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[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • Anthropology.net notes the discovery of Australopithecus remains east of the Great Rift Valley.
  • blogTO suggests that Toronto restaurants east of the Don face trouble in attracting customers.
  • Patrick Cain maps gentrification over the past decade in Toronto and Vancouver.
  • Geocurrents polls its readers as to what themes they would like the blog to examine.
  • Joe. My. God. shares the new Pet Shop Boys tracks “Burn” and “Undertow”.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the problems of the right in the United States with being consistent in its rhetoric about abortion being murder.
  • Marginal Revolution links to an interesting article suggesting that Soviet movies had fewer Americans villains than one might expect, partly because Nazis filled that niche but also because Americans were not seen as inherently threatening.
  • Personal Reflections looks at the particular fiscal imbalances of Australian federalism.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer starts to examine the likely consequences of a Venezuelan defaullt.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes the ongoing litigation over the Star Trek fan production Axanar.
  • Towleroad notes the first attempts to set up arranged same-sex marriages for people of Indian background.
  • Transit Toronto notes a repair to a secondary entrance of Ossington station and the continued spread of Presto readers throughout the grid.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russia is the chief beneficiary of an Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.

[BLOG] Some popular culture links

  • Centauri Dreams looks at the genesis of the idea of the ramscoop starship.
  • The LRB Blog looks at migrant children held in custody in Greece and follows Syrian refugees in Izmir.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the return of Andrew Sullivan to blogging.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw notes the success of the strategy of tension in the hands of ISIS.

[BLOG] Some social sciences links

  • D-Brief looks at a study of the Jomon of prehistoric Japan, noting low levels of violence.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog considers the sociological complexities of effective policing and crime.
  • The Frailest Thing’s Michael Sacasas reports on the many good things in his life, personal and professional.
  • Language Hat considers the origins of the Chinese name for Rome and links to a map of Native American languages.
  • Language Log tracks down the origins of a Japanese sign barring Russian visitors.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money considers the unemployed white working class and looks at American anti-urbanism in the 20th century.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the poor prospects of immigrants in Belgium on the job market.
  • Zero Geography reports on the importance of understanding the deep background to big data and the cloud.

[META] On future posts


For most of the past two weeks, I’ve been fighting an unpleasant stomach bug. Between work and rest, I’ve not have much time–or at least, much incentive–to be very busy here.

On a more profound level, I’ve been thinking a bit about my blog and what I want to achieve here. I have a greater interest in long-form writing than my posts here have indicated, I believe, as well as a disinterest in remaining particularly invested in content that I’m not particularly interested in composing. So, there will be changes. I’m not sure how far these changes will go at this point. Perhaps you’ll stay to discover them with me?|


Written by Randy McDonald

April 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Posted in Meta, Non Blog, Writing

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[META] Blogroll expansion!

Only two this time.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 9, 2016 at 11:04 pm

[FORUM] What blogs would you recommend?

What blogs would you recommend? Surely the blogosphere still has some life left to it!

Written by Randy McDonald

March 2, 2016 at 11:56 pm

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • blogTO notes that, this summer, there will be a play in Toronto about Target Canada’s demise set in an old Target store.
  • Dangerous Minds shares photos of women using boxy early 1980s office computers.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to one paper suggesting most super-Earths are mini-Neptunes and to another noting the odd disk of L1455 IRS1.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at the huge problem of corporate debt in China.
  • Joe. My. God. notes a new Indonesian ban on “effeminate” men from television.
  • Language Hat notes German/Polish ethnolinguistic tensions in late medieval Poland.
  • The Map Room Blog shares a link to posters of the New York subway.
  • The Planetary Society Blog introduces readers to the new Lightsail 2 cubesat.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at the terrible housing shortage in the coastal United States, especially the most desirable areas of said.
  • Torontoist notes York University’s construction of new dorms.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that the continuation of Western sanctions against Russia depends on Ukraine’s continued reforms.
  • Arnold Zwicky takes issue with WordPress’ categorization system, from a linguistic perspective.

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