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Most recent entries

Kitchener Centre Provincial Byelection Preblather
Composed November 29th, 2023

Boolean Jokes Are Not Funny
Composed October 27th, 2023

My Turn
Composed October 2nd, 2023

Ecommerce Friction
Composed August 27th, 2023

Bragging without Condescension
Composed August 9th, 2023

Vogelsang Green
Composed August 9th, 2023

Quiet and Loud
Composed July 10th, 2023

Work Lifeless
Composed June 20th, 2023

Commerce Bad Actor: Home Depot
Composed June 10th, 2023

Prison Pipeline
Composed April 13th, 2023

Composed April 9th, 2023

Sheryl MacKay Has a Podcast
Composed March 17th, 2023

Walmart Junk Food Inflation
Composed February 21st, 2023

Backstabbing Mike Schreiner
Composed January 31st, 2023

Goodbye, Dish
Composed January 23rd, 2023

Fixed-Gear vs Freewheel
Composed January 20th, 2023

Hired Help
Composed January 13th, 2023

Very Late Election Postblather
Composed December 21st, 2022

Healthcare Protest
Composed December 12th, 2022

Composed November 25th, 2022

Housing Crisis
Composed October 31st, 2022

Testing Tarot
Composed October 24th, 2022

Municipal Preblather
Composed October 18th, 2022

Speech Vs Third Party Advertising Laws
Composed October 17th, 2022

Is Terry Fox Dying?
Composed September 18th, 2022

Other entries

Preston Biking Experiences
Composed September 10th, 2022

Snyder's Flats
Composed September 2nd, 2022

The NDP and Vote Splitting
Composed July 16th, 2022

Highways and Trains
Composed July 9th, 2022

Anti-Polarization Techniques
Composed July 8th, 2022

Sports Transportation
Composed July 4th, 2022

Working the Election
Composed June 16th, 2022

City Pizza Challenge
Composed June 10th, 2022

Provincial Election Postblather
Composed June 5th, 2022

Abortion Rhetoric and Disability
Composed May 27th, 2022

Provincial Election Preblather
Composed May 20th, 2022

Therapy Fail
Composed May 12th, 2022

Whiteboard Animations
Composed May 5th, 2022

Canadian Blood Services is Trans-Hostile
Composed May 4th, 2022

Canadian Blood Services Allows (Some) Gay Men to Donate Blood
Composed May 3rd, 2022

