Category Archives: Microblogging

This is an archive of my posts to Google+ and older posts to identi.ca and twitter.com.

OK, I realize everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for me to announce who…

OK, I realize everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for me to announce who I will be cheering for tonight. Well if you insist… I will be cheering for improbable playoff scenario #47 in which the #Sens   and #Habs   play each other in the first round, not as conference 2 vs 7 seeds (as you might expect) but as division 2 vs 3 seeds. For this scenario to play out each of the following must happen:
1) For Ottawa to get the 3rd division seed Detroit has to lose, so go Carolina!
2) For Montreal to fall to the 2nd division seed they have to lose, so go Toronto (I'll purge later)!
3) Also Tampa has to win to move into the first division seed, so go Tampa!

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OK, I just invented a new drinking game – over the next week, every time somebody…

OK, I just invented a new drinking game – over the next week, every time somebody says "and Ottawa has been playing playoff hockey for 2 months now" take a drink!

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Wahoo! Against all odds the Ottawa Senators are in the playoffs!

This playoff race has been so intense it's been exhausting, it's hard to imagine that this is only the beginning.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/andrew-hammond-s-34-saves-help-senators-clinch-playoff-berth-1.3029456

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Andrew Hammond’s 34 saves help Senators clinch playoff berth
Andrew Hammond made 34 saves, including 14 in the first period, to propel the Ottawa Senators to a Stanley Cup playoff berth Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory in Philadelphia.

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Hurray, it's Easter Sunday! That means it's time for Zombie Jesus!

http://files.explosm.net/comics/Kris/easter10.png

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Eliana Marengo is a judge in Quebec

Eliana Marengo is a xenophobic bigot.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/02/27/quebec-hijab-ruling-served-with-extra-cruelty-mallick.html

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Quebec hijab ruling served with extra cruelty: Mallick | Toronto Star
The Quebec judge who told a woman to remove her hijab in court is in the wrong legally and morally.

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This is my second guitar

I bought it about 5 years ago in Cebu City in the Philippines, a city famous for their handmade guitars. I've had a love-hate relationship with it ever since. It's a beauty, and it sounds great, but it's a bitch to play with a big, heavy neck and ridiculously high action. I can't play barre chords for more than 30 seconds without my hand cramping up. And the frets are so far apart compared to my Les Paul, it messes up my fingering.

Anyway, a couple weeks ago, on a whim, I took out a measuring tape and checked the scale length. 27-3/4 inches! Holy heck, my guitar isn't a guitar at all, it's a baritone guitar! And for the last 5 years I've kept it in standard tuning! No wonder it was hard to play, the string tension must have been crazy. I've since tuned it down to B-standard and suddenly it's much more fun to play! I can play barre chords, bend notes, vibrato… And playing in lower keys is kinda fun too. Now I just need to memorize the chord transpositions…
This is my second guitar. I bought it about 5 years ago in Cebu City in the Philippines, a city famous for their handmade guitars. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with it ever since. It’s a beauty, and it sounds great, but it’s a bitch to play with a big, heavy neck and ridiculously high action. I can’t play barre chords for more than 30 seconds without my hand cramping up. And the frets are so far apart compared to my Les Paul, it messes up my

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Interesting read

most of us will probably never drive a Tesla car (unless their prices really come down), but it's looking like many of us might use Tesla batteries to help us get off the grid.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/13/8033691/why-teslas-battery-for-your-home-should-terrify-utilities

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Why Tesla’s battery for your home should terrify utilities
Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months. It sounded…

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This was hands-down my favouite commercial last night – if only because it's…

This was hands-down my favouite commercial last night – if only because it's bound to piss off some creationists.

Carnival Corporation – Come Back To The Sea – Super Bowl XLIX Commercial: http://youtu.be/0xQ-HyzAgRk

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Amazingly clear day in St

Maarten today. Usually we're lucky to see Statia, but today it's clear as day, with a view of St. Kitts and even Nevis further off in the distance.
Amazingly clear day in St. Maarten today. Usually we’re lucky to see Statia, but today it’s clear as day, with a view of St. Kitts and even Nevis further off in the distance.

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Watching the #NHL All Star Game I'm reminded why I usually don't bother

Watching the #NHL All Star Game I'm reminded why I usually don't bother. Hockey with no defence and no checking is a boring waste of time.

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