Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014. The winter that would never end still hasn't ended as we had near-freezing temperatures and a cold misty rain. Yes, that's still snow on the ground. This is north of Moncton: Gorge Road just off Indian Mountain Road - rolling hills and optical illusions.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
April 21, 2014. Scene from the front hall on top of the booklshelf. That's Bart, at right, beside a bucket of leaves and a bamboo Buddha. The photo is one I tool about 8 years ago of Victoria Park. Spend the whole day on the computer working on the LPSS program implementation plan.
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014. This is the pond just outside my office the day after the flood. It got cold last night and the surface froze, and then as the water receded we get what you see here - a thin layer of ice draped over everything like a crispy blanket. I watched and listened to them collapse as the sun came out (it's all mlted now).
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
April 14, 2014. When it's late and you need a daily photo and you have a cat and a souvineer from a Phillies game, putting the hat on the cat is a natural. As you can see from his expression, Alex is not impressed, from which I deduce that he is not a Phillies fan.
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Sunday, April 13, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
April 11, 2014. This vendor's call was "Hey Miller Lite." Every few minutes. That was all he said. Each of the vendors at the Phillies game had their own distinctive call. It was all part of the rich tapestry which is a Major League Baseball game. I could go every night.
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
April 7, 2014. Back in Moncton, in the office for some meetings, then a quick run to Costco. This sign - the ugliest in the city, and possibly anywhere, is across the road from Costco. I have no idea what they were thinking. By contrast - I'm enjoying the clear blue sky and warm weather (which will melt that ugly road-snow in the foreground).
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Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
April 3, 2014. I gave a presentation at the IEEE EduCon conference here at the military museum in Istanbul. As you can imagine, it is full of artifacts and paintings, especially this one by Hasan Riza called Conquest of Budin. The painting references the conquest of the city in 1541 by Suleiman the Magnificant - the city of Buda which would later be Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
April 2, 2014. The Hagia Sofia is about 10 kilometers from my hotel - I know because I walked the distance. It was well worth the trip. This 1500 year old building iis magnificent - one can only imagine what it was like in it's prime, one of the wonders of the Medieval world.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
April 1, 2014. Arrived on a Lufthansa flight this afteernoon in Istanbul - just barely got out of Moncton, which was in an ice storm (power was actually out at the airport), and just ahead of a Lufthansa pilots' strike. In Turkey, a Twitter ban and unrest over recent elections. For me, nothing but sleep. This is a quick snapshot outside through the window of the car on the ride to the hotel.
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