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    Centre of Town

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    March 16, 2018. This is the stop light at the centre of town (there’s another one out by the highway and that’s about it). I spent the day analyzing interviews and working on the data model. Tiring work. https://flic.kr/p/FzwpYi…
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    Ceiling

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    March 15, 2018. This is the ceiling at Costco. I was under it to pick up some groceries after a day in the office spent analyzing interviews and developing data models. https://flic.kr/p/H6cPQh…
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    More March Snow

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    March 14, 2018. I had to take the back roads into the office today because the highway was clogged; this is a scene from those back roads. I had a couple of interviews for my project. https://flic.kr/p/25bxtap…
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    More March Snow

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    March 13, 2018. I pulled off the highway and onto a side road on the way in to the office this morning to capture this image. Meetings today, with a presentation on ethics in autonomous and intelligent software at the end of one of them. https://flic.kr/p/FuUpdB…
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    Jellybeans

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    March 12, 2018. So tired today. And the Jays lost. I hate time changes. https://flic.kr/p/245kUvW…
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    Keyboard

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    March 11, 2018. I finished my blockchain module today and uploaded the code to GitHub. I also wrote a quick article describing what I learned doing this. From where I sit, doing this was much better than any course would have been, and I got an in-depth understanding of blockchain…
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    Our North Star

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    March 10, 2018. When we moved into the house a few years ago it was empty except for this star at the highest point in the centre of the house. We left it as it is. I like it but I never really knew what it was. I still don’t…
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    March Mist

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    March 9, 2018. After two days of snow we got warmer temperatures and this mist first thing in the morning today. It was gone by the time I finished breakfast. In the office, I spent the day building a Perl version of a blockchain engine. It doesn’t work yet, but…
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    Snow in March

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    March 7, 2018. It was snowing and the highway was pretty bad so I took Anderson and stopped briefly to take this quick photo in Mer Bleu. Another typical quiet day today – a little coding, a little writing. https://flic.kr/p/FmkQY8…
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    County Road

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    March 8, 2018. Stopped for gas on the way home taking exit 79 instead of the usual exit 66. I like driving along the country road sometimes (I’ve measured and the time difference is less than a minute), Another quiet day though I did enjoy listening to the ball game…
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    County Road

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    March 8, 2018. Stopped for gas on the way home taking exit 79 instead of the usual exit 66. I like driving along the country road sometimes (I’ve measured and the time difference is less than a minute), Another quiet day though I did enjoy listening to the ball game…
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    Snow in March

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    March 7, 2018. It was snowing and the highway was pretty bad so I took Anderson and stopped briefly to take this quick photo in Mer Bleu. Another typical quiet day today – a little coding, a little writing. https://flic.kr/p/FmkQY8…
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    Croquantes

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    March 5, 2018. There’s a lot to ponder about in this display of granola bars at Costco. Why is one in English? Why is one skinnier than the rest? Who thought of a design that overlaps stacked boxes? My visit to Costco followed a day of working on JSON files…
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    Croquantes

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    March 5, 2018. There’s a lot to ponder about in this display of granola bars at Costco. Why is one in English? Why is one skinnier than the rest? Who thought of a design that overlaps stacked boxes? My visit to Costco followed a day of working on JSON files…
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    Sunset and Wires

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    March 4, 2018. Another day working on the gRSShopper harvester, and I actually uploaded some code to github as the stand-alone improvements were worth sharing. This is the view from the front door in the evening, more of an orange glow than a sunset. https://flic.kr/p/228NUoG…
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    Light

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    March 3, 2018. I spent the day working on the harvester. There’s not a lot of progress to show for a full day’s work, but it looks nicer. I encountered some very tricky problems that turned out to be a lot of fun to solve. Good thing, because some of…
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    Tree

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    March 2, 2018. Another typical day in the office today. A lot of work; no tangible results. On the way home in the evening light, as you can see from this photo of a tree. https://flic.kr/p/23Kkt6G…
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    The Side of a House

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    March 1, 2018. Another typical day, just like yesterday. This is a view outside the car window as I waited at the stop light on Blair Road at Ogilvie. Still waiting for the green. Trying not to be fooled by the record high temperatures into believing that it’s spring. https://flic.kr/p/F9q2Jk…
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    South Nation River

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    February 28, 2018. Some meetings, some coding and some writing, all in all a pretty average day. It’s still light when I get home now. Almost light. This was the scene at the river here in Casselman. https://flic.kr/p/F9pJNB…
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    Greenbelt

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    February 26, 2018. The highway was backed up so I found myself on Innes Road on the way in to the office. This is the view from Innes Road, which was also backed up (but not as badly as the highway). The Greenbelt isn’t exactly green yet, but there are…
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    Online Meeting

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    February 27, 2018. I was to give a presentation to the group today, so I set up xSplit to feed into the Jabber client so I could show slides and stuff. The setup worked perfectly (I did a test recording) but the presentation was postponed for two weeks. But I…
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    View from the Exercise Bike

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    February 25, 2018. Got back from Toronto realizing I had gained some weight, and it seemed nice enough to go biking, but with freezing rain outside it was downstairs to the exercise bike. The good news, though, is that Blue Jays spring training has started. https://flic.kr/p/24K9LUi…
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    Kingston

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    February 24, 2018. These logs are beside the car pool parking lot at an exit on the 417 near Kingston. I had a better photo but it was out of focus, so this backup photo takes the day. We were stopped there so I could coax the MLB app into…
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    Spoon Frog

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    February 23, 2018. This lovely spoon is a speaker’s gift presented to me after my talk at the Moodle Moot. The talk went pretty well, I thought, and I enjoyed the discussion with the panelists after (something that more keynote talks could benefit from). https://flic.kr/p/24zQ4Eq…
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    Vaughn

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    February 21, 2018. Drove all day and arrived in Vaughn, Ontario, north and west of Toronto. This is the lovely view outside the hotel room window. I’m here for the Canada Moodle Moot conference. https://flic.kr/p/23hwsfe…
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    York University

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    February 22, 2018. I attended the first day of the Moodle Moot conference today, watching Martin Dougiamas and David Porter (by video), among others. This is a shot from the mall attached to the student building, hidden up near the ceiling. It reminded me of Colombia. The photo became the…
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    Parliament in the Mist

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    February 20, 2018. One thing I like about Ottawa is driving by the Parliament Buildings just in the course of an everyday day. Here I’m driving over the Alexandra Bridge after a workshop in Gatineau and traffic was slow enough (ie., stopped) to allow me to take this photo of…
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    Parliament in the Mist

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    February 20, 2018. One thing I like about Ottawa is driving by the Parliament Buildings just in the course of an everyday day. Here I’m driving over the Alexandra Bridge after a workshop in Gatineau and traffic was slow enough (ie., stopped) to allow me to take this photo of…
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    Street Lights

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    February 19, 2018. This is looking across the tracks from the road out front, toward the new subdivision. There are roads and streetlights but no houses yet, which produces this unusual arrangement of lights in the evening misty rain. I spent the day today analyzing interview data. https://flic.kr/p/2394fZa…
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    Street Lights

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    February 19, 2018. This is looking across the tracks from the road out front, toward the new subdivision. There are roads and streetlights but no houses yet, which produces this unusual arrangement of lights in the evening misty rain. I spent the day today analyzing interview data. https://flic.kr/p/2394fZa…

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