Epaper or Hardcopy: It’s all about access

I love newspapers. In fact, I am a news junkie in general but have always loved the local coverage of my world found in my local newspaper. In my case that is the Montreal Gazette. I held out for a long time, but several years ago I gave in and switched to the epaper version.Continue reading “Epaper or Hardcopy: It’s all about access”

Voting In The Time Of COVID19

Last Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement that we will have a federal election on September 20, 2021. In revealing what was perhaps the worst kept secret, parliament was dissolved and campaign mode kicked in. Local candidates will spend the next five weeks kissing babies, knocking on doors, debating, doing interviews, andContinue reading “Voting In The Time Of COVID19”

Confusing Twitter Feeds

No wonder folks are confused these days. While scrolling through my Twitter feed today as I sipped my morning coffee I was pleased to see the breaking news from BBC about Scotland ending almost all COVID restrictions. Phew … some good news to start the day. I know Scotland is a long way from Montreal,Continue reading “Confusing Twitter Feeds”

Getting Attitude From A Google Mini

A few weeks ago I wrote about the occasional hijacking of my Google Mini by television adverts. We managed to have a lovely Christmas season without any more advertisers’ hijinks. But if ever I had wondered about what some people claim regarding the arepa’s (as she has come to be known, given her shape) abilityContinue reading “Getting Attitude From A Google Mini”

Think I’ll Be An Influencer

Taking advantage of round two of COVID-19 isolation, I’ve been doing some thinking (not always a good idea, in all honesty). Not only have I been thinking, but I’ve decided to seriously consider making a career change. Yes indeed, at the ripe old age of sixty-one I have decided to become an Influencer. It hitContinue reading “Think I’ll Be An Influencer”

Third Parties Just Aren’t What They Used To Be

In the very early days of the COVID-19 pandemic my wife and I, like millions of others, went in search of hand sanitizer and latex gloves. Given the great demand, there were none to be found anywhere.  … we understood it would take a bit longer to receive our goods under the current circumstances. ThatContinue reading “Third Parties Just Aren’t What They Used To Be”

Periscope Study

When my wife and I got married a couple of summers ago, though many family members were able to get to Montreal for the wedding, several were unable to attend. We looked into the possibility of providing a live online stream of the event so those in far-off places could watch if not be present.Continue reading “Periscope Study”

Twitter Suspends Racist Account

The folks over at Twitter have taken action by suspending the account of Britain First, a far-right neo-nazi group. While many are praising Twitter for taking steps to block this sort of trash, others are questioning the mega-site’s role in freedom of expression. I have to admit that no matter how egregious I find thisContinue reading “Twitter Suspends Racist Account”

#TBT Canada Needs to Adjust Groundhog Day Parameters

Early reports indicate that Punxsutawney Phil, having seen his shadow and darted back inside his hole, is predicting a long winter. Meanwhile in Canada all eyes are on Wiarton Willie to see what he thinks of the chances of an early spring. The rule of hog – dare I say the ground rule – is thatContinue reading “#TBT Canada Needs to Adjust Groundhog Day Parameters”

France Gives Workers Right To Disconnect; But Will They Be Able To?

As of January 1st, workers in France have the “right to disconnect”. This means they can ignore after hours emails According to the BBC, “companies with more than 50 workers will be obliged to draw up a charter of good conduct, setting out the hours when staff are not supposed to send or answer emails”.Continue reading “France Gives Workers Right To Disconnect; But Will They Be Able To?”