In a recent New Yorker article Yuval Harari commented on the prospect of the possible nefarious uses of AI by governments, corporations or others to intrude on personal freedoms. "Harari argues that, though there’s no sure prophylactic against such future intrusions, people who are alert to the workings of their minds will be better able [...]
I love things that are simple and work. Period. In 1997 when I was fixing to move to Northern New Brunswick, I knew I wasn’t properly outfitted for winters there. So I headed down to the Hudson Trail Outfitters at Fairfax Circle and picked myself up a Columbia Double Whammy 3-in-1 Jacket and matching pants. [...]
Indecision is a funny thing. In my case, once it sets in, it doesn’t leave me alone. Tomorrow is @winterbiketoworkday. I really want to participate, but like so many things worth doing, it’s hard. I’ve got hockey tonight so I won’t get home until midnight - in bed until 12:30. Riding to work tomorrow - [...]
I joined a new gym. I found it on kijiji. House of Sisyphus. “We train the body AND the mind.” That was all it said. Not much to go on really, but the price was right, FREE. So I shot them an email. I got a reply from some guy named Bert Camu. Weird name. [...]
As my good friend @spoke_n_words is fond of saying, “By the Numbers”: One weekend. Two days outside. Two different bikes. Four wheels. Twenty-eight total kilometres. Several degrees below zero. All the mojo points.