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    CSIS

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    January 18, 2019. I’ve been framing this photo in my mind for some time, and today the light was just right. Unfortunately the camera wasn’t really up to the task, and my hands nearly froze while I was taking it. So I’ll probably try it again. It’s the CSIS building…
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    Parked

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    January 16, 2018. Today was spent catching up on some tasks and laying out the groundwork for some blockchain projects coming up this year. At lunch time we went to St. Albert to visit the cheese factory. These two ATVs were parked neatly in the parking lot, sharing a space…
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    The Gate

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    January 15, 2019. This is what it looks like when I get home from the office. This is the gated railway crossing, a block over from our house. Just another day in the office wrapping up my post on learning Electron. https://flic.kr/p/2ebKKmY
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    The Second Floor

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    January 14, 2019. This is the second floor of M-55 (the old CISTI Building) at the NRC in Ottawa, where I spent the afternoon in a committee meeting on enabling open science at the institution. In the morning I worked on Part 2 of my blog post describing my experiences…
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    Riverside

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    January 13, 2018. I finished my Udemy course on Electron today (and even got the certificate). Then I wrote Part 1 of my summary of my course experience learning Electron. A day well spent. https://flic.kr/p/2cQsm2X
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    Kitchenware

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    January 12, 2018. We went to CA Paradis/The Chef’s Paradise in Ottawa to get some stuff to support Andrea’s baking hobby. This store has pretty much everything you would need for cooking and baking (and is mostly likely our new go-to for kitchen supplies). https://flic.kr/p/S6d4So
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    Canadiana

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    January 11, 2019. This is a display inside the local grocery store here in Casselman. It reflects the weather outside quite well – cold and snowy. I got a few things done in the office, but overall, the week wasn’t a very productive one. Maybe it will be better next…
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    Dentist Office

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    January 9, 2018. Worked from home today and thus was 100% more productive. I also took time over the lunch hour to visit the local dentist for a cleaning and light conversation. Best day of the week by far. https://flic.kr/p/2d3MFim
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    Alex on the Floor

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    January 10, 2019. Back in the office today. Computer troubles persist but I brought the laptop in and managed to be a bit more productive, exploring the finer details of node.js (in an effort to learn how to diagnose harvester problems in Electron). This is Alex in the front hall…
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    Fire Engine

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    January 8, 2019. As you can see, driving conditions weren’t great. In the office, it was the same, as I encountered one computer issue after another and effectively wasted a second day in a row. My frustration boiled over at times. https://flic.kr/p/2e9PhXP
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    Geraniums

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    January 5, 2019. Spent the Saturday working on an Electron RSS reader. Again, the code on the Udemy course was corrupted. I recreated it, but something doesn’t work. Bleah. These are the geraniums in the kitchen, still surviving. https://flic.kr/p/2e1aXiG
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    Wilted

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    Janyary 7, 2019. This is what happened to my pepper plants after two weeks in the office. Pepper plants really need their water. It’s also a pretty good metaphor for the day, which was a complete waste of time as my desktop computer decided to crash every ten minutes or…
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    Bathroom Tile

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    January 4, 2019. I’m still in deep focus mode studying Electron for the holidays. So the only photo for today is this one of the tile on the bathroom floor. I’ve spent enough time studying it, surely it deserves inclusion in the photo album. https://flic.kr/p/2cF9Lwi
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    Eagle Moon

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    December 3. I bought this lithograph by Roy Henry Vickers at an art shop in Metrotown in 1990 when I was in Vancouver – yes, it is the same trip when I attended the Connectivism conference. I also attended a CFS conference that week, stayed in New Westminster for a…
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    Grocery Day

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    January 2, 2019. Like everyone else, it seems, we chose today to go into Costco and stock up on groceries. Today was otherwise a rest day – I didn’t even do any work on Electron (I’m waiting for Udemy to fix a corrupted download file). https://flic.kr/p/2dXYhG6
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    Frozen

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    December 28, 2018. We finally had our Christmas dinner with family as they came to visit us and we all went out to a local restaurant. Cold day today – this is a weed frozen in ice as viewed from the bathroom window. https://flic.kr/p/2bceyg7
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    Alex

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    December 29, 2018. I’ve been pretty focused on learning electron and haven’t been thinking of things like photos. Still, I managed to take this one of Alex in the kitchen. https://flic.kr/p/2bceLqN
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    Last Day of the Year

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    December 31, 2018. We got the car back today – yay – and did some shopping at St. Laurant while we were in the city. Then back home, took a nap, set up the new docking port, and watched videos. Yeah – New Years and Netflix. https://flic.kr/p/RPUYdb
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    Mall

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    December 27, 2018. This is Rideau Centre the day after Boxing Day. We took the train into the city and rented a car so we could do shopping and other errands. We also checked in at the dealership to make sure they repaired the car (and in another photo you…
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    Play

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    December 25, 2018. This, on the screen, is play for me. Specifically, I am learning Electron, a Javascript-NPM based framework for building desktop applications. It’s just at the right level for me – a challenge, because a lot of the scripts don’t work (having been tested in only one environment,…
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    Office

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    December 26, 2018. This is my office, where I play, erm, I mean, work. The inside lights are soft, I get a nice view of lawn and trees outside the window, and the main idea is to make it comfortable. It works. Today I spent time setting up Windows Hyper-V…
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    Mark Stone

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    December 23, 2018. We discovered today that it is impossible to find a car to rent on Christmas Eve. So we’ll be spending the next couple of days at home. This is the Mark Stone t-shirt that was a giveaway at the Senators game we attended. It was good marketing…
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    Catching Up

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    December 24, 2018. I’m the sort of person who gets really immersed in what I am doing and forget to do other things. That’s been the case with my E-Learning 3.0 course, which completely captured my imagination, and while I was (mostly) taking my photos of the day, I wasn’t…
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    Hockey Night

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    December 22, 2018. In the afternoon I had the wrap-up video for E-Learning 3.0 and in the evening we went to the hockey game. On the way home we blew out a tire on the Queensway. CAA came through with the tow and Uber got us back home to Casselman…
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    Rogers

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    December 17, 2018. Shot out of the window at a red light on Blair on the way home from work. My days these days are focused on my course and on gRSShopper. It’s going really well, but I’m quite distracted by it (and not paying attention to things like getting…
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    Drinking

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    December 13, 2018. This lovely photo is Alex drinking from a water bottle in the sink. That’s my coffee cup beside him. We do give the cats nice fresh water in their water bowls, but they prefer this. Because cats. https://flic.kr/p/2coUtRZ

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