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Snow Gnome

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November 27, 2018. This was a work-from-home day as it snowed all day and made the highways treacherous (especially on summer tires). The gnome started as a snowman made by neighbour kids the day before, but first it melted, and then the snow left a peaked cap on it, making it a gnome. https://flic.kr/p/2av77ZQ

Bike Rack

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November 26, 2018. Heading home after another quiet day in the office (though there was one meeting in the middle, an uneventful meeting, but meetings still unsettle me even so). This is the bike rack, right beside the electric car parking spot (which has now been painted over, so it's a nothing now - kind of like this bike rack (I asked last year for a rack with a roof so bikes wouldn't get rained on, but no go). https://flic.kr/p/2db7m1w

Nightstand

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November 25, 2018. I spent the entire day working on my 'Resources' article, which in the end I was pretty pleased with. This left no time even for things like taking photos, so here is a nightstand pic. Coffee cup, reading light, and CPAP machine (because I have obstructive sleep apnea). https://flic.kr/p/R3Y9Q7

Quinn's Inn

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November 24, 2018. We took a drive down to Cornwall to buy some parts to repair the toilet. Oh what fun! This is a town along the way, St. Andrews West. I spent the rest of the day trying to make distributed networks work for me. https://flic.kr/p/2c5HXhQ

Fabs

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November 23, 2018. This fabrication plant (at least, that's what I assume it is) was making a loud screeching noise as I left a little early today, so I snapped a 'before' picture. Turns out, there was no need to worry. Tough day today with a less-than-successful blockchain presentation. https://flic.kr/p/2dbHQsF

The Homestead

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November 22, 2018. It's dark when I get home at the end of the day, but with the lights on and a full moon in the background the house seems warm and appealing. It's a unique house, with a lot of character. I spent the day working on blockchain stuff and doing a video for the course. I wanted to do more but the power failure and general network hiccups made it difficult. https://flic.kr/p/PkndzV

Polly

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November 21, 2018. Today was spent working on distributed web applications (and making a video interview). This is Polly, the Grande Dame of the household at 15 years old. https://flic.kr/p/QXJoUs

Cat, Horse and Sombrero

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November 20, 2018. I spent another day working on IPFS and Dweb and wrapped up with (what I thought was) a nice video. No time for rest, so today's photo is a cat photo - Lexi trying to get some sleep on top of the book boxes. https://flic.kr/p/2d3UXGX

The Tailor Shop

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November 19, 2018. This is a small corner shop in Gloucester mall where I took my jacket in to have its zipper fixed. It was a work day (aren't they all?) spent installing and experimenting with the Interplanetary File System (IPFS). https://flic.kr/p/Ph48zi

The Big Game

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November 18, 2018. I am pleased to report that we won the big game. It was cold, but it was fun. https://flic.kr/p/2bBz4Sz

Ready for the Big Game

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November 17, 2018. I have y RedBlacks hat and scarf on, and I bought a new heavy coat and boots so I'm ready for the weather tomorrow. Bring on the TiCats. https://flic.kr/p/2cYJMdp

Our German Stars

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November 16, 2018. I worked from home today because of the snowstorm and got the last of the harvesting and publishing issues worked out (I hope). These stars are in our front window and come from Germany - I wasn't invited back to Online Educa Berlin this year, so there's no Christmas markets for me this year. Too bad (but I don't blame them; they're in it for profit, and I didn't make them money last year). https://flic.kr/p/2cSTAro

Speeding Train

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November 15, 2018. I spent the day working on identity and harvesting, creating a video about digital keys. Lots of picky work today. This is a bad photo of the train going by our house. https://flic.kr/p/2abMo3G

Time and Light

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November 14, 2018. This is Alex sitting on my desk impatiently waiting for me to pay attention to him. Today was another day focused on the course, mostly on course content rather than tech. https://flic.kr/p/QLQJaW

Eggs

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November 12, 2018. Today makes three days in a row working on the course and/or gRSShopper (it's a good thing I enjoy the work and find it relaxing). It was also annual flu shot day. These are eggs; I eat one a day at lunch (two on weekends). I can never look at eggs without thinking of George Orwell (Eric Blair). https://flic.kr/p/2btQ9pP

Soldat Canadien

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November 11, 2018. I spent the 100th anniversary of armistice revising a paper on the Cloud and making my newsletter look good in MailChimp. And having a long conversation about self and identity on Mastodon. A day of remembrance well spent. https://flic.kr/p/2cKXVyq

Andrea's Foot

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November 10, 2018. Quiet work-at-home day as I finished off the section on graphs. This is Alex wondering what I'm up to with the camera. https://flic.kr/p/2a48ARA

Cake

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November 9, 2018. This is another one of Andrea's creations, a nice piece of cake, my reward for braving the snow driving home from the office. Spent the day preparing slides for an Intro to Blockchain talk. https://flic.kr/p/2a3cWeG

Frost

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November 8, 2018. Back home, working from the home office, getting caught up on email and doing an interview for the course. I meant to do more but got distracted responding to emails for office-related stuff. https://flic.kr/p/P3xBrt

Politicians

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November 7, 2018. The flight home. Here I am in the small section of Montreal airport where they stuff people into mini-airplanes. The politicians headed to places like Moncton often flow through here. I find it interesting that politicians look, act and dress differently from everyone else, and the contrast with ordinary people (also pictured) is striking. https://flic.kr/p/QEZGoN

Conference Centre

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November 6, 2018. This is the lobby of the conference centre in the Kingdom Tower. Went to the conference in the morning, then out for a short walk (and some Pakistani food at a back-street restaurant) and then to bed at 4pm in preparation for my 4 a.m. flight. Oh joy. https://flic.kr/p/2boReGk

Towers

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November 5, 2018. Talk day. I had completed my slides before arriving so all I had to do by way of preparation was to fret. I prefer working on slides. This is the view from my hotel window. https://flic.kr/p/2boQj9i

Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

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Kingdom Tower

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November 4, 2018. I'm staying here, in the Kingdom Tower. The conference is also taking place here. It's called the Asbar World Forum and it's focused on futurism. The grand opening was today, with the sessions starting tomorrow. https://flic.kr/p/29TtVc3

Diriyah

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November 3, 2018. Woke up this morning in Riyadh, had some breakfast, took a nap, waled around, and then in the evening went for supper with my hosts (and Tomohiko form Japan) and a tour of the area around Diriyah, an old town on the outskirts of Riyadh. https://flic.kr/p/2bfW62c

Lufthansa Technik

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November 2, 2018. I spent the full day traveling; the sun rose while we were over the Atlantic, was a beautiful clear noonday in Frankfurt, and had set by the time I reached my destination. I got some sleep, then was able to write a couple thousand words on the cloud while I was in the clouds. https://flic.kr/p/2bxDfxh

Fog in the Backyard

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November 1, 2018. I got to watch the fog this morning, then I went to the dentist, then I drove to the airport and got onto a plane and left the country. https://flic.kr/p/2bfUofK