The tyranny of low expectations.

The City of Montreal swears it will have the streets cleared of snow. By Christmas. Seriously, that’s the official story. Christmas is the 25th, and thus 9 days since last Sunday’s snowstorm, which only dumped 30cm of snow in the city. How pathetic is that? 9 days to clear 30cm (40 if you count the

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Zen story

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him

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Thoughts on winter driving in Montreal.

When I was a kid, when it snowed local authorities would actually deploy equipment to take the snow off the streets. However that seems like an enchanted and mystical time never to be seen again. We had a snowstorm in Montreal on Sunday, and three days later the streets are still lined with snowbanks —

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Blog update

I managed to “unbork” things that the WordPress “update” messed up — mostly by removing dead links — and put in a silly placeholder for the “about” page so clicking the link doesn’t cause an error anymore. All in all however, I’m pretty determined to write my own software again and ditch WP, at least

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More things I learned since yesterday!

Apparently the WordPress upgrade completely borked my pages (like “about”) and categories as well. Gee, thanks, WordPress! So, don’t bother clicking any of the links near the title bar, they probably just won’t work. And since I have 1700+ entries I really can’t be bothered to go in and edit each bloody entry manually. So,

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Things I have learned recently…

I had a good look at my site yesterday and discovered a number of things!