Archives May 30, 2004

Newest Sasser worm a greater danger (Why do we report things this way)


I've been pondering this idea for a while now. The language used by the mainstream media tends to glorify conflict and encourage "newsworthy" negative actions (by heaping attention on the perpetrators). Death tolls are reported as if they were game scores, trojan horse programs are given "zippy" names and compared like race horses.

Paid for my Bruce Trail membership (Procrastination ends...)


Finally sat down to put in my Bruce Trail club membership fee this morning. Apparently in 10 days I'll get "something", and I'll hopefully get a schedule at the same time. Shiva suggested that we (excluding her) possibly do a hike during June and then go for another in July. I may ask ...

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Sly horse trader that I am (Little side deal to make everyone happy...)


When JoAnne was over yesterday we made a deal to swap my scanner (which I only use once every 4 or 5 months) for her digital camera (which she doesn't really like compared to her "classic" camera). JoAnne was forced to buy the camera (when she really wanted a scanner) in order to get ...

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Back from the party (Now to sleep)


Party was fun. Jenny (Irish lass I know) discovered that Roger (one of Simon's friends) went to the same schools (grade and high) in a tiny little town in BC as had she and her sisters. Conversations were wide-ranging, though not so exhaustive or deep as to fire me up for the evening... I ...

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