Posts tagged ‘review’

How Tough is the Panasonic Toughbook?

Norlinda recently pointed to this Singaporean video-blogger’s review of the Panasonic Toughbook. I quite enjoyed it: She mentions that he “employs classic Singaporean comedic devices (the…

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Our Ativa Shredder Crapped Out After a Week

We recently bought a shredder from Office Depot for our home office. It’s an AT-DC80B Diamond-Cut Shredder, and it sucks. How bad is it? It’s the…

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The Film Club is a Self-Indulgent Memoir

The Film Club by David Gilmour is a true memoir of three years in the life of the author and his son Jesse. In the introductory…

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Nicholson Baker on Wikipedia

One of my favourite writers, Nicholson Baker, recently wrote an essay on Wikipedia for The New York Review of Books: Wikipedia was the point of convergence…

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How Does BC Weed Out Incompetent Doctors?

I was just catching up on some podcasts, and listened to a fascinating episode of White Coat, Black Art about identifying under-performing medical professionals. From the…

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Juno is Terrific

Having not seen a new movie in two months, I downloaded Juno and we watched it last night. As anybody who’s seen it knows, it’s terrific–charming,…

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Three Books: Divisadero, The 4-Hour Workweek and Wintersmith

I found some time to read some books over the holidays, and here are some very brief reviews: Divisadero: Michael Ondaatje is the most elegant contemporary…

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Why Do Beautiful People Have More Daughters?

The folks at Penguin sent me a review copy of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters, by Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa. It’s a provocative…

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