day for me, my province, or the world. I wonder what it will mean 3 years from now. You will know.
The Tweeting Puffin is the latest animal to be identified after the 2009 text messaging sensation known as “Twitter”. The Tweeting Puffin shares several traits with its service namesake, so it only made sense that the biologists who discovered it in 2008 would think of naming it as they have. The Latin, and scientific name for the bird, microverbe aviflockus, refers to the short bursts of chirping the Tweeting Puffin makes, reminiscent of the 140 character “tweets” that humans can submit to the Twitter service from their cell phones and computers.
Dave Carroll, Sons of Maxwell’s lead singer and Internet sensation, has had his luggage lost by United Airlines when he gave them another chance.
His hit song United Breaks Guitars was breaking the hearts of musicians more than a year ago.
Because you can’t make money from curing a disease, you might as well spend $1,500,000,000.00 on a giant ship with “neighbourhoods”. Imagine 8400 people pooping directly into the ocean (unless this behemoth has on board septic tanks).
Imagine what could be done with one and a half billion dollars of human effort, other than constructing the 21st century’s version of the Titanic? I guess we can take comfort in the fact that it’s $1.5B that didn’t go to a weapon of war.
There’s a graphical interpretation of swine flu’s impact to this point. It could get a lot worse quickly, but it’s been minor so far.
Hat tip to Alec
Civic election results in Regina. Not too surprising, and I was high in my prediction by 6%, for mayor.
I can’t believe this news didn’t make it to my eyeballs earlier this month:
A large meteor exploded over Indonesia with the force of a small atomic weapon. No reports of injuries were available in the news I read about it.