So-Called Cool Web Sites and Other Stuff

Posted in Internet on June 30th 2005 by Randy Reichardt

:: Time’s 50 Coolest Websites 2005.

:: Interesting article from The Guardian Unlimited, called Riddle of the Bands, in which the question is asked: “Is there any point trying to get meaning from the wishy-washy lyrics of bands such as Coldplay, Keane and Snow Patrol? Or have musicians just run out of things to say?”

Time Away

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30th 2005 by Randy Reichardt

:: First, thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday via e-mail, comment, phone, card, etc. Much appreciated, thank you kindly. Today I begin a few days off from work, returning on July 12th. I’ll be in Winnipeg late tomorrow night. Posts may be few and far between. Enjoy the summer…

52 Pickup

Posted in Miscellaneous on June 28th 2005 by Randy Reichardt

:: Happy Birthday to me.

26 June 2005

Posted in Miscellaneous on June 26th 2005 by Randy Reichardt

:: Haven’t posted much lately, been too busy with work and other activities. I am flying to Winnipeg on July 1 for a 9-day visit. My house remains a disaster area, with boxes and assorted materials, curios, doodads, books, CDs, papers and other junk laying about, the aftermath of the continuing, no-end-in-sight home renovation project.

I am hoping to switch over to WordPress sometime soon.

The Best 46 Free Utilities

Posted in Technology on June 22nd 2005 by Randy Reichardt

:: Rita Vine at Sitelines draws attention to The 46 Best-ever Free Utilities, compiled by Ian “Gizmo” Richards, editor of Tech Support Alert. Free utilities covered included best web browser, anti-virus software, adware/spyware/scumware remover, spam filter for the average user (and one for the experienced user), best BitTorrent client, FTP client, etc etc. The list extends to 64 utilities if you subscribe to Gizmo’s monthly newsletter, Support Alert, which I just did myself.

Rain and Then Some

Posted in Weather on June 17th 2005 by Randy Reichardt

:: I’ve been in Calgary since Wed night, attending the CLA Conference. Today, the weather turned cool and rainy again, as it was about a week earlier, when I was in Toronto in the sweltering heat, humidity and smog. It was drizzling all day, eventually evolving into a two-hour torrential downpour, while I was attending a party this evening in a large tent at the Canada Olympic Park. A number of flood watches are in effect for southern Alberta and regions around Calgary.

The conference is I do not attend generally, but I enjoyed it a lot, including the panel on which I was a participant.

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