Walked down to Starbucks and then to the lake. Perfect morning, really.

Toronto’s always expanding skyline is peeking out from behind the trees to remind us that we live in the city and let can enjoy our beach and nature any time we want.

The lake appears to never end…

We’re Kanban agile at Hover but today after the demo the company makes us do because every other team at Tucows is Scrum we ended up chatting about the work we did over the last few weeks.

And Pete says, “Wait. Did we just have a retrospective?”


Except that, as the New Yorker article makes clear, “reasonable” for one person is not the same as “reasonable” for another. I’m fine with my registrar knowing I own a domain and where I live. I’m not fine with just anyone being able to look that up. IP lawyers think it’s totally reasonable to have access to that data. Law enforcement too. Is that reasonable?

Spending some time at work today struggling through what Whois Privacy even is with GDPR. It comes down to this: what data does your domain registrar have, and exactly who has access to it and for what reasons. Seems if the answers to those questions are reasonable, maybe there isn’t a place for Whois Privacy anymore?

Played a bit of tourist in our own city today. 15km run this morning through Parkdale, Roncy, Little Portugal and Chinatown. Then hit Queen West for a bit and grabbed early dinner downtown. Only regret was I never pulled my phone out to take any pics.

The school year is almost over now and I couldn’t be prouder of my kids. Lindsey is off to the Ontario Math Olympiad this weekend in Oakville as part Team Toronto (one of three grade 8 girls). Mac received the Beaches Lions Club Award for Community Involvement today. Both are amazing kids in their own way and for Mac, in spite of the challenges that Fragile X has thrown at her.

PC majority in Ontario tonight. At least we’ll have a strong opposition from the NDP. On a personal note, I’m happy to see Scarborough-Southwest go NDP by a wide margin.

Bummed that Discovery Channel Canada’s show Daily Planet is no more. I interned there for a summer 12 years ago (?) and had a real fun time with some great people. I guess the writing was on the wall when Discovery started showing Big Bang Theory re-runs recently. No room for a daily science show on TV, I guess.

I can’t ever resist installing the iOS betas on my iPhone and iPad. Usually it means a few months of annoyances, but this beta of iOS 12 is really, really stable. It’s not perfect though. Games in particular are crashy. Mini Metro freezes up regularly and Real Racing 3 won’t even start. I think it’s maybe Game Center related.

So yeah…posting from the WordPress iOS app on my iPad Pro running iOS 12 b1. So far, so good. It’s easily the most stable first beta I’ve ever run. Only bummer is that Real Racing 3 crashes on startup.