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Getting to know Canada
posted on 2013-06-18 16:45:24
Today is the second day of our trip to Canada to look at apartments. So far, we've learned

* Your phone is not unlocked, even if the internet seems to say it should be. If it seems like Verizon did something kind, that information is wrong.
* Getting a cheap, prepaid Sim card with a phone is pretty easy. Tel us gives you $20 credit when you buy a phone.
* Canada looks a lot like the US but the store names are different.
* Finding apartments is horrible regardless of which country you're in.
No Gods, No Bosses
posted on 2013-06-14 00:17:17
Andy Wingo from Igalia has started writing about the company and their cooperatively run organization on his blog.  It's interesting both because of the exciting way they organize and run themselves, but also in the language Andy chose to use to talk about them.

Nobody likes to talk about Anarchism these days, and people who use its lexicon are usually buried in the media, as the recent Occupy movement was.  It's an immediate red-flag, and I know I intentionally avoid using words like "revolution" and even calling Anarchism by its name because I think people will just shut off and stop listening to me if I say them.  I find this sad, and I'm sadder still that I self-censor in this way, because there are important things to say, that I care dearly about, which use these words.

What I mean to say is that I really appreciate both the content of Andy's posts and how he chose to write them.  it makes me feel a little braver, a little more comfortable with something that is part of who I am and what I believe, and safer bringing it up in public.

You can find the introduction here and the first part here.

And for something fun and related, here's some Chumbawamba!

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