Thursday, November 27, 2008

SolarPoweredLaserBeamGuitar !!!

...well, not quite, but after tiring of the ink jet cartridge refill struggles with their associated $100 price tag, we took a small gamble on an HP P1005 B/W Laser Printer. Staples was selling them for $59.82. They want $77 for a refill cartridge...

I'm impressed to say the least. It only has USB connectivity, but I should be able to shoehorn it onto my home network via the Linksys NSLU2 which has 2 USB ports. The printer is silent until called on, and it can spit out 15 pages per minute. See more info on this printer.
HP of course, are not entirely daft. The regular cartridge is good for about 1500 pages, but the printer comes with a "special introductory" version that they state will print 750 pages. If I was not a stupid consumer, I'd almost think that it was only half full :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Memories...

While at the Ottawa airport last week, I noticed an art exhibit by Christopher Peet. One of his prints is of my old primary school:
click on the photo to order a copy for a cool $350 :)
Sometime around September of 1967, my sister (I think) led me up those steps and deposited my into the jaws of primary education. I did grades 1-3 in the brick building in the background, and returned to the front structure for Grade 4. As I recall, the older school off to the right had been converted to a furniture warehouse by the time I came along. All three are long gone now.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Yikes !!

...an old friend sent me this, and I couldn't help sharing...
Job opening in Fort McMurray , Alberta
Position: Surveyor.
Salary: $200 per hour (tax-free).
Qualification: Must be fast on your feet. Isn't it comforting to know that when you are about to become a bears breakfast your co-worker is standing there taking photos.



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