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Alex

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August 29, 2018. I had a couple of good meetings today, but the space in between was filled with frustrating and pointless distractions. Also, I working on my presentation for tomorrow. This is Alex, looking sympathetic. https://flic.kr/p/27S9yEw

Spider

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August 28, 2018. Today I spent some time trying to get my laptop to work on the network and some time working on the content viewer. This is a spider Andrea found in the back yard. https://flic.kr/p/29eMFyZ

Polly

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August 27, 2018. Spent the day tracking down some tricky code issues. Got home tired and feeling like I hadn't really accomplished a lot. Oh - but Claude showed me where the air conditioning i in my office so it's no longer a heatbox. https://flic.kr/p/27S94Vs

Pride

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August 26, 2018. We attended the Pride parade in Ottawa ready to brave the rains that never came. I have dozens and dozens of colorful photos that I'll post later. Meanwhile, here's one from Bank Street just after the parade. https://flic.kr/p/2auzHnR

St. Elmo's Friar

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August 25, 2018. 25x50 Day 20. Cycled to Maxville and back via St. Elmo (pictured here) and Moose Creek. This is the St Elmo's Presbyterian Church. I walked around it... it needs some rehab work. https://flic.kr/p/2anncay

John, Paul, George and Ringo

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My contribution to the mashup challenge titled John, Paul, George and Ringo.


Cat's in the Bag

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August 24, 2018. I was downtown this morning to review a funding proposal, then back in the office for the afternoon to finish the work on gRSShopper. This is Lexi, the cat in the bag. https://flic.kr/p/27FSRV5

Spoon and Bowl

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August 23, 2018. Spent the day completely focused on a problem. Didn't get to taking a photo until late. This is my spoon and bowl. https://flic.kr/p/27FRw4y

Wet Cat

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August 22, 2018. Was up to Plantagenet in the morning to launch a project, and then worked from the home office this afternoon. That's how I spotted the neighbour cat lurking in our back yard. I really like working in the home office; I wish I could do it more. https://flic.kr/p/LFK7hK

Crabapple Tree

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August 21, 2018. This is the crabapple tree in the back yard, looking much better this year than it did last year. Somewhere in the e is the goldfinch nest. https://flic.kr/p/2arz2Da

Forest Edge

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August 20, 2018. Falling behind in uploading photo of the day - catching up. Today - Monday - was busy; things are heating up again. Mostly work on gRSShopper. https://flic.kr/p/2amznSN

Curran

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August 19, 2018. 25x50 Day 19. Another beautiful day for cycling and I went almost 70km to Curran and back. This is the Paroisse St-Luc in Curran. https://flic.kr/p/2abc4wd

Vultures

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August 18, 2018. 25x50 Day 18. I didn't notice them at first but there are two vultures on the roof of this abandoned pioneer home at Glenburn.I cycled 73km to the Ottawa River at Wendover, the first time I've made it to a river from home. https://flic.kr/p/N6bkJE

Praying Mantis

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August 17, 2018. Got some work done on the gRSShopper content reader and also some blockchain research. This is a praying mantis that appeared on our doorstep. https://flic.kr/p/296ttBq

Damselfly

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August 15, 2018. This beauty (specifically, a male male marsh bluet (Enallagma ebrium) damselfly) was hovering around the back yard. Today was a warm damp day I spent catching up on paperwork, doing blockchain research, and following ball games - a so-so game between the Tigers and the Chisox and a thriller between the Mariners and the As (still in extra innings as I type). https://flic.kr/p/27ntNPu

The Chrysalis

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August 14, 2018. Today wasn't a very good day. Not because I got nothing done - I actually got quite a bit done. But there was the fire alarm and I got wet waiting out in the rain and I was really tired in the evening and I couldn't get my photo taken properly. Just - one of those days. This is the replacement photo taken the following day so you don't have to look at a blurry chrysalis. https://flic.kr/p/28Kg3Rt

Boneset

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August 13, 2018. This is a newcomer to our back yard this year. "Eupatorium perfoliatum or boneset is a common North American perennial plant in the aster family." Today was a beautiful summar day; sadly, I spent most of it in an office. https://flic.kr/p/28FYvax

