Archive for the 'Moi' Category

Jan 01 2013

Reading List: Books I Read in 2012

Categorized under Moi

As per tradition, here’s my list of books I read in the year just ended (in this case, 2012), listed alphabetically by author: The Crossroads, by Niccolo Ammaniti * Ed the Happy Clown, by Chester Brown (Graphic novel) World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks * The Red Market: [...]

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Dec 27 2012


Categorized under Cats,Moi,Weblogs

The Blork Blog turns twelve years old today. Loyal readers will have noticed that I post a lot less than I used to back in the glory days, but this sucker still has a pulse.  There are 65 half-written (and for the most part, no longer  relevant) unpublished “drafts” mouldering away in here, plus another dozen [...]

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Mar 25 2012

Talking About Books

Categorized under Books,Moi

I like talking about books. What I like even more is listening to people talk about books. Over the years I have entertained this fetish by listening to CBC Radio and by attending various book festivals around town, most notably the Blue Metropolis festival (which, while still good, was a lot better when it was [...]

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Jan 02 2012

Books I Read in 2011 (…and a few notes about my iPad)

A as per new-year tradition, here is the list of books I read in the year just ended, with commentary to follow: Stet, by Diana Athill* A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan Homo Evolutis, by Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans* Headlong, by Michael Frayne On [...]

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Dec 02 2011

How to Tell One Robax from Another

Categorized under Corporate Bullshit,Moi,Stupidity

I have a sore back. It’s something that hits me once or twice a year due to a problem with lower back spasms. This time it’s been going on for more than a week, which is unusual. Today I was almost completely incapacitated, which is very unusual given that two days ago I thought I [...]

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Jul 26 2011

La (Mia) Cvcina Italiana

Categorized under Food and Drink,Moi

A rather unusual gift arrived chez moi last weekend; a stack of La Cucina Italiana food magazines from the late 1980s and 1990s, 21 copies in all. They weigh a ton, as they’re printed on heavy stock in that old fashioned way, and they’re full of articles, ads, color photographs, and most importantly, recipes. There’s [...]

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May 15 2011

This is Blork (This is not Blork)

Categorized under Moi,Web/Tech,Weblogs

To be precise, this is the Blork Blog, part of the Blork Network. It is not, and has nothing to do with, the new whatchamacallit thingy that Dave Winer has created and calls “Blork.” If you’re looking for Dave Winer’s Blork, start here. But if it’s the Blork that’s been around since 2000 you’re looking [...]

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