We know that history has a tendency to repeat itself, as those of us who remember the past eventually die. It’s been almost a century since Hitler’s rise to power. We are witnessing it again. From Wikipedia: The Beer Hall Putsch, also known as the Munich Putsch, was a failed coup d’état by Nazi PartyContinue reading Revolt, rinse, repeat
Via Washington Post: Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for the 2008 film “Juno,” came out as transgender on Tuesday, sharing the news in a long social media post. “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky toContinue reading Hello, Elliot
I wrote three tweets last week which I’d like to summarise here: #BlackLivesMatter #TransRightsAreHumanRights #StayHome The last one — about COVID-19 — is difficult to do if you’re protesting, so stay safe and wear a mask. Remember that the mask must cover both your mouth and your nose. I also wrote on this website aContinue reading Change by a thousand choices
I guess the novel coronavirus turned out to be more serious than anyone thought. If you’re under the age of 35 and you don’t think this affects you, you’re wrong. Stop panic buying. There are people who need toilet paper more than you do. Please stay safe. And wash your damn hands.
I picked a new theme for this site, moved it over to WPEngine because I’m tired of managing WordPress sites and I couldn’t find a good enough static site generator that handled comments in a reasonable way. I’m also worried about COVID-19, but not in a panicky sort of way. It’s more a worry aboutContinue reading A new theme
I will be stepping back from a number of things in 2020, for personal reasons. I am still attending SQL Saturday Victoria, the MVP Summit, and SQLBits, plus I have the Calgary PASS user group to run, but I have yet to decide on PASS Summit. I love the SQL Server community and I’ve lovedContinue reading Some personal news
When I was born, the doctors, nurses, even my own family, assigned me as male. As I grew older, I came to realise (at around 18 years old) that I was not in fact a man. It took another couple decades to understand what this meant because I’m also slow. Here’s a list which mayContinue reading Gender-neutral terminology
In the US and Canada, June is Pride Month. We’ve come a long way from 2001 when South Africa was lucky to have its first Pride Week in Johannesburg, a concept that has apparently continued since we invented it. I wrote some things on Twitter about Pride in the last few days, which I’m goingContinue reading Pride month
On 15 February 2019, The French Kiss Off is opening at the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary for eight performances. It is the third play I’ve directed since moving to Calgary, and I encourage you to check it out if you’re in the area. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.
I was born in December 1976. My first cousin Luke was born in January 1978. We grew up together as cousins do, only a year apart. We had similar childhoods growing up in South Africa. We went to the same family events, we hung out. If the photos are anything to go by, we mightContinue reading Luke Potter