• 09:19 Not sure why they think Canada will accept them. RT @NYTimesOnline Maine Business Is Shut Without a Renewed Visa ow.ly/17yg0C #
  • 10:56 Hold all my calls, watching 9 hours of racing: F1 + Indy 500 + NASCAR = bliss. #
  • 17:31 Forgot how fast Indy racing was. twitpic.com/1sk9k0 #
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  • 11:18 "Dans l'esprit de la Ville, il va de soi qu'un tramway devrait être payé par les gouvernements du Québec ou du Canada." j.mp/aCJdYv #
  • 11:20 @derekgour Buy from the store and cancel your online order. Future Shop still has them, see web site. (100% guaranteed to sell out) #
  • 11:25 @SamTan001 The iPad is still available in Toronto according to the Future Shop web site. #
  • 11:41 @tochepa Future Shop fait plus de profit sur leur fils HDMI que sur le iPad. Un HDMI n'est que $5 à Monoprice.com, $25 chez Wal-Mar t. #
  • 11:43 Has anybody seen any non-USA advertising for the iPad? ie, commercials on Canadian TV stations. Curious. #
  • 12:04 In Canada, the iPad version of Wired magazine is only $5 instead of $6 for the paper version. So in 550 issues: free iPad ! #
  • 13:26 @amacdonald Is Future Shop Moncton sold out of the wifi 16gb? #
  • 13:55 @amacdonald Interesting. Means the Future Shop web site lies. bit.ly/ayn1B0 #
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  • 10:07 The Opera browser is faster than boiling a potato mashable.com/2010/05/28/opera-speed-test/ #
  • 10:10 If you need a 20% raise, convince 16 of your colleagues to publicly kill themselves. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37392216 #
  • 10:46 According to the Future Shop web site, all Maritime stores still have the $550 and $680 iPad. (they update every 20 minutes). #
  • 10:47 I wan't to try it out at the store, but only after they are out of stock. :-) #
  • 10:57 Telus iPad Fail twitpic.com/1rtju0 #
  • 11:08 @sonician Don't knock the iPad until you try it. Granted, even I see it as a complementary device to a computer and iPhone. #
  • 11:11 @jedidja Call ahead (902) 626-2081 as it says info not available on the web site for the Charlottetown iPad availability. #
  • 11:28 @sonician You just import your files via wifi... #
  • 11:36 @corcoran The suicide rate at Foxconn there is no higher than anywhere else. Sorry. Sad, but true. #
  • 11:39 @rickmercer Buy an iPad and go to the nearest paper mill to taunt the workers. #
  • 11:41 @rickmercer See how far into Gatineau you have to go before nobody recognizes you. #
  • 11:51 @glenkrueger They'll be sold out soon. So forgetabouit. #
  • 11:56 @robcee No, the beer fest is tomorrow (Saturday the 29th) #
  • 12:08 If you can't afford the $550 iPad at Future Shop, you can get one the 11 porcelain Kobo eReaders at the Chapters in Moncton (black sold out) #
  • 12:11 Proof stock pickers have no clue. Appl target from $90 to $323 tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/05/28/merrill-lynch-ups-aapl-target-to-325/ #
  • 12:37 @edcullinan Future Shop #
  • 12:46 RT @Tintamarre: Un comparatif iPad/journal (LeMonde): bit.ly/9IBDbq #
  • 13:29 @Daryl_Woods Did you have to call in or could you activate the iPad Telus plan from the iP ad? Where did you get the Telus MicroSim? #
  • 13:34 RT @abarriault: Wow, even the Times & Transcript website looks better on the iPad. I call this the iPad goggles effect. [...] #
  • 13:39 Ironic, the iPad sold out across the USA, but quite available (right now) at Future Shop (in Canada). #
  • 14:17 I recently lost 14 followers, and I know who they are thanks to who.unfollowed.me #whounfollowedme #
  • 14:40 All the FutureShops in the Maritimes still have the iPad in stock. How is that possible? #
  • 14:41 "Ex plain a work situation where you had to switch windows on your computer". (Job interview question) I think I'm aiming a tad low. #
  • 16:46 @patricklacelle iPad near:Moncton within:100km #
  • 17:21 @karj How much did FS charge you for the micro sim? #
  • 17:28 Looks like Telus has an iPhone4 teaser , but still no iPad info twitpic.com/1rwpwn #
  • 17:31 @Daryl_Woods Did you have to pay for your Telus Sim card at BestBuy? #
  • 17:47 @shelkie What's your source for the $20 for 5gb with Telus? I've been reading $20 for 0.5gb (aka 500mb). #
  • 17:58 @shelkie It says that on your Future Shop receipt for the sim or on you iPad screen when you activate the 3G? #
  • 23:41 This 1 billion $ G20 boodogle has me thinking it is time to ask Toronto to leave Canada. The city is just too expensive. #
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  • 17:20 If I buy an iPad tomorrow at Future Shop, will it help me locate the nearest food bank? Because that could be worth it. #
  • 18:01 @marni2you If you order the iPad in Canada, it will be delivered sometime in June, not June 7. #
  • 18:26 RT @trubnad: Every iPad comes with a desktop photo of the Chinese kid who made it. (Melbourne, Australia) #
  • 18:28 Whatcha talkin bout @cnnbrk ? #
  • 18:32 If you want to follow the Australian iPad mania, search: iPad near:Melbourne within:1000km #
  • 18:43 I support the seal hunt. More seal skin cloths, fewer #oilspill s #
  • 18:49 @angie_hammond And yet you have slave animals that exist for your pleasure. I say it is better to hunt wild animals for clothing and food. #
  • 18:55 Do American seal hunt protesters realise that 2 boycott Canada they need to boycott oil, natural gas, paper, wood , computers (Cdn metals)... #
  • 18:57 ... not to mention electricity (generated with Canadian uranium, natural gas, oil and hydro power). #
  • 19:03 @BeautyEquation Seals are a renewable resource. Oil, not so much. It is cruel to make cloths from oil. #oilspill #
  • 19:14 iPad frenzy in full swing down under. twitpic.com/1rms2o #
  • 19:28 RT @amylyden: Woo hoo! My new #ipad just arrived! twitpic.com/1rmuu1 (Sydney Australia) #
  • 19:30 @azkatro If it make you feel any better, the Foxconn suicide rate is similar to that found in most countries. #
  • 21:54 @angie_hammond Pets = slave animals. No freedom and bread for pleasure. #
  • 22:04 @angie_hammond I'm saying hunting wild animals that live in freedom, like we do, for food and clothing, is OK. Owning animals for pleasure? #
  • 22:10 Wired sold out of their new iPad magazine app (24,000 sold). They are now reprinting. :-) #
  • 22:12 Owning pets is immoral. Look it up. :) #
  • 22:16 @angie_hammond What do you feed your pets? #
  • 22:26 @angie_hammond So animals are being killed for your pets! #
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  • 10:00 ZenniOptical.com has tons of glasses starting at $8 a pair. Check out the #1 online glasses store! bit.ly/aNOcgL (Ad) #
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  • 18:40 "Seal hunt cruel and needless [...] seals are sometimes skinned alive or killed as whitecoated newborns." Source:CBC ( j.mp/seal123 ) #
  • 19:01 LOL, just like Tiffany 20 years ago. RT @justinbieber I miss being a trending topic :( #
  • 19:14 17 year old Tiffany www.youtube.com/watch?v=826PTEuHKhE , she posed nude for playboy 14 years later. #
  • 04:05 @HarpSealsOrg How do you propose I boycott my own country? #
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Do Not Play This Video Near A Cat!

