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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Some o'This, Some o"That

--Still thinking you might want to attend UWindsor, but unsure if you'll be accepted? Get on the bus, Windsor, as the university's having a fire sale on all open programs, offering same day acceptance in some cases.

VP academic Neil Gold told the Star this is not a desperation move, adding that the university is currently meeting it's 2008 first year enrollment targets.

Interested parties can peep the available programs here. Oddly enough, English Lit not on the list. The dream still burns for some of you, Windsor.

--Nerd prom[TM Warren Ellis] is officially underway as of tonight, with the San Diego Comicon kicking off down south, which means the nerd brigade [myself included] will be glued to the interwebs for every scrap of news we can get. Already word of a Doc Savage movie from DC has come out, and Hugh Jackman crashed the Fox Studios panel to deliver some Wolverine footage [featuring a Gambit cameo, which allegedly blew the roof off. Meh.] If anything worthy of mentioning to the populace at large comes up, I'll let you know.

--Microsoft took a bunch of people who refuse to upgrade to Vista and had them try a new software they're developing called 'Mojave'. The test subjects loved it, and were shocked to find Mojave actually was Vista. Look for these 'Pepsi challenge' videos to start popping up as press for the beleaguered OS soon.

--You live in Windsor. You drive. Probably a lot. Possibly, you live in the burbs, like Kingsville o Amherstburg or Leamington. Behold, fourteen podcasts to soothe your commute. Surprise to no one to find the Ricky Gervais show on there. Lady Trail will be pleased to find Leo Laporte's podcast on there as well.

--Staying tech, I guess, dug up this editorial from X-Play's Adam Sessler, discussing the stew of racism and homophobia that XBox Live has become.



People keep asking me to get my XBox online, and truthfully, my hesitation owes more to technical difficulties than anything else, but I'm still in no hurry to have some 11-year-old from Arizona call me a 'faggot' when he snipes on GTA4. I don't always agree with Sessler [like a lot], but I commend him for calling this out, even if it does seem common sense.

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