Poverty, Psychology, Power Laws and Noah Grey
Composed May 1st, 2022

Ghost of the Station Hotel
Composed April 16th, 2022

Composed April 5th, 2022

Composed March 26th, 2022

Marketing Bad Actor: Ziggy's Cycles
Composed March 15th, 2022

Upgrade Consistency
Composed March 13th, 2022

Junk Food Without Palm Oil
Composed February 16th, 2022

Kidney Donation
Composed February 14th, 2022

Farmer's Market Decline
Composed February 7th, 2022

Food Inflation
Composed February 5th, 2022

Chronic Pain
Composed February 1st, 2022

Composed January 2nd, 2022

Street Harassment
Composed December 26th, 2021

Two-Tier Healthcare Revisited
Composed November 21st, 2021

Early Federal Election Feelings
Composed November 18th, 2021

Composed November 16th, 2021

Mail In Ballots
Composed September 20th, 2021

Raj Saini Is Out (Sort of)
Composed September 8th, 2021

Early Federal Election Feelings
Composed August 22nd, 2021

Watcamp Ethics
Composed August 8th, 2021

Bike Privileged
Composed August 2nd, 2021

Marketing Bad Actor: TVO
Composed July 26th, 2021

PSA: Easily Book a COVID19 Vaccine in Ontario
Composed July 7th, 2021

Soda Pop
Composed July 5th, 2021

Pandemic Coward
Composed June 13th, 2021

UnionSD Co-op Membership Drive
Composed June 13th, 2021

Near and Far
Composed June 1st, 2021

New Hamburg
Composed June 1st, 2021

KW Wholesale is a Grocery Store
Composed May 18th, 2021

Supply Chains
Composed May 14th, 2021

Wishful Thinking 010: Portable Desktop Computer
Composed May 11th, 2021

Wishful Thinking 009: Anytime RSS
Composed April 30th, 2021

Vaccine Boycott
Composed April 25th, 2021

Waiting to Be Shot
Composed April 20th, 2021

The Final Lockdown
Composed April 11th, 2021

Against Universal Basic Income
Composed March 24th, 2021

Composed March 22nd, 2021

Brian and Trent
Composed March 20th, 2021

Ideal World
Composed March 7th, 2021

Exploiting the FGC
Composed March 1st, 2021

Killer Instinct
Composed February 27th, 2021

Composed February 15th, 2021

SEO is Blaming the Victim
Composed January 19th, 2021

Unfair Fight
Composed January 17th, 2021

Too Much Reading
Composed January 5th, 2021

Goodbye Daylight Savings Time?
Composed December 28th, 2020

Why Give Blood?
Composed December 24th, 2020

The Second Wave
Composed December 20th, 2020

Bad Keyboard
Composed November 16th, 2020

Pop Goes the Bubble
Composed October 23rd, 2020

Composed October 23rd, 2020

Sprawl Enabler
Composed September 24th, 2020

Goodbye Red Asphalt Road
Composed September 13th, 2020

Collective Delusions
Composed August 1st, 2020

Fake Mayonnaise
Composed July 28th, 2020

Informal Park
Composed July 28th, 2020

Slow Pandemic
Composed July 12th, 2020

COVID-19 Part 5: The New Abnormal
Composed May 18th, 2020

Composed April 27th, 2020

Palm Oil
Composed April 20th, 2020

COVID-19 Part 4: Six Weeks In
Composed April 19th, 2020

COVID-19 Part 3: Isolation
Composed March 30th, 2020

COVID-19 A Week Later
Composed March 14th, 2020

COVID-19 Panic
Composed March 6th, 2020

Composed March 4th, 2020

Bad Immigrant
Composed February 17th, 2020

Why Am I So Petrified of Silence?
Composed February 4th, 2020

Are We Done Fighting Workshop
Composed January 26th, 2020

Meetup Fallout
Composed January 13th, 2020

Snow Shovelling
Composed January 5th, 2020

Clementine Boxes
Composed January 4th, 2020

Sick, Crazy, Lazy
Composed December 20th, 2019

Separated Bike Lanes: A Pictorial Followup
Composed December 4th, 2019

How NOT to Communicate a Technical Problem
Composed November 8th, 2019

Separated Bike Lane Experiments
Composed November 2nd, 2019

Federal Election Postblather
Composed October 27th, 2019

Wishful Thinking 008: Farmland Conservancy
Composed October 27th, 2019

Federal Election Preblather
Composed October 1st, 2019

Thoughts About Thoughts About 9/11
Composed September 11th, 2019

Payphone Trickery in 2019
Composed September 6th, 2019

Math Tests for Teachers
Composed September 5th, 2019

Twenty Years
Composed September 1st, 2019

No One Cares
Composed August 26th, 2019

Rats and Compost
Composed August 22nd, 2019

Pro Choice, Pro Life
Composed August 11th, 2019

Cellphones are (Almost) Perfect Obsolescence
Composed July 27th, 2019

Bicycle Infrastructure in the GTA
Composed July 8th, 2019

Blood Questionnaire and PrEP
Composed June 25th, 2019

Possible Mississauga Trip
Composed May 27th, 2019

Wishful Thinking 007: MOOC Club
Composed April 24th, 2019

Jane's Walks: May 2-5
Composed April 22nd, 2019

Addiction Capitalism
Composed April 16th, 2019

Cartoons Aging Well (and Poorly)
Composed April 8th, 2019

Reflections on Pain
Composed April 2nd, 2019

Three Premiers
Composed March 26th, 2019

LinkedIn Headshots
Composed February 13th, 2019

Greenbelt Respite
Composed February 12th, 2019

Version Control on the Blockchain
Composed February 7th, 2019

Science and Religion
Composed January 21st, 2019

The Greenbelt is Dead
Composed December 28th, 2018

Steps Towards the Surveillance Dystopia
Composed October 28th, 2018

Liberals Don't Listen
Composed October 10th, 2018

Cap and Trade Commentary: Due Oct 11
Composed October 8th, 2018

Smile Cookie Shenanigans
Composed September 23rd, 2018

The Poem of Peace is Misleading
Composed August 30th, 2018

Breaking the Poop Cartel
Composed August 13th, 2018

Liberals Love FPTP
Composed June 6th, 2018

Provincial Election Eve
Composed June 6th, 2018

Partial Candidate Roundup
Composed June 4th, 2018

Wishful Thinking 006: All-Candidate Trackers
Composed May 28th, 2018

Home Shop
Composed May 27th, 2018

Elections Ontario Betrays Personal Information
Composed May 23rd, 2018

The LRT's Toll on Uptown Waterloo
Composed May 17th, 2018

The Green Party of Ontario Harvests Private Information
Composed May 15th, 2018

Jane's Walks Again This Weekend
Composed May 3rd, 2018

How Kathleen Wynne Could Defeat Doug Ford
Composed April 10th, 2018

Webapps Suck
Composed April 4th, 2018

Anti Archipelagos
Composed March 30th, 2018

Composed March 23rd, 2018

Ontario PC Leadership Race
Composed March 9th, 2018

Let's Not Talk
Composed January 31st, 2018

Fear of Missing Out
Composed January 26th, 2018

The Jobsolescence Rhetorical Device
Composed January 18th, 2018

Wishful Thinking 005: Local Calendars
Composed January 12th, 2018

Composed December 29th, 2017

Composed December 27th, 2017

No Gene Cures
Composed December 14th, 2017

All or Nothing
Composed December 2nd, 2017

Donut Inflation
Composed November 17th, 2017

Filtering vs Learning
Composed November 12th, 2017

Composed October 8th, 2017

Who Does Charity Serve?
Composed September 25th, 2017

A Message to my Mother
Composed September 23rd, 2017

Steps to Homelessness
Composed August 31st, 2017

Goodbye, Greenbelt
Composed August 5th, 2017

Suffer Alone
Composed August 4th, 2017

Dealing With No-Shows
Composed July 24th, 2017

Composed July 3rd, 2017

Liberal Betrayal
Composed May 31st, 2017

Conservative Leadership Race
Composed May 27th, 2017

Emotions and Learning
Composed May 23rd, 2017

Tech Companies and Class Action Lawsuits
Composed May 15th, 2017

Income Levels
Composed May 10th, 2017

Six Months Unemployed
Composed May 7th, 2017

Help Tips Considered Unhelpful
Composed May 1st, 2017

An Excuse for Every Season
Composed April 21st, 2017

Your Slow Website is Unusable
Composed April 15th, 2017

Ice Cream Vacation
Composed April 14th, 2017

Tax Alienation
Composed April 12th, 2017

Vigil/No Vigil
Composed March 28th, 2017

Nathan Cullen Speaking on PR
Composed March 26th, 2017

Griefbots and Psychological Profiling
Composed March 24th, 2017

Composed March 21st, 2017

Writing Into the Void
Composed February 25th, 2017

Four Usergroups That Need Love
Composed February 22nd, 2017

The LRT is Hostile to Active Transportation
Composed February 21st, 2017

An Immorality Play
Composed February 20th, 2017

Caregiving Dream
Composed February 17th, 2017

PR Petition
Composed February 17th, 2017

Tech Interview Screening Gripe
Composed February 13th, 2017

Proportional Representation Rally: Feb 11
Composed February 8th, 2017

Bus Factor
Composed January 2nd, 2017

Composed December 20th, 2016

The Pledge
Composed December 16th, 2016

Good Departure/Bad Departure
Composed November 25th, 2016

Rigged Referendum
Composed November 25th, 2016

PEI Plebiscite on Democratic Renewal
Composed November 20th, 2016

City Cafe Bakery and City Pizza
Composed October 31st, 2016

N Reasons Uber Might Kill Public Transit
Composed October 17th, 2016

Brief to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform
Composed October 5th, 2016

Goodbye, WPIRG
Composed September 29th, 2016

Electoral Reform Events
Composed September 5th, 2016

Soccer Ball
Composed September 1st, 2016

How STV Works
Composed August 24th, 2016

No More Leadership
Composed August 15th, 2016

Sex, Affection, Commitment
Composed August 2nd, 2016

More Blood Questionnaire Changes
Composed August 1st, 2016

Goodbye, Bicycle
Composed August 1st, 2016

Heterosexual Pride Day
Composed July 14th, 2016

On Therapy
Composed June 28th, 2016

Electoral Reform: How to Help
Composed May 24th, 2016

Meetup Disappointment
Composed April 11th, 2016

Poor Skunk
Composed April 5th, 2016

End of the Road for WPIRG
Composed March 21st, 2016

Inside Out
Composed March 18th, 2016

Unable or Unwilling to Help
Composed March 7th, 2016

Love Languages
Composed February 29th, 2016

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Exhibit: Close Quarters
Composed February 23rd, 2016

