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Southern Ontario under a heat wave, with smog alert

Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario is under a smog and heat alert. Temperatures are in the 30s Celsius, and smog from the USA is passing by.

Canadian Mobile Random Lottery Ballot Draw

This is another scam by mobile SMS text messages, from one Dr Frank, claiming he is contacting the victim on behalf of the Canadian Mobile Random Lottery Ballot Draw.

I had to contact Dr Frank at +447924078012 and email

He send me a SMS so say I had won 1 Million USD at this Canadian Mobile Random Lottery.

Is it true and what must I do to received the money can you please assist me!

Some more Egyptian jokes ...

مين اللى حرر المصريين؟
اللى قفل المروحة

واحده بتسأل شيخ: هى عدة المطلقة إيه؟
Nokia 73قال لها

لو حسيت إن الدنيا ضلمة
إذكر الله.
لو حسيت إنها لسه ضلمة
قوم صلى ركعتين.
ولو حسيت إنها ضلمة
ما تستغباش وقوم ولع النور.

واحد بيعيط فى جنازة مراته
سألوه: بتحبها؟
قال: لأ بس سمعت إن البكا بيعذب الميت.

ثلاثة أندال بيتنافسوا مين أندل واحد فيهم.
لقيوا ست عجوزة ماشيه على عكاز.
الأول: خد العكاز منها فوقعت.
الثانى: خد العكاز وضربها بيه.
الثالث: قعد يضحك سألوه: بتضحك ليه؟

More Egyptian jokes, in Arabic

صعيدى دخل الجيش
زميله بيسأله: إنت منين؟
قاله: أنا من دشنا، وانت كمان من دشنا؟
قاله: لأ
راح ضربه بالنار
وقال: تبقى من ديش العدو

عروسه رفيعة
ليلة فرحها لفوها بجرايد عشان تتخن
العريس دخل عليها كل اما يفتح جورنال يلاقى جورنال
اتصل بحماته وقالها: هى العروسه صفحة كام؟

مثقف ركب الطيارة فقال للمضيفة
This is no talking, I student one tea from clock.
بالمصرى: ده مش كلام أنا طالب واحد شاى من ساعة

واحد بيقول لمراته: أنا بحب فيتراك
قالتله: وأنا بحب أحمد
قالها: فيتراك دى مربى
قالتله: وأحمد ده عسل

Drupal site used to mobilize G8/G20 protests in Toronto

As the G8 wraps up in Huntsville Ontario today, the G20 is starting tonight with a dinner by the Canadian Prime Minister.

Protest organizers have started a Get Off The Fence! protest by working people, with a heavy dose of far left terminology. The site runs Drupal, with a link "open source technology" in the footer linking to

The protests are already turning violent, with at least two police cruisers being torched so far.

Earthquake on 2010 June 23 13:41 in Quebec/Ontario

There was a 5.5 magnitude earthquake at 13:41 (less than an hour ago).

I was sitting on the sofa, and felt it rock back and forth. Because I had people working in the basement, I thought they were doing something and did not think about it much then.

Only later it was on TV confirming that it was indeed a quake.

Justin Bieber: how the internet social media helps new pop stars

From nearby Stratford, Ontario, teen pop singer Justin Bieber has achieved worldwide fame in just one year, becoming a phenomenon.

He can thank the internet as the vehicle that helped him shoot up to stardom.

Dell extolls the virtues of Ubuntu Linux

On Dell's web site, there is an Ubuntu extolling its virtues.

Overall this is very good publicity for Linux, Ubuntu and Open Source, even though I disagree with some wording (e.g. on why Linux is secure).

Here are the highlights

10) Ubuntu is simple and elegant
9) Ubuntu is designed for the Internet
8) Ubuntu is "social from the start"
7) Ubuntu plays videos, songs, and movies easily
6) Ubuntu is secure
5) Ubuntu boots up fast
4) With Ubuntu, you have access to 1,000’s of free software programs
3) Ubuntu with OpenOffice is compatible with Microsoft® Office and Adobe® Acrobat®
2) Ubuntu is based on Linux®
1) Ubuntu comes pre-loaded with select Dell desktop, notebook, and netbook computers

Tim Franks: "This is the Middle East, but it is not the Middle Ages ..."

The BBC Middle East correspondent Tim Franks, reflects on remaining impartial in the Middle East.

He notes the dissociation that most Israelis exhibit to the plight and conflict in the West Bank. Many more observations. A very good read.

The best quote? "This is the Middle East but, no, it is not the Middle Ages".

Is the Flanders/Wallonia divide similar to the Canada/Quebec one?

An Associated Press article about Belgium, Belgians vote on future, united country in doubt drew some parallels of the Quebec separatist movement and their relationship with Canada.