wmtc: best of wmtc, 2016 edition

Even though I don’t blog very much anymore, my editor still manages to find some highlights. Best of wmtc, 2016 edition.

wmtc: there is a major design flaw in the new blogger interface

Blogger has rolled out a redesigned dashboard. For those of us who write or manage blogs with comment moderation, it is decidedly not an upgrade. And for those of us who manage multiple blogs with comment moderation, it downright sucks. Unfortunately I can’t illustrate this post; I didn’t know my dashboard was going to change, so ...

Accidental Deliberations: Light blogging ahead

Off hither and/or yon for a few days. Try to entertain yourselves.

Accidental Deliberations: Light blogging ahead

Taking a break for the long weekend and a couple of days beyond. Expect little to no blogging until next week.

Accidental Deliberations: Radio activity

For those not yet aware, I’ll be appearing on Canadian Glen’s The View Up Here tonight (7 PM Saskatchewan time) to talk about Saskatchewan’s ongoing provincial election. Stop by and have a listen!

wmtc: best of wmtc, 2015 edition

I barely wrote at all last year, but my editor and partner managed to find a few (possibly) worthy of a best-of post. Thus, this page has been udpated. I miss blogging. I love my job and I love leading our union. I love having a steady paycheque, too! But I miss my old life. #CantHaveEverything ...

wmtc: u.s. election circus puts wmtc in the news again

About a month ago, I received an email from a film producer: Netflix is making a documentary about Americans who moved to Canada for political reasons, and asked if Allan and I would be interviewed. We spent a long time chatting with her, before being told that the film is being shot in Vancouver and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Meta-Thoughts on Conversing with the Deluded.

  The authors here at DWR have a mean atheistic streak.  There is no denying that.  I mean we have a whole day of postings that deal specifically with religion and the goofiness that ensues when you allow magical thinking into your wheelhouse.  My readership mostly knows that believing in religion is seen by most ...

wmtc: best of wmtc, 2014 edition

Every year since embarking on graduate school, then beginning to work full-time, I’ve thought: I have no time to write, I don’t write any more. And every year, Allan chooses a sizable number of wmtc posts as best-of for that year. I’m always surprised at how much I’ve written. I believe 2015 will finally change ...

Accidental Deliberations: Merry Xmas to all!

And to all, a reminder that you’d best get your holiday dinner inspected for yourself, because the Harper government isn’t so much on the job.

wmtc: happy blogiversary to wmtc

This month – July 11, 2014 – I have been blogging for 10 years. Ten years! I clearly remember telling Allan I was considering beginning a blog about emigrating to Canada. He thought it was a great idea. July 11, 2004. I was working weekends at my (incredibly easy, wildly overpaid) job at Most Evil ...

wmtc: best of wmtc, 2013 edition

The wmtc greatest hits page has been updated with the best posts of 2012, as chosen by my partner and editor. About this year’s picks, Allan says: “I tried to be a bit more ruthless this year. Also you should highlight our Spain trip and also the tag “what i’m reading” since so many of ...

Accidental Deliberations: Light blogging ahead

There’ll be little if any blogging in this space for the next week. (Since we should probably test once and for all whether readers are happier avoiding political talk during the Olympics.)

wmtc: wmtc posts now being tweeted

At the suggestion of a longtime reader – someone I had never heard from before, although he’s been reading wmtc for many years – I will now be tweeting wmtc posts. For some people, this might be an easy way to follow or subscribe to this blog. I’ve been on Twitter for a little while, ...

wmtc: wmtc trolls are alive and as insane as ever

I haven’t been writing much lately, so it’s good to know loyal wmtc readers are still reading every post. Well, one is, anyway. Yes folks, a full seven years after first appearing in comments on this blog in the guise of a female fan, the freak we call Mags is still spewing his bile on ...

Accidental Deliberations: Light blogging ahead

Road tripping for the next few days. I may have a chance to post intermittently, but likely won’t quite as frequently as usual. Enjoy the long weekend in the meantime!

wmtc: special update for long-time wmtc readers

In 2009, I wrote this brief history of trolls at wmtc. At that time, the sad man who calls himself magnolia_2000 had been reading and leaving comments on wmtc for about three years. Now it’s mid-2013, and Mags is still reading. It’s been six years. Six years!! None of his comments is ever put through moderation. ...

Autonomy For All: Progressive Bloggers and Meta

I’m pleased to announce my little site was accepted by the good people at Progressive Bloggers as an “affiliate.”  This means my posts will show up in their feed and I’m on their blogroll.  Aside from possibly driving more eyeballs to my work (which has become increasingly Canadian focused as I’m increasingly worried about the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Light blogging ahead

Off to warmer climes until next weekend, with little or no posting in the meantime. Enjoy the week!

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – Super Happy Mega Fun Pundit Navel-Gazing Post

I’ll have plenty more to add in later posts about the opportunities the Saskatchewan NDP holds under Cam Broten’s leadership. But before this weekend’s convention is too far in the rear-view mirror, I’ll take a few minutes to assess my own analysis of the leadership campaign. And I’d like to think I had my share ...

264MHz: Mobile friendly rss feeds for The Toronto Star

The Toronto Star website recently underwent another revamping. In the process the mobile version of the articles seems to have been removed, or at least I can’t access them from my smartphone. Using Firefox mobile leads me to a crazy page by page view that I suspect is design for tablets. Using the Android 2.3 ...

wmtc: best of wmtc, 2012 edition

The wmtc greatest hits page has been updated with the best posts of 2012, as chosen by my editor and second-biggest* fan. Thanks for reading, and thank you always for your support. * My mother, who else?!

wmtc: further thoughts on why i blog: a clarification

My recent post about no longer voting in US elections caused some dismay and upset among some of USian readers. At least one friend interpreted that post as encouraging others not to vote. I was surprised by this – but my friend was surprised that it meant otherwise! It seemed like a clarification was in ...

Accidental Deliberations: Light blogging ahead

I’ll be largely away from the blog for the next week and a half. Expect only a few posts in the meantime, but I’ll be back to the usual pace before too long.

Accidental Deliberations: Comments

Since Echo’s comment system is being discontinued, I’ve reverted back to Blogspot’s commenting system for now. Please let me know if you have any issues in posting new comments. I’ll be working on importing previous comments, and will hopefully have all of them together before too long.