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Snowshoeing

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January 21, 2021. I tried out the new snowshoes today, walking about along the tracks for a little over a kilometer round trip. The snow was fresh, soft and powdery, so it was difficult as it's ever going to be. I didn't move quickly through the snow, but it was overall a success, and I'm sure I''ll improve over time. Other than that I worked on coding for the MailChimp API and had a meeting on AI in learning for the public sector. https://flic.kr/p/2kurzjH

Thriving

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January 20, 2021. This is the plant from my office. Not my Ottawa office - I assume those are all dead by now. No, this is from my Moncton office, and so is maybe 10 years old. Now it's in my hbome office, and since I cut back all its long tendrals it has been positively thriving. You can also see me in the photo, the mirror my brother gave my parents, my Jose Bautista poster, a Jeff bannister bobblehead from when I went to a ball game in Arlington, and the top of a stack of keyboards. Today was spent finishing off the IRAP work, recording the last video in the Learn Next.js series, and cleaning up the gRSShopper install. https://flic.kr/p/2kuftvT

Donuts

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January 19, 2020. We picked up our new snowshoes today and on the way I stopped into timmies for a couple of apple fritters and a coffee. It was a good day today as I managed to get an SSL site to load automatically in a Docker container. https://flic.kr/p/2ktQwKa

The Weight

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January 18, 2021. Today was clear and blue and cold. The snow the fell over the weekend lies heavy on the trees, bending them double or twisting them into contorted shapes, like these just past the park along the tracks. I did a presentation on OBS today and had a meeting, did some newsletter posts, and took my walk, plus some video gaming in the evening, and that was my day. https://flic.kr/p/2ktsJm1

Aftermath

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January 17, 2021. Because of the deep snow we couldn't go for a hike, so this is a scene from my short walk around town after the snowfall. On the bright side, our new snowshoes will be ready for pickup on Tuesday. My big accomplishment for the day was getting a gRSShopper application to run in SSL, which is a major step toward usable containers. Now I just need to automate the process. https://flic.kr/p/2ktbF1P

Birds in the Back Yard

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This is a bonus daily photo featuring the antics of the birds at the back yard feeder (whihc has attained a new popularity with yesterday's snowfall). https://flic.kr/p/2kt2tWT

Snowfall

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January 16, 2021. We had the most substantial snowfall of the year today. I thought I would go out and get some nice photos in the woods but just got stuck in the driveway. So this is a photo of our back yard. Besides digging out the car and going for a walk, this was a day of puttering - I fixed most of what was wrong with gRSShopper but still need to figure out how to make it https in a container. And I did more building in No Man's Sky. That's about it. https://flic.kr/p/2ksRQHi