Thoughts from the Bus: Apps that Make me Sweat

As the biting cold of January settles in, it’s become apparent that I’ll be continuing to take the bus on what seems like my ever-lengthening commute to and from work. This is in part due to my inability (read: shyness) to coordinate a carpool, the guilt for which I’ve repressed into bitterness toward our highlyContinue reading “Thoughts from the Bus: Apps that Make me Sweat”

2012 and Beyond

In an attempt to make my procrastination productive this week, I began downloading journal articles from various university course reading lists. Although I have a relatively small framework from which to analyze this research, since I’ve been privy to few academic commentaries about the Internet (though the OII podcasts are helping to provide this background),Continue reading “2012 and Beyond”

Positive Brainwashing

 (Image from here) In the work world, the one filled with grey cubicle farms, there can be a lot of need for motivation. I’ve been delving into the cheesy side of motivational resources lately, considering doing things like listening to upbeat music and putting up posters of people who’s abs I want (these, of course, wouldContinue reading “Positive Brainwashing”

Hey Internet, take your capitalization and…

TIL (Today I Learned) that in most cases capitalizing the word Internet is still the correct way of writing it. Jeez, I really thought this had gone the way of the dinosaur, I mean, seriously, the Internet is as common as Sliced Bread these days. I’m thinking we should change this and, according to Wikipedia, there areContinue reading “Hey Internet, take your capitalization and…”

Why study the internet?

Disclaimer: This is simply brainstorming for an application and so you can expect that the ideas presented will not necessarily be fully formed or logical (read: be patient if I don’t make sense). Why study the internet? Why not? Done. … Nope, I don’t think that one will fly. (Image from here) Have a lookContinue reading “Why study the internet?”

I guess that answers that…

What’s this? It’s a list of my “academic interests”, you know, things I could possibly fathom researching, reading about and teaching in the future without my narcolepsy kicking in (well, it will anyways, but without the severity that it strikes me with the minute I enter a boardroom). It includes the following. The obvious: TheContinue reading “I guess that answers that…”

Evening Future Planning

There’s a point of complete and utter exhaustion that causes everything, funny or not, to be downright hilarious. Usually it’s reserved for laughing fits at 3am, waiting in the poutine shack line-up for a woman who resembles Seinfeld’s ‘soup nazi’ to serve us up some of central Canada’s most notorious junk food. However, after aContinue reading “Evening Future Planning”

I’ll take a microchip instead

(Image found here) I’ve decided I want to learn everything. Well, not everything, but I’m certainly not picky enough. The more I read about graduate programs, the more I’d love to take them all. I skim through course listings and would mix and match from multiple universities if I had a private jet to takeContinue reading “I’ll take a microchip instead”