Weekly roundup October 12-18

This week my wife had our baby so it was a wonderful week. We didn’t sleep enough, but we did get to meet our beautiful baby and spend all the time together figuring out what we are supposed to be doing now. Needless to say, things may slow down here for a bit.

I did read a few things last Sunday while waiting for a COVID test result (negative).


Manly Men Versus Vodka Sodas: The Gender Baggage of Booze Wine Enthusiast

First-Time Buyer Lorenz Curves Mountain Doodles

‘A whole new world of television’: How TVO’s launch avoided disaster and won over critics TVO


Weekly roundup October 5-11


Bad communication costs lives. And our communication is really bad. The Line

WE to Nil: Lessons From a 1990s Controversy Might Have Saved the Scandal-Plagued Kielburgers The Philantrhopist

Toronto Community Housing embraces the Passive House The Globe and Mail


2020 Bike Ride 30

One more nice day for a ride. Down to Verdun, up through LaSalle and back toward home on many new streets. I even took the pedestrian/cycle path in the Saint-Rémi tunnel.

Total trip distance: 15.59 km

Moving time: 0h 57m

2020 Ride 30

Zoomed in image with a couple new streets which were filled with auto shops up near the aquaduct and water treatment plant.

2020 Ride 30 - Zoomed In

Weekly roundup September 28 - October 4


How Noise Shaped a City The Local

The hell that is remote learning, explained in a comic Vox

How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again Low<–Tech Magazine


Weekly roundup September 21-27


When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s passport number mango.pdf.zone

The Unsung Heroine of Lichenology JSTOR Daily

Aiming to crack down on illegal parking in Montreal Montreal Gazette


Weekly roundup September 14-20


When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades The New York Times

Best laid plans, meet Canadian customs: The challenges one reporter faced trying to get to the NHL bubble The Dallas Morning News

The Quest to Raffle Off Mexico’s Presidential Plane The New York Times


2020 Bike Ride 29

I got fed up with my chain jumping off as I rode so I dropped into the bike shop at Saint Columba House. The helpful man there checked my chain and replaced a worn bolt. He declared that while the chain was old, it still had life in it so he improved the tension and sent me on my way. It worked out well on this test ride and the chain didn’t jump off any of the rough road spots where it had been the last few rides.

It was a chilly day, but I took a couple new streets and the ride was good.

Total trip distance: 7.66 km

Moving time: 0h 30m

2020 Ride 29

Zoomed in image with a couple new streets which were filled with auto shops up near the aquaduct and water treatment plant.

2020 Ride 29 - Zoomed In