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Mayfest 2007

May 21st, 2007

Mayfest was several weeks ago, but I have recently found myself with a dreadful case of internet lethargy. So here’s the story of Mayfest:
Mayfest is the annual fundraiser for the local Hospital. The St. FX Student Union building is taken over and filled with magic shows, flea markets, fairground games, and a ‘teddy bear clinic’ where the doctors of the town will diagnose your stuffed animal. I volunteered in Scienceworld. Profs and students from the various science departments at X set up demonstrations in the Golden X pub (a lovely atmosphere for children - smell of alcohol permiates the place and almost every surface is sticky). Since I’m not a St. FX student and I put my name in pretty late, I was assigned to the earth science department, whose demonstrations included: find the volcanic rock! talk to a prof about climate change! look at the fossil under a rock microscope, and the one I was working with: put clay in a mold and make something that looks like a trilobite yet has nothing at all to do with the fossilization process! As you can tell by my description, I didn’t much care for what I was doing. But, saying that I ran a booth at Scienceworld sounds a lot more impressive than helped kids stuff clay into a mold.
My parents were also at Mayfest, playing with their jazz band. Here are some pictures:

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Prof Steinitz with the Vanderwall generator.
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Mark and Andrew torture kids on the bed of nails. No, seriously, they had a demonstration where kids could lie down on a bed of nails. And Mayfest hasn’t gotten sued yet. And they used to charge 25 cents!
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Finally, Mom and Dad and the Good Time Orchestra.

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I deleted my myspace account

May 4th, 2007

Because it’s one of the worst websites ever created, possibly even worse than hotmail. Facebook is the way of the future. So goodbye to:
- entering a verification code every time I want to login because I had the wrong password stored with firefox
- extremely long waits for pages to load
- music playing automatically when you load a page
- the gaudy, hideous images that get passed around like spam at holidays and when you ad someone as a friend
- having random people spamming my profile and having to block them each individually
- getting e-mail notifications every time someone spams my profile
- creepy messages from forty year old men
- no one is on myspace except preteens, cougars, basement dwellers, and indie bands
I think my yahoo 360 profile is soon to follow. It’s not quite as bad, but I suspect that it’s the reason for the requests for cybersex and english practice I get on my Yahoo messenger.
I know I could set my profiles to private, but then no one I actually know can find me. What would be the point?

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