• Life

    Social Behaviour In the Time of COVID19

    by In a word: online. In a few more words: social media and video calling. And social media is currently losing its lustre for me as an actual communication medium. No one, and I’m including me there, seems to have the appetite to actually discuss things that are worth discussing. We want things over quick, a short exchange of words so we can move onto the next topic/meme/cat video. Worse, a lot of that not really communication is more along the lines of “agree with me or don’t bother responding to the thing I posted”. Which annoys me. If someone wants to live in an echo chamber where everyone agrees…

  • Announcement,  Life

    Day One

    by And along came COVID-19. Or, as a great poet once wrote, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley.” Since the last post on 22 February, I have drafted, or least dictated and mostly edited, eight different blog posts. They will all probably still happen at some point but will likely need a little bit of updating or alteration first. The last couple of weeks have been fairly hectic, particularly the last seven or eight days as my company, a gaming company with typically large venues, joins the growing list of companies to “temporarily suspend operations”. The OLG, a crown corporation of the Government of Ontario…