Sunday, May 21, 2017

Apple Blossoms


May 21, 2017. Day of rest. Watched the ball game,played with a bit of coding, took this photo of gthe crabapple tree in bossom.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ottawa Tulip Festival


May 20, 2017. Back home, and spent the afternoon at the Ottawa Tulip Festival at Lansdowne Park.

Jardin del Arte


May 19, 2017. One last look at Mexico City before I depart. This is an early morning look at Jardin del Arte from my hotel room window, the view I had all w eek.

Friday, May 19, 2017

My Twitter Advertsers

My list isn't as long as Audrey Watters's, weighing in at only 23 pages (to her 33). Note that all of these companies are wasting their money, as I block all Twitter advertisements.

Twitter says: "Tailored audiences are often built from email lists or browsing behaviors. They help advertisers reach prospective customers or people who have already expressed interest in their business. Learn more

You are currently part of 2689 audiences from 1338 advertisers.

You can opt out of interest-based advertising in your personalization and data settings. This will change the ads you see on Twitter, however it won't remove you from advertisers' audiences."

Twitter is on the bubble. I don't expect I'll be using the service by the end of the year.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mexico City


May 17, 2017. A day off today, but I ended up having to hustle ths afternoon to cancel credit cards and such after involuntarily donating my wallet to a needy person in Mexico City's old city.

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico


May 16, 2017. Centerpiece monument from UNAM, where I gave my talk today. After my talk: lunch, then sleep.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mexico City


May 15, 2017. Walked about 10 km taking photos, went nowhere in particulr, which is always the best place.

Watching You


May 14, 2017. Flew to Mexico today. This is a view from the lounge at the airport in Montreal.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Robin


May 13, 2017. Spent the day working (it ws cold and rainy anyway) and only had time to take this picture of a robin. Accomplishments: - final draft of 'Open Learning, Open Networks' submitted.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Des Pins


May 12, 2017. This is the LaRose Forest at the end of Rue Des Pins near Limoges. The road is being extended, nibbling at the edge of the forest. It needs to be protected from this sort of encroachment, or it will disappear. P.S. mosquitos out in full force.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lights


May 11, 2017. Yeah, yeah, I'll take them down. Next weekend. After all 15 months is long enough.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tulips


May 10, 2017. This is on the front lawn. They didn't grow last year, but surprised us by making an appearance this year. Another coding day, frustrated by a drop-down select list that wouldn't work. It works now, though.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Paint Shop


May 9, 2017. A few days ago I bought a couple of Muskoka chairs from Costco. Today I went to the paint store for some stain for them; this is a scene from inside the store. Accomplishments: - slides and presentation for an internal committee describing the CSPS project

Monday, May 8, 2017

Crabapple Leaves


May 8, 2017. Spent the day coding - converting my content editor to ajax so I can dynamically edit table structures. So I can maage different types of data. Which will help me build my MOOC aggregator. Made good progress. Cold and rainy (though not so much in our Casselman microclimate).

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Over the Trestle


May 7, 2017. This is the 4702 rumbling over the trestle pulling large load of freight. Another cold wet day, so I worked today, doing more coding.

My Posts are Authored by a Cat


May 6, 2017. They can't be authored by me, because as you can see this cat is always in front of the keyboard. Today was a work day, since it was too cold and rainy to do anything else. More coding.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rain


May 5, 2017. The story around these parts today is rain (and flooding). We're far away from the water at home, even though we can (sort of) see the river outside the kitchen window. Spent the day coding (yay!) to whip gRSShopper into shape for wide varieties of data types.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Hyacinth


May 4, 2017. Andrea planted this pink flower in 2015 but it didn't come up until this year (the same is true of our other bulbs - go figure). Good day today, got stuff done. Acomplishments: - final version of CTE (annual evaluation) submitted - draft of article for DE in China completed

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Periwinkle


May 3, 2017. We have a bountiful crop of periwinkle in the backyard garden next to the house Andrea doesn't like them and says they're invasive, but they look nice to me. Accomplishments: - first draft of Contact North paper.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Polly


May 2, 2017. This is Polly, who in her old age has decided that she is afraid of me. Not so afraid I can't take a photo, but she doesn't like my habit of playing string with Lexi. She's 14 now, and it's all too much for her. Got half a paper revised this morning, but with no internet in the office worked from home in the afternoon, so people could have a newsletter.

Bobblehead


May 1, 2017. I took care of the last of the Moncton bills today, which complete and finally closes the chapter on that city. Otherwise, a quite day. This is the bobblehead (Steve Yzerman) and flag in my office window.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Recycled


April 30, 2017. Sunday afternoon, I got a whole lot of work done on my paper, a nd the Blue jays won. And as usual, Alex spent the afternoon with me, sleeping in the most handy box around.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

World Cow


April 29, 2017. Out on the bicycle today, a nice 50 km ride on a sunny day but on the cool side and with strong winds. Saw this cow along the road.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mourning Dove


April 28, 2017. Finished the design of my newsletter today and advanced a bit in coding. And took this photo of a beautiful mourning dove that I think is nesting in the eaves of the house.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Rebirth


April 26, 2017. In the back yard next to the house a plant springs anew among the dead stalks of last year. Ah, I love spring. Had big plans for today, but needed to sort out a bunch of gRSShopper bugs and update everything on GitHub.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In / Out


April 25, 2017. I've never seen anything in this box, and I doubt that it is used any more. Spotted in the halway outside my office. One meeting today, and a chunk of the day spent watching a video on open practices, but otherwise work without progress (and SourceTree mysteriously stopped pushing files up to GitHub).

