well since we all agree that a coworker is someone who orks cows, it’s obvious that a manager ages men, right

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A film about the modern and historical experience of indigenous people in Maine and Atlantic Canada


TL;DR: "The dehumanizing of native peoples continues today, just in more subtle ways".

Shout out to the familiar family names and interviewed academics from my hometown.

I'd like to understand more about the concept, legalities, and practical state of indigenous sovereignty in Canada. Can anyone point me to good books / podcasts / articles accessible to the non-expert?

I don't know whether to be impressed or disgusted. I just ran novnc via firefox to start a gnome session on a remote host to start firefox to to test a crappy web app that my uni depends on.


I see the Convoy Party of Canada has elected a new leader.

Seen on IRC "hmm, cmake ... it's nice in terms of billable hours, and that's the best I can say about it"

aliexpress, scam? 

What even are they selling? Is this some kind of money laundering scheme?


not totally respectful of students 

I have to admit, I get a small chuckle every time I run

$ rm -rf students

This is actually part of my workflow for downloading student work.

subtoot, FOSS, silly. 

When I read "Phosh, the popular graphical environment for Linux phones", I am reminded of

1) Princess Bride: This word "popular", I do not think it means what you think it means.
2) Humpty Dumpty: When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean.

As a university professor I encounter many people who change their names to something more "Canadian". This story of someone going back to their birth name [1] asks who they are making things easier *for*.

I'm happy to (try to) call people whatever they prefer. OTOH I have had student with names whose pronunciation I never really mastered. I have also noticed (and am also not proud) that I have an easier time remembering names that are familiar (i.e. Anglo).

[1]: cbc.ca/lite/story/1.6505385

I you enjoyed "Good Omens", but found it too serious (the book), or too sappy (the TV series), check out the podcast "Brimstone Valley Mall".

So I now have more active correspondents on than on Signal. Before the jabberati gets too excited, that amounts to saying 2 > 1.

Food, first world problems 

Uh, to be clear the issue is that I am a big fan of dark chocolate chips (see previous "wasabi peas and" episode), but not at all a fan milk chocolate chips. My closest to success episode has been using them in a sweet chili sauce, but the colour is kindof offputting.

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Food, first world problems 

Good news: I'm cured of my habit of snacking on chocolate chips.

Bad news: we now have several kilos of milk chocolate chips, and no idea what to do with them.

Fish eye contact, unusual lumpy (scary?) fish, but cute 

Frog Fish, San Salvador Bahamas.

This fish is fishing; if you look closely you can see the lure. It was so happy with its spot, that it stayed in the same place for 24h until I brought back another group of photographers.

Fish eye contact, teeth. 

Queen Trigger from San Salvador Bahamas.

Dear Computer Scientists;

If you're going to take a break from mocking the social sciences to insert some qualitative research into your paper, make sure you do a decent job. "We found some stuff on github" is not scholarship.


a friend.

podcast recomendation, dementia mention 

Just caught up the current episode of the . It's fun, although people who are sensitive to portrayal of dementia be warned that there is one episode where one of the main characters has a dementia freakout that is much scarier than any of the supernatural goings on. Or maybe that's just me.


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