Posts from the ‘About This Site’ category

In praise of home carbonation

In my ongoing efforts to consume less Coke, I’ve started drinking more club soda. Or soda water. Or Perrier. In short, bubbly water. It’s a poor…

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To Derek

You’re on the gravel road now. And so it seemed like a good time to write and thank you for our relationship over the past decade…

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In which I judge you about your email address

The other day I had a meeting with a professional person, a freelancer who worked in an industry tangentially connected to the Web. We organized the…

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My 2011 Project: One Year, One Canadian

For the year of 2011, I’m living Canadian. For 12 months, I will only buy Canadian products, eat Canadian food and consume Canadian media. I’m documenting…

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Which human receives the most personalized email?

It’s a very difficult–possibly impossible–question to answer, but it’s a fun thought experiment. Putting aside automated and spam messages, what person’s email address receives the most…

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A Dead Man’s Tattoo

I was awoken last night at 4:00am by my ringing phone. It was Mumbai calling, about a dead man’s tattoo. See, my textual tattoo post is…

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Does each generation face more grooming requirements?

I haven’t asked, but I doubt that any of my male ancestors paid attention to their eyebrows. Yet the woman who cuts my hair–I’ll go ahead…

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They can always do something for you

The universe must hate me, because I’ve had a serious rash (heh) of customer service debacles over the last six months. Two recent ones–one with Apple,…

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