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    Bayonne in the Rain

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    January 22, 2018. Recovering from jet lat I took the opportunity to walk around Bayonne and though it wasn’t cold it was very rainy. As I commented to one person, lousy weather results in better photos. This photo very much reflects my introduction to the city, through a blur of…
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    Traffic Jan

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    January 19, 2017. The drive home. Traffic slowed to a crawl on the 417 as some guy (you can see his lights to the right) went off the road. Working on the gRSShopper aggregator today. https://flic.kr/p/FuUyow…
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    Timmies

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    January 18, 2018. We both have colds at home but I’ve been managing to get into work. Andrea’s voice is squeaking because of a sore throat. I’m on cough lozenges and drinking plenty of fluids, including a decaf from Timmies for the ride home. https://flic.kr/p/22vD2Xb…
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    Check-Out

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    January 17, 2018. Another day, another visit to Costco. This is the usual check-out line for a Wednesday evening. The usual list: Jelly-Bellies, grapefruits, bell peppers, bosch pears, ambrosia applies, sugar snap peas, frozen cod, frozen raspberries, omega-3 eggs, frozen diced carrots with corn and peas, fudgsicles, 0-fat yogurt (for…
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    High Falls Conservation Aea

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    January 15, 2017. A beautiful crisp winter day, cold but not too cold. There were kids sliding in the park when I stopped by after my dental appointment to capture this pristine Canadian winter vista. https://flic.kr/p/23AmF12…
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    No Man’s Sky

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    January 16, 2018. This is the Nomad, my special-class fighter in Mo Man’s Sky. I often play for an hour or two in the evening while watching Jeopardy. According to the game I’ve played more than 100 hours so far. I like it because it’s calm; sure, there can be…
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    Stars in the Window

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    January 14, 2017. Indoors today coding gRSShopper. These are stars in our front window, the result of German Christmas market purchases. http://ift.tt/2EHGJMy…
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    Celebration of Life

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    January 13, 2017. We said good-bye to my brother Allan today. Lots of family and friends, including the whole crew from where he worked. Obit: http://ift.tt/2mAB3xb… Instead of replying with comments and condolances please consider donating to the Diabetes Association. http://ift.tt/2msMiqP…
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    In the Fog

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    January 12, 2017. It’s the January thaw. Our local microclimate treated us to fog. This is the Casselman bridge, with sewage system construction happening in the foreground. http://ift.tt/2EG1l7I…
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    Brian’s

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    January 11, 2017. I spent some time today coding and some time today printing pictures. This is from Brian’s, a local restaurant near the highway in Casselman, where we had a nice dinner with family. http://ift.tt/2FAXkmC…
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    Hoarfrost

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    January 10, 2017. Cold day today, and we were greeted with this lovely scene in the back yard in the morning. We went into the city today and while I browsed around Rideau Centre and Chapters Andrea bought some suitably sombre attire. I discovered Rideau has a We store (as…
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    Abalone

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    January 9, 2017. Another quiet day spent mostly coding. This is a red abalone (a type of sea creature that produces pearls) that sits in our kitchen. The holes are respiratory apertures. Andrea has had it since forever. http://ift.tt/2DsIjCM…
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    Tesla

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    January 7, 2017. Another day disrupted by the events of yesterday, though we did have a nice dinner with family this evening. I had to run out for an errand this afternoon and noticed these Tesla charging stations under constriction at the Metro. Nice. http://ift.tt/2Ew0FBZ…
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    Snowfall

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    January 8, 2018. Quiet day today spend watching the snow fall outside and coding gRSShopper. http://ift.tt/2FrESfT…
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    Looking Skyward

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    January 6, 2017. This is the ceiling of my bedroom. I look up and see images of dogs in the knots (can you see Snoopy in the lower left?). Today we received some terrible news and I didn’t do or think much of anything else for the rest of the…
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    Papa

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    January 5, 2018. I was in Gatineau for the day today working with the people at CSPS on the business intelligence project (it was my introduction to using IBM Cognos). I spotted this on the way home. According to Google Maps it’s called Papa. I quite like it. It’s on…
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    Dentist (Part 2)

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    January 4, 2018. It was back to the dentist today to get my tooth repaired (and I think this is the first time in my life I’ve had dental appointments on consecutive days). The main result after was a sore stomach, so I had a burger and poutine at the…
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    Dentist

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    January 3, 2017. This was my regularly scheduled hygene appointment, but with an added bonus: I got to tell them how I’d broken a tooth over the weekend. Other than dentistry – some coding, some meetings. Still bitterly cold. http://ift.tt/2AB7MGL…
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    New Dawn

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    January 1, 2018. The sun rises behind the trees in the back yard. Today was a quiet day, bitterly cold and thus spent indoors coding the new gRSShopper editor. http://ift.tt/2lZV9jB…
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    Back to Work

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    January 2, 2018. It’s back to work after far too short a vacation. The plants are a little worse for wear due to the lack of watering (though there are developments in the window plant I will cover later). http://ift.tt/2CEmWAn…
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    Polly

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    December 30, 2017. I had a fun day coding, so fun I forgot to take a photo. So this is a late evening photo of Polly in the bedroom. The colour is off because the light is tinted a dark yellow. http://ift.tt/2lrcQJc…
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    Moon

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    December 31, 2017. The last day of the year has come and gone, and I spent another pleasant day writing code. Other people paint, cook, do metalwork – I code. Next year: same as the last. Here’s to photo-a-day 2018. http://ift.tt/2DGCPTN…
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    Moon

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    December 31, 2017. The last day of the year has come and gone, and I spent another pleasant day writing code. Other people paint, cook, do metalwork – I code. Next year: same as the last. Here’s to photo-a-day 2018. http://ift.tt/2DGCPTN…
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    Polly

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    December 30, 2017. I had a fun day coding, so fun I forgot to take a photo. So this is a late evening photo of Polly in the bedroom. The colour is off because the light is tinted a dark yellow. http://ift.tt/2lrcQJc…
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    Ice Cold

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    December 29, 2017. It was -20 or so today, so cold that even the Sun looks cold. This is Andrea dropping off the candies she made at my parents place. Sadly they weren’t home so they’ll have to thaw them before they eat them. No problem, though; the candies were…
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    Cattle Castle

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    December 28, 2017. Today this building is known as the Aberdeen Pavilion, but for my entire time at Lansdowne Park it was known as the Cattle Castle, and that’s how I think of it. This is the view from the movie theatre where we went to see Star Wars. It…
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    Weed

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    December 27, 2017. Quiet day today. Did some coding on the gRSShopper editor. Why? Becuse it’s fun. This is a weed I can see from the bathroom window. I’ve watched this weed grow up, flower and die in the snow. Circle of life. http://ift.tt/2pOrQWk…
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    Nightstand

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    December 26, 2017. Beside my bed. Some cold medicine, because I’m still under the weather. Green gel for dry skin. Tim’s mug for evening decaf. Light. Wood stand contains my CPap. Not shown is my mobile phone charger. http://ift.tt/2E2sLp9…
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    A Family Christmas

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    December 25, 2017. One of the nice things about being back in the Ottawa region is being able to enjoy Christmas with family. So too again this year where we had a quiet, comfortable and warm holiday. http://ift.tt/2BER4rC…
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    Alex on the Carpet

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    December 24, 2017. The first day of some relief from my sore throat, which cheered me up a lot. I spent the day working on gRSShopper forms. This is Alex at supper time watching my every move as I eat. http://ift.tt/2C81TpE…

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