We have to go back

I just got done watching the entire series of Lost on Netflix for the second time. What a trip. What story telling. This time around things came a little bit easier. I more often had “aha!” moments and more than a few head-nods to the writer’s foreshadowing. For having gone as long as it did, for having kept almost all of its cast members the entire time, for having a grand story arch they stuck to and finished, and for the sheer magnitude of the undertaking, I can’t think of a better television series. Believe me, I’m a Browncoat, so you can take that to the bank. ;) So, if we have to go back, here are my main take-aways from the show’s six-year run…*spoiler warning*

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In this brush…

In this brush, quarks flip topsy-turvy, up and down, top to bottom, charming strange electrons and protons to smash together in orbital attraction, while excited gluons carry chaotic forces. In this brush, a quantum world explodes, rockets skyward shattering every stratosphere in its path, and lays bear a crescendo of crashing realities.

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Sick of Inkjets? Willing to give up colour? Here’s the plan…

I love Inkjets for the print quality and colour but I grew sick and tired of them clogging up simply because I didn’t use them often enough. I went through a few printers, hundreds of dollars, many ink cartridges, horrible cleaning episodes, and then I just had enough. I picked up a hundred dollar HP LaserJet P1005 and I’ve never looked back.

I love Inkjets for the print quality and colour but I grew sick and tired of them clogging up simply because I didn’t use them often enough. I went through a few printers, hundreds of dollars, many ink cartridges, horrible cleaning episodes, and then I just had enough. I picked up a hundred dollar HP LaserJet P1005 and I’ve never looked back.

Kudos to dad for finding the P1005. I watched his good experience with it and jumped on it myself. It’s laser and it just does black and white. But it can sit for months on end and not foul up. And when its cartridge runs out, just buy a whole new printer. Trust me, if you can afford a printer, you can do $100 every year or two. Besides, you’re paying more for ink in that span of time anyway. The good news is that colour laser printers are coming down in price. The one’s I’d trust are $150-$250 right now. If they come down to $100, the we have our Inkjet replacements.

If you’re on the fence and anxious about colour printing, just go down to the local copy/print place, like Kinkos or Staples. The cost per print is going to be much lower than if you had bought your own ink.

Black Bloc needs a White Wall

Been watching the G20 coverage on CBC and CP24 for the past few hours. From what I can tell the Black Bloc, a group of black-clad individuals, has been causing mayhem and violence. If this Black Bloc is giving the government an excuse to take away our freedom to protest then I propose a White Wall: A group of citizens acting against Black Bloc individuals to prevent their mayhem, to stop and apprehend and contain these individuals. In other words, good citizens acting against bad citizens.

Been watching the G20 coverage on CBC and CP24 for the past few hours. From what I can tell the Black Bloc, a group of black-clad individuals, has been causing mayhem and violence. If this Black Bloc is giving the government an excuse to take away our freedom to protest then I propose a White Wall: A group of citizens acting against Black Bloc individuals to prevent their mayhem, to stop and apprehend and contain these individuals. In other words, good citizens acting against bad citizens.