Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vancouver 2010: What an amazing Winter Olympics!

I'm not really into sports, so I'm kind of surprised by how into the Olympics I got over the last two weeks. Of course, being on home turf just 4 hours away helps a lot! :-)

Prior to this Olympics, Canada hadn't won a single gold medal on home soil. Now, two weeks later with 14 gold medals, we've smashed all sorts of records:

* Canada has the most number of gold medals of any winter Olympics.

* We also have the most number of gold medals on home turf of any winter Olympics.

* We have the most gold medals of the XXI Winter Olympics, which means that according to the IOC, Canada won the 2010 Winter Olympic games!

Jenny and I spent a few days in Vancouver last week soaking up the atmosphere. Although we didn't attend any actual events, the buzz there was incredible!

I know this might sound kinda corny, but I have never been more proud to be a Canadian. Go Canada Go!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Apple's iPad

Apple recently announced their long-awaited iPad. Here's a very brief summary of my thoughts of this cool new widget:

* No camera for taking photos
* No iSight camera for visual comms (e.g., Skype)
* No built-in mic
* No multitasking
* No support for Java or Flash
* No phone capability

In other words,

* No thankyou!

It seems I'm not the only one disappointed by the iPad: