With many customers using pepper spray and other weapons to get a shopping...– In Positive Economic Sign, Walmart Customers Killing Each Other to Buy Shit « Borowitz Report
Fuck Glory – Startups are One Long Con «... →
I think I followed the trail on this one. Michael Arrington posted STARTUPS ARE HARD. SO WORK MORE, CRY LESS, AND QUIT ALL THE WHINING. He actually had the gall to use JWZ’s old gruntle pages ( a great read if you want to get a sense of Silicon Valley in the 90’s ) to try and prove that if you’re working for a startup, you should work harder, for less money, all in the hopes of...
#RescueBronson my letter to @JimWatsonOttawa et al...
I’m very sad I wasn’t able to make the only Open House for the Bronson Avenue widening. The mere fact that this is being proposed, and that Diane Holmes is opposing it, is a symbol of something wrong with the planning process for this. I live between Preston and Bronson, and where once the two streets were pretty much the same, Preston is now a joy to walk, cycle or drive down, and...
SIR – Thanks for the story nine years ago on the benefits of office clutter (“In...– A letter from Australia. (via theeconomist) PS: I love the fact that the economist is now putting their letters to the editor on tumblr
SIR – I wonder why I, along with countless other Americans, bother to follow the...– An idea from Philadelphia. (via theeconomist)
Kirstie Alley is leaving on a jet train - The... →
Dogs and bikes. My two faves.
God help me, I'm quoting David Frum, in an...
The first decade of the 21st century was a crazy bookend to the twentieth, opening with a second Pearl Harbor and ending with a second Great Crash, with a second Vietnam wedged in between. The parallels are not exact, but damn that is a good summation of the first decade of the 21st century. UPDATE: found another good quote: This isn’t conservatism; it’s a going-out-of-business sale for...
Here’s what I think about that, right now. I’m a science fiction writer, and one...– http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/11/10/omelas-state-university/
Empire, Nevada - Washoe County - 10 acres →
Is it wrong of me to want to pay 8G for 10 acres of a ghost town?
Somewhere in there, say 14 or 15 years in, I had so much bike knowledge, and,...– Learning to Review Bicycles | The Selection | Bicycling.com
Social networks exist to sell you crap. The icky feeling you get when your...– The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog)
@johnbairdOWN, The Elephant in the Room
listening to CBC’s Q on the radio tuesday night. In particular, this discussion between a Globe&Mail editorial writer Karim Bardeesy and (I have to quote this) “Head of the University of Toronto’s Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies” Brenda Cossman You’ve probably seen this rant by Rick Mercer. If you haven’t go watch it now. I’m not...
Tim Hortons to put in cappuccino makers →
I read about this in the paper yesterday, but I didn’t think it affected me, it took Ken Gray, a columnist I usually disagree with strongly, to connect the dots and help me realize how this was actually the best thing Tim Horton’s could do for me, personally. Not sure how it’ll work out as a business decision
Villages all but wiped out as storms batter... →
Oh shit. This is one of my favourite places in the world. I recently wrote a long post somewhere about the hike along the shoreline of Cinque Terre, but I can’t find it.