Month: June 2015

Stereotyping

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The other day I drove up to Ottawa. Bytown. The nation’s capital. The home of some of the worst-designed roads and highways on the continent. (But that’s only my opinion. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, after all.) There is some background to this (that you probably don’t care about but I’m going to give it to you anyway). In particular, there are two basic (not) routes between here and there. The first one involves […]

Figuring

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This blog is named ‘Rose Glace’s Blog.’ This morning, Michelle asked (apparently not for the first time) why. It’s VMS‘s fault. Sort of. VMS is/was a computer operating system that you’ve probably never heard of. It’s an incredibly stable and fairly easy to use operating system that had the advantage (which was also a disadvantage) of being proprietary when its main competitor sort of wasn’t. (The era of the killer micros was hard on computer […]

Sinning

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I don’t deal well with change. That isn’t entirely true. Perhaps I should instead say ‘I don’t deal well with every kind of change’; I deal with some kinds of change just fine. Other kinds, not so much. And change just for the sake of change (especially when proposed demanded by a guy in a suit) even less. But it wouldn’t be wrong to say that, in a lot of ways, I value stability. Coincidentally, […]