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
Look at this. Witness the audacity of the Fall 2018 collection from Moncler 1 Pierpaolo Piccioli. I must have one.
In June of 2018 one of my favourite Canadians, Melody Zacharias, invited me to write a chapter for a book she is publishing later this year called “Let Them Finish”. [Edited 17 November 2018: You can buy the book on Amazon.com, and all proceeds go to charity.] For context, Melody and other fine women inContinue reading On writing important things
Last year, my friend Sarah Gibbs was telling us a funny story about something that happened to her when she worked in a bookstore. That and two other embarrassing anecdotes made me want to make them into a trio of short films. As luck would have it, Sarah decided to leave Canada in September toContinue reading SUBURBAN TRAUMA is a go