MacBlaze’s Weekly Tweets for 2011-04-24

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She wears donna

I first thought
But that was unfair
It was after all, just hair.

I saw her in a tangled
My gaze was riveted
On her shadowed face.

A razor glance
I admired her lines
And coiffured graces.

But in the end the texture
The feel against my skin
I am too in love with skin.

A webbing we will go…

While most people were in church or napping the day away, I was back at work trying to get ahead of the curve.

All my self-fiddling got me started on a truly css-based web design so I took a swing at Hole’s new site. I think I’ve pretty much got the code down and the visuals look good so…

Next I just have to decide on php vs asp vs ruby…

MacBlaze’s Weekly Tweets for 2011-04-17

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MacBlaze’s Weekly Tweets for 2011-04-10

  • If you close 167 ave and direct traffic down 142, shouldn't you change the cycle on the lights? 4 lights so far! #yeg #fail #
  • Have you noticed that half of the old @cpttractor have ended up teaching at educational institutes? Hmmmmm. #
  • @lavermeer: Great big thanks Christina @ Alta Powder Coating for being extraordinarily great. May it come back to you again & again. #yeg #
  • I also never remember such a thing, yet I live with a sentence diagrammer. @scalzi: I don't remember having to diagram a sentence in school. #
  • @HolesOnline: We're not quite ready but we're just too excited to stay here … so we're moving Monday! See you there. #

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Retraining really needs to happen…

…but I’m just not sure who needs the retraining in this case.

In January, Toronto Police Const. Michael Sanguinetti told a personal security class at York University that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”

Sanguinetti apologized for his comments, but his apology failed to satisfy walk organizer Sonya Barnett.

“It was evident that if you’re going to have a representative of the police force come out [and say that] then that kind of idea must be still running rampant within the force itself and that retraining really needs to happen to change that mentality,” she said.

Granted it’s not the most PC thing to say, but the message underlying the poor choice of vocabulary is nonetheless valid. Should women have to avoid dressing provocatively? Well no… but then again I, the quintessential white boy, shouldn’t have to be afraid of walking through a ghetto late at night either.

But that’s okay, if we retrain the people on our side that are talking without thinking, then the streets will be safe again for everyone… or maybe not… sheesh…

The whole CBC web story

MacBlaze’s Weekly Tweets for 2011-04-03

  • ET @EnjoyCentre: It won't be long now… The Prairie Bistro will feature draught from #yeg #039;s newest brewery: Yellowhead #
  • Mmmmmmmm… Meat! RT @EnjoyCentre: Chef Shaun Hicks starts testing in the Prairie Bistro kitchen. #
  • Looking for some web programming. New site & looking for a backend to tie into ecommerce, info systems & customer service. Suggestions? #yeg #
  • RT @lavermeer: Edm Voices readings tonight @ 7@Audreys #UofA & #MacEwan students reading w/ Tim Bowling, Myrna Kostash & Wendy McGrath. #yeg #
  • Beats the hell out an US-style attack ad @davecournoyer: I have to admit, the NDP hamster ad is pretty clever. #yegfed #
  • Watching the geese noisily fly by! #spring #
  • The geese seem a little pissed at the lack of landing zones! #latespring #
  • !!! @seancranbury: Ok then. the purpose of #bookcamp is NOT to save the industry but to save the act of creating, reading, sharing stories. #

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