The unpleasantness of going to the immigration office today, dealing with a staff that cannot speak English — I think it’s silly to demand that in coffeeshops and restaurants but good grief, a basically monolingual staff in an immigration office? — and of course the long wait, sitting beside people who seem to think nothing […]
Don’t ask. Just go read this.
So my girlfriend informed me that she got her grade for her residency feedback. Though it wasn’t a “bad grade”, it was lower than I expected, and I have to admit that I was quite surprised. She had some trouble when doing her hospital work during her studies, because she tended to do things her […]
As noted in my sidebar, I’ve finished Ted Chiang’s book of short stories, and here’s what I posted in the way of a review over All Consuming. As for the next book, I’m still (as always) reading a few at once, but the one I’m focused on now is Bester’s The Stars My Destination and […]
Interesting thoughts on Fundamentalist Islam’s cargo cult by Rich at Sharp Blue. Funny how I keep posting links to atheist/secularist discussions of religion under “politics” but it’s the category that makes the most sense.