During my stay in pre-COVID Finland in Feburary I participated in far to many nights of cycle-based pub crawling for a man of my vintage. One night we checked out a local pub called Ravintola House (Restaurant House?) a minutes from our place Pateniemi. We arrived early for a midnight performance of Kulmakunnan Kutkuttajat. As… Continue reading One Night In Finland. Or Is Europe Obsessed with Latin America?
I sometime describe myself as “an aspiring cyclist.” I enjoy cycling a lot and recognize all its environmental and health benefits, but unfortunately like most Canadian parents my day-to-day is not very conducive to a cycling-based lifestyle. In Winnipeg, as is the case in most North American cities, the built environment abandoned the bicycle sometime… Continue reading What I Learned About Cycling Infrastructure in Finland
With the beginning of a new year decade everybody is posting retrospectives on anything and everything. For the most part, these retrospectives have to be complied manually by compiling data from different sources. I’d argue that our lives would be more interesting if more services give us easier ways to reflect on the content we’ve… Continue reading Services Should Help Us Remember
The late 2010s are an interesting time for music. Streaming services have effectively commoditized music, all of the world’s music is available to everyone at any time, for next to nothing. Meanwhile, The Internet is effectively killing pop culture — at least in the sense of a common experience shared across an entire generation. There… Continue reading Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One
Earlier today Ben Halpern posted a bit about his coding origin story on dev.to. I thought it might be interesting to share how I got my start. Growing my family was not an early computer adopter. Computers were expensive and my parents were endlessly frugal. So I don’t share the common origin story for a… Continue reading My Coding Origin Story