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Whatever the case, it's become too much of a time and energy sink of late. Enjoy the rest of the summer, tweeps. I'll see you in the fall.
But, it's also telling that I'm blocking more people recently. I'm not sure why that is, but it's not a great trend. Certainly an indicator of less enjoyment of my time on twitter. Or an indicator that I'm annoying far more people. Or both.
On other occasions, a block is my way of helping out those who are always annoyed by the things I tweet. If you complain about the food every time you come over, next time I might just save you the trouble. But, on most occasions, it's because you've levelled a personal attack.
And yes, on occasion I use a twitter block in the same way you might decide not to invite an old friend to your house party - you know it will end in an argument you don't want to have and things are better if that argument doesn't happen.
I'm sure there are people who look at my twitter engagements the same way, although I wish that weren't the case. It certainly doesn't bring out the best in any of us.
One of the things this platform is great for is revealing what people who you've considered friends actually think about you, how easily people will give that up, and how transactional relationships can be.
I wish that our Premier would take it upon himself to make people more rather than less knowledgeable about our province and our country when he speaks.
Hypothesis: code that takes between 5 and 10 minutes to run is the worst for productivity. The run-time is too short to do something else productive, but if you're just filling 5-10 minute blocks while debugging, you're not getting a lot done.
"You can't go wrong with fried chicken," is my best media quote ever, don't @ me.…
Babies aren't made the way you think they're made, sir.…
Hello, yes? I'd like to report a storm.
Also worth remembering that, at least insofar as income taxes are concerned, Alberta is no longer the lowest-taxed jurisdiction. BC has higher sales taxes, of course.
Didn't Premier Kenney leave a job in Ottawa to take an initially much-lower-paying job in Alberta?…
Hey @TomOlsenXIX, there's a Mr. Kenney on the phone for you. He has questions about earmarks, political gimmicks, and subsidies for fossil fuels. #ableg
Tune-in tomorrow when the magpies of my front yard discuss their displeasure with early morning noise levels.
Um, you guys know that you're literally a multi-million dollar subsidy right?…
Wait until you find out what one of the other Jasons Kenneth has done to support their're going to be mighty angry. #ableg…
Montreal and Quebec City have hosted the @GPCQM for the last few years and it's been a great addition to the pro calendar, with some of the best riders in the world taking on the two races. Would love to see Worlds on Camilien-Houde again!
👀 Road worlds back to Canada for the first time since Hamilton in 2003? That would be fantastic!…n
Update: The storm is done, and the rest of the house has been deemed safe. Kona has emerged from under the desk and is giving me a look you'd give to someone who decided to stay behind to fight the fire despite the evacuation order and got out of it all unscathed.…
Hi, did you know there's a storm? Why aren't you panicking? Why aren't you under this desk with me? Save yourself, fool.
Good grief. Does the Green Party want any votes this year?…
Unfortunately, I get pretty wicked reactions to strings. Last year i had wasp hand. I guess this year it shall be bee foot.
Stepped on a bee in bare feet. :(
This will be an interesting experiment in Edmonton as this rolls out across the city. An effective household cap on garbage, with certain exceptions. #yeg…
A squadron of new garbage cans?
Current status: two youts?
Tonight was the best I've felt on a bike ride in a few years. I blame @Ben_S_Harper. Or the new bar tape. Likely the bar tape.
I appear to have completed the longest data cleaning and merging project ofy career. I can't wait to re-run the analysis with the newly rebuilt data. Project allows me to identify some facility-level changes in power markets that I hadn't been able to before. More to come.
The big union bosses at the National Post...…
Almost every major university in Canada (with the notable exception of mine) has developed policy programs where students pay handsomely for the opportunity to interact with those with even moderate proximity to real government decision-making and policy formation.…
"Tomorrow, the data set will be ready," he said confidently for the 47th time.
Yeah, a university undergrad is definitely something a post-doc should be scoffing at...…
There's never a meat grinder around when you need one.
Next time, when I'm bored and waiting for code to run, I'll just stick my hand in a meat grinder as it will be less painful than my mentions right now.
Some #ableg twitter reaction to @Ben_S_Harper is ridiculous. Someone with a degree from Queen's, in grad school in the Ivy League, and with the lived experience in policy and politics that he's got would be a cinch for policy job in any govt in Canada. Give your heads a shake.
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