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  1. Downes

    Frost Damage


    October 27, 2022. These plants are (or were) growing in the back yard, right up against the house, but as you can see, we had a couple of hard frosts this week and now they’re just husks of their former shelves. Wrapped up work on the bookmarklet today, niggling over…
  2. Downes



    October 26, 2022. I liked the way the tree stood out against the clouds in the background in this early morning shot (it doesn’t really come out in the photo – the Pixel 4 is good but I’m pining for a new Pixel 7 pro, not yet in stock at…
  3. achowfin

    Marge’ah-Refreshing Hope


    You have heard me wax poetic about the beauty of the Himalayas many times over this year and yet it is very hard to really capture it in words. However, I have discovered that even more beautiful that the mountains itself are the people that inhabit it. They are resilient, …

  4. Downes



    October 25, 2022. Chairs stacked in the Costco. I haven’t actually been inside the Costco for months, but I needed to accompany Andrea today. I thought I might get a Pixel 7 pro, but the store doesn’t have the Bell booth any more, so have to go elsewhere. More meetings…
  5. Downes

    Afternoon Light


    Octobert 24, 2022. Looking out the sliding doors behind my kitchen table spot in the afternoon, after work, as the light fades. The idea of making bookmarklets has caught my imagination and so I spent a good part of the day figuring it out and learning how to select attributes…
  6. Downes

    Late Fall Flowers


    October 22, 2022. These are growing in the front yard despite the hard frosts that we’ve had recently. I spent the day messing around with the bookmarklet and finishing my video series playing No Man’s Sky Waypoint edition.
  7. Downes

    Sharing Space


    October 21, 2022. This is the new cat cave we got the other day and in an unexpected display of sharing the two cats were seen side by side inside it. Worked on my bookmarklet more today and solved most of the major issues parsing indieweb code.
  8. Downes



    October 20, 2022. This is a close-up look at the cedar hedge beside the house. It’s on the healthy side (which has not been trimmed to death and then poisoned by the neighbour). Spent the day attending the final day of the Open Education conference and also looking into how…
  9. Downes

    Leaves of Autumn


    October 18, 2022. Generic coloured leaves on a tree at a shopping centre. Today was a fairly busy day with meetings and such, which is why the photo isn’t that amazing. It happens. My days are full. That’s a good thing.
  10. Downes

    Ready for Halloween


    October 17, 2022. This is our front door, with Son of Bones hanging from the lamp, the gravestone and pumpkins array about. It’s really the only seasonal decorating I do; I’m not big on the other holidays. Reasonably productive day today catching up on email and following up on overdue…
  11. Downes

    Guindon Park


    October 16, 2022. We went for a hike in Guindon Park today, not too long. In the fall we have to stay in public parks to avoid the hunters. I also spent a good amount of time working on my slides for Tuesday.
  12. Downes

    Aberdeen Pavilion


    October 15, 2022. This is the Aberdeen Pavilion as seen from the upper north stands at TD Place at Lansdowne Park during the RedBlacks game. It was quite an entertaining game but we still managed to find a way to lose. I otherwise spent the day working on my slides…
  13. paul bond

    Keep on walking


    So I made a few more Walk of Life edits:

    That worked nicely, I think. It almost seems appropriate, so I figured I should try a different track:

    That’s probably longer than it needs to be, or maybe it just seems that way. I think it would have been a …

  14. Downes



    October 13, 2022. The photo doesn’t really do it justice, but we had a pretty good local windstorm for a bit this afternoon. Power even went out for a bit (but not during any of the many meetings I had today). Yesterday and today have been pretty productive, but tomorrow…
  15. Downes

    Extended Care Centre


    October 12, 2022. This an inside hallway at an extended care centre. I visited a number of them today looking for my mother (I’m really not good at remembering names and addresses). This was after having my car tires changed and having an online meeting at the dealership. The care…
  16. Downes



    October 11, 2022. I’m up early enough this week to see the dawn. I don’t like it. Not the dawn – I like the dawn. But I don’t like being up early. But I’m back at work after an extended leave and have a lot of catching up to do.…
  17. cogdog

    Proto-MOOC Stays the Course


    From Inside Higher Education (April 24, 2012), such a modest course

    “Open course in digital storytelling, a holdover from before open learning was associated with massive tools wielded by celebrity professors, remains content with its modest but devoted following.”

    Thanks @Todd_Conaway for rediscovering 10 years later

    I was visiting the …

  18. @Tillysisland



    When looking for inspiration for what to turn into glitch art, I was really hoping to find one single theme or type of thing to use. I was originally thinking of doing landscapes or sunsets, but I almost felt like those were both too generic and not interesting enough. While …

  19. Downes



    October 10, 2022. This is my spaghetti container, viewed from the top, on my kitchen counter. I don’t eat spaghetti as much as I would like because the carbs mean weight gain. Today, Thanksgiving in Canada, was a quiet day indoors doing some work ( which I’ll exchange for some…
  20. plowenthal



    The Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching is seeking lessons, activities, and other instructional materials used by educators in P-16+ contexts (and their international equivalents) regarding accessibility. Initial manuscripts are due January 8, 2023 with an expected publication date of June 2023. Visit the journal’s website to read the full …

  21. Downes



    October 9, 2022. This is a sora, spotted at the Parc national de Plaisance, on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, where we went for an 8 km walk today. It was cool and windy, alternating between bright blue sunlight and heavy clouds.
  22. Downes

    Watching the Game


    October 8, 2022. We were all watching the game, even the cats. This was a bit before the play that tied the game. It was a pretty shocking outcome, and it’s tough to say “wait till next year” so early in the playoffs, but that’s baseball. Otherwise it was an…
  23. Downes

    Blue and Orange


    October 7, 2022. This is the west side of a cat looking very intently east. Charlemagne on the cat shelf behind my kitchen chair. Good day today, productive, even, aside from a sudden and unexplained bout of nausea during supper. Also, the less said about the ball game, the better.…

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