ISIS Refugees
Composed February 1st, 2016

Private Refugees
Composed January 31st, 2016

Introvert Fraud
Composed January 4th, 2016

Things I Might Do If I Wasn't So Scared
Composed January 2nd, 2016

Nothing That Is Important to Me Matters
Composed December 26th, 2015

Going Through the Motions
Composed December 25th, 2015

Harper's Record, Recorded
Composed December 21st, 2015

Reception Food: An Open Plea to Talk Organizers
Composed December 2nd, 2015

How to Win Proportional Representation: Slides, Audio, Video
Composed November 13th, 2015

Federal Election Eve
Composed October 18th, 2015

How to Win Proportional Representation talk and discussion
Composed October 14th, 2015

I Need Publicity Help
Composed October 14th, 2015

Federal Election Trickery
Composed October 10th, 2015

Wishful Thinking 004: Crowdsourced Canadian Politics Fact Checking
Composed September 17th, 2015

Phony Choices
Composed September 7th, 2015

Stack Exchange
Composed September 7th, 2015

Big Changes to the Blood Questionnaire
Composed August 26th, 2015

More Debate Grumbling
Composed August 7th, 2015

Federal Election 2015
Composed August 2nd, 2015

Climate March Followup
Composed July 21st, 2015

Four Kindnesses
Composed July 2nd, 2015

Goodbye, MP3 Player
Composed June 27th, 2015

Climate March: July 5 in Toronto
Composed June 24th, 2015

Ranked Ballot Consultation
Composed June 18th, 2015

Dancing in Public
Composed June 9th, 2015

Bicycles and Text Editors
Composed June 7th, 2015

Quirks Questions
Composed May 25th, 2015

Sysadmin Skills Mulligan
Composed May 24th, 2015

The Best Weather of the Year
Composed May 8th, 2015

Jane's Walks this Weekend
Composed April 30th, 2015

Region of Waterloo Strategic Plan
Composed April 23rd, 2015

Capitalism as Cooperation
Composed March 24th, 2015

Dear Restaurants
Composed March 11th, 2015

Toboganning and Liability
Composed March 11th, 2015

WWITPro WPKG Presentation Slides
Composed March 11th, 2015

Wishful Thinking 003: Software Translation Club
Composed March 2nd, 2015

Oil Inertia
Composed March 1st, 2015

Trust Me, I'm Lying
Composed February 2nd, 2015

Wishful Thinking 002: NetSquared Nonprofit IT Group
Composed January 26th, 2015

Wishful Thinking 001: Linux Meetings
Composed January 19th, 2015

Midlife Crisis
Composed January 9th, 2015

Goodbye, Bargain Shop
Composed December 25th, 2014

Climate Change Inertia
Composed December 23rd, 2014

In Praise of Artificial Light
Composed December 22nd, 2014

Imperfect Entertainment
Composed December 11th, 2014

Wanted: Used MP3 Player
Composed December 8th, 2014

Goodbye Facebook
Composed November 27th, 2014

Improving Elections
Composed November 7th, 2014

Weird Al
Composed November 6th, 2014

Municipal Election Post-Blather
Composed October 27th, 2014

Candidate Chatter
Composed October 25th, 2014

Big Money Politics
Composed October 22nd, 2014

Composed October 22nd, 2014

Twitter Debates
Composed October 17th, 2014

Block Voting
Composed October 13th, 2014

On Marketing
Composed October 1st, 2014

Ken Seiling is in Trouble
Composed September 28th, 2014

Two Visions for Waterloo Region
Composed September 28th, 2014

Unearned Life
Composed September 22nd, 2014

Selling Suburbia
Composed September 10th, 2014

Composed September 7th, 2014

Video Game Violence
Composed August 25th, 2014

Picking on Certifications
Composed July 28th, 2014

Sysadmin Skills
Composed July 19th, 2014

More Provincial Election Post-Blather
Composed July 1st, 2014

Tracey Weiler Retraction
Composed June 10th, 2014

More Provincial Pre-Blather
Composed June 8th, 2014

All-Candidates Meetings Considered Harmful
