Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Been Awhile

Long time No post... Here's 5 free games:


It's like: Marble Madness

Download it here!


It's like: Quake III Arena (duh)

Download it here!

Guardian of Paradise

It's like: The Legend of Zelda

Download it here!

Truecombat Elite

It's like: Counter-Strike

Download it here!


It's like: Lemmings

Download it here!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Intel Core i7 CPU

Intel has introduced its latest Core i7 CPU that promises to deliver vastly superior performance compared to the previous generation of Intel processors. According to Intel, the Core i7 parts deliver 40% more performance in processing intensive applications compared to the previous generation of processors. The CPU features Turbo Boost Technology that accelerates performance to match a computer user’s needs and the workload of the system at the time.

The on-die power control unit uses power gate transistors to automatically adjust the clock speed of one or more of the cores inside the CPU depending on the needs of the system. The technology also allows sleep states that are normally common only on notebook systems. Available processors include the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition runs at 3.20 GHz at $999 and the i7-940 running 2.93 GHz for $562 and the i7-920 at 2.66 GHz for $284 [all prices in US dollars].

Friday, November 7, 2008

Are Canadian Banks Safe

A Funny Clip from This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Nathan On Your Side:
Is your money safe in a Canadian Bank?!?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nothing wrong with Vista

Top 10 browser-based vulnerabilities on XP:


And the top 10 browser-based vulnerabilities on Vista (click to enlarge):


The tale: RealPlayer, Apple QuickTime, various toolbars and other tag-along applications are vulnerable.

Aside from the heavy resources Vista needs, it seems pretty sweet.

Vista, Threatfire, Secunia PSI and NoScript & Perspectives = good clean security.

Get the whole Tech Report HERE

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Deregulation of PUBLIC services

It seems Canada is on course to follow
the UK [video from Dispatches].
As there is more and more
privatization of Public business and
more and more service fees for that
which the government does provide; one
begins to ask just what is the job of
government and what is the cost of
getting the job done. World wide
politicians seem to have quit there
jobs while still showing up and getting

Got CA$H; stay out of debt!

This Hour Has 22 Minutes... CA$H?!?
Seems like a good system, then someone
decides to print $700- billion more...
and the American dollar is on the rise.
Quite possibly the poorest country in
the world if everyone else plays the
US game and calls in there debts. How
much money and how many connections
is possibly the worst President in US
history going to walk away with???
If he were running China... chop, chop.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Are You Serious

A funny clip from SNL about the $700 000 000-
buy out... Just think the people who were not
responsible with your own money and getting
more from you via the tax train... and how are they
going to not lose it this time; have a retreat!?!
A huge cost of globalization, the entire world now pays
for a huge American mistake, and a few fat American
cats walk away with millions of your dollars.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

3 Photots

The Alberta Art Gallery
under construction...
estimated cost $88 000 000-
2 shot stacked panorama

This is an unusual telephone,
any idea how to use this one???

Some leaves changing colors on 23 Avenue in Edmonton.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Amazing Dog Escapes from Kennel

This video really deserved some audio, language warning!

The original from Break without sound.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Downtown Photos

Click a picture for larger view.

A Bird in Churchill Square Edmonton, AB
And another
The Sherlock Holmes Pub
The Sherlock Holmes Pub Phone Booth
McDougall United Church [built in 1910]
The Edmonton Journal Building Atrium

Some Jack Photos

Click a picture for larger view.

On the front porch [aka step]
Sittin' on the walk
My cat Jack is right in my lap,
so I figured he deserved a post...
he purrs loudly and constantly.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Jack Collage Video

A video clip collection of my cat Jack.
Original soundtrack created with Mixcraft.
Added some text to this video.
Original video source is 1080i.

Jack jumps and protects turf!

Jack jumps across the fence
and keeps another cat at bay
in his territory. No cat scrapping.
Original sound track.
Added some text to this video.
Original video source is 1080i.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Microsoft AutoCollage 2008 (30 day free trial)

Pick a folder, press a button, and in a few minutes AutoCollage presents you with a unique memento to print or email to your family and friends.

Download AutoCollage 2008 and start creating your own collages within minutes.

