Dog Daze

Our family got lucky and added Spike to our family. Maybe he added us? He came pre-named and is about 3 years old.

I am making these posts from my phone using the WordPress application. It is pretty convenient.

As I have left Facebook for the last time I am pondering an alternative for the good parts. RSS blog feeds would let me keep up with the people in a way that does not compromise the sanity of the world.

Hello world! Goodbye Word!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

This is also good bye word. WordPress world that is. I am gonna move this to Grav! Why? Why not?

Ouch I have returned with my proverbial coding tail between my legs. Grav is a BFG programmer’s dream. It is an alien painful excursion into everything we hate about WordPress. I will keep plugging along, but Grav is nearly impossible to get up and running quickly due to a vertical learning curve and 10 steps backwards into one of the 1990s rings of web coding hell.

even their logo is an unusable svg that represents a tonne of work to post on the most commonly used cms on earth.

Back to the Blog

I spent a few years posting on Facebook. Unfortunately Facebook has chosen to not play well with others. The final straw for me was when the “entity” chose to repeatedly post that I was supporting a particular political candidate in our last civic election.This caused me some personal grief, and wtf (what the Facebook??!?!) . I think doing this sort of unsolicited advertising is bad enough for commercial entities, could it not be dangerous for some people when you do it with political parties. Presentably I am still on the FB, but I am only posting to help improv comedy events at The Staircase.

Of Walkerton and Lac-Mégantic

Lac-Mégantic is Harper’s Walkerton. The horror of the tragedy in that small town is beyond description. I remember the similar anger and helplessness felt 13 years ago as people were dying in Walkerton Ontario. The parallels are staggering. Same collection of bullies in power. Same “deregulatory common sense foo foo.” Same fluff about how humans somehow run a private company better than humans run a government organization.

Eventually these lies catch up with them. The spin of their media trolls at CFRB, CHML, and SUN could not hide the deaths in Walkerton. Nor can they hide the deaths in Lac-Mégantic. Mr. Harper referred to the devastation as “unbelievable.” It is not unbelievable. It is predictable when no one is watching the decay of the tracks. It is predictable when leaving one man to watch an 50 car train has become common sense. It is predictable when dinosaur owners like Edward Burkhardt are considered captains of industry. Regardless of all the approaching committees, punditry, blamestorming, and crocodile tears Canadians will remember Lac-Mégantic like Ontarians remember Walkerton.

There are no proper words of consolation for people that have lost a dozen loved ones at the same time. But there is action. The burning train sits firmly at the feet of Mr. Harper and the choices that put safety in the caboose behind profit. Shame.

Walkerton http://tinyw.in/Q5uT
State of Railway http://tinyw.in/Jpu1
Burkhardt http://tinyw.in/TiDS