Dragonfly Cannibalism

I’ve posted about this before, but I just felt like bringing it up again. This happened a few years ago at my family’s cottage: The guy on the bottom is the living dragonfly. This unlucky specimen is the head of the guy on top, whose mouth continued to move the whole time. Yet another thing I had never known could happen (both the cannibalism and the disembodied head moving for an hour or two afterward), discovered up north. Have you ever seen something like this? … Continue reading

Cool Site: Waterfalls of Ontario

Twitter finally suggested an account I’d actually like to follow today. @OntWaterfalls Waterfalls of Ontario gives a rated list of (you guessed it) the falls and rapids in this enormous province of ours. And in case you’ve never seen it and happen to be in Northern Quebec, you should visit Grande Chute in (dans) Laniel. That’s my dad in the top left, in case you didn’t notice him. It really is a grande chute. What’s the best waterfall you’ve ever seen? Leave a link in … Continue reading

Facebook Hashtagging: It’s a Thing Now

The most recent Facebook fad is complaining about people haphazardly tossing hashtags into their posts on the social media site. On June 12, it was announced that clickable hashtagging has been introduced to Facebook. I was away on my honeymoon for a week or so, and that means I’m married now, so I’m doubly likely to have my finger off the pulse of the news world. So, I’m wondering: Is this the reason for the uproar, or is this in response to it? I’m sure … Continue reading

10 Years of Google AdSense = Pong? OK!

Stumbled upon this today while checking my AdSense stats today: If you have AdSense, check your stats and click on the yellow “10” on the left sidebar, then have at it. It gets boring REALLY quickly, but you’ll probably win. Share the post “10 Years of Google AdSense = Pong? OK!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

Microsoft Mouse Wheel Scrolling Too Fast: “Have You Tried Turning it Off & On Again?”

The most common running joke from The IT Crowd just fixed my mouse. Out of the blue, my normally-great wireless mouse began scrolling as if I were that speed-reading infomercial guy from the ’90s. After checking a few useless Microsoft answer pages, I unplugged the USB for the mouse and plugged it back in. Voila. It scrolls perfectly again. Just a reminder that the on/off, plug/unplug trick will fix it 90% of the time. (And I’m right an estimated 80% of the time.) Share the post “Microsoft … Continue reading

Windows Live Messenger is Not Dead Yet

What I announced a couple of months back was a vicious lie. Rather it was an untruth, as Windows Live Messenger simply cannot make up their minds about when to go. You may or may not have received this email. As for me, I must have deleted mine. Thanks again to Curtis for forwarding me this information, you need a blog too. For those who have previously used WLM, have you made the transition to Skype? Don’t you find it’s awful? Share the post “Windows … Continue reading

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You might have noticed the new site design. (And if you didn’t, you probably hadn’t visited before — P.S., welcome!) I’m going for a cleaner look, with a bit more organization. You may have also noticed the sidebar now contains a signup form for my newsletter. Yep. In the spirit of productivity, I’ve decided to start a once- or twice-weekly newsletter. Sign up for: A swift recap the stuff I’ve posted during the week What’s coming up including new projects Exclusive videos and articles  It’s … Continue reading

Dennis Rodman: “Kim Jong Un just wants Obama to call”

This is my favourite news of the year: Dennis Rodman says Kim Jong Un just wants Obama to call WASHINGTON – The first American to meet North Korea’s new leader says Kim Jong Un doesn’t want war with the United States. He just wants President Barack Obama to call him. Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman says Obama and Kim share a love of basketball, so “let’s start there.” Rodman is just back from a visit to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and spent … Continue reading