Composed May 27th, 2014

Election Season
Composed May 26th, 2014

Goodbye, Tooth
Composed May 12th, 2014

Composed April 22nd, 2014

Two Green Books
Composed April 20th, 2014

Never Bored Again
Composed April 19th, 2014

Composed April 19th, 2014

Little Libraries
Composed April 11th, 2014

Composed February 18th, 2014

Dumb Jock
Composed February 4th, 2014

Why Libraries Still Matter
Composed December 17th, 2013

Composed November 7th, 2013

Losing My Religion (again)
Composed October 14th, 2013

Lessons From Software Freedom Day 2013
Composed October 9th, 2013

Outdoor Computing
Composed August 19th, 2013

RSS Oops
Composed August 10th, 2013

Ignite 12 Followup: Does Canadian Blood Services Have an Image Problem?
Composed August 7th, 2013

Dentistry Supply
Composed June 21st, 2013

Feudalism and the Death of RSS
Composed June 15th, 2013

Two Job Descriptions
Composed March 26th, 2013

Composed March 24th, 2013

Robocall Scandal Talk: January 16
Composed January 1st, 2013

Bibles for Missions
Composed December 13th, 2012

Groceries in Downtown Kitchener
Composed November 28th, 2012

The Black Bloc: Anti-Capitalist Idiocy
Composed November 15th, 2012

Going to the Dentist
Composed October 18th, 2012

How Are You?: A User's Guide
Composed October 9th, 2012

Pre-Byelection Blather
Composed September 3rd, 2012

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
Composed August 15th, 2012

Composed August 4th, 2012

Home Taping, Bill C-11, and the War on General Computation
Composed July 4th, 2012

Composed February 1st, 2012

John McCarthy
Composed January 24th, 2012

Thrift Store Economics: The Knife
Composed January 1st, 2012

You Win, Rick Mercer
Composed December 31st, 2011

Composed November 8th, 2011

RIP Carp
Composed October 27th, 2011

Provincial Election Post-Blather: Wrong About Everything?
Composed October 14th, 2011

Composed August 25th, 2011

Provincial Election Apprehension
Composed August 25th, 2011

Driven by Lemons
Composed August 18th, 2011

The Snip
Composed August 14th, 2011

LRT Vote: Some Late Reactions
Composed July 27th, 2011

Bike Lanes
Composed July 6th, 2011

Winter Coat Experiment
Composed May 8th, 2011

Federal Election Post-Blather
Composed May 4th, 2011

Federal Pre-Election Blather
Composed April 28th, 2011

A Cynic's Guide to Voting
Composed April 24th, 2011

Wasted Green Votes
Composed April 21st, 2011

Rapid Transit Hypocrite
Composed April 11th, 2011

Rapid Transit Public Consultation Feedback, March 2011
Composed March 29th, 2011

First Past the Post on Trial
Composed February 22nd, 2011

Composed February 21st, 2011

Wagons and Hedges
Composed January 26th, 2011

Writing About Dreams
Composed January 1st, 2011

Three Free and Legal Music Sharing Sites
Composed December 29th, 2010

Rally for Rails
Composed November 30th, 2010

Composed November 25th, 2010

Composed November 21st, 2010

Scenarios 3 - 4
Composed November 20th, 2010

Arbitrary Municipal Election Thoughts
Composed October 21st, 2010

All-Candidates Meetings at the Queen Street Commons
Composed October 6th, 2010

The $20 Food Challenge
Composed September 27th, 2010

Terry Fox Run
Composed September 19th, 2010

Book Reviews 0
Composed September 6th, 2010

Composed August 2nd, 2010

Gratitudes 0 - 3
Composed July 26th, 2010

Scenarios 0 - 2
Composed July 23rd, 2010

Black Walnut Trees
Composed July 9th, 2010

Why I Support the G20 Protests
Composed June 25th, 2010

Black People: Please Give Blood (Unless You're African)
Composed February 2nd, 2010

Up: Fantastic or Delusional?
Composed January 17th, 2010

Staying Out of the Way
Composed January 8th, 2010