Media

There are more ads than articles in the June 2nd BC Edition of the A Section of the Globe and Mail.

Ads versus articles in the Saturday BC Edition of the Globe and Mail, A Section

Here’s the A Section of the Globe and Mail. It’s the BC edition for June 2nd, 2018. There are 19 reports and 5 opinion pieces. I counted the weather section […]

Art & Design

An owl stairs into the snow.

Some thoughts on microblogging with self-hosted WordPress

So I’ve been experimenting with microblogging on Mastadon, micro.blog and Tumblr. I decided it’s time we have our own self-hosted WordPress microblog…

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Illustration, mostly greenish, of Bharat looking into the lens of a camera and holding up his thumb, almost like he's sizing us up.

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps: Jeans, not Genes!

Where we wade into the “new” controversy on genetics and race, and talk about e-cigarettes, food and more

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Illustration, mostly greenish, of Bharat looking into the lens of a camera and holding up his thumb, almost like he's sizing us up.

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps: Jagmeetophobia TV facebook and more

Canadian media is still hung up in the 1980s on Sikhs, is facebook really to blame for polarization, and more!

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Pocket Scraps – Jan and Feb 2018

Convergent evolution, cat mass spectrometers, love jihad and more!

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A well worn drawer of type sits with a wide range of individual type setting pieces sitting on it.

Anadrome, semordnilap and levidrome: a whimsical example of problematic information

How a heartwarming news story about an interesting linguistic phenomenon widely mislead people that there are no words to describe that spell different words when they’re reversed…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Dec 3

Grizzly overpasses, alt-right scariness and more

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Nov 24

This shall become a weekly thing again, I decree it so. Universal Family Care As millennials have kids and Baby Boomers live longer, we need to create a new, integrated, […]

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps 03-Nov

In which you get a sneak peak at my numbered rant system

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 28

Songbirds and twitter, insects, google and more.

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 13

Two weeks worth of scraps, whales, weinstein and more…

Culture

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Sep 29

On American colonialism, racism, football and more

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Bharat’s pocket scraps Sep 22

All the charismatic mega(and not so mega)fauna news

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Bharat’s pocket scraps September 15

Google , car accidents, climate change and more

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Pocket scraps Sep 8 (ish)

The octopus story, and more…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Sep 1

Spicy food, terrible Indian government decisions and more

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Bharat’s pocket scraps August 25

Birding, Margaret Atwood, so much to look forward to on Spec-Fi TV, and justice

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Bharat’s pocket scraps August 18

White Supremacy, the partition, and more

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps August 12

The India-Pakistan partition, evo-psych douchebags and more

Media

Panels of illustrations from the Great Moon Hoax of 1835.

More nuanced theories of journalism needed

A good theory of journalism helps us understand what media are not journalistic. And, equally important, a theory helps us understand what unconventional kinds of media are journalistic…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps August 4

Tolkien, Dunkirk, Confederate and more make for a pop-culture heavy scrap pile this week.

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Bharat”s Pocket Scraps July 28

Trout, mental health, the role of luck and agency and much more!

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps July 21

Rising from the ashes, a Buffalo suburb ends its dependence on coal First in a series on communities overcoming obstacles to become cleaner and greener. Sixteen months ago, the coal-fired […]

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps July 14

Margaret Atwood and Junot Diaz, and a whole bunch of disturbing links :(