January 24, 2023 8:46am /

🙏 Feeling grateful that I have a job which provides me with sick days.

As I stay home and rest up, I find myself thinking back to the days when I didn’t have access to some of the most basic of benefits, such as sick days. I think about how fortunate we are to have universal healthcare here in Canada, but also of how broken and gutted the system we have has become in no small part due to the lack of leadership* at the top of the healthcare structure. 

* we have plenty of politicians, but few leaders

January 23, 2023 9:08pm /

Elk: a nimble Mastodon web client

Elk: a nimble Mastodon web client:

“Thanks for your interest in trying out Elk, our work-in-progress Mastodon web client!”

I don’t think I’ll be jumping on the Mastodon bandwagon— I need another Twitter like I need another hole in my head, but if I was I certainly wouldn’t be using a client that tries to mimic Twitter in every way possible. 

Elk is really missing out on a golden opportunity to re-invent the social web. 

January 22, 2023 5:54pm / / Kombucha

Clearer Kombucha

After an initial four month test period of brewing kombucha, using the bulk tea bags I had around the house, I’m now happily using loose leaf tea.

The result of the upgrade in tea choice is a clearer and cleaner tasting brew. I’m looking forward to less unnecessary sediment in my week-to-week experiments and hoping for a more consistent taste too.