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Recent Activity My five-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl. The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Aptenobytes
How the south was won ... at least here in Ottawa. Sprawl. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Aptenobytes
It's been a while since I've done a top ten list, but I've been listening to a lot of music this year, and it's been a pretty good music year, so I'll tackle it. I don't have as hard rules... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Aptenobytes
Been a while, but I've got some projects on the go, and reviving my blog is one of them. This is basically a test post to make sure that everything is still set up to go out to facebook and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Aptenobytes
Just some pics from a tower in downtown Ottawa. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Aptenobytes
Is it too much to ask for the average hardware store to carry a toilet flush lever that is not a piece of crap plastic with some chrome like finish? I have purchased eight of the stupid things in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Aptenobytes
“The only organized or collective physical aggression at that location that evening was perpetrated by police each time they advanced on demonstrators,” Justice Melvyn Green ruled on Thursday. He was referring to a demonstration at Queen St. and Spadina Ave.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Aptenobytes
Working on two projects this week. First, is the stairs. The pic below is of the handmade square nails holding the stairs together, as we are fixing it up after seventy years of neglect. The spindles removed for stripping Another... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Aptenobytes
Interesting to see that there is a line beyond which people starting putting up with shit, and start causing shit. The London riots are not a rational response to the conditions of poverty, or to the capitalist structure that produced... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Aptenobytes
This is the house next door that has been declared unfit for habitation due to it falling over into the excavaton pit. Note that you can see daylight between the bricks in the picture below. And here are some pics... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2011 at Aptenobytes
Some pics of the construction cater corner from my home. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2011 at Aptenobytes
This post, which focuses on the Conservatives commitment to pass lawful access legislation that would fundamentally reshape the Internet in Canada within the new Parliament's first 100 days if it wins a majority, requires two caveats. The first is to... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 10, 2011 at Aptenobytes
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at Aptenobytes
Hope the next year and next decade are better than the last for you and your lobed ones. Onward and upward! Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at Aptenobytes
Whichever one you celebrate. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Aptenobytes
Ellsberg: “EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.” Currently released so far... 1112 / 251,287 They've now managed to cut off Visa, Mastercard and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at Aptenobytes
A quick link: "One more time just for clarity: Sex you have with someone without their permission is rape" And I'll say one more thing on the subject. Assange may be doing very good work on Wikileaks. That doesn't mean... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Aptenobytes is the actual location of wikileaks. Spread it around. Now that their DNS is down, this is the best way to reach them. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at Aptenobytes
So, I've just deleted my Amazon wish list. I won't deal with a book seller that won't fight censorship. Period. Their cowardice on the wikileaks file makes them dead to me. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at Aptenobytes
Here's what protests look like with the black bloc: Here's what protests look like without the black bloc: Back in the late 80's, I was involved in a few protests when the Black Bloc form of protest was in it's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Aptenobytes
It's funny reading this, because a few times while watching Glee, I've thought to myself, "there is no way that the school can afford to get the rights to perform these songs". And by funny, I mean, 'we laugh so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Aptenobytes
Apparently some idiots are proposing to unify the Liberal Party of Canada with the NDP. Words do not describe how bad an idea that would be. Warren Kinsella has sworn an affidavit that there are talks going on. There are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Aptenobytes
I've been closely following the debate about what to do with Lansdowne Park here in town. I'm ambivalent about the whole thing. It's a site that matters to me, as it's the only real place to see massive shows like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Aptenobytes
Here's one of the main reasons that I haven't been keeping up with the blog. My son Fearghus was born on October 21st, 2009. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Aptenobytes
Free men don't have a need to oppress their neighbour. Unless you are using a different concept for your term 'oppress' than I am. If you could, please define the term 'oppress' as you see it, and why you think it is necessary to oppress your neighbour.