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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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    Dinner Plate

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    December 15, 2018. This is the plate I eat supper on every day. It’s actually a shallow bowl. My supper consists of a piece of fish (tuna or cod) and some vegetables (peas, these days). https://flic.kr/p/RDF23C
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    Sunset

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    December 16, 2018. This is one of those days where I was so busy I only had time for a quick photo outside the front door. I’ve been making a lot of progress on gRSShopper, integrating badges and blockchain. https://flic.kr/p/2coU5ak
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    My Office

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    December 18, 2018. This photo is out of order, but I’m behind, so I won’t worry about order for a bit. This is my office at NRC – I still can’t really believe I have an office, but there it is. https://flic.kr/p/2dGsm1S
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    Country

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    December 14, 2018. I’ve fallen behind in my photos of the day – just so busy with the course (that’s a good thing, not a bad thing). I took this photo on the way to work, thinking “every day, I get to go for a drive in the country.” I…
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    A Tuft of Grass

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    December 12, 2018. Some days when I’m in all day coding and such the photos get pretty random. Like today. I made a lot of progress on the RSS viewer and badge awarding system and the end is in view. I’ve had the time and space recently to devote myself…
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    Portal

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    December 11, 2018. This is a view from No Man’s Sky, a game I’m still playing several years after it came out. Those who panned it on its first release would eb astonished to see how it has grown. I find it a really relaxing way to spend an hour…
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    Ottawa Rising

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    December 8, 2018. I spent the day working on the badge infrastructure (yes, I’m still bogged down on that) but the highlight of the day was the Senators game in the evening (I will be happy when the team moves downtown – it’s a long and stressful drive from east…
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    On the Hoist

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    December 7, 2018. That’s my car on the hoist, finally getting snow tires. So it was a short day in the office, focused mostly on improving the feed reading workflow (but today I actually made some progress). https://flic.kr/p/2dquLMM
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    Office Day

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    December 6, 2018. Today was dedicated to office stuff – a team meeting, a lunch for new staff, a visit by the NRC photographer for group shots (including of this room, the User Experience Lab, down the hall from my own office). https://flic.kr/p/2cj3ou9
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    Lentil Soup

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    December 5, 2018. This was extra food, after supper, because I was extra-hungry. Spent the day working on aspects of the course, including an interview with Pete Forsyth. Right now I’m trying to make the harvest-read-post workflow more efficient, in order to add the badging process to it. https://flic.kr/p/PDT8VX
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    These Eyes

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    December 4, 2018. This is some street art I bought while in Toronto last month. The sheen is from the covering. Today was one of those days where I wasn’t very productive – dabbled with some code, did a but of writing, got the module on community started. That’s about…
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    Monday Monday

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    December 3, 2018. The building where I work (but I don’t work in that wing). Finished off a very-late article on Recognition. That was basically it for the day. Pretty tired after a long Monday. https://flic.kr/p/RgBNjE
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    Geranium

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    December 2, 2018. I spent my Sunday writing a detailed article on the Badgr API. It might not have been the most useful article I’ve ever written, but it was a lot of fun to work though and write. The result is that I didn’t have time for anything else,…
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    Looking In

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    November 30, 2018. I went downstairs for my morning shower, walked through the bathroom door, and saw the neighbour cat staring intently within. No idea why. Sidenote: a perk of living in the country: bathroom windows you don’t need to cover up. The day was spent figuring out images for…
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    Kumpa’nia

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    December 1, 2018. We walked into town for the annual Casselman Christmas Festival today. This is Kumpa’nia, a drum group we watched giving a performance. Lots of fun, lots of people. https://flic.kr/p/Rcim3w
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    E-Learning 3.0

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    November 28, 2018. It’s not very photogenic, but my online course has consumed the bulk of my attention over the last month. It has been a great learning experience for me and deserves to be at least one of my daily photos. https://flic.kr/p/2dhrfVB
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    Polly Saying Goodbye

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    November 29, 2018. Any time I leave the house I do down the stairs into the garage. Polly has learned that if she comes over and sticks her head through the slats then I’ll stop and pet her on the way out. Since cats love ritual, this has become a…
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    Snow Gnome

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    November 27, 2018. This was a work-from-home day as it snowed all day and made the highways treacherous (especially on summer tires). The gnome started as a snowman made by neighbour kids the day before, but first it melted, and then the snow left a peaked cap on it, making…
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    Bike Rack

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    November 26, 2018. Heading home after another quiet day in the office (though there was one meeting in the middle, an uneventful meeting, but meetings still unsettle me even so). This is the bike rack, right beside the electric car parking spot (which has now been painted over, so it’s…
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    Nightstand

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    November 25, 2018. I spent the entire day working on my ‘Resources’ article, which in the end I was pretty pleased with. This left no time even for things like taking photos, so here is a nightstand pic. Coffee cup, reading light, and CPAP machine (because I have obstructive sleep…
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    Quinn’s Inn

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    November 24, 2018. We took a drive down to Cornwall to buy some parts to repair the toilet. Oh what fun! This is a town along the way, St. Andrews West. I spent the rest of the day trying to make distributed networks work for me. https://flic.kr/p/2c5HXhQ
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    Fabs

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    November 23, 2018. This fabrication plant (at least, that’s what I assume it is) was making a loud screeching noise as I left a little early today, so I snapped a ‘before’ picture. Turns out, there was no need to worry. Tough day today with a less-than-successful blockchain presentation. https://flic.kr/p/2dbHQsF
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    The Homestead

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    November 22, 2018. It’s dark when I get home at the end of the day, but with the lights on and a full moon in the background the house seems warm and appealing. It’s a unique house, with a lot of character. I spent the day working on blockchain stuff…
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    Polly

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    November 21, 2018. Today was spent working on distributed web applications (and making a video interview). This is Polly, the Grande Dame of the household at 15 years old. https://flic.kr/p/QXJoUs
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    The Tailor Shop

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    November 19, 2018. This is a small corner shop in Gloucester mall where I took my jacket in to have its zipper fixed. It was a work day (aren’t they all?) spent installing and experimenting with the Interplanetary File System (IPFS). https://flic.kr/p/Ph48zi

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