I wonder how much it costs to operate an am radio station. I was thinking of competing with cjob and calling the station cjop "just old people commercials". Only need to figure out how to get old people to change the dial.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Idiot journalists and others are confused with the timing of the firing of Brian Burke. Its not confusing at all. Instead of being angry at the leafs organization, for the lockout AND for not firing Burke, now they're excited for the season and happy the wishes of a majority of leafs fans have been listened to. Its actually brilliant misdirection. They kept Burke on the payroll until now just for this. Maybe. But if they did, that's brilliant manipulation of their fanbase. Bravo.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I call this 'Project Rabble without a Boo'
or maybe 'Operation Rabble Rabble.'
Monday, January 07, 2013
The shrine to Shania twain in Timmins Ontario is not as popular as the creators thought it would be. If Shania twain isn't enough of a reason to go to a museum what does that mean for Winnipeg's human rights museum?
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Dr. Peter Hortensius is the new head of Think Business Group. The new company spun off from Lenovo that will continue to run and improve the Thinkpad computer brand started at IBM. The best computer brand of all time.
Who is Dr. Peter Hortensius? He is a former Winnipegger and IBM employee currently part of Lenovo. He has some patents to his name and has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba. The best kind of Engineering. (You heard me, structural engineers.. who needs you!) He was born in Regina but hey, nobody's perfect. He was raised in Winnipeg and look at that he's now running the major business computer spinoff of the world's second largest PC vendor (as of 2011, might be largest as of now)
So what does this mean? I have no idea. Hopefully it means a focus on quality hardware and more competition for Apple.
As a person who exclusively buys Thinkpads, I'm optimistic. The trend for most budget computers is garbage screen resolution and garbage keyboards and trackpads. Whereas the trend for Apple computers is quality, excellent design, great support, and crazy high resolution screens and innovation. This was once the domain of Thinkpads, and while Thinkpads are still quality devices, the line could use a bit of a refresh.
Will we see new thin Thinkpads with brushed metal (or other) designs and Solid State drives with Trackpoint and high quality multi-touch trackpads? Perhaps with reversible high quality screens that can be flipped into tablet mode? There is no evidence that we will, but there's no evidence that the NHL lockout might end or that the Bombers will compete in any way next year but you never know.
So many opportunities here. If any laptop brand can compete with Apple on quality and name recognition, its the Thinkpad line. When I saw NASA scientists at the launch for the Mars rover using Macbooks it was like a punch in the gut. How could they switch to the dark side?
Though I refuse to pay for Windows 8. Windows 7, I'm grudgingly fine with as it works in a reasonable way, but I'd rather have a no OS or Ubuntu option than to be forced to pay for Windows 8. What a travesty that OS is. If you're reading this, Peter Hortensius, keep that in mind. I mean, not having Windows hasn't hurt Apple in any way. IBM didn't need no stinkin Windows computers they had OS/2 and PC Dos.
I wish Dr. Peter Hortensius the best of luck with his upcoming crisitunity. I'm always willing to give horribly insensible suggestions if anyone is willing to ask me. Hint Hint.