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Keystone XL: If It Fails, Who To Blame?

Mar 18, 2013
Keystone XL:If It Fails, Who To Blame?Let me take you forward in time: the Keystone XL pipeline decision from the US has finally come. And it's not good. Hea...

 

Social Engineering - The Greatest Threat Ever

Mar 1, 2013
Social EngineeringThe Greatest Threat To Our Society Ever?Dark times are upon us.Our society is being hijacked by extremists who wish to impose their dangero...

 

Thoughts From Another Armchair Quarterback of Occupy Calgary

Nov 16, 2011
It's time the City of Calgary kicked the bums out!This knee-jerk reaction to Occupy Calgary and others like it are common. It's a popular viewpoint, and with...

 

The Notion Of A Left Leaning News Media Is Dead

Aug 10, 2011
It seems to be popular conception that news media in Canada has a "liberal bias", that is, it's friendly to so-called "liberal" beliefs and those who uphold ...

 

The Hikes, vol. 2

Jul 29, 2011
Another month, another long weekend! If the last article didn’t get you jazzed to hike, well, this one probably won’t either, but you can enjoy t...

 

The Hikes, vol. 1

Jul 7, 2011
In case you haven’t noticed, it's nice out! And unlike last year, Alberta might just get a summer. With my attention turned to the outdoors, it's been ...

 

Secondary Suites: Getting from A to B

Jun 9, 2011
Calgary has been left in a very perplexing state by the decisions of city council. I speak of secondary suites. Secondary suites are a self-contained living ...

 

Open Data - What It Is and Why You Want It

May 26, 2011
Did you see The Social Network movie? Do you remember that scene in which there is a "hackathon" where eager students do a random hacking assignment to score...

 

Instant Gratification Suicide

May 11, 2011
I took a stroll down my most dreaded of store aisles: the dental aisle. Of all the things I buy, toothbrushes might be the most frustrating. I'm paralyzed by...

 

Higher Fees? No, Lower Subsidies

Apr 28, 2011
Calgary has many suburban communities. Many new suburban communities. They pop up so fast, it's hard to keep track.  Symons Valley, Silverado, Went...

 

How You Can (and why you should) Make Government Work

Apr 15, 2011
I knew once I broke my silence on federal politics on this site, the floodgates would open. Rest assured this will be my final article on the topic this elec...

 

The Black Hole of Canada's 41st Election

Mar 30, 2011
 I am doing something I hoped to never do, and I'm breaking a self imposed rule to do this. I'm writing about the toxic mire of federal politics. Many s...

 

5 Things Bringing Us Closer to the Future of WALL-E

Mar 17, 2011
For those of you who haven't seen the movie WALL-E, it's a story set in the future where Earth no longer has the capacity to sustain life. The atmosphere is ...

 

When is Enough, Enough? Weaselhead Flats and the Ring Road

Feb 22, 2011
When is enough, enough?It's time to talk about the southwest ring road, againThe southwest ring road is a massive infrastructure project for Calgary that has...

 

Social Media Denial

Feb 10, 2011
Is social media influential?I still hear people debate whether social media, and in particular twitter, has any influence in the 'real world'. After the Nahe...

 

All Quiet About Consumption

Feb 2, 2011
I'm going to be honest, I was hoping my article  'iFad' would generate a discussion. Perhaps it was the poor choice of title, or my nasty habit to try t...

 

Politics in Two Dimensions

Jan 25, 2011
If you don't know about the Alberta Party, they are now Alberta's fourth opposition party in the Legislature, after former Liberal Dave Taylor crossed the fl...

 

Recycling Without the Blue Box

Jan 20, 2011
If there's one thing people are good at, it's being lazy. And if there's one thing people will go to extremes for, it's to make their lives lazier. Not...

 

Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2010
I'm spending some quality time with family and friends these few days before embarking on a little vacation to soggy southern California. I wanted to wish ev...

 

iFad

Dec 19, 2010
DISCLAIMER: This article is not a knock on Apple products. If you clicked on a link to this article preparing to rage over the impression I have a poor taste...

 

The Purple Revolution

Dec 2, 2010
This was originally written much, much differently...I had begun work on a scathing critique of the level of democracy in Calgary in preparation for the upco...

 

CalgaryUrbanite Reboot: A Case Study

Dec 1, 2010
Reboots are cool. Everyone knows that.There's Reboot Alberta. Batman Begins. Or this. All awesome.Why do we do them? To fix something that's broken? To reinv...