Posts from the ‘About This Site’ category

In 2014, what is my blog for?

This site is home to nearly 6000 blog posts. However, this will only be my third blog post of 2014, and only my 20th since the…

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How to make a beer can chicken

After nearly 6000 entries on this site, this is the first recipe I’ve ever posted. I learned how to make this from James. I subsequently showed…

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Reviving the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness

1029 Internet years ago, in 2003, I started something called the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness. It compiled “wacky, bizarre, surreal and otherwise strange examples of…

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Seven words I learned from Will Self

We sometimes buy the International Herald Tribune from the local tabac. Because it mostly combines its own original work with New York Times articles, it’s a…

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How do I choose a masters degree?

For a half decade, I’ve been toying with the idea of going back to school and getting a masters degree. I use ‘toying’ here in the…

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10 years of self-promotional posts, no end in sight

Somebody pointed out recently that this blog is now more than ten years old. I totally missed my ten-year anniversary, which was officially on August 18.…

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11 unanswered questions

Like most people, I do a lot of wondering. Perhaps unlike most people, I tend to give voice to the odd questions which occur to me.…

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What’s the origin of the name ‘Barefoot’?

I get asked a lot about the origin of my name. Predictably, lots of people think that it’s First Nations in origin. It’s not. I’m pretty…

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