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stop-bullying

Toronto

When I heard about the suicide of Amanda Todd and the acts of bullying that led her to take her life I was shocked that something like this could happen.  If you are not familliar with her story you can watch the YouTube video she posted about a month before the day of her death.

It's always sad when someone so talented dies at such a young age but it's sadder still when it's by their own hand due to the abuse and cruelty of others.

As someone who was bullied in school I know how helpless and alone it can feel.  No one should have to feel that.  If you are being bullied, know someone who is being bullied or even suspect someone is being bullied then GET HELP.  Talk to someone you trust or call an anonymous help line but DO SOMETHING.

I've added a link to StopABully.CA on the left of my home page where you can get help or find out how you can help stop bullying.

When I set up my Wi-Fi router I disabled the broadcasting of my router ID.  This means that someone has to know my router ID to connect to it which doesn't protect me from uber-hackers but it does keep out the riff raff.

Some of you may remember that during the 2005 World Junior Hockey championship that Canadian fans descended on the town of Grand Forks, ND (pop ~50,000) and drank so much beer that the town ran out.  They had to ship in a fresh supply from a neighbouring town.

Well, it looks like we did it again.

I just saw an article on the BBC website "Museums boosted by staycation".  And according to Wikipedia the term was indeed coined by Brent Butt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staycation) on an episode of Corner Gas.

We may not have the biggest army, the strongest economy or the brightest politicians but we can make up funny words.

After a few failed attempts retracing the trip as best I could remember I was finally able to find the location of the floating restaurant in Laos I went to with Greg 1 (see story here).