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Street Lights

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February 19, 2018. This is looking across the tracks from the road out front, toward the new subdivision. There are roads and streetlights but no houses yet, which produces this unusual arrangement of lights in the evening misty rain. I spent the day today analyzing interview data. https://flic.kr/p/2394fZa

Street Lights

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February 19, 2018. This is looking across the tracks from the road out front, toward the new subdivision. There are roads and streetlights but no houses yet, which produces this unusual arrangement of lights in the evening misty rain. I spent the day today analyzing interview data. https://flic.kr/p/2394fZa

Costco

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February 18, 2018. After a quick trip to Costco I spent the day coding and listening to the new Brandi Carlile album. This is our local Costco. https://flic.kr/p/2379b6V

Winterlude

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February 17, 2018. We went skating on the canal today. It was Andrea's first time and she did really well. I did much less so, though I did manage to stagger around a but. We also had BeaverTails, walked around the ice sculptures, and enjoyed the whole atmosphere. https://flic.kr/p/EMsVCT

The Nest

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February 16, 2018. I'm sure this has been there all year - maybe even longer - but I didn't notice it until today. It's not the greatest photo but I wanted to record it for posterity. It's just outside my office, by the parking lot. Mixed bag today: wrote a blog post, did some project interviews, evaluated a funding proposal and worked a little on gRSShopper. https://flic.kr/p/233C7Zc

Chickadee

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February 15, 2018. Frustrating day as it took all day to do the OPML code on gRSShopper. I kept making silly errors. On the way home I took a short walk in the forests by Mer Bleu. I only had the compact camera with me and got some so-so photos of Chickadees. https://flic.kr/p/23itRGd

Gloucester Centre

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February 14, 2018. Pretty good progress on gRSShopper today as I turned my attention to the admin functions. Took a break at lunch to go to Gloucester Centre, a very small mall with a large food court. https://flic.kr/p/EJd6Xt

Evening Trees

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February 13, 2018. A day of interviews and project work. There was an absolutely gorgeous sun pillar on the way home, but by the time I got in it had disappeared, leaving me with nothing but this feeble excuse of a sunset. That's the view out the front across the tracks these days. https://flic.kr/p/24ojJiT

Riverside Hospital

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February 12, 2017. Technically it's the Riverside campus of the Ottawa Hospital, but I think of it as Riverside Hospital. It was time for our annual check-up and I'm pleased to report that my blood pressure is normal, my cholesterol is good, and all the other indicators are as they should be. Andrea had her annual check-up at the same time and she's doing even better than I am. It does remind me, though, that I should be spinning more to get ready for a summer of cycling. https://flic.kr/p/24ojrLz

Alex

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February 9, 2018. Where would photo of the day be without cat photos. Long day of interviews and project work. Came home very tired. Took this photo at the end of the day. https://flic.kr/p/EAtVea

Nap Time

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February 10, 2018. I was pretty tired all day until I took an afternoon nap. This is the scene that greeted me when I woke up, Lexi on the left and Polly on the right. Woke up refreshed and did some stuff on gRSShopper in the evening. https://flic.kr/p/24cGw71

Esso

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February 8, 2018. Our local Esso station got a facelift over the last few months and now looks all shiny and new. It's where I go some time to get gas. Like today, for example, on the way home (hence the deep evening light) from an ordinary day in the office. https://flic.kr/p/24bG6QF

Snowscreen

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February 7, 2018. I spent the day in my home office watching the snowstorm outside through this screen window while doing CSPS interviews and the tiniest bit of coding (working on the harvester again, just tweaks). https://flic.kr/p/Ev7hwp

Don't Panic

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February 6, 2018. Worked on the CSPS project interviews all day today. But the highlight of the day was mid-afternoon when I watched the launch of Falcon Heavy. This is the Tesla Roadster flying toward Mars, as photographed from my monitor. https://flic.kr/p/234wnvS

Don't Panic

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February 6, 2018. Worked on the CSPS project interviews all day today. But the highlight of the day was mid-afternoon when I watched the launch of Falcon Heavy. This is the Tesla Roadster flying toward Mars, as photographed from my monitor. https://flic.kr/p/234wnvS

Inside My Fridge

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February 5, 2018. I spent the day coding.... shhhhh. I'm not supposed to be doing this. I'm supposed to be doing some other as-yet unassigned (but definitely not e-learning) work. But I got the viewer working. :) Costco run in the evening. This is the inside of my fridge after the Costco run (the yogurt is Andrea's; I won't touch the vile stuff). https://flic.kr/p/2454EUh

Evening Light

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February 4, 2018. Super Bowl Sunday. I didn't watch a minute of it. I spent the day coding gRSShopper. Yes, I'm obsessed. This is the evening light shining into my office, an interesting mix of warm reds and cool blues. https://flic.kr/p/22KuAr4

Tesla at Night

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February 3, 2018. I spent the day coding gRSShopper. Did a quick milk run to Metro in the evening. The Tesla pumps were all lit up and ready for use. So far: no Teslas. But I'm sure it won't be long. https://flic.kr/p/KaVaT2

Inside My Fridge

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February 5, 2018. I spent the day coding.... shhhhh. I'm not supposed to be doing this. I'm supposed to be doing some other as-yet unassigned (but definitely not e-learning) work. But I got the viewer working. :) Costco run in the evening. This is the inside of my fridge after the Costco run (the yogurt is Andrea's; I won't touch the vile stuff). https://flic.kr/p/2454EUh

Evening Light

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February 4, 2018. Super Bowl Sunday. I didn't watch a minute of it. I spent the day coding gRSShopper. Yes, I'm obsessed. This is the evening light shining into my office, an interesting mix of warm reds and cool blues. https://flic.kr/p/22KuAr4

Tesla at Night

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February 3, 2018. I spent the day coding gRSShopper. Did a quick milk run to Metro in the evening. The Tesla pumps were all lit up and ready for use. So far: no Teslas. But I'm sure it won't be long. https://flic.kr/p/KaVaT2

Blue Moon

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February 2, 2018. This has bothered me for a while. not that the info-television is permanently "temporarily out of service". I can handle that. It's the moon. Or specifically, the stars inside the dark area moon. *sigh* Ordinary day today, with a relatively fast (Ottawa Friday) commute. https://flic.kr/p/K56Z14

Oak Cluster

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February 1, 2018. Sunshine, snow and the oak leaves still clinging to the trees outside M-55 at the NRC campus. Ordinary day today: drive to work, work, drive home through a snow squall. Ah, spring, why do you linger so? https://flic.kr/p/K3sF1M

Super Blood Blue Moon

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January 31, 2018. I was up bright and early to catch the setting moon as the special eclipse started. The rest of the day was ordinary, except for the snowstorm in the evening which gave me a two-hour drive home. https://flic.kr/p/FRpSib

PEBHAK

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January 30. "Problem exists between human and keyboard." Back into the routine today. Work. Costco. Cat. https://flic.kr/p/22BWqgR