Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret


A recent article on Medium quotes from a delightfully old Lifehacker article where a young Brad Isaac asks Jerry Seinfeld if he had any tips for a young comic. The advice is gold, and not just for comics: He said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way … Read more →

Honour Winnipeg’s Water Source


I’ve never had to think about where my water comes from; whether it is safe, or if I even have it readily available to me. In Winnipeg, our water comes from the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, who have themselves been under a boil water advisory since 1997. Honour the Source is a great resource for … Read more →

Pedestrians as Second Class Citizens


Many people can’t afford a car, which makes them second class citizens in a world of outlet stores and cul-de-sacs. People like Raquel Nelson, whose child was killed by car terrorism while crossing the street from their bus stop to their apartment. But, her pain was only just beginning: The driver admitted to having alcohol … Read more →

Setting up ownCloud


A few days ago I posted about ownCloud, an open source Dropbox alternative and mentioned that I’d be installing and mucking about with it this weekend. I’m happy to report that installation couldn’t have been simpler. I already have an account with Digital Ocean, where I set up their cheapest “droplet” I then pointed a … Read more →

Colonizing Mars


Colonizing Mars is normally the stuff of science fiction as you would initially think. I highly recommend Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy and the the (soon to-be-adapted into a movie) more recent The Martian. Read the former if you’re interested in politics, science, and delightful vagaries of humanity. Read the latter if you like swearing … Read more →