the view over the reservoir in Bearspaw, looking over the foothills toward the rocky mountains. I went for a nice bike ride this afternoon, to celebrate (finally) finishing the first draft of my research proposal. What an amazing afternoon for a ride!
from [Bruce Schneier](http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/09/wiretapping_the.html): > Formerly reserved for totalitarian countries, this wholesale surveillance of citizens has moved into the democratic world as well. Governments like Sweden, Canada and the United Kingdom are debating or passing laws giving their police new powers of internet surveillance, in many cases requiring communications system providers to redesign products and services […]
I was going to write a long, rambling post about tolerance and freedom of speech, but can’t seem to do it without a strong infusion of bile against the mouthbreathing cretins that removed the candidate’s poster.
the pathway along the duck pond near campus, in full autumn colour.
The University recently wrapped up some research into the perceptions of teaching and learning on campus. [The report](http://ucalgary.ca/provost/files/provost/ILTPresearchreport.PDF) includes this gem, aimed squarely at the department I’ve been a part of for nearly a decade: >There were polarised views about the centralised professional development centre. These ranged from overt appreciation for their work and views […]