Archive for October, 2008



Why Should You Use VOIP Instead of a Landline

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A lot of people might be wondering why you need to use VOIP instead of a traditional landline. VOIP has become extremely popular, thanks to Skype, a service that lets you use your computer to talk to your friends over a broadband internet connection. Right now, most TV cable companies and phone companies offer VOIP handset deals. The reason why they are so popular is because in most place, the old phone company had always the monopoly of landlines. Calls between cities in the same country are considered as long distance, and don’t even start looking at international long distance calls. The costs are pretty steep. But first of all, what is VOIP? VOIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, a way to talk over the internet.

Pointer MIA

On my way to a class, a pointer-type dog started running around me happily. There were other people around, but I guess he knew that I was a dog person and wanted to play with him. He didn’t have a leash on and he was pretty cute. He kept running around me for at least 7 minutes. I was starting to worry that his owners wouldn’t find him. He playfully bumped into my back legs lightly a number of times. It was cold and his fur was wet. He was a small black and white dog, with a red collar.

Finally, when I was near the parking of my work, I saw the owners call him in the distance. I watched until they caught up with him and went on my way.

Screen2: A Great Way To Extend The Life Of Your Mobile Phone

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Haven’t you always wanted a bigger screen on your mobile phone? Most cell phones need to find a balance between size and portability. It’s not always best to have big screens on them. There are also those of us with older cell phones that are reticent to upgrade to new ones every year. Which is why Lu Le came up with his Screen2 concept.

Ooma: One Time Fee VOIP Service

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There are a multitude of VOIP systems out there. It’s hard to make a choice. Ooma was launched last year and is a one-time fee VOIP service that actually has a really good looking handset. Plus there is the option of getting more features if you are ready to pay a monthly fee. We think that the basic module will be good for most users. There is also the possibility of low-cost international calls.

7.5 KM

I went running tonight in 1C weather. It was snowing. It had been a week since I last rand and it showed. I stopped a few times. This is the route we took to the 1.4 km oval at les Plaines D’Abraham. My roommate came with me and I was glad. I didn’t want to overdo it, so I took it easy.

Our speed was 10 kph and we completed our run in 45:45. It’s a lot slower than a week and a half ago, but I wasn’t pushing the pace and we took some walking breaks which were calculated in the total time.

I had some running tights, tuque, gloves, a baselayer, a midlayer and my Arc’Teryx coat. I was comfortable. The wind and the hills were harsh but felt good. I had to stop running because the tendon in the back of my leg was acting up. I’ve been told it’s because I was running too much too fast. Hopefully, I’ll be able to clock in some major mileage over the next week.

Californication Vaginatown S02E05 (Showtime)

Delta hotel and office building in downtown Quebec City

It’s the season premiere of Californication, and it starts surprisingly. The show was very quickly renewed for a new season.

How long will it take Hank to mess things up with Karen? Not very long. Hank’s usual nice disposition doesn’t win him any favorites when he tries to talk his way out of a warning. He just gets arrested.

I enjoyed the whole first series. Even though some critics were against some of the more controversial scenes, I enjoyed them. It paints an interesting picture of the life of Hank Moody and his messed up life. Hank has been a real asshole in the past, but at the end of it all he’s a good man. If you thought that the second season was going to be any less controversial, think again. This time, it’s mouth rape.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Californication The Raw And The Cooked S02E04 (Showtime)

Ozone Hotel on Boul Laurier

It’s the season premiere of Californication, and it starts surprisingly. The show was very quickly renewed for a new season.

How long will it take Hank to mess things up with Karen? Not very long. Hank’s usual nice disposition doesn’t win him any favorites when he tries to talk his way out of a warning. He just gets arrested.

I enjoyed the whole first series. Even though some critics were against some of the more controversial scenes, I enjoyed them. It paints an interesting picture of the life of Hank Moody and his messed up life. Hank has been a real asshole in the past, but at the end of it all he’s a good man. If you thought that the second season was going to be any less controversial, think again. This time, it’s mouth rape.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Californication No Way To Treat A Lady S02E03 (Showtime)

It’s the season premiere of Californication, and it starts surprisingly. The show was very quickly renewed for a new season.

How long will it take Hank to mess things up with Karen? Not very long. Hank’s usual nice disposition doesn’t win him any favorites when he tries to talk his way out of a warning. He just gets arrested.

I enjoyed the whole first series. Even though some critics were against some of the more controversial scenes, I enjoyed them. It paints an interesting picture of the life of Hank Moody and his messed up life. Hank has been a real asshole in the past, but at the end of it all he’s a good man. If you thought that the second season was going to be any less controversial, think again. This time, it’s mouth rape.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Wireless iPod iPhone Dock: Freeing Your Speakers of Wires

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Usually most iPod and iPhone docks incorporate some form of attached speakers. They are either built into the dock or tethered to it with wires. American designer Victor Vetterlein decided that our iPod docks needed to have wireless speakers, speakers that could be detached from the dock and roam around our apartments.

The Amazing Race Do It Like A Madman S13E05 (CBS)

Teams have been in New Zealand. Ken/Tina finished 1st. Now it’s time to depart to Cambodia. Teams must fly to Siem Reap. Once there, they have to make their way to a roadside camping station.

Tina learns that there are two flights that lead to Siem Reap. Terence and Sarah get stopped by the cops for speeding. Terence calls Sarah an ass afterward. They make the flight on Singapore Airlines. Starr didn’t break anything during the last task, so she’s OK.

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