the-inbetween monthly archives for: February 2006

Monthly Watchings

A day after my movie watching birthday weekend, I pledged to myself that I will watch at least one movie per day for the rest of February. A February Movie Watching Month, if you’d like. A FeMoWaMo. I went through my “shrinkwrap shrine”, watching a number of the unwatched movies that I own. I got a zip.ca membership. I rented movies from a store. I caught some on TV and, when I was at my parents’ place, on The Movie…

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On Torino’s Coverage

With yet another absurdist ceremony, the 20th Winter Olympic Games came to a close. They finale had its moments, I guess (like the flaming head skater guys!), but they always feel so counter-Olympic. You spend two weeks watching great, competitive events with the worlds greatest athletes only to end with hundreds of clowns doing a carnival rendition of YMCA. What!? The worst part of the ceremony (next to Ricky Martin) was the small segment done by Vancouver’s comittee in anticipation…

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On Torino

I have attentively watched every Olympiad since Seoul 88. Probably even Calgary 88, but I can’t remember those. I’d say “probably” to 84 were it not for the fact that I was four at the time and living in Olympic boycotted Poland at the time, so even if I were to watch then there wouldn’t have been much to see. Let’s just say “since Seoul 88”. All through that time the winter version was always my favourite of the various…

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technorati

The top 5 tags at Technorati right now are: Islam Cartoons Bush Recensioni big dick shemales Proving that spam is still as viable as it ever was. If you’re in the game of relying on other people’s content, as Technorati is, you are going to get gamed.

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Weekend Watchings

The weekend was spent on my parents’ couch at my parents’ place watching a lot of (my parents’) TV, snacking on almonds and cake (of the birthday variety). The Sunday also had “The Big Game”™® and, really, it was quite boring. I don’t watch a lot of football, but for a game billing itself as the biggest in the world (yeah, wait til’ July 9th for that), it was really dull. You sit for a couple of minutes through commercials…

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Amalgamated Feed

When online web services don’t play nice together, doves cry. Right now they’re bawling their eyes out over the glitchiness between Bloglines and del.icio.us. I don’t know how it all began (and it began weeks ago) — perhaps an overly eager spider got itself throttled — but the end result is that most user feeds from del.icio.us don’t work very well anymore. Luckily, that’s what my inbox is for. However, in trying to fix and/or workaround the problem, I turned…

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