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    Kitties

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    March 11, 2020. Charlemagne and Julia. Working from home today. Some updates to the quick guide, but I spent most of it updating my blockchain and distributed technology notes. Yes, I have too many interests. What of it? https://flic.kr/p/2iDupUi
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    Sublimation

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    March 10, 2020. I’ve missed a few days of daily photos – that’s what happens when I’m in the zone and busy. This was the sublimating snow on the way in to the office. I woked on my quick how-to guide for online learning. https://flic.kr/p/2iDyvxD
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    Supplies

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    March 11, 2020. Finished up my quick how-to guide today and did some more work on the ethics paper. Also announced the upcoming ethics MOOC. Regular Costco run on the way home. It looks like business as usual in there. No I did not buy toilet paper. https://flic.kr/p/2iDuo8Y
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    Morning Mist

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    March 3, 2020. It was above freezing this morning and in the brilliant sunlight there was a pretty mist to look at on the whole drive into the city. Today was a meetings day, but I did get an ethics application (for an upcoming MOOC) submitted, so there’s that. https://flic.kr/p/2iAos2T
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    Vaccination Day

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    February 29, 2020. It’s like the Chicago song: Saturday at the Vet. We took the three kitties in for their vaccinations. They responded really well to the combination of antibiotics, deworming, eye drops (for Charlemagne) and ear cleaning (for mites). Ah, rescues. But now they’re all strong enough for shots,…
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    Snowstorm

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    February 27, 2020. I was supposed to be in Toronto for the Big Data Challenge today, but with the train cancelled and this snowstorm on the horizon, I spent the day working on the big old ethics paper from home. Mostly what I did was write a script to convert…
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    Destroyed

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    March 1, 2020. Our kitten toys don’t last very long. We got this just 48 hours ago. It is now being retired. This is its hood side; nothing remains of the back except shredded stuffing. I spent the day today finishing and posting my response to Weller. I feel a…
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    After the Storm

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    February 28, 2020. The streets were cleared today, mostly, but there was a thick blanket of snow covering everything. Even so, I went into the office today. I had other plans but I started reading Martin Weller’s book and as a result started writing a response to it. I also…
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    Snowscape

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    March 2, 2020. Inspired by a recent photo by Alan Levine, I took this photo of the snowscape in out back yard. His photo was better, but mine exists. Finished converting the ethics bibliography this morning and got back to work on the main article again. The trick to this…
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    Easter Bunnies

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    February 26, 2020. It’s way too early for easter bunnies, but there they were in the Metro (I resisted; I was only there for milk). I was supposed to travel to Toronto today, but my train was cancelled, then a winter storm hit, so I stayed home and worked on…
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    Feather

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    February 25, 2020. I spotted this feather in the snow on my way to my car in the parking lot. It was interesting the way it actually melted into the snow. Meeting in the morning, newsletter and ethics paper in the afternoon. Also did part of a proposal for a…
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    Holstein Cat

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    February 24, 2020. This is one of the neighbours’ cats. We call it ‘Holstein Cat’, for obvious reasons. It has a regular route through our back yard, right under the bird feeder (tbh the route was there before we installed the feeder). Had a productive Monday morning, getting paperwork off…
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    Chickadee

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    February 23, 2020. This is another one of our bird friends, a tiny chickadee making the most of the feeder. Watched the ball game today, worked on sorting photos, and write a quick 1-page opinion piece. https://flic.kr/p/2iwVhHV
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    Baseball’s Back

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    February 22, 2020. It’s the first game of spring training. Yay! It’s a bit weird this year, because the televised games are on SportsNet, not MLB.tv. Still haven’t figured out what to do for audio, which is how I follow most of the games (can’t watch TV while out biking).…
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    Colour!

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    February 21, 2020. Came into the office this morning and saw that the paiters had been at work overnight adding colour! to our hallway. I’m so happy they didn’t choose grey. Anyhow, I now live behind a yellow door frame. Did zero productive work today, but got two large paperwork…
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    Garlic

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    February 20, 2020. Today was shopping day, first at Costco, then at Metro, where I photographed these giant cloves of garlic. No, I did not buy any. Good progress on ethics today as I dug into some historical documents on biomedical ethics. Good stuff. https://flic.kr/p/2iw454G
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    Fish

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    February 20, 2020. It was snowy and sleety outside, not a good day to drive on the highway, so I worked out of the home office and made quite a bit of progress reviewing and summarizing codes of ethics. This fish is a pad I put under my computer to…
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    Kitties in a Bucket

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    February 19, 2020. OK, not really a bucket. But they’re all doing better after a (scheduled) visit to the vet for a check-up and (as it turns out) more antibiotic, anti-worm (precautionary), eye medicine (for Charlemagne, who had an eye ulcer), and an ear cleaning (for yeast). Ah, rescues. https://flic.kr/p/2ivKsB4
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    Winter Woods

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    February 17, 2020. I took a day off work today (and ended up working on my newsletter and ethics book). I took a quick run to the store, stopping to take a photo of some local woods (and to take a break from cat photos). https://flic.kr/p/2iuwHzi
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    Emma

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    February 16, 2020. This is Emma, who like to climb the sides of the kennel. She’s the smallest of the three, but far from being the runt, she is the most energetic of the bunch. Julia is doing better today and all three kittens had strong appetites. https://flic.kr/p/2iuc23P
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    Andrea Holding Julia At the Vet

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    Febrary 16, 2020. Our quiet Saturday was interrupted when Julia began showing signs of distress. We drove into the emergency vet in the city, and while there, got her eating and drinking some. She also got five hours of hugging. She tested negative for dread diseases, but it looks like…
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    Julia and Charlemagne

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    February 14, 2020. No surprise: it’s kittens. This is Julia in the forefront (the quietest and calmest of them) and Charlemagne in back. Today was a bad-internet day at the office, which slowed me down, but I got a couple of sections done on the ethics book. And not much…

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