I know that a high proportion of my readers (both of you!) are Mac users. I haven’t really kept up with what’s going on in the software world lately, but I’m always curious. With that in mind, what cool software have you found lately? What interesting tools will help me manage my email or perform some important function I don’t do often enough (like backups for instance)? Any suggestions?
Archives for 2004
an anger-inducing tale about “Homeland Security” and overzealousness in the name of safety: A Taste of the System.
I went to Toronto and Cambridge, Ontario yesterday for a quick day trip meeting. Flight out was at nine, then drove to Cambridge, had my meeting for several hours, then back to the Pearson airport to fly home at 7. So after bumping into an old friend who I hadn’t seen in years in the airport, I trooped onto the plane as usual, the doors closed, and we pulled back from the gate. We taxied out to the runway, the engines cycled up to full power and we were on our way.
Or so we thought. In fact, just a smidge before takeoff the pilot noticed a problem with an engine and he “rejected the takeoff”. This means putting on the brakes as hard as possible, cause you’re not getting off the ground and you want to stop before the end of the runway. I, and I imagine many others, were sure that there had been some mixup and that a 747 was about to land on us or something.
In fact we simply taxied back to a gate, got off and everyone got on a new plane an hour or so later, same boarding cards and everything. So an easy jaunt turned into a never-ending day, but at least we didn’t lose an engine in mid-air and have a real problem.
of its finer points, but Shaun Considine wrote a really great Op-Ed piece last week in the Times: Montrealers and many others remember the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. It has been 15 years since Marc Lepine went into the Ecole Polytechnique and killed 14 women at the engineering school. If you want to learn more about this terrible day, check out the CBC archive of the events surrounding the tragedy.
Montrealers and many others remember the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. It has been 15 years since Marc Lepine went into the Ecole Polytechnique and killed 14 women at the engineering school. If you want to learn more about this terrible day, check out the CBC archive of the events surrounding the tragedy.