The cryptic horror nightmare that is Canada (a Twitter thread)

” As an expat living in Canada, the more I live here, the more I’m convinced I’m actually stuck in some kind of cryptic horror nightmare country that’s subtly and slowly eating away at me.”

@kavaeric on Twitter

Here’s the full Twitter thread in all it’s glory. Here’s the Threadreader version for easier readability. Here’s the article I found it in.

Feels like a modern Heritage Minute.

Building a local community hub with WordPress: WordCamp Niagara 2019

Building a community hub with WordPress

The following is an abbreviated recap of my session at WordCamp Niagara 2019. Thanks to the organizers for putting on another great WordCamp. Hauling out to Niagara Falls in the autumn is a highlight of my year…!

Local media used to be the hub of our communities. It’s how we kept up with the news and events happening near us.

My first job was delivering newspapers. I was a newspaper courier for the Era Banner in Newmarket, Ontario. This would’ve been the late 90’s.

The paper wasn’t the sparse flyer-packed wrapping that we see today. It was thick and filled with writing from local reporters, editors, and columnists.

Then Facebook happened.

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The marshmallow test fallacy

“Ultimately, the new study finds limited support for the idea that being able to delay gratification leads to better outcomes. Instead, it suggests that the capacity to hold out for a second marshmallow is shaped in large part by a child’s social and economic background—and, in turn, that that background, not the ability to delay gratification, is what’s behind kids’ long-term success.

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test (The Atlantic)

Emphasis mine. Context matters.