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Twilights

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February 16, 2019. The Christmas lights are still up; it's been three years now. I really have to take them down because they don't work any more. Here they are seen against the yellow twilight. Spent the day working on Electron again; it's going pretty well. https://flic.kr/p/2dFFsHS

Chicken

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February 15, 2019. We got this chicken from the annual arts and crafts fair in Moncton right near our new house about a week after we bought it. That would be 16 years ago now. It hangs in our kitchen. Productive day with a longish meeting about open science near the end of the day. https://flic.kr/p/SDv3ku

Mountains Beyond Mountains

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February 14, 2019. I had a productive day today - got a bunch of entries judged for next week, and completed my WHMIS course. This is M55 behind the mountains of snow we got over the last couple of days. https://flic.kr/p/2eKSSPa

Shoveling is the Lonliest Task

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February 13, 2019. It was a work-at-home day today in the aftermath of the storm. The local snowplows did a pretty good job keeping the road clear. I got up to date on email and went back to refresh my Electron knowledge - found a much better tutorial. https://flic.kr/p/QYxh2V

Ice

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February 12, 2019. It was -15 or so when I took this photo so I didn't linger. This ice on top of the snow in front of the building where I work is a left-over from last week's freezing rain. Later today it will be covered with a foot of snow. That's why my work day was cut a bit short. https://flic.kr/p/2dC5Ehm

Sunrise

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February 11, 2019. The nice thing about seeing the sunrise when I get up in the morning is that it means the days are getting longer again and I'm not getting up in the complete darkness any more. Installed, fixed and ran Gephi today and created some graph visualizations from E-Learning 3.0 course data. https://flic.kr/p/247yi2k

Stars

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February 10, 2019. The afternoon light is shining through the living room window, turning everything a pale yellow. The stars came from Berlin a number of years ago. The moving box remains unopened from when we moved here in 2015. We are not very good at settling into a new place. Today I did some catching up on email and wrote a blog post. https://flic.kr/p/2eBuqHW

Sparty

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February 9, 2019. This is Sparty, Ottawa's mascot for the last 1000 games or so. I don't know where he got the name, unless someone confused Rome with Sparta some time 1000 games ago. Anyhow, it was a fun time at the game and we won 5-2! https://flic.kr/p/2dA7XUd

Namaste Frog

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February 8, 2019. While I'm sure there would be no objection today, the history of culturally-themed lawn decorations is not good. Did more with Docker today. You'd think I would know it inside and out by now, but this stuff isn't as obvious as you might think. Also, there's always other office-work types of tasks to do. https://flic.kr/p/SwQhcG

Office Farming

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February 7, 2019. The pepper crop is coming along. Pepper plants need a lot of water, and while they enjoy the radiator, they're suffering from being dried out by it. Worked more on Docker today. https://flic.kr/p/QUzYsK

Split Level

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February 6, 2019. This is the view from the Caisse Populaire parking lot. It's payday, and also, the provincial green vehicle cheque finally came in (it was owed since last July). https://flic.kr/p/2dhc2yD

Slippers

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February 5, 2019. A busy day today. These are my slippers. I bought them locally during the Christmas festival. https://flic.kr/p/QUhyNK

Garage

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February 4, 2019. I never had a proper garage before moving here to Ottawa, so even though it looks a bit messy, I'm actually quite happy with it. And it gives me another aspirational task to do: organizing the garage. https://flic.kr/p/2eA2C7C

Defiance

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February 3, 2018. This geranium in the kitchen stands out against the dreary winter backdrop. I spent the day relaxing, watching videos on YouTube, and playing No Man's Sky. https://flic.kr/p/2evA3pb

Fig

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February 2, 2019. This is the fig tree in my home office, with the blue frozen winter landscape out the window in the background. I spent the day in this office working away on node and Mongo and Heroku. https://flic.kr/p/23YHpYX

Red Polished Jug

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February 1, 2019. I was at the University of Ottawa today conducting interviews for the summer co-op position. On the same floor was a tiny classical antiquities museum. This jug with incised linear designs dates from 2100 to 1900 BCE. https://flic.kr/p/2dbm6Jk

Meeting Room

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January 31, 2019. This is where we have our team meetings - a few of us here, and by videoconference to people in three other cities. You can see my coffee cup, phone and computer on the table. After the meeting I did time sheets, I sat in on a Bryan Alexander webcast, and I prepared for tomorrow. https://flic.kr/p/2ez6eZt