1. Downes

    Snowfall

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    January 16, 2021. We had the most substantial snowfall of the year today. I thought I would go out and get some nice photos in the woods but just got stuck in the driveway. So this is a photo of our back yard. Besides digging out the car and going…
  2. Downes

    Nation View Farm

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    January 14, 2021. I walked over the bridge into town and turned up this lane for a shot of the Nation View Farm. I spent a lot of time rebuilding Docker images after some of the binaries for my old image disappeared from the repository. It was one little thing…
  3. @incbesh

    New Theme: Twenty Twenty One

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    Twenty Twenty One is the latest WordPress default theme, which is now available to all WordPress.com sites. Designed by Mel Choyce-Dwan, the muted tones and timeless design will let your work shine.

    Twenty Twenty One takes advantage of all the latest features of the Block Editor — the new …

  4. Downes

    Screaming Tree

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    January 13, 2020. This is another photo of the Gloucester branch of the Ottawa Public Library. I’m sure it was not intentional, but I can’t help being reminded of Munch’s The Scream when I look at it. Hence the title. I was on a walk while we were at the…
  5. Downes

    The Birch Forest

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    January 12, 2021. My walk today took me to Du Boise St and along this birch forest. A regular work day today; I spent the morning working with CovidEA and afternoon working on a VR project and catching up for yesterday’s missing newsletter. https://flic.kr/p/2krF99T
  6. Downes

    Snow on the Tracks

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    January 11, 2021. It was milder today but this was accompanied with a bit of a snowfall that was at times heavy during my walk. I had an internet outage but was able to do some writing this morning and coding this afternoon to preserve a reasonably productive day. https://flic.kr/p/2krnT9h
  7. Downes

    Wier

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    January 10, 2021. This is the wier in Casselman, with ice and snow forming around the edges. It was a cold day and it looks even colder in the water. I focused pretty much all day on gRSShopper – I have a bee in my bonnet about making the havester…
  8. Downes

    Moose and Monster

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    January 9, 2020. Spotted during my daily walk. I’m not sure whether the moose has even been on Sesame Street, but I think the monster was (Sesame Street was after my childhood viewing age). Another classic type of day: I recorded a video (Learning Next.js – Part 2), worked on…
  9. Downes

    Trunks

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    January 8, 2020. These are some trees growing along the railway line spotted during my daily walk. I had such a good day today, I recorded a video about next.js where things mostly just worked, I did some coding this afternoon which also just worked, and my project work went…
  10. Downes

    Bridge Over the Nation River

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    January 7, 2020. This is around four p.m. – the photo is a bit darker than it was actually outside, but the sun is still undeniably setting behind the bridge. Today I learned about Javascript templates – these have existed since 2016 but I found about them today. Also spent…
  11. Downes

    Wood

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    January 6, 2020. I know it’s a favourite of people who go back to the land but I’m not a fan of wood heating. It’s even more polluting than oil or coal. It’s selfish. Anyhow. Today I spent the day working with fetch() and managing JSON data, all in the…
  12. Downes

    Shopping Cart

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    January 5, 2020. Today’s photo is the humble shopping cart, n iconic symbol of today’s society. This is a Costco cart, left abandoned at the side of a road. In addition to a lunch-hour trip to the store I worked on fixing issues with gRSShopper’s page script and a bit…
  13. Downes

    Coalwater

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    January 4, 2021. On my one mile photowalk (a new habit!) I captured these backhoes near the edge of the town, proof that Casselman is continuing to grow. First day back at work. I spent the morning attending to an IRAP thing and the afternoon fixing issues with Cron jobs…
  14. Downes

    Feeder

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    January 1, 2021. The text inside reads “If you want one I will make you one.” It’s along the tracks a couple blocks from my home, near where I took a photo yesterday. Aside from that, my day was spent working on gRSShopper and playing video games. https://flic.kr/p/2knZFCK
  15. natalie

    Happy New Year – quotes

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    “Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year.” ~John R. Dallas Jr.

    Burning sparklers, Happy New Year

    “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” ~ Alex Morritt

    “The secret …

  16. Downes

    Frozen

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    January 31, 2020. There’s a bit of brush between the road and the tracks a couple blocks down, and that’s where I took this photo. It’s the remnants of a mountain ash berry cluster. Good day today; I wrote a post saying Ontario finance minister Rod Phillips should resign, and…
  17. zenas suitcase

    2020: Our Year in Review

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    Travelling on New Year’s Day was a breeze, even before Covid.  It was a straightforward drive from Nottingham to Brighton with the kids.  I wanted to start they year with a new adventure and a huge dose of sea air.  I love being by the sea, it makes me feel …

  18. Downes

    Mask

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    December 29, 2020. I was downtown on Rideau Street for a (socially distanced) meeting and captured this bit of topical artwork. It was cold and breezy and I didn’t want to linger, and in any case, Costco (my time actually inside the new store) awaited. What else did I do?…
  19. Downes

    Eastern Greenbelt Trail

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    December 28, 2020. Andrea and I went out for another 10 km hike today along the Eastern Greenbelt Trail. This time we were able to traverse the ‘winter trail’ portion through the marsh – the ice creaked a lot but held firm the entire way. https://flic.kr/p/2kmDFiS
  20. Downes

    Sparrow

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    December 24, 2020. It’s feeding time again at the bird feeder; this sparrow is waiting its turn. Another quiet day that I spent rehearsing the process and making a small edit to gRSShopper, in preparation for more major work later. https://flic.kr/p/2kmxjx1

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