Posted: 2017/02/02 Filed under: Uncategorized
My blog has/is moving and you may need to reset your RSS feed. I still haven’t worked out all the nitty-gritty details, but it should work in the next day if you go to lingwhatics.ca
Posted: 2017/01/29 Filed under: link
Note: I plan to migrate this blog to a different service in the next week. If all goes to plan it should be seamless, but it is computer/internet related so fingers crossed.
Honeymoon In North Korea Frontier
Why Ikea’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year The Guardian
María Eugenia Vidal and the “Other” Buenos Aires Americas Quarterly
The Economist Really Doesn’t Understand Toronto Transit Torontoist
Posted: 2017/01/08 Filed under: link
Nearly in Ruins: The Church Where Sages Dreamed of a Modern Brazil The New York Times
Justin Trudeau’s vacation with the Aga Khan proves the details matter National Post
^ This is really important. Influence comes in all forms and perception of conflicts of interest is as important as actual conflicts of interest.
Jagger’s Theorem Econometrics Beat
Posted: 2016/12/30 Filed under: flickr, photo, vacation
It seems that 2016 is about to come to a close and, as one does, I look back at many of those things that happened. The biggest thing I did was selling my car, which is still my largest single purchase. It was great to see it drive away with the new owner, who was really happy to have found something in good condition for a price he could pay.I was happy to no longer have to pay for the parking spot, upkeep and insurance for a car I used aout once a month.
I did more travel than usual this year. For pleasure, Heather and I went to a resort in Mexico, to Nova Scotia/Cape Breton and to Montreal, and for work I went to Panama twice, to Manchester, UK twice and to Montreal once. Our travel to Mexico and Nova Scotia was related to weddings of our friends. However, in Nova Scotia, we drove all the way to the other end to spend a couple days in Cape Breton, which was great.
I baked some things:
– cheddar bacon biscuits,
– ham and cheese buns,
– milk bread, and
– rye bread/spelt-rye bread.
I read a bunch of good books (see my goodreads page)
I contributed to the Open Street Map through Missing Maps tasks, HOT tasks and random additions to Brazil. See where I have been mapping and zoom in to see the areas in more detail.
My favorite photos that I took:
Landing in Panama
Landing in London
Bench lighting in Manchester