VW’s new electric boogaloo

” At major global car exhibitions, Volkswagen AG typically presents itself as a big, happy family, where each brand—budget-oriented Seat and Skoda, VW proper, luxury Audi, road rockets Porsche, Lamborghini, and Bugatti—gets equal time to flaunt its latest innovations. But in Frankfurt this September, the choreography was different, with the company devoting the entire preshow press conference to a single diminutive model: an all-electric hatchback called the ID.3. “

VW’s $50 Billion Moonshot Bet on an Electric Hatchback (Businessweek)

We switched from a 2013 Honda Civic LX to a 2019 Volkswagen Golf back in August.

We fell in love with the car while on our honeymoon in Tuscany and, I gotta say, I adore driving it.

I was also eyeing the e-Golf, but with Ontario’s PC government pulling the plug on electric car incentives, I couldn’t stomach the price. Or the thought of running out of power during a long-haul drive.

Nonetheless, I’m glad to see VW go all-in on electric vehicles. It’s the future. I agree. It’s just a question of when and how they roll out.

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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