I just love this iJustine video (I've embeded the HD version). I wish I had a cat to try it out on. :-)

Impossible Motion illusion

Hat tip to CBC New Brunswick .

  • 09:06 I bought Nescafé Expresso for the first time Thursday, and now it is subject to a recall ! bit.ly/bzbF8E #
  • 09:08 ... I've heard of glass mixed to marijuana to make it heavier, but coffee?! #
  • 10:08 L'Acadie Nouvelle est disponible en version pdf . j.mp/Moncton #
  • 11:46 International shipping dates for new iPad orders is "June". Not June 7th like before, just when ever we feel like it in June. Incredible. #
  • 11:54 Les deux premières vagues de iPad sont épuisées en France et ailleurs. Commendez aujourd'hui, on v ous le livrera au cours du mois de juin! #
  • 12:24 11 charged in staged collision www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/813091--11-charged-in-staged-collision-on-highway-400 #
  • 12:34 Check out Lindsay Lohan next to cocaine (TMZ) mee.bo/d6ZuTo #
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Shoot the Police

If you don't like the idea of shooting at the police, think of them as customers. Or, if you are a teacher, as children. On second thought, just think of them as police.

Warning, this game is addictive.

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Acadie Nouvelle en PDF

Grâce aux services électroniques de la bibliothèque du Nouveau-Brunswck, j'ai découvert que le journal L'Acadie Nouvelle en entier est disponible gratuitement en format pdf. Si on n'accède pas via le site de la bibliothèque, le lien de téléchargement est plus ou moins caché. Il suffit de changer la datte.

