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Net Neutrality: It matters, dummy.

Posted by grelmar on March 11th, 2009

Subtitle:  The heavyweights are scrapping over this, and the little guy is bound to get crushed. This is one of those arguments that has been going on in tech/policy circles for years, and because it’s just ever so slightly esoteric, the mass media hasn’t really picked up on it.  And that’s a shame, because it […]

The Hack Thing…

Posted by grelmar on August 21st, 2008

I have really mixed emotions about being hacked this afternoon. On one hand, it kinda made me proud, in a perverse sort of way.  Sure, it was my own damn fault for not keeping the backend up to date, which is indicative of my “maintenance laziness.”  You can ask my wife about that.  Give me […]

So, I guess I got hacked….

Posted by grelmar on August 21st, 2008

Yah…  My own damn fault, as I haven’t been updating the backend software. Fortunately, I was smart enough to backup the database on a regular basis, so nothing really lost. I’ll get a new theme up and running to “celebrate” the upgrade to the newer, more secure backend. Oh, and I’ll get the video plugin […]

Viral Video

Posted by grelmar on June 14th, 2008

Ok, I’m a Canuck, so I don’t really have a horse in the race as far as the upcoming American election is concerned. But this is a damn funny video.

Buy your own domain, or get owned.

Posted by grelmar on May 25th, 2007

Subtitle: Unless you own your domain, you’re a pawn in Web 2.0 First off, before I get into my angry philosophical rant, a quick shout out to the 2507 Troops. Thanks for checking in, and yes, Sis is Ok. ‘Twas just a dream. Now for the meat of the post. Rupert Murdoch web property MySpace […]

Flying isn’t fun anymore

Posted by grelmar on February 6th, 2007

Subtitle: And no, it’s not just the postt 9-11 crap. There was a time, many years ago, where the anticipation leading up to taking a flight somewhere, anywhere, would bring on two or three days worth of giddy excitement. That time would have been about 20 odd years ago.

Just a quick post on some Open Source Software for Windows.

Posted by grelmar on February 3rd, 2007

Subtitle: For many, Windows is unavoidable. That doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with Microsoft’s other overpriced, crappy offerings. A coworker reads my blog on a regular basis (lord knows why), and after he read the post from the other day about “Ignorance” he started asking some remarkably astute questions about Firefox and Open […]

57 Channels and nothing on…

Posted by grelmar on January 18th, 2007

Subtitle: And the networks wonder why people are watching less and less TV I don’t really “watch” TV much anymore. Oh, sure, the TV’s on, and within view, for hours and hours on end, but I use it mostly as a kind of audio-visual “white noise” while I’m working/playing on the computer. It’s a bit […]

RSS Feedback Loop

Posted by grelmar on November 1st, 2006

Subtitle: Making a game of watching the flow of a news story. Hi, my name is Grelmar, and I’m an addict. My drug of choice is information. It started at an early age. In Elementary, when most boys my age were watching G.I. Joe, I’d race home to tune into PBS and watch Nova, National […]

Racism and Hatred in the Inbox

Posted by grelmar on October 24th, 2006

Subtitled: Why do people fall for this crap? Now, I have fairly good junkmail controls, so I never even see most of this stuff. But every now and then, someone who I have whitelisted will forward on some piece of internet mythology, thereby evading the the guardians at the gate. Usually, it’s something fairly inane, […]


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