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Behind the Crisis: Eritrea’s Struggle To Survive

An interesting PBS documentary about Asmara and Eritrea in general. Enjoy.

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February 1, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea  No Comments

Wikileaks ruins Christmas

The latest leak is up.

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December 18, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Miscellaneous  No Comments

Two linguists talk about language…

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September 18, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: language, Linguistics  No Comments

Right place, right time… (Olympic torch change)

I was walking up Robie St. today when I saw a large crowd gathering and a man dressed up in all white with a large stick in his hand. As it turned out he was there to receive the flame for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. So, I stopped and took a small video (sorry […]

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November 18, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: canada, world events  No Comments

Trying to make a dollar out of 15¢…

Here is a funny clip of two things: 1) a man showing you how to make $3.75 out of $1 2) a professor giving his students a quick (and costly) lesson on the game theory of political lobbying. If you liked learning about “the prisoner’s dilemma” and other zero-sum thought experiments in school, you’ll love […]

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November 7, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Miscellaneous  No Comments

Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) on a Magnetic Track

Wild. Just wild. Hmm… what would it take to make this for Halloween… (A similar, but more French, demonstration here) Hat tip: Starts with a bang

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October 25, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: science  No Comments

I love strange and weird movies

I saw a trailer on the Internet for a movie called “Tokyo!“. It is done by three different directors, but the only one I recognize is Michel Gondry from his odd, bizarre and groovy animations. In keeping to form, this movie looks just as odd and freaky as his other works… I should enjoy it. […]

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March 25, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: film  No Comments