Monthly Archives June 2005

Hitting the streets

I now own an insured, plated, roadworthy motorcycle! The previous owner dropped off the bike on Friday night, and since I managed to work out insurance Friday afternoon I was able to swing by Drivers and Licenses on Saturday to get the ownership changed over and pick up plates. One of the things D&L provides […]

I bet everyone else already knew this

I just realized that the name of “Silk” soymilk is not only short for Soy Milk but is also a pun on the French word for silk, “soie” (which is pronounced “swah” — rhymes with “roi” and “quoi” — but which would sound like “soy” with English pronunciation rules).

Two years of nyxieness

Last night, Candice and I celebrated two years together over dinner at Juniper. On one hand it’s hard to believe it’s only been two years — it feels like we’ve just always been together. On the other hand, yay, two years! There were times when I wasn’t sure how things were going to end up, […]

Apparently the Web is public! Who knew?

Candice reads a Web forum about wedding-related stuff over at WeddingBells.ca. WeddingBells is a major Canadian bridal magazine, so the forums there are both popular and high-profile. As on any Web forum, discussion often branches far away from on-topic, and one discussion there started talking about Karla Homolka’s upcoming release. Today, a story went out […]

Usability Hall of Shame: SessionSaver Firefox Extension

SessionSaver is a Firefox extension with a noble goal: it keeps track of what tabs and windows you had open when Firefox closed, and restores that state when it opens. It’s handy if Firefox or your computer is acting unreliable, or if you are working on a project and want to start up where you […]

thanks for the info

CBC News: Heat wave could be start of summer-long trend You don’t say! We should do this every year.

Motorcycle for meeee

I bought a bike today! It’s a 1981 Suzuki GS250T. Yep, 250 — I wanted to start off with something small, and this keeps insurance sensible (having had a learner’s permit for only a month doesn’t get me any big breaks). It’s in decent shape — it’s been down a few times in its life, […]

Motorcycle course, part 3: Testing time

(The first part of this entry is here, and the second part is here.) Sunday was a bit cooler and had a breeze, which was a very nice change. It was hot Saturday. I did manage to discover that my jacket was waterproof, but I learned it trying to get moisture from the inside out. […]