Tag Archives: economics

Percentage of US Workers Who Are Male/Female By Occupation

Ranging anywhere from kindergarten teacher (97.7% female) to boilermakers (99.8% male), this chart has lots of information that probably confirms what you already know but also provides an interesting overview of gender roles in the workplace. Librarians come in at 18% male/82% female right between “social worker” and “general office clerk” whereas for Shea (and my […]

“I thought that music mattered. But does it bollocks? Not compared to how people matter.”

Here’s a great scene from the highly underrated British movie, “Brassed Off” which I re-watched this afternoon. (Bonus points for this speech also providing a sample for the song “Tubthumping” by anarcho-punk collective, Chumbawamba) This band behind me’ll tell you that that trophy means more to me than owt else in the whole world. But […]

Friday Fun Link – What the Hell is Ello?

An ad-free, privacy conscious social network (or is it?) (via Quinn Dupont who, if possible, is using even bigger words than when I knew him at FIMS!)

Five Topics

Hockey Pre-season has begun which means the real season is only a couple weeks away.  Did you know that a generally accepted rule of Canadian publishing is any book with anything to do with hockey is guaranteed to be a huge seller?  True story. Politics No matter, how much he tries to excuse it, I […]

Friday Fun Link – How Would Steve Jobs Sell You A Pen?

“Sell me this pen.” An old business school cliche, recently brought to attention again in the movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street” gets a fictional Steve Jobs spin.

The “Boring” Trait Google Looks For In All Its Leaders

Not sure if it’s a predictable answer but it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. ;-)

A White Paper for Scotland (Guest Blog Post)

So I haven’t paid too much attention to the Scottish Independence referendum (I think my first real glimmer of awareness is when Ryan Meili picked “Better Together” as a campaign slogan a couple years ago and a team member pointed out we’d be working with the “No” side in the Scottish referendum in the world […]

Random Thoughts on #Apple’s Big Event Yesterday

Shea was home and planning to watch the livestream of the event but it was so crappy, we ended up having a nice family evening of watching the archive of the event after the kids went to bed.  Here’s some random thoughts (or if you want a more humourous take)… The reason she’s so pumped […]

Our New rPod 182g Ultralight RV

Shea and I had a pretty expensive visit to Indian Head earlier this summer. We went to the splash park and happened to bump into some friends who were back from Calgary for a few days.  In the course of talking to them, they told us they’d just bought a new rPod camper. We’d seen one […]

Friday Fun LInk – “The Coolest” Cooler Breaks Pebble’s Kickstarter Record

The Coolest – a modern cooler integrating all kinds of cool technology and gimzos has unseated Pebble’s over two year long record for highest earning Kickstarter offering, earning $10.7 million to Pebble’s $10.3 million. The Kickstarter has closed now so you can’t get in, even if you wanted to (I did for Pebble but not […]