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Collage display

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Gmail or Yahoo! Mail as default e-mail

gAttach is a free program that integrates Gmail as your default e-mail service instead of a local client (eg Outlook) when you send e-mail or attach files from the desktop, the browser, or any local applications.

yAttach allows you to easily attach files to new messages in Yahoo! Mail. All the features available in Windows that were once only available to your desktop mail-using friends are now available to all Yahoo! Mail users.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Free PC Power Management

Edison was developed by Verdiem,
a company that has helped enterprises
the world over reduce energy waste from IT devices.
Now Verdiem is bringing Edison into your home
—at no cost whatsoever.
Download Edison and start saving energy today!

Download Edison, an easy-to-use energy-monitoring application.
Use the Edison efficiency slider
to choose the level of energy savings you want to achieve.

Three Photographs

Click a picture for larger view.

Chrome Furnace Pipe with CN Tower in background

Three Bananas, Winspear, Canada Place

Bird on a bar in Churchill Square

Monday, September 1, 2008

Perspectives - Firefox 3 Extension

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and College of Engineering say they have devised a low-cost system that aims to protect user privacy and improve the security of private online communications. The system, dubbed Perspectives, targets man in the middle attacks by employing the help of friendly sites or "notaries" that aid in authenticating websites used in secure transactions.

See the list of all known issues. By default Firefox blocks installation with a warning at the top of your window. You must override that warning. This extension works only with Firefox 3.0 or newer.

The following link installs Perspective on Linux (32-bit/64-bit), Windows, and OS X (Intel/PPC):

Install Perspectives

[Choose "open with" Mozilla Firefox]

Note: All software on this page is provided "as-is", without warranty of any kind. In no event shall the authors or Carnegie Mellon be liable for any claim arising from use of this software.
The source code is freely available.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Five Minute Management Course

Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbour. Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.' After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?' 'It was Bob the next door neighbour,' she replies. 'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'
Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:
A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.' Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, 'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.'
Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.' 'Me first! Me first!' says the admin clerk. 'I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.' Puff! She's gone. 'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep. 'I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.' Puff! He's gone. 'OK, you're up,' the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, 'I want those two back in the office after lunch.'
Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4:
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?' The eagle answered: 'Sure, why not.' So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5:
A turkey was chatting with a bull. 'I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree' sighed the turkey, 'but I haven't got the energy.' 'Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?' replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients.' The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story: Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there..

Lesson 6:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Morals of the story: (1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy. (2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend. (3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

{recieveed in an e-mail}

Monday, August 25, 2008

Waterfall Groove

A short clip of the Churchill Square waterfall
and color tubes with the disco baby finalle.

Flower in Denman Island

Flower in Denman Island, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

A flowering plant picture imposed over a picture of rushing water on Denman Island, BC

Flower Tube Falls

Flower Tube Falls, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

A flowering plant picture imposed over the Churchill Square Tube Waterfall

Sunday, August 24, 2008

City Hall at night with Churchill Square Waterfall tubes

churchhillsqh2ocityhalla, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

City Hall at night with Churchill Square Waterfall tubes and clock tower.

Churchill Square Waterfall

churchhillsqtubefalls, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

The waterfall and color tubes from below.

Churchill Square Waterfall

waterfountainchurchillsq1280, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

The color tubes at the waterfall.

Bird on a lattice fence.

birdlattice010407, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

Bird on a lattice fence with apple tree in background.

Canada Place

canadaplacetowering, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

Canada Place Edmonton towers over The Citadel

Friday, August 15, 2008

Five Free Security Tools

Virus Total
A place you can upload individual files
and have them scanned by
several anti virus and security programs.

Secunia Personal Software Inspector
is the free security tool that is designed
with the sole purpose of helping you secure
your computer from software vulnerabilities.

patent-pending ActiveDefense technology
offers protection against all types of internet threats
- both known and unknown -
spy ware, ad ware, key loggers, viruses, worms,
Trojans, root kits, buffer overflows, and other malware.

is a freeware system optimization,
privacy and cleaning tool.

the ultimate security resource center.
Be sure to check out Shields Up.

The first link under the Services tab.