Par exemple, le journal d'aujourd'hui est disponible à  http://an.capacadie.com/system/files/anpdf/an_22_05_2010.pdf , celui de hier à  http://an.capacadie.com/system/files/anpdf/an_21_05_2010.pdf

Bonne lecture!
  • 07:06 @Mathieu_LF Not a stat holiday in Atlantic Canada or Quebec. #
  • 07:45 Hey Moncton, check out our call centre competion in India. NBC has a sitcom about them! j.mp/Moncton #
  • 09:07 @Mathieu_LF I stand corrected, bastards change it since I left. :-) Stores are closed here in NB Monday, but it is not a paid day off. #
  • 09:16 @Mathieu_LF Well, no. It is Patriots day in honour of the 1837 revolt that didn't get popular support because Twitter didn't exist yet. #
  • 09:17 Monday in not a provincial holiday in Nova Scotia. It is a retail holiday in New Brunswick but employees are not paid. #
  • 09:33 Just to clarify what I wrote earlier, everything is closed Monday in Quebec as it is a holiday (some work it and take it later as a floater) #
  • 09:34 But, under provincial jurisdictions, Victoria Day is not a paid holiday in Atlantic Canada. However, stores have to close in New Brunswick. #
  • 11:26 @slim Foxconn's suicide rate isn't perticularily high. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate #
  • 16:27 Who will write the first article about the billions lost in productivity because of the playable Google Pacman logo? #
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Press the numbers to do the illustrated tricks. If you pass round 1, you get to ride a pig!

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View All 14 Season of South Park Online

You can view all 14 seasons of South Park while in Canada on Comedy Network site. Americans can go to the South Park Studios web site.

Read This Before Father's Day

Shit My Dad says is a really good book. It's not quite the laugh per 140 characters of the author's 1.3 million follower Tweet Stream, but the long set-ups make the punchlines that much more funny.

If you like laughing and have/had a dad, I recommend this book.

A Sitcom About Call Centres! NBC Outsourced

NBC will have sitcom set in a call centre, called Outsourced. A call centre!

Even after watching this preview, I still can't believe it.

I loved Scrubs, Yes Minister, The Office and, especially, Parks and Recreation. Shows I could hysterically relate to. However, I don't know about a show set in a call centre. I mean, working in a call centre sucks, big time! Imagine if Honeymooners was set on a bus or in the sewers. Even in Taxi, the only person "working" was Louis de Palma, the dispatcher. Most of the show was about the drivers on break, not working.

One Night at the Call Center: A NovelStill, call centres are part of our lives (even if you haven't had the misfortune of working in 20 like me). I try to avoid them like the plague by communicating online as much as possible, but even I have to call one once in a while.

I look forwards to laughing, and an extra dose of sympathy from friends and family who will have a better idea of how I earned a meager earning all those years.
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Video Sunglasses (video)

In her latest Geek Brief, Cali says something about first "permeable" video camera glasses. Not sure what that means. I already have similar video glasses. They're OK, but legally, you're supposed to tell people when you are filming them. So in less I want to spend my time blurring people's faces à la Google Streetview, they are of dubious use.

Justin Bieber's back-up singers love Diggnation

I haven't watched the latest Diggnation yet (it came out yesterday). Let me know if it is any good.

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Diggnation Caused Me to Buy ice Cream

I dare you to listen to Alex and Kevin talk about discontinued Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavours and not buy some next time you are at the store. Forget the lame Coors Light promo. The ice cream got me. For the first time in my life, I bought some Ben and Jerry's ice cream (despite the fact that by being in Vermont, the company is responsible for global warming).

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More from Cali Lewis about the 50th anniversary of the laser.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Lindsay Lohan

Could Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan: The Biography go to jail... again? Last time she was in for only a couple of hours. If I were her, I'd stay in France for a while. That seemed to work for Roman Polanski.

Despite Obama, iPad Converting US Congress Members (Video)

You knew that the Prime Minister of Norway was ruling his country via iPad while stuck in New York City during the Icelandic volcano eruption. But now it seems the iPad is popular among some US Congressmen. Thankfully for RIM, the Blackberry is still the portable device of choice.

(video from MSNBC.com )

Stop Global Warming: Move to a Green Metropolis

David Owen, in his book, Green Metropolis, argues convincingly that living in a compact city is the most effective way to prevent global warming.

I'm reading the book on my iPhone, my laptop and my desktop thanks to the Kindle store (link on the left; Disclosure: I make a small commission if you buy something from Amazon.com immediately after clicking on the link). The digital download is fast and easy and Amazon.com, although prices are in US dollars, doesn't charge sale tax (Kobobooks.com does). You can download the book to all your devices without paying extra.

Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to SustainabilityPeople seem to care about global warming, but are they really ready to do something about it? So save the planet, move to New York City, Montreal or Vancouver (and buy digital books).

As Owen mentions in his book, New York City isn't a hippie environmental paradise. There is plenty of waist. And, although local nuclear and imported hydro are major sources, gas and coal are also used to power the city. But even if you drive a Prius and have solar panels on your bungalow, you will never match the typical New Yorker who, when not walking, takes the subway to and from his smallish apartment.

Obviously, if the New Yorker spends his vacation on the other side of the world instead of in his backyard mowing the lawn and fixing the deck, he'll probably end up matching the carbon foot print of the Vermonter. But if he spends it in Vermont, he wins (and so does the planet). So if you live in Vermont, you better be employed servicing New York tourists. Otherwise, global warming is your fault.


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