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Michael Moskau (QuatMosk)
Attended Trent University
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Many, many years ago, I had a copy of a book about the drug trade, and the ripple effect that surrounded it. It was very in-depth, and the author (authors?) seemed to have an almost supernatural amount of access to law enforcement and criminal sources. There was even a chapter devoted to a hit man who had such powerful hands, the flesh between his thumbs and index fingers "were the size of lemons" (I'm paraphrasing, but the passage really struck me).

Somewhere along the line, I lost the book, but would love to read it again. Problem is, I can't for the life of me seem to track it down. It was probably published back in the mid to late eighties or early nineties, but no amount of Googling has turned it up.

If you're reading this, and you think you know what the novel is called, or who wrote it, please let me know. I would be a very happy reader again!
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Finally, an end to the stalking...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Lollipop Update FTW!

Just got the update for my phone yesterday, and overall, it's a VERY GOOD THING. However...

Why can't Android figure out how to use my headphones right? I have to go into the Play Store and grab SoundAbout to ensure that my alarm doesn't ring out to the entire back of the bus when I'm heading to / from work. If I don't install SoundAbout, the alarm rings over the headphones AND the phone, which can be somewhat embarrassing.

So, why can't Android resolve this? The issue was there in KitKat as well, and I was hoping it would be fixed by now. Any ideas, anyone?
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So, like, Happy Easter, eh?
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yep. Was pouring rain at 1:30 so I have no idea what time it changed to snow but my place is covered in it too.
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There's a sucker born every minute

The amount of time I've been trying to get free coffee from Timmy's via their on-line "rollers" is pretty insignificant, in the grand scheme of things, but considering how many points I've got so far, and the fact that I've won a grand total of one coffee by playing tells me I could probably have found something more important to do with those minutes. #YMMV
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Words can't even begin to express how happy this makes me!
Can you imagine playing the Star Wars theme on this baby?
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You do X-Mas Holidays Your Way...

So far this morning, I've logged in at work, played Torchlight, thought about taking another stab (corrected from stupid autocorrect of Arab, natch) at my novel idea, brought out the recycling, and am just firing up Arma on Steam. How's that for a mish-mash of activities?
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So, two bad autocorrect fails in one post. Impressive!
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Just got an Upgrade!

At work. To Windows 7! Running IE 9 only (no Chrome, not supported by the org.). Sigh...
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Dems quit'n words!
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Paging the Hulk...
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TCG N00b

Are there any mobile Trading Card Game apps that would help me understand how they work in the "real world" too?
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A glitch in the system

I'm really loving my Samsung Galaxy S4 (even if I do sometimes pine for the pure sexiness of the Sony Xperia line), but I'm bumping into a problem that I'm now wondering might have something to do with Samsung's particular interface overlay.

Three times in the past month, my phone forgets my pin when I'm trying to access it after it's locked. I can get around it by restarting the device, but that's a pretty blunt way around a problem.

One other thing that might have an impact here: last week I had an app keep my phone from locking at all. I had run a lot of apps leading up to the odd behaviour, so I can't be sure which one in particular caused it, but closing all the apps allowed me to lock the phone again. Strange!

If anyone has insight into this problem, please do try and let me know. Thanks! 
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Will not link

I'm so shocked, lately, about the sheer amount of anti - vaccine rhetoric, as well as the utter insanity of the comment threads. I've indulged on one post, but only to point out that the "fair and uncensored" source makes its money from publications that actively decry and demonize vaccine use. I will do nothing of the sort ever again.

This is the kind of bat shit crazy "news" we expect to see on Facebook from that distant aunt we see at ten year family reunions, and we should never, ever support it with attention or rebuttals, lest we become one legged men in ass kicking contests.

Moving on...
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Food Porn 2015

Thanks to a 12 pound weight increase over the two week holiday break (yeah, let's go with that time frame), the family will be going on a bit of a cleanse, getting rid of the bad food stuffs, and embracing the good. So why not go out with a bang, eh?

That there's a poutine with chicken sandwich gravy, melted mozzarella and asiago cheeses, as well as crumbled bacon. And you know what... It's DELICIOUS!
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  • Trent University
    Computer Studies - Philosophy, 1989 - 1993
  • Ecole Secondaire Le Caron
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