Autumn Joy

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August 12, 2018. It's not autumn yet, and that's why these sedum flowers have not yet turned pink. But they're getting close. Today was a wipeout - I was up till 2:00 a.m. after the football game, and up early, and took a nap, and went to bed early - did a little blockchain research, that's it. https://flic.kr/p/28FYcVH

Caledonia Road

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August 11, 2018. It was a beautiful day for a ride Saturday and I took advantage of a light wind and cool tempratures to post my best speed of the year. Then, in the evening, we watched our RedBlacks defeat Johnny Football. https://flic.kr/p/28Ywqxq

Elderberries

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August 10, 2018. You have to look closely but there are nascent elderberries growing here in the red twigs that used to hold white flowers. Had a couple meetings, got a new CPAP mask, and worked on gRSShopper Chatter until the internet dies at the office. https://flic.kr/p/27eASKQ

King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

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August 9, 2018. Tomatos grown from seed at the homestead. They are small but they are delicious. Today I made a lot of progress on the gRSShopper 'Chatter' feature. Otherwise, it was an ordinary day. https://flic.kr/p/28AaMjR

Common Ringlet

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August 8, 2018. Another workday. I spent some time working the bugs out of the gRSShopper initialization script. Also did some work with the newsletter RSS-MailChimp setup. This is a common ringlet butterfly from the front yard. https://flic.kr/p/27bB8SG

Japanese Beetles

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August 7, 2018. It was back-to-work day today, wading through 500+ emails and sitting in on a meeting. This is a pair of Japanese Beetles getting it on in our back yard. https://flic.kr/p/LbsVxK

Tent Caterpillars

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August 6, 2018. I put the back wheel from my old bike onto my new bike and was able to get out for a 57km ride. Sadly, I also had two flat tires (but these had nothing to do with the switch). It was *very* hot so I didn't pause a lot for photos. This was the most interesting thing to see where I sat in the shade for a while eating a grapefruit and drinking water. https://flic.kr/p/29SK7jF

White Coneflowers

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August 5, 2018. These are backyard flowers, which means a day spent inside. Today I worked on installing Mastodon's perl module (failed), setting up boxes with Zeit Now (partial success), watching a Champions game online (success) and a Jays game (loss). Also did a bit more reading on blockchain. https://flic.kr/p/29QRDFZ

The Bridge at Berwick

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August 4, 2018. Cycled 55km to Finch and back, pausing only briefly to photograph this scene in Berwick and to adjust when my spokes popped - twice! *sigh* https://flic.kr/p/29NVGTV

Free Learning

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DS106 Daily Create (it's been too long).

The Ladderarians - 2

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August 3, 2018. 25x50 Day 14. This time my ride was successful and I did a loop around Larose Forest through Bourget and Limoges. Part of my intent was to visit Village Gagnon, a local historical site, to document this Ladderarian cross. I also took a whole set of Village Gagnon photos. https://flic.kr/p/28psRxH

Little Tomatoes

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August 2, 2018. I headed out on my bike ride and lost a spoke not even 4km in. The bike shop replaced it under warranty, but it was a lost day. Here are our tomatoes beginning to bear fruit. I agree that I should have spaced them out more, but on the bright side, the thicket is self-supporting, so I don't need special wire mesh or stands. https://flic.kr/p/272uBTu

Goldenrod

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August 1, 2018. Took a rest day from biking and finished up my analysis module for gRSShopper. This is in our front yard - we have very impressive goldenrods lining the front walk. https://flic.kr/p/MDFe6C

The Ladderarians

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July 31, 2018. There are several crosses on display like this around the region characterized by ladders and sometimes arrows. This is the largest and most ornate of them. I've tried to find information on them online and had no success, so I simply refer to them as the Ladderarians. This one is on Highway 9 between Riceville and St. Isadore and I took this route for today's bike ride specifically to take a high quality picture of the cross. https://flic.kr/p/28ktHpa