For those of us who take freedom of movement for granted, writes about acceptance into Canada.

> only a few countries – including Germany, New Zealand and Canada – actually help people escape their misery and resume their lives. Others, especially Australia, are jailing, deporting and locking up asylum seekers. Australia signed the UN refugee convention in 1954, yet they have been detaining asylum seekers on the island of Nauru for seven years now, without a hearing or access to a medical care, fresh water or electricity. Other countries are separating children from their parents. But Canada, which created the world’s first private sponsorship program in 1978 to allow citizens to come together to sponsor a refugee and directly save lives, launched the initiative, resettling more than 25,000 people in Canada in 10 days. Whoever came up with the campaign should be thanked forever.

theglobeandmail.com/opinion/ar

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I've purged @WordPress from my life and I now feel sssoooo much better. That Block Editor was god damn awful.

Those who are more nostalgic about the days of shareware can look to the Internet Archive.

archive.org/details/tucows

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For those who remember the rushing sound of a 2400bps modem connecting over an analog telephone line, the old BBS download sites have been obsoleted.

engadget.com/tucows-downloads-

Did the board of MEC understand how a cooperative really works? suggests that they forgot.
thewalrus.ca/what-we-can-learn

What kind of world are we in, when a camera lens needs a software update to work with a new camera? (I am not a user of either system)
petapixel.com/2020/10/01/sigma

Very long article, oriented towards policy change. Issues should be familiar to everyone on this platform (and appreciation of that is probably why you are here).
on Surveillance Capitalism
onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Instead of using a text editor or Notepad on my computer for everyday work, I now use as a persistent scratchpad, a new page each day. The feature of creating often helps in copy-and-paste to other applications. I haven't exercised citations, yet, but probably will, shortly.

> Roam let’s you manage knowledge, but not really write documents, and Zettlr let’s you write documents, and, to a much smaller extent let’s you manage knowledge! twitter.com/thejonotron/status

The editorial declares that the brain drain of 15,000 Canadians to the United States between years 2000-2010 could be reversed, with corporations near-shoring northwards.

> Canada already exerts a powerful pull on people from the rest of the world. A global Gallup survey, conducted from 2015 through 2017, shows Canada is one of the most desired destinations for potential immigrants. Among the highly educated, those with at least a bachelor’s degree, more people around the world would, if they could, move to Canada than the United States.

"Dear Donald: Thanks for the new immigration wall. Love, Canada" at theglobeandmail.com/opinion/ed

Consumer grade audio and video recording devices are practically near professional broadcast quality. Post-production workflows have adjusted to becoming asynchronous for the daily late night television shows.
theverge.com/21288117/late-nig

Authentically appreciating "causal texture" from the Emery and Trist (1965) article leads us through the meanings of contextualism and contextural, texture, causal, and transactional environment c.f. contextual environment.
coevolving.com/blogs/index.php

Racial bias in AI models now sees IBM ethically prioritizing social responsibility ahead of technological capability. We can, but should we? Are responses on Twitter indicative of Silicon Valley morality? twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/

A 1989 book celebrating " in Canada", with a chapter by David Morley (Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (Toronto), 2001-2004), filled in gaps between 1965 "The of " to current day on organizations.

coevolving.com/blogs/index.php

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Waitor: What can I get you?

Me: I will take some chicken periods, well cooked with some bovine lactation, some of it in a cup, fresh, and the rest with a bacterial infestation and old enough to solidify, you can put that on the chicken periods. As a side I'll take the head of a pig boiled with spicies until it produces a slurry, then sliced and fried, thanks.

Waitor: we are out of milk

Me: ok then the fresh squeezed liquid from the reproductive organs of a tree, any one will do.

Waitor: We have orange juice

me: that is fine, thank you.

Waitor: Wonderful, thats one omlet with cheese, a side of scrapple, and a glass of orange juice. Coming right up!

In an ecology of nations,

> “For the British and Canadians to say no publicly is highly unusual,” given their closeness to the United States, said Carl Bildt, the former Swedish prime minister. 

P.S. I am a Canadian.
nytimes.com/2020/06/02/world/e

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Will this decade be called the "Dark Twenties", in post-pandemic economic sociology? writes:
> It took years for Western economies to fully recover from the economic shock of 2008-09. This shock is far worse. How much worse? No one can be sure. [....]

> We are entering the Dark Twenties. No one knows when or how it will end.

theglobeandmail.com/politics/a

Moderating social media context in an nuanced way may be done with a warning or caution, rather than by deleting the message or banning the individual. at analyzes fact-checking on POTUS.

> Now, Twitter has done just this. Trump’s tweet has not been removed — but it has been placed behind a notice, identifying it as problematic.

washingtonpost.com/politics/20

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