Following back is for fools…

Our nonexistent readership may or may not have noticed that the site hasn’t been updated in months. I can’t speak for the others who post here, but for my part, my absence is due to focusing what little productivity I have on writing another book. (See my stuff here.) While I haven’t been able to … Continue reading

Useless statistic of the day

Today twitter user @Uberfacts tweeted “In 2002, the average user spent 46 minutes on the Internet a day – In 2012, the average user spent 4 hours on the Internet everyday.” It seems like an interesting statistic on the surface, especially given the implication — intentional or otherwise — that the Internet is slowly and … Continue reading

GoldieBlox and the actually-still-pretty-sexist toys

These past few days, it seems like no one can shut up about GoldieBlox, the company that specializes in making “building toys for girls.” Their most recent ad — which features a group of young girls constructing a massive Rube Goldberg machine while a parody of the Beastie Boys song, “Girls,” plays in the background … Continue reading

How (Not) to Publish Your Novel

Note: The following is a tongue-in-cheek description of my experiences trying to sell a novel. Please don’t take it for more than it’s worth or let it depress you. Congratulations on finishing your first novel. Please take the time savour the initial rush of joy that comes with placing the final period at the end … Continue reading

Hotel Rungyong

I was reminded of an old idea I used to love, a story really, about how the internet would someday let us all see the world from everyone else’s perspective.  That would be the day we, as a selfish, disparate, atomic, individualized, and cultured species,  “got it”. We all live a lot like the other, … Continue reading

No Surprise: Corporate media not full of surprises when it comes to investigating the misdeeds of sponsors

The Winnipeg Sun and Peak of the Market are at it again. The Winnipeg Sun and CJOB have both been waging a relentless campaign against the Canadian Wheat Board. And this has been echoed to a lesser extent across the Sun News Network. The arguments against the CWB are predictable and in line with the … Continue reading