Tag Archives: economics

Behind The Scenes at a 5-Star All-Inclusive Resort on the Mayan Riviera

After our recent holiday, I was interested in learning more about these mega-resorts (practically mini-cities) operate. This article provides a great overview on this subject, giving a behind-the-scenes tour of the same chain we stayed at in the Dominican Republic but from their Mayan Riviera complex.

Q&A With the Selfie Stick’s Unsung Canadian Inventor

These things (presumably some originals and some knock-offs) were fairly common sights in Punta Cana though not ubiquitous by any measure either.

The Dominican Republic

On our trip next week (next week!), I don’t think we’ll so much as leave our all-inclusive resort for a city tour or a catamaran excursion. But perhaps next time…

Regina’s Status As Fly-Over Country Confirmed #yqrcc #yqr

When I was in England on exchange in 1995, I would sometimes go to the college library and read the UK’s national papers. I still remember looking at the Travel section of The Weekend Times and seeing an ad for a “Cross-Canada Adventure”.  After landing in the maritimes, you would take a coach through Quebec and […]

Powerful Reddit Thread Reveals How Poor Get By In America

The Washington Post picked up a recent Reddit thread which asked what do insanely poor people buy that ordinary people know nothing about? Absolutely heartbreaking stories.

Friday Fun Link – New Copyright Laws Come Into Effect Today (On An Unrelated Note, Here’s Some Info On How To Torrent Without Your ISP Being Able to Identify You)

A new law comes into effect today which requires ISPs to forward letters to their customers that media companies suspect of pirating movies, music and other digital content via IP addresses connected to those files. On a completely unrelated note, here’s a thread on Reddit about ways that people can torrent files without your ISP knowing […]

Christmas Eve Closing Hours for Canadian Public Libraries

Earlier this fall, I had occasion to do some research on the Christmas Eve closing hours of various Canadian public libraries. (Not all libraries post their Christmas Eve hours since it’s not a full “Closed Day” in most places, only a partial day so I was thankful for those that did provide this information.   […]

Friday Fun Link – 7 Top Kickstarter Projects Now Available on Amazon

Some really interesting, cool stuff here.

Friday Fun Link – Cola Tricks

Fun stuff!

Today in Piracy (er, Grey Market Copyright Activity)

Pirate Bay taken down by Swiss authorities It will likely be up again very soon in a different form and/or with a different URL SaskTel rumoured to begin sending copyright infringement notices to its Internet customers in the new year