Welcome to the World

Real World. Not WOW.

Just posted my intro to Maclean’s OnCampus. Check it out here. This is just a little note to say hi. Like dipping your toes in the water before you cannonball. (or bellyflop) 

I have many ideas floating around in my head and now all that’s left is to just do it. Like Nike.

Update 08/02/09:
Woah. I just came up on my own Google Reader. This is surreal.

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Maclean’s and Me

Moving on up to the Eastside of the internet.

I’m very proud to announce that I have been picked as one of the new Maclean’s OnCampus bloggers!  I am thrilled about this and cannot wait to start.

If you are not familiar with Maclean’s OnCampus you ought to get with the program. Click here to check it out!

Canadian students should put OnCampus on their Google Reader. Grab the RSS feed. Digg it. Tweet it. Blog it. Re-Tweet it. (Ok I’m starting to sound like Daft Punk.)

Whatever method you use to stay on top of stories, if you have any interest about post-secondary education in Canada (#CDNPSE) this is where it all comes together.

The folks at Maclean’s OnCampus are tuned into Canadian students and their issues. The bloggers come from all across Canada, and yes, there are quite a few journalism students. That just means that all posts will be in perfect CP style.

I feel like we’re a little band of Avengers, ready to assemble and spread truth, justice and news.

“hotmail.com

You thought driving on the other side of the road was hard.

I’m bad at proofreading my emails on a good day. But I’m all backwards in this little city of Cambridge. This is going to take some getting used to: my @ sign and ” button are swapped on the keyboards. Is this a universal UK thing?

Honourable mentions:

# is hanging out next to enter.

Shift + 3 = £

The Origin of the Side Braid

Marie Antoinette rocked it way before Lauren Conrad!

I was watching Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette last night. I haven’t seen this movie since back in first year university when it was on repeat during exams.

Anyway I spotted something very interesting during the handover scene:

There you go. Now three years later this thing is everywhere.

Michael Ignatieff is Inattentive to his Underwear Choices

Strong brow = Strong leadership.

Aside from having a formidable brow, Ignatieff is a good sport. I realise this is old, but it is worth watching.

From Merriam-Webster.com:

Formidable:
1: Causing fear, dread, or apprehension
2: Having qualities that discourage approach or attack
3: Tending to inspire awe or wonder : impressive

 

Discover Music: Musicovery.com

The Coolest New Website Since Twitter

songs

The second I heard about Musicovery, I just had to try it out. The formula seems pretty simple:

tool1. Head to Musicovery.com and sign up for a free account.

2. Use the mood map to pick how you are feeling at that particular moment. Energetic and positive? Or dark and calm? You can also click the dance tab and use the tempo and dance map to pick your sound.

3. Now select a decade or use the arrow sliders to choose the years for all your music. Feeling like some 80’s rock? How about some 70’s disco?

4. Next up: pick your genre! Jazz, classical, world, funk; they have it all!

Once you’ve filled out your little music survey, these cute music bubbles pop up.

 

You can skip through songs, ban the songs you don’t like, and add the best to your favourites. The greatest part is that the more you use Musicovery, it will start to get to know you (in a non-creepy way) and remember your tastes and choices.

There’s really no way you can go wrong here. It’s totally free and will introduce you to some awesome new music. So do yourself a favour and try it out, you won’t regret it!

Update 03/16/09:
I think I spoke too soon. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. They changed the format, and now I like Musicovery.com a little less.

Citation Exaltation

The Internet is Neat

I’ve been cited/crosslinked. How weird to be looking up sources for my current Atheist Bus in Ottawa story and find one blog post attributing the news to my Atheist Bus story.