Sunday, February 03, 2013

Weekly roundup January 28 - February 3

Articles



The tale of the disappearing floor plan. Or, why repositories are important... [UPEI Hacker in Residence]

Immigrants’ children find multiculturalism obsolete [The Globe and Mail]

Gays can’t marry because... They plan babies? [New York Magazine]

Courtroom tweeting  should be for everyone,  or no one at all [National Post]

Remembering Ed Koch [The Economist]

Tweets

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekly roundup January 14 - 20

Articles



Dalhousie women’s hockey team suspended for minor ‘hazing’ rituals that ended with a pajama party [National Post]



Carry on with sewage plan despite $100M price increase, councilors tells staff [Ottawa Citizen]



Cartoons: Triumph of the nerds [The Economist]



Struggle is the enemy, weeds is the remedy: the truth about marijuana in North Korea [nknews.org]



No good reason for government handouts to corporations [National Post]



Locals fume as Quebec forces [Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts] to use only French [The Globe and Mail]



Canada’s $20 bill depicts a non-native maple species. What else is wrong with it? [National Post]



Tsuu T’ina Nation mourns decorated WWII veteran [Calgary Herald]



This guy could be president (Bill Murray profile) [GQ]



Killer quinoa? Time to debunk these urban food myths [The Globe and Mail]

Tweets



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Video



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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekly roundup January 7 - 13

Articles



Government allows police to operate in a vacuum of accountability over aboriginal protestors [National Post] (If we have a government responsible for the policies and laws they enact then it is necessary that when those policies fail someone in the government, not the public service alone, must take responsibility. Keeping in mind that doing nothing is a policy choice whether selected by choice or default.)



The jaw-dropping benefits of cross-country skiing [The Globe and Mail]



The Federal government is not a small business [Bloomberg]



Sarnia police force’s refusal to act on rail blockade trouble judge [Canada.com] (If the police cannot be relied upon to enforce the reasoned orders of the court, then they should resign their posts so that those willing to fulfill the full duties can take their place.)



Parking in 140 characters or less: New signs simplify parking rules [The New York Observer]



Your Canadian Forces rescuers are here,  will that be cash or cheque? [National Post]



Air Safety: Difference Engine: Up, up and away [The Economist]



Hamilton’s identity crisis: PR firm’s online blunders create ‘face-palm’ moment for Canada’s ninth-largest city [National Post]



Graphic: Follow the aid money to Canada’s ‘Countries of Focus’ [National Post]

Tweets



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[tweet https://twitter.com/cmdr_hadfield/status/288760000086675456]



[tweet https://twitter.com/beatonna/status/288849570866270210]

Video



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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Tech Advice

From a PDF of instructions for installing a relatively old piece of software:







6)  If you are uncertain how to complete the above procedures, please contact the individual responsible for your IT problems.


The wording of “IT problems” is just too perfect.