Monthly Archives August 2005

time for some quick visuals

Why I tend to ride in Quebec rather than Ontario: Ontario country roads Quebec country roads

Dealing with web forum pests

A while ago I thought of a great way to deal with abusive users on non-techy Web forums. The problem with banning users from forums is that they just register another account and continue until they get caught again, and so on, and banning by source address tends to affect a lot of innocent folks. […]

A worldwide phenomenon

Ask Metafilter remembers the porn in the woods. (All text.)

Great ride through Wakefield today!

It was beautiful out today (high of 27°C, humidex only around 32°C — yesterday saw 32 and 42 respectively) and I had today off so I took to the road on my longest ride yet: up through Gatineau Park, across to Highway 105 at Chelsea or so, north to the River Road to Wakefield, QC, […]

Confused about MotoGP 3

Anyone know the deal with Namco’s MotoGP 3 for the PS2 (not to be confused with THQ’s MotoGP 3 for Xbox and PC)? It’s available new on Amazon Japan for ¥7,140 (~$US 65), but only from third-party sellers on Amazon US starting around $US 50, and is on Amazon UK for £9.99 (~$US 17) from […]

This bug might be gating, folks

From this CBC article about the jet that went off the end of the runway in Toronto today: At mid-afternoon Tuesday, a spokesperson with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority said lightning was causing technical problems with the airport’s lightning-detection system. I… see.