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Hello internet, how are you doing?  Been a while since we talked to each other on this blog, but it isn’t like we’ve been ignoring each other.  Just hanging out and bumping into each other on other social media and forums. But I had something I wanted to get off my chest, and seeing as […]

And the year begins to wind down…

Posted by grelmar on December 14th, 2011

I was updating the software the runs this blog (a slightly customized version of the sturdy and reliable WordPRess that I have installed on a shared host), when I happened to notice that I haven’t actually posted anything since the middle of October.  In fact, it’s been a day over two months since I last […]

So, a few weeks ago I mentioned that Facebook had crossed my annoyance vs. usefulness threshold, and that I would essentially be no longer using the service.  Or, at the very least, scaling way back on how much I was using the service.  Given how pervasive the service is, and how much a role it […]

Camping – It hurts so good…

Posted by grelmar on September 26th, 2011

Went out camping this weekend with my wife and daughter.  It was a bit of a last minute thing, really didn’t decide we were going to do it until late in the week, when we saw how good the forecast was, and I had to hold off actually leaving until almost noon on Saturday because […]

My eeePad Transformer TF101 review

Posted by grelmar on July 1st, 2011

Due to one of those weird “Only in the corporate world” things, I got a bonus because, essentially, someone else didn’t screw up.  Wasn’t for anything great I had done.  So, I’m having that person over for a BBQ this afternoon (which will probably be done by the time I get around to finishing and […]

That “Rock Star From Mars” kind of feeling.

Posted by grelmar on March 5th, 2011

Why does Charlie Sheen get all the credit?  Haven’t we all had that “Bitchin’ Rock Star from Mars” kind of feeling?  Sure, I’ll give him full credit for coining the phrase.  But all of us have done something, pulled off some kind of stunt, that gave us that (temporary) feeling of total awesome.   Maybe […]

I nicknamed this fractal “wheat-field” –  and if you look at the full size image, it isn’t hard to tell why.  Wheat-fields, aside from reminding me of long, boring drives across the prairies, remind me of my early teens.  I spent a decent chunk of my summers in those years visiting one uncle or another […]

Better “done” than perfect – Why software is broken.

Posted by grelmar on February 24th, 2011

I colour shifted this fractal a bit.  It reminds me of a slightly distorted Yin without the accompanying Yang.  (Or is it Yang without the Yin?) I was flipping through my feeds, and came across an interesting bit of a rant against Facebook and they’re poor security implementation on a security research blog.  I found […]

Ahh, the bliss of extreme fatigue.

Posted by grelmar on February 22nd, 2011

This is kind of an ugly fractal – something I rendered out from XaoS, ran through some colour shifting, de-selected the centre, and then distorted the heck out of the surrounding field. Can’t even remember what fractal it was based on, other than I seem to remember zooming in near endlessly on a tiny dot. […]

Why are tech pundits so predictably wrong?

Posted by grelmar on February 21st, 2011

I took a couple of days off from posting, so let’s get back into the swing of things with some vague thought waving. I spend far too much time reading tech-centric news and forums.  And one of the things that strikes me, is how often the tech pundits, professional journalists, and industry insiders so completely […]


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