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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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    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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    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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    Alex Again

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    December 30, 2018. Pretty much a repeat of yesterday. Spent then day working on Electron, then managed to snap a quick Alex picture in the kitchen. https://flic.kr/p/2cRUrD9
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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...
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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 Hype...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 for ...
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    Indian Food

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    December 21, 2018. The HCI team went out for lunch today to an Indian restaurant near our office. I'm not really a fan of Christmas events at work but it's nice to have some different food. https://flic.kr/p/2coUZuB
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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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    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 ...
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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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    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 really do appreci...
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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 or so ...
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    Tail Lights

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    December 10, 2018. I spent a day working on my summary paper on Community, without much success. Cold day outside. This is at Blair Road on the way home. https://flic.kr/p/2cpKacf
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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...
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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 or...
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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 start...
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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 da...

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