Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Brief Programming Note

Since spring finally seems to be arriving in my place on the planet, it seems like a propitious time to take a day or two off from this blog and contemplate other matters. In the interim, I recommend the following for your perusal:

The Star's Thomas Walkom writes about democracy, voting and past democratic reform measures in his column today.

A series of thoughtful letters from Star readers provides an ample basis for some serious contemplation of climate change.

And finally, on the oligarchy that has essentially subverted supplanted democracy, the Mound of Sound recommends this interview with Thomas Krugman, who discusses a new book by French economist Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Pikey argues that modern capitalism has put the world "on the road not just to a highly unequal society, but to a society of an oligarchy—a society of inherited wealth."

See you shortly, and enjoy the long weekend.


  1. Does this mean you've finally finished the floor?

    1. Yes, Mound, I am happy to report successful completion of the project which, I might add, consisted of two rooms, the kitchen and the hall. Part of the delay, in addition to my own general inexperience/ineptitude, was a glitch in a colour match, which prompted a one-week hiatus until a) I acquired new material and b), figured out how to take up the mismatched parts without damaging the adjacent tiling. Since each length was one foot wide and three feet long, the trick was the adhesive interlocking material.

      Thank you for your regular inquiries as to my progress. ;)