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    July 6, 2022. It took three trucks and half a day, but we were the first in our neighbourhood to get hooked up to fibre internet. Bell hadn’t even been advertising it yet; I just checked for availability and there it was! It’s connected now and I am living the…
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    Day lilies


    July 5, 2022. These are day lilies in our back yard (I’m still wondering why people move out to the country and then try to make their yard resemble a city as much as possible). I spent a full day writing today. https://flic.kr/p/2nwD2DL
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    July 3, 2022. After a very disappointing burger at the hotel the night before, this pasta was a welcome surprise. We had one more game of baseball weekend, another loss – but nobody is blaming the Jays for anything this weekend, as we all learned (once again) that there are…
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    The Voyage Home


    July 4, 2022. We had some time this morning so we took a wander around the city, then got on the train for home. This is a view of Lake Ontario out the window. I got a fair amount of work done on the train – the wireless was OK…
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    Vlad and Dad


    July 2, 2022. We got our bobbleheads. There were two games on Saturday and the giveaway was the first day. There were some nervous moments in a long line, as they were only giving them out to the first 15,000 through the gates. We were in the 200 level for…
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    Canada Day


    July 1, 2022. This was the scene at the ball park on Canada Day. We took the train first thing in the morning, arriving in Toronto early enough to catch the game (it’s four hours from Fallowfield; you can’t do that to downtown Toronto in a car). We were way…
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    June 30, 2022. The view from our seats at the RedBlacks game. It ended in another loss, with the team a bit ragged, but it was still entertaining. After the game we did not go home, instead staying at a hotel near the train station in preparation for a busy…
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    Dev week 3


    I started off this week’s assignments well by getting a head start on my ds 106 tasks, and I’ happy to say that the process was so much smoother and enjoyable than last week. Now that I took my time and focused more on the quality rather than the deadline …

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    The Vignelli Canon (reflection)


    Vignelli lived an incredible life and had an exceptional skill in making clean, flowing designs. I find the way he designed the map of the New York City Subway map fascinating, as he didn’t simply design it to be accurate, rather representations so that people could understand it much easier. …

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    Design Blitz


    The idea behind the “Balance” photo was to showcase how precise and purposeful the layout on this little disk was. Naturally there’s a focal point on the disk, but at the same time the eye can wander over the full design and not feel over or underwhelmed. The two trees …

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    ds 106: reacts


    This morning I went to check up on my sweet baby hognose snake and give him something to eat. I love him dearly and he’s grown accustomed to me interacting with him. Of course, I apparently needed to ruin this beautiful bond as when I went to adjust some of …

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    ds 106: One Story / Four Icons (2 stars)


    I picked one of my favorite web shows for this project, Red vs Blue by Roosterteeth. Though I’m not fully caught up on the story as of today, these icons represent points in the show. The helmet represents the characters in the beginning, as everyone in the beginning of this …

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    ds 106: Are We There Yet? (3 stars)


    A turtle is lifted gently into sky, passing through clouds and watching the world shrink below him. He wants to look down so badly, yet he can’t bring himself to approach the edge. The sky has never seemed bright until now.

    I picked this old picture of me holding a …

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    ds 106: Splain That Dystopia In Six Slides


    The Crimson City once flourished as a grand, densely populated city that boasted military prowess and entertainment. The city was in conflict with the neighboring city of Leons, and in the hopes of gaining an edge in their stalemate work began on a secret bioweapon. A monster of huge proportions …

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    ds 106: Wait, Where’d That Guy Come From?


    It’s not sure how it got there, but it knows it’s not alone. There are others just like it all around, disguised as flesh and spandex. They go about a fake life, blending into the hectic scene. There’s someone in particular they’re looking for, but he’s nowhere to be seen. …

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    ds 106: What the font (4 stars)


    This project in particular was something I thought would be somewhat simple, and yet it proved to be somewhat frustrating for me. I couldn’t get a solid idea of what I wanted to do for this despite looking through hundreds of pieces done by other people. Eventually I thought it’d …

  17. Downes



    June 29, 2022. This is a daylily in our back yard surrounded by tall grass, goldenrod and milkweed. We’re still awaiting the monarch butterflies. Maybe there will be none. But we have a very healthy milkweed crop this year, so if the butterflies come, there will be food for them.…
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    June 28, 2022. This is a milkweed plant with flower on our front lawn. Yes, I said front lawn. It has grown a little wild. But here’s what’s weird – our neighbour has been mowing more and more of our front lawn ever since we moved in seven years (has…
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    ds 106: Minimalist TV/Movie Poster (3.5 stars)


    This image started out as a rough idea for a tattoo I wanted to get in the future, and while browsing some minimalist poster designs I got inspired to add some flair to this old idea. Many different medias feature blood moons in different ways, and this one was inspired …

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    Quiet Day at the Cheese Factory


    June 27, 2022. On the weekends this restaurant and store would be pack, but on a Monday afternoon at the St. Albert Cheese Co-op it’s pretty quiet (though with a steady stream of local customers going in and out). It’s a regular stop for me when I do my weekday…
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    Frog Bothering


    June 26, 2022. This is a path in Warwick Forest and in every one of the puddles (we’ve had a lot of rain) there are frogs. So Andrea has been sneaking up on them to try to take photos, but the frogs are too, um, jumpy. It was another brilliant…
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    Dev log: 2


    Oh boy what a week! Lots of pictures and editing and reading for the end of this week. Though I have some nice results, I can’t say I’m overly proud of what I managed to accomplish this week. I feel like a baby bird that saw some other birds flying, …

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    ds 106: buddy photo (2 stars)


    Me holding Toast

    To start with, I cannot figure out why this image is as small as it is. The picture is of me barely holding up my giant teddy bear Toast, who I’ve had for years now and gives wonderful hugs. I went out with Toast to my friend’s …

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    ds 106: Common everyday objects (2 stars)


    My old laptop

    Found my old laptop and I thought it’d make for some interesting color shifts, and sure enough it really did! The image got pixelated thanks to Grafx2 for some reason I’ve yet to figure out, but besides my annoyances with it I like how it turned out! …

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