:: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 ::
MoBlog: I was coming into work on Sunday and saw that the ATM across from Rockwater's wasn't working. I didn't have my camera and hoped it would still be that way on Monday. It was. Check out the pics here on my PhotoBlog. Must always keep the camera handy... Now that it is colder, I will just keep it in a coat pocket. :)
I Think I Crash Different
Video / Humour: a parody of the Mac Think Different commericals. In WMV format. It's called Crash Different in WMV format for most of us. Cory and Jo will probably get a kick out of it. :)
Space Geek: Now that the X-Prize has been won, the organizers are going to hold an annual competition in New Mexico for commercial space enthousiasts. The pic that goes along with this CNN article looks so cool.
Brazil on the Security Council
International Security: In an effort to be more global and less Eurocentric, the UN Security Council is looking to expand it's permanent members. I recall listneing to CBC Radio Overnight, and one of the international broadcasters they offer was discussing it. So you know, there is no non nuclear Asian nation, no African or South American nation. So now Brazil is being considered as another permanent member. Makes sense. The next step, I think, is to give the EC one seat and remove Britain and France as separate members. As for Asia, Japan is a logical choice given its economic importance. As for Africa it is a tougher choice. The whole region isn't overly stable. Only South Africa and Egypt could be considered stable, and only South Africa would be considered a real stable democracy. That would be the tougher call. I vote for Brazil. Marca Bavaria's for everyone... :)
Military: As Cory said in an email to me, "From the 3rd largest Navy in the world, to the joke of the world." One of our new submarines, HMCS Chicoutimi, had a small fire and is now adrift without power off the Irish coast somewhere and poor weather is hampering the Royal Navy's rescue efforts. It had just been handed over to Canada from the UK. More from the BBC...
:: Mike Wood 01:21 [+] ::