1. trubright

    Why I Gave Up on Self-Taught Golf

    Boy Meets Golf

    I’ve been a casual golfer for a long time. It started almost thirty years ago, though the exact date is hard to pin down. I remember buying a set of Ping knock-offs at the local Golf Discount and an Odyssey Rossie II putter that I still use. …

  2. plowenthal

    Educational Technology Learning Conferences 2022


    The following list was adapted from Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Education Conferences List #47. Please refer to Wright’s complete list for other conferences as well as each conference website for more details. Each year I attend AECT, AERA, and 1-2 other conferences. I use this list to identify …

  3. Downes

    One Last Look


    May 23, 2022. This is one last look at the forest at my campsite in Voyageur Provincial Park. After a very cold night freezing in my light sleeping bag, I cycled 75 km back to Casselman, then got in the car, drove back to the park, and picked up all…
  4. Downes

    More Voyageur


    May 22, 2022. Scene in Voyageur Provincial park as I cycled today to9 Hawkesbury and back. I was a little surprised at the impact of the storm (it’s not like I had a lot of news while camping) and the continuing power outage. It also got a lot colder while…
  5. Downes

    At Camp


    May 21, 2022. At camp in the morning after cycling in the day before, ahead of my planned ride to Rigaud. It was an eventful day punctuated by a huge storm that rolled through, knocking down trees and power lines in its path. https://flic.kr/p/2nnAmR1
  6. Downes

    Voyageur Provincial Park


    May 20, 2022. This is the scene at the entrance to Voyageur Provincial Park, on the Ottawa River between Hawkesbury and Rigaud. I woke up early to deliver a presentation to a conference in Iran. Then I assembled all my gear and took it to the park. Then I drove…
  7. Downes

    The Wheel


    May 19, 2022. Disassembled wheel with at least one ball bearing missing. Today was one of those days where anything that could go wrong did go wrong. I tried to repair my broken spoke, couldn’t get it to bend around the disc brake, and ended up wrecking the wheel. All…
  8. @FlOv_evelyn

    That was Week 1?


    I guess… that was week 1? That felt like four weeks worth of work in one, but hey! That’s what I signed up for in a summer course. It feels somewhat better to be doing this than just watching YouTube videos all day after work. One thing I definitely am …

  9. @FlOv_evelyn

    Draw It! EASY


    Original DS106 Assingment: Draw It! (2 stars)

    I cycled through some tutorials by other classmates, as well as looking at other classmates posts finding what to do. Hopefully I did not get any viruses from clicking on so many links, but I did find one that got it done quickly! …

  10. @FlOv_evelyn

    My Daily Excuse- Twitter


    My daily excuse to get on Twitter and tweet meaningful things even if no one responds. This is for week 5/16-5/21, I have noted that I only need to do three per week not REQUIRED to respond to every single one, so maybe that will help me some moving forward.…

  11. @FlOv_evelyn

    A Real Safari- No Sense


    I always follow the belief to look at your surroundings, because something you may need or will learn is right in your own backyard. The yard area behind my apartment complex seems like a perfect place to take these photos. In 20 minutes, I feel like I could have taken …

  12. @FlOv_evelyn

    Making a Good Picture Great


    I was setting up for my photo safari and was outside with my might stead, Muffin. To get inspiration for improving a photo, there is no better focus than her. First I have a picture I took of her just within an instant.

    The tip I used was “Look to …

  13. Downes

    Fence and Pond


    May 18, 2022. This is a nice pastoral scene about half way from Casselman to St. Albert. I took the gravel bike on a nice ride before a scheduled bikepacking trip this weekend. And for the first time ever, had a problem with it, as I broke a spoke just…
  14. Downes

    Looking Outside


    May 17, 2022. Julia on the shelf looking outside. Every morning starts the same way – I start the coffee, start the oatmeal, weigh myself, and then go over to the shelf where Julia is complaining that I’m too slow. Up she jumps, and then she gets a nice morning…
  15. @Sheefa_ahmed

    Your Website Looks Great. So Should Your Emails.

    A Fresh New Design For Subscriber Emails

    We recently rolled out some fresh, flavorful updates to the design of the emails that go out to your subscribers when you publish new posts to your site. With this new design update we worked on modernizing the out-the-box email templates that come …

  16. Downes



    May 15, 2022. Our next door neighbour is slowly expanding his front lawn into ours.The actual property line (so far as I know) is three or four feet from his driveway. But they routinely mow well on to our side, they’ve trimmed our spruce trees and cut down our daylilies,…
  17. Downes



    May 14, 2022. This is the distinctive tartan-clad water tower in Maxville., I cycled there and back today, 57km total, with 30 degree heat and a light breeze. The ride was a bit slower because I paused to take video a number of times, creating a YouTube video www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Cz7K3IIQU and…
  18. Downes

    New Crop


    May 13, 2022. This is just outside Casselman, and is typical of some of the gigantic soybean fields we have around here. It’s changed a lot from when I was young and all of this was divided into fields and 100 acre farms. Today I gave a presentation on educational…
  19. Downes

    Tilling the Soil


    May 11, 2022. A farmer near St. Albert tills the soil on a beautiful but breezy spring day. The weather has turned to HOT and I am enjoying being able to get out on the bicycle after work. Today was mostly about cleaning up and doing errands that stacked up…

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