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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer Travel Plans

June:  Hawaii
July:  Winnipeg
August:  China
September:  LA

Leaving tomorrow for Hawaii. Hopefully my gps device works this time...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I keep a list of some of my favourite quotes on Google Documents and I add to it as I come across them. I quite enjoy reading through these quotes periodically and here are some of my favourites:

I won't pretend fun things aren't still fun out of fear of looking silly
-- xkcd 219

It's easy to regret your awkward conversations but hard to regret the ones you didn't have.
-- xkcd 235

We live trapped in loops, reliving a few days over and over, and we envision only a handful of paths laid out ahead of us. We see the same things each day, we respond the same way, we think the same thoughts, each day a slight variation on the last, every moment smoothly following the gentle curves of societal norms
Pound for pound, one of the best verticals
-- xkcd 137

Grad students aren't bad people, they just make terrible life choices
-- Bart Simpson

I think for the most part, if you're really honest with yourself about what you want out of life, life gives it to you.
-- Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original
-- Sir Ken Robinson

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
-- Leonardo da Vinci

When you're with someone you love, the most mundane things suddenly become wonderful
-- Hidden Leaves by V.C. Andrews

Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.
-- Polonius, Hamlet

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
-- Hamlet

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-- Arthur C. Clarke

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
-- Arthur C. Clarke

Penny: "I'm a sagitarious, which probably tells you way more than you need to know."
Sheldon: "Yes, it tells us that you participate in the mass culture delusion that the sun's apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality."
-- Big Bang Theory

Penny: "What time is it?"
Leonard: "Almost 6:30"
Penny: "I slept all day?"
Leonard: "Oh no, it's 6:30 in the morning"
Penny: "What the hell is your problem?"
-- Big Bang Theory

There's always the possibility that alcohol and poor judgment on her part might lead to a nice romantic evening.
-- Sheldon, Big Bang Theory

100% of the shots you don't take don't go in
-- Wayne Gretzky

Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions and they pass no criticism.
--1857 British novelist George Eliot

I screwed up
-- Barack Obama

The truth is told by whoever is left standing.
-- Tom Zarek, Battlestar Galactica

I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing.
-- Warren Buffett

Computer nerds are the sex symbols for the 21st century
-- CBC, Starcraft Documentary

Thinking that other people might be better than you is what makes you Canadian
-- Steven Colbert

Man and woman are born to love, marry and beget children. Woman is so physically constituted that she is the one who bears the child. Man, on the other hand, is given the duty of being the protector of his wife and, after they are born, of his children. Therefore, he must always be the one who takes the initiative. He must be strong, he must be willing, he must be physically able to take care of his charges, He must be the aggressor.

It is, therefore, necessary that the man be taller than the woman. The psychological reason for this is that he must always give the impression of being his woman's superior, both mentally and especially physically. The physical reason, with which we are more concerned, is that if he is taller that his woman, he is better able to kiss her. He must be able to sweep her into his strong arms, and tower over her, and look down into her eyes, and cup her chin in his fingers and then, bend over her face and plant his eager, virile lips on her moist, slightly parted, inviting ones. All of this he must do with the vigor of an assertive male. And, all of these are impossible where, the woman is the taller of the two. For when the situation is reversed, the kiss becomes only a ludicrous banality. The physical mastery is gone, the male prerogative is gone, everything is gone but the fact that two lips are touching two other lips. Nothing can be more disappointing.
-- Hugh Morris, The Art of Kissing (1936)

Ted: "What you and Tony have, what I thought for a second, you and I had, what I know that Marshall and Lily have, I want that. I do. I kept waiting for it to happen and waiting for it to happen and... I guess I'm just tired of waiting."

Stella: "I know that you're tired of waiting, and you may have to wait a little while more, but she's on the way Ted, and she's getting here as fast as she can."
-- How I Met Your Mother

Friday, May 08, 2009

Phone calls from Internet companies


I just got a phone call from It was a courtesy call just to welcome me to godaddy and to see if everything was ok and if I had any questions. I joined within the past week and transferred one of my domain names to them.

I don't expect phone calls from Internet companies unless something is really wrong, so I was really shocked when they called. I bet their call centre gets a lot of deer in the headlight responses. I suppose they are making an effort to show that they have good service, but from a domain name registrar, it's kinda weird...
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