Google Wave in 2 Minutes

Posted: October 3rd, 2009 | Author: | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

And like the video says, “if I could get an invite, it would be great!” Anyone?

[via: Lifehacker]

Elections in Iran

Posted: June 11th, 2009 | Author: | Tags: , , | No Comments »

In a few hours people will be going to the polls in Iran. I think this will be a historic election, not because of the involvement of people. The people have woken up, and this wave is going to be hard to stop. Whoever gets elected will have to start listening to the populous. Iran has entered the 21st century and I am very excited for it!

And a song that shows an interesting parallel. The song was popular during the 1971 1979 revolution and is now the song of the front runner candidate (not that he’s in any way affiliated with the original movement that represented the song).


Posted: June 3rd, 2009 | Author: | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

Links: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Imagine Peace

Festival on the Main

Posted: May 31st, 2009 | Author: | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

This weekend, the Main was closed from Sherbrooke to Mont-Royal and was turned into a pedestrian street. All businesses put out their merchandise, or food, or anything else and that part of the city was alive!

While on our way back home we ran into a breakdancing crew doing their thing, so I broke out the Qik camera.

Noteworthy: At around the 3 minute mark, the breaker in green seems to have hurt himself but I never figured out if he actually did.

Game Theory in Public Policy

Posted: April 26th, 2009 | Author: | Tags: , , | No Comments »

It’s an interesting notion to use mathematics in the setting of political policies. What’s a little chilling to me is what would happen if the math suggested something like an all out attack on a nation? Are we to believe the math hard, cold math just because it is unbiased and doesn’t lie? Is the assumption (the 90% assumption) that reality will follow these predicitions?
Luckily what Bueno de Mesquita predicts is a good outcome for both Iran and the west.