Observing Earth Day

As in 2011 and 2012, I very much wanted to observe Earth Day by powering down my entire house for an hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm our time. But my son was home this weekend and was busy with his exam-prep. I offered to keep the ‘power-on’ for today so he could continue with his…

President Obama Can’t Do This, But We Can…..

I utterly, totally, wholeheartedly agree and support my new addiction Charles Pierce’s aptly titled piece in Esquire…. Black Like Him: Obama’s Narrow Path to Reelection which begins thusly: These are some things the president of the United States cannot say but that I can say about him. Because he is a black man, he has…

UAE And Saudi Just Not That Into BB

…… How  much longer before most international businesses show the finger in response to this? The UAE’s decision will prevent hundreds of thousands of BlackBerry users from accessing e-mail and the Web on their handsets starting in October. It’s unclear whether the ban will extend to foreign visitors with roaming services, including the roughly 100,000…

BO in TO (Black Out In Toronto)

againnnnnnnnnnnnn you ask?? Yes, but not like the massive one from August 2003 and also not originating this time from south of the border. Today, a widespread power outage hit Toronto. The blackout began at 4:42 p.m. after a fire broke out at Hydro One’s Manby transformer station on Kipling Avenue south of Dundas St….