__Best Election Night Graphics__ goes to the [CBC], who managed to keep viewers entertained with pleasing pastel colours and a cute little visual cue to indicate when one of the leading/elected numbers changed. I especially liked the pie chart that spun around so that the number being talked about was always in front. Valuable tax [...]
These are the posts from June 2004
This 38th General Federal Election promises to provide some excitement, with many ridings are expected to decided by 100s of votes. Hotly contested ridings, like ["Landslide Annie's"], could be once again down to a difference of less than 50 votes. In a lot of the cases, it’s going to come down to which party is [...]
My cat likes to eat. In fact, based on the speed with which she gobbles her food, it seems like my cat worries that she might not ever get an opportunity to eat again. It’s impossible to enter the kitchen without her following you and giving you these great big wide eyes that say “Are [...]
[GMail] is doing another beta expansion round, and I’ve got authority to invite one or two people to join in the web-based e-mail funstravaganza. I already feel guilty about the fact that I rarely use my account, since my beltzner.ca account meets my needs rather nicely. As such, I’d prefer to extend the beta invites [...]
I posted a link on my sidebar yesterday, but if you’re one of those heretics who doesn’t immediately delve into whatever time-wasting miscellany I post on that list, then let me reiterate the implicit suggestion. Go spend a few minutes playing with the [e-speak generator] — I guarantee it will simultaneously amuse and horrify you, [...]
It took us a year to find it, but Dawn and I stumbled upon a sale at [UpCountry Garden] on our way back from the [Distillery District] this morning, at which we found some folding, all-weather teak armchairs and stools. The stools can be adjusted to sit at either footstool and sidetable heights. While [...]
Our seats at the Saddledome — despite being at the top of the second bowl — had great sightlines and, perhaps best of all, were close to the bathrooms and concession stands which proudly proclaimed that they offered the cheapest beer ($6.50 for a 20oz cup) of all Canadian NHL arenas, and had the price [...]
You can totally feel it in the air: the entire city of Calgary is ready for a party tonight. Even Mother Nature’s getting into the action, with Environment Canada issuing warnings for a severe thunderstorm sometime later tonight. Check out that [pathetic fallacy], y’all.
Already the “Red Mile” — the strip along 17th Ave lined with [...]
Thanks to a well-timed trip to Calgary to visit my grandmother and brother’s condo, and just a little bit of luck mixed with my Internet-Fu, I’ll be sitting in the Saddledome for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final.
[Thomas L. Friedman] — a columnist at the [New York Times] with whom I am [frequently] quite [impressed] — was the guest on the Daily Show tonight. In the middle of his excellent interview, he provided a recipe for a new Iraq (Jon quipped: “Democracy Brownies!”) that would be considered a success:
* More religious [...]