Parahat B’Shalach Commentary

I’m experimenting with podcasting, and this is my first podcast. I have to admit, learning the technical aspects has been an adventure. I’m still in the learning-a-new-thing fog. I have plenty to learn. Input from experienced podcasters would be appreciated. Music credit: “Music for Manatees” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 … More Parahat B’Shalach Commentary

Call an infidel an infidel

A rather unimpressive letter has been published on the internet by “The Muslims of Ottawa-Gatineau” decrying “[t]he recent attacks in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu [which] have shocked and horrified Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast.” The identity of the author, and any indication as to how he/she/they might have the authority to speak on behalf of “Muslims of Ottawa-Gatineau” is … More Call an infidel an infidel

Donglegate: Adria Richards, Dongles and Burqas

The firing of Adria Richards this week has something to teach us about power, and how it can backfire. Ms Richards took offence to some off-colour humour she overheard at a PyCon programming conference at Santa Clara California on Sunday. She photographed the perps, and posted the pics to twitter, along with her opinion of their … More Donglegate: Adria Richards, Dongles and Burqas