Where Time Comes From
Great piece. I am not sure why Dougie’s antics don’t make me pull my hair out with despair (desphair?). I think the prospect of eight more months of this make me absolutely delighted – the Fords are comedy gold.
The Verge on the state of the (US) net: (via)
So there’s the entire problem, expressed in four simple ideas: the internet is a utility, there is zero meaningful competition to provide that utility to Americans, all internet providers should be treated equally, and the FCC is doing a miserably ineffective job.
All the points are right, but he doesn’t even get into the NSA issues. Fear of US government spying is making a lot of people wary of storing data in US servers, and in the cloud in general.
Basically, Rob Ford’s 2010 campaign mastermind Kouvalis is now running John Tory’s mayoral bid. Doug Ford, who is Rob’s new campaign “mastermind”, may have lost all the voter data that Kouvalis amassed. I look forward to plenty more bumbling Ford campaign antics now that the lunatics are firmly in charge of the asylum.
I like the logo. The capitalization scheme is a bit confused though: capital M is necessary for the whole logo to work, but a lot of the other type treatments use all lowercase.
A revealing interview from a few years ago. RIP Undercover Mountie.
<blockquote> <p>I worked so much with Rodney Dangerfield, I really got to know a lot about his life and how true his comic posture was—the miserable childhood and all that. And I thought, Maybe my life was too good to have that kind of comic persona. What could my act be? “I get too much respect”? And then I’d say all these good things that happened to me? Who wants to hear that?</p> </blockquote>
Yanukovych calls it a “coup” and Tymoshenko is freed. Presidential elections in May. Wow.
Lisi apparently had a habit of recording people “including the mayor” and the police have gotten the data.
Iconic art-toy store is moving.
Speaking of, the McDonald’s near the house where I grew up turned into a Korean restaurant a few years back and I found it really, really strange. I had never seen a McDonald’s close before. (via)
Crazy photos. (Via)
Looks like Quebecor bid on some spectrum in major non-Quebec urban centres.
“Our favourite Canadian logos, lovingly preserved.” Oh wow.
Re: House of Cards, Netflix, binge watching, future TV
Some solid strategy for the current iOS addiction.
Someone should blend the two and challenge a homeless person to a drinking game.
Pitas and Diaryland! Oh, back in the day. I love how down-to-earth Mr. Smales is.