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The Power of Programming

From task automation to data science, computer programming is now genuinely a “must-have” asset Feature Image Credit: Marissa Anderson (Flickr) What I am about to say has been said millions of times: the Internet has changed everything. This is quite obvious to everyone. The world we live in now is vastly different than the one I grew up in…

Public Statement on Residential Tenancy Decision Released Today

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE Public Statement on Residential Tenancy Board Decision Released Today I am releasing public remarks and reaction to the decision made by the BC Residential Tenancy Board arbitrator today in the dispute between myself and my former landlord, Edward Cheung.  I received word today of the decision that was reached in the matter I brought forward…

Sunday Dinner: Pork Chops and Caramelized Apples

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Sunday Dinner: Newfoundland-Style Pickled Sausages

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Offering thanks and remembrance isn’t that difficult

Someone paid for your rights and freedoms—remember that! Previously published as Opinions article in The Other Press. November 11, 2014 It’s often easy for us to take for granted the rights and freedoms we enjoy in Canada. Many of us are quick to complain about something which, in the larger sense, is insignificant compared to the hardships people from…

Sunday Dinner: Cheesy Salsa Chicken Chili

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

The drunk Westerner in Garak-Dong

We all encounter those moments where we realize that the world is much smaller than it ever used to be. Air travel, wireless communications, E-Mail and the Internet all contribute to bringing everyone closer together and providing instant information, sometimes even before we realize we need it. I’ve experienced those in the past as well. A guy I met…

Sunday Dinner: Cream of Broccoli & Chicken Penne

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Tolerating the end of tolerance

Karl Popper’s “Paradox of Tolerance” looks a lot like the world we live in today From time to time, I come across something on my social media feed which brings me back to 2nd year political theory class, which was taught by a tough, pro-Palestinian, anti-American professor who detested the hegemonic political order of our time. George W. Bush…