The first step is always the hardest…

Pain, struggle, effort, and shame. That pretty much sums up my first attempt to prepare myself for my nutty family’s plan to run a half-marathon/marathon together. That was decidedly not fun… Still, it was a good feeling overall. I know I’m out of shape. I know I have a long, hard road ahead. And I …

Xbox Live Video Marketplace coming to Canada!

From the "took them damn long enough" file, even more news out of Microsoft today which confirms that the Xbox Live Video Marketplace will finally be coming to us poor, underserved Canadians!  December 11th, at 12:01 AM PST (damn west coasters…).  Doesn’t look like any TV shows are being launched initially, and this is quite …

A game of broken Blogophone

Darius Monsef over at YoungGoGetter.com and COLOURlovers.com has written probably the best and most insightful blog post on blogging that I’ve ever read.  It is a sordid tale of a simple scientific research story about colour changing paint that gets blown out of proportions in an incredible case of blogosphere broken telephone that leaves poor …

From Black Friday to Blu-Satur-Ray

Well, Walmart sure isn’t playing favorites in this increasingly tedious high-def format war.  First they had the $99 Toshiba HD-DVD player sale which saw 90,000 units sell out in no time flat.  Now they’re pushing something just as big for the other side of the Red vs. Blu line. Starting at 8 AM Saturday morning, …

Marvel moves comics into the digital age

The internet has long been hailed as the harbinger of death for the print industry.  It’s never really happened though.  Newspapers are still going strong as they have found ways to leverage the internet for expanded coverage, breaking news, more reactive editorials, and interactive content.  Book publishing continues to thrive as e-books continue to be …