Category Archives: Podium

Over $500K housing is 20% of the Canadian market

Mortgage rules in Canada have been tightened up again, with the hope that the high prices of some markets will be reigned in. I keep seeing the media parroting the line “The changes affect properties that cost more than $500,000 … Continue reading

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So you pissed it all away again…

Oil is sitting at under $40 a barrel. If that has you worried about your job in Alberta, good – you should be worried as the longer this lasts, the higher the unemployment rate is going to go. If you … Continue reading

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Teaching Myself Composition

I’m trying to teach myself better photo composition today. So, this essay is as much me talking to myself as it is me trying to teach you something. Composition is very important – you can’t fix very much of it … Continue reading

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Turning Science Fiction into Science

In this day and age, so many years after the first man in space, first moon landing, first supersonic flight, first test tube baby I forget that just once in a while, there is still the occasion when we manage … Continue reading

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Do not support making the long form census optional

The government wants to make the long form part of the census optional – an important enough issue that I sat down and wrote a letter to my MP, despite being at work late again. I’ll let the letter speak … Continue reading

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If I was King of the World

So let’s pretend I was King of the World. One day, the people’s representative comes to me with a problem

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From simple ideas come great things

So I was browsing Digg thinking again how lame most of the submissions are when I run across this: He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died This is a brilliant post about a brilliant find on … Continue reading

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One of the better rants on the state of the music “business”

Highly recommended reading: When Pigs Fly: The Death of Oink, the Birth of Dissent, and a Brief History of Record Industry Suicide. I am not a huge music fan. I used to buy the occasional CD, occasional becoming even less … Continue reading

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The headline for the Calgary Election should be “Dollars don’t buy you Votes”

Another predicable boring election is over in Calgary – other than Helene Larocque being voted out of my former Ward, the rest of the results I mostly don’t care about. But there were some good signs – voter turnout up … Continue reading

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Calgary the Cosmopolitan City

Since I’m posting this rant on Flickr’s discussion boards, I’ll blog it as well, cuz, well, it’s too good not to blog as well. — Personally, I want the “cosmopolitan” character we have now with about half the people. I’m … Continue reading

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