Archive for July, 2008

Randy Pausch Passes Away

July 26, 2008

We all knew it was coming. I just didn’t expect to hear the news so soon. Just goes to show how time flies. Randy Pausch has passed away. For those that don’t know who he was, I strongly suggest you Google him. His influence on technology has been profound.

Luckily though, we do have some bits of wisdom from him that aren’t necessarily technology related. He was able to do his “Last Lecture” which isn’t just for the techies out there. The wisdom contained therein would benefit anyone and I strongly suggest watching it.

To Randy Pausch’s family, the world may have lost a great researcher, but you have lost a father and husband. Nothing can compare to that. So, I will just offer my condolences as saying anything more would seem empty.


Aboriginals Snubbed? Not so.

July 18, 2008

It also baffles me just how arrogant the aboriginals of Canada are. This article posted the results of survey that questioned people about the “101 things that define Canada, and 20 that don’t”. The aboriginals didn’t make the list. And now they’re complaining. Colour me shocked.

The main thing that I believe that the aboriginals and there supporters don’t get is that these are the thing that currently define Canada. Please note, that this does NOT include hundreds of years ago events. In fact, I’d say that the French had much more to do with Canada’s development than the aboriginals ever did.

But, lets take a slightly closer look.