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13th September 2017

The next few hours will be presented in Technicolor

Some nights, sleep is elusive. When things finally kick in, accept that the next few hours will be presented in Technicolor. And then you get up, and the day is not nearly as interesting.

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7th September 2017

Flights of fancy

I’d like to rewind the movie (my movie), back to a time before “walking on the moon”. I attended elementary school in a room filled not by numbers but by grade levels. Five of them. We had one teacher, so a certain level of self-motivation was expected. Of course, small boys can’t focus on arithmetic and phonics for long stretches, so I flew a rocket ship.

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5th September 2017

Metrology is my weakness

I think I have a weakness for metrology. Unable to make an accurate measurement, so the analysis is subjective, but I can live with that. As long as I have an accurate clock, and an accurate thermometer, and accurate scales, and an accurate gas gauge, life is good.

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2nd September 2017

Trivia for the family

After skipping the trip to town, this morning, I was under a certain obligation to go out this evening. A trivial obligation, where “the team” continued the tradition of “the win”. Actually, we’re moving into another year without defeat, which is far from trivial.

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15th August 2017

Those pesky logfiles

There’s no secret here. When you visit a website (any website) you leave traces behind. In technospeak, you are entered into a log file, which allows the interested (usually just diligent system administrators) to tell “from whence came the anonymous visitor”. Gives an address and timestamp. Given the millions and millions of entries generated, 24/7, this amounts to digital noise.

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13th August 2017

Bland supper

This evening, supper will be fish cakes. Nothing home made; these are the factory model. Even the dog isn’t particularly interested in my choice. Maybe with some butter, and a mustardy sauce, I can turn this into something beyond bland.

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posted in food, technology | 0 Comments | 260 words

4th August 2017

No bars, anywhere

Imagine yourself with a cellphone. Now, modify that image… imagine yourself with a cellphone AND no service. Zero bars. Anywhere within easy driving distance. Many in eastern Canada had that dystopian reality, today, after a fibre link was cut in the Montreal area. Turned off service from central Ontario through to the limits of life on the Rock.

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3rd August 2017

Without the proper tools

Over the years, friends have commented on my creative use of hand tools. I guess that most people don’t immediately consider the hand saw, when in need of a screwdriver. It comes from having few options at hand, in a home where repairing things wasn’t a high priority.

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23rd July 2017

Pick a tent and fold

Early for me to be posting, given that the sun is still above the horizon. I realize that the evening will be filled with challenges. Best to get my daily responsibilities in order.

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17th July 2017

A push and a shove

Perhaps all the “green monster” really needed was a ride in the country. This morning, the man from down the way that understands the infernal combustion engine on small tractors stopped by, trailer in tow. We didn’t waste time with idle chatter; a push and a shove and we loaded the trailer. He headed back to his tools and parts.

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