Damn it feels good to be a father

Maija’s contractions started in earnest this morning, and within 45 minutes we were on our way to the hospital (leaving uncooked cookie dough on the kitchen counter… shock!) Upon arrival, the midwives seemed to relax just a little when they found out it was our first child. “This’ll take some time” I’m sure they were …

Nobody wins

Following on from my last post, a good friend sent me this article in Macleans. Here’s a snippet: THERE IS nothing wrong with minority governments, per se. It depends what kind of minority. Do we want the kinds of minority Parliaments we have had in recent years, a clutch of hobbled regional or quasi-regional parties, …

What to do with the Canadian government

If you’ve been following Canadian politics at all, you’ll know the last month has seen some very interesting headlines. I’m convinced now more than ever, that what Canada needs most is electoral reform. The current system of election is so remarkably unrepresentative of the population’s desires, that it’s no wonder we end up with back …

Building of the Lego minifigs

One of things I’m most looking forward to about having a baby is the unavoidable Lego, once the baby levels-up to child. Gizmodo have yet another exclusive Lego video. I don’t recall if I posted the last one… I can’t find it here when I search. Here’s the links. Anyway, the new video is a …

Facebook – Too many stupid fan pages

Your account has been disabled by an administrator. If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit our FAQ page here. I’ve decided there are too many fan pages for people I think it’s silly to declare yourself a fan of. The catalyst for me has been Christian leaders and teachers. These are good …

Carbon neutral architecture

Carbon neutrality and general care of the environment is something Maija and I have been getting into more and more. Maija is very likely changing her thesis topic to something politically environmental, for reasons that will become public soon. A part of our interest in sustainability is due to moving to Finland, where everyone cares …

Guess what’s coming to dinner

I have to take a moment here to praise Battlestar Galactica. If you’re not watching it, or have never watched it, just do yourself a favour and pick up the DVDs. You’ll be in for some of the greatest television ever. If you don’t know what the show is about, that’s fine, you’ll like it. …

Congresspedia and video game laws

Little bit for the politicos. Congresspedia is a US congress related wiki. They recently launched a project called “Wiki the Vote” where you can read, add, and edit the profiles of all US congressional candidates. I think is absolutely superb. Senator Leland Yee is a hated figure by many in the video games industry for …