Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sorry, but you’re not non-religious *enough*

I’m so sorry about this. I like Hemant and his blog Friendly Atheist, but sometimes things can go off the rails a bit. I don’t know if he just had a bad day, maybe he didn’t express himself clearly, or if he really does feel that way, but the post about Anne Rice today was uncharacteristically unfair. More…


There have been many kerfuffles of a similar category lately: Blizzard’s ridiculous RealID system, Facebook’s automatic/forced opt-in to whatever intrusive social “feature” they’re promoting that month, bloatware on cellphones, and Pepsigate (to name a few off the top of my head).

What do all of these have in common? Consumer choice was ignored.

When will companies learn that we would not get nearly so pissed of about unwanted and potentially unnecessary extra “features” in their products were we only given the choice of whether or not to participate?

15 examples of why¬†Voyager¬†was worth watching

“Is Captain Janeway gonna have to choke a bitch?”

I know I’m probably going to get made fun of, but I don’t care. I liked Star Trek: Voyager completely sans irony. It’s nowhere near my favorite of all the Star Treks — that honour is reserved for TNG — and had its faults, but Voyager definitely also had some shining moments.

I know you’ve never seen this on the net before, it’s totally an original idea that I came up with a few years ago after one particularly creative day of doing nothing interesting: I present my top 15 Voyager episodes. [A Top 15 list?! That’s 5 more than 10! I’ve changed the face of the internet!] More…

Two Corporate Controversies in One Day!

On Pepsi and Blizzard. More…

New Moon Review part 2

I wrote part 1 of this yesterday, you should read that first. Let’s jump right in shall we? More…