Guilty


April 24, 2017. Lexi isn't actually guilty, but she certainly appears guilty as she hovers near the power bar. Busy day today with minimal progress.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chrysler


April 23, 2017. This is the Chrysler Community Centre in the foreground and the local church in the background, courtesy of my 37 km bike ride to the town and back this afternoon.

The Chicken


April 22, 2017. I ddn't sleep at al last night. So instead I listened to the Blue Jays game - it started at 10:;00 p.m. and ended at 3:36 or something like that. And was, happily, a win. But that pretty much erased any ambition I had for today. We got this chicken at the craft fair in Moncton when we bought our house there in 2001; now, a bit faded, it hangs in our Casselman kitchen.

Iron Art


April 21, 2017. Today was dentist day. Any thoughts I had of working evaporated after my morning appointment. This is some iron artwork in the dentists' washroom. I'm not complaining; he did excellent painless work. But going to the dentist still takes a lot out of me, just because of the stress.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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April 20, 2017. Happy 4-20! I had a relatively productive day today, especially compared to the last week. This is the train as it goes through Casselman - it was moving so slowly I thought I could outflank it but no luck. Blue Jays lost, but it was a great game so I don Accomplishments: - submitted CTE self-assessment - attended Build in Canada reviewers round 7 intro session - renewed by car's registration

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Birds on a Lawn


April 19, 2017. It rained most of the day as I puttered away in my office. Meanwhile, birds were attracted to our backyard in droves - starlings, chickadees, sparrows, crows, robins... the cardinals are around, but I didn't see them today; same with the goldfinches.

Birds on a Lawn


April 19, 2017. It rained most of the day as I puttered away in my office. Meanwhile, birds were attracted to our backyard in droves - starlings, chickadees, sparrows, crows, robins... the cardinals are around, but I didn't see them today; same with the goldfinches.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Peat Bog


April 18, 2017. The highlight of my day was me sitting on a bench and eating lunch here, looking out over the peat bog at Mer Bleu. The rest of the day was a write-off. I drove into work, remembered I had a dental appointment, had a cavity, drove back to work (via my lunch break), at which point the power went out, drove to Costco, stabbed one of my toes, drove home, saw all the stuff I missed today. No word on the Jays game yet, but how good can it be?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Signals


April 17, 2017. Another day of rest. I meant to do things like work or whatever but instead watched videos and puttered all day. Just as well; it wasn't a good day for OLDaily posts as one item after another struck me as just wrong.

Liam and the Cheese Factory


April 16, 2017. Bill and Shirley met us at the cheese factory in St. Albert where we had some ice cream and then watched them make cheese for a while. This is their youngoust son Liam trying hard not to pose whle posing. We later went to Brians for supper. Nice evening!

A Lone Crow


April 15, 2017. Stayed indoors all day and rested. I thought it might be a good day for biking, but as you can see, it wasn't.

Signals


April 17, 2017. Another day of rest. I meant to do things like work or whatever but instead watched videos and puttered all day. Just as well; it wasn't a good day for OLDaily posts as one item after another struck me as just wrong.

Liam and the Cheese Factory


April 16, 2017. Bill and Shirley met us at the cheese factory in St. Albert where we had some ice cream and then watched them make cheese for a while. This is their youngoust son Liam trying hard not to pose whle posing. We later went to Brians for supper. Nice evening!

A Lone Crow


April 15, 2017. Stayed indoors all day and rested. I thought it might be a good day for biking, but as you can see, it wasn't.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Camera


April 14, 2017. Online meeting first thing this morning, then went for a nice 25 km ride to St. Albert and back thiss afternoon. So I was ready for pizza when we visited with family in Embrun this evening. This is Lorelei taking my picture with her, um, camera.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Waiting for Summer


April 13, 2017. Put on the summer tires today and while I was waiting, took this picture of a deck across the road. The flag, if you're wondering, is the Franco-Ontario flag, and greets visitrs to Casselman. Spent all morning getting my office Windows to update properly (n ot sure of the time code for that) and then as I started work, the internet went down.

Weir


April 12, 2017. I worked through the day on an LRS, setting up the ADL reference implementation and running tests on it. I also fixed a problem with OLDaily email. Then I thought I'd go for a bke ride but the 7 degree temperature and rain cut it short. Still, I went far enough to get this photo of the Casselman weir.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The 6:35 to Ottawa


April 11, 2017. This is the track just near our house, and as I was taking some photos the 6:35 came by. One of those days today - spent the day installing software, setting up AWS, etc. Finally turned off a zombie database that was costing me $2 a day.

Bridge


April 10, 2017. It was the first nice day of the year so I was able to get out for a short bike ride. This is the St. Isadore Road Bridge over the Nation River just a few kilometers out of town.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Evening


April 9, 2017. Sunday evening at home on the first day it feels like itt might be spring. This is a weed in the back yard and the barfk of a tree.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tomatoes


April 8, 2017. No, not from my garden or anything like that, but I liked the way they looked on the vine. Good day of writing today (it takes a long time to write a long paper when you're doing iti weekends, but my employers pay me for other things these days).

Cardinals


April 7, 2017. OK, this isn't the best photo in the world - they were taken with the Sony outside the window. Both of these cardinals - a male and a female - were in our crabapple tree. So I guess we have a pair of nexting cardinals around here. Awesome.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Anderson Road


Aril 6, 2017. This is from Anderson Road, at the corner of Innes, on the way into the office today. It was raining hard all day and I took the back roads to avoid the traffic on the highway.

Feeding


April 5, 2017. Watching the snow melt outside my office window, and watching the starings feeding on the newly exposed grass.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Table Buddha


April 4, 2017. I reset the Sony point-and-shoot and began shooting in RAW; it's a four year old camera but it still produces great images. This is a study of the Buddha that sits on the kitchen table. Taking it was the most productive thing I did all day.