Nothing quite like missing the Tsawwassen ferry by one minute.
(And this post was photographed and sent entirely on blackberry. The geotag I cheated and used my Garmin. I had time to kill …)
- Beef stew in a bread bowl
- Tuna sandwiches
- Chicken fajita
- Slow-roast beef sandwich.
I’m now a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), according Professional Engineers Ontario.
I started my application process on December 2006. It’s not a quick process.
Hydro-QuÃ©bec announced their wind RFP winners yesterday. It’s a huge deal for the industry; more than 2000 MW of contracts awarded, with commissioning dates ranging from 2011-2015. Enercon and REpower won all the manufacturing; strict local content requirements mean that they will have to set up shop in QuÃ©bec.
This is good for the Canadian industry. Now the real work begins.
A fat brown raccoon without a tail is digging for bugs in our back lawn.
I’m sad to leave MontrÃ©al. Not just was it one of the most productive work weeks I’ve ever had (thanks to the fine folks at HÃ©limax), but the city is great. I’ve had some spectacular meals here – the two little bistros within walking distance of the office are fantastic; way better than the 40+ mediocre fast-food outlets near my office. One evening we went to Pintxo – nummy Basque food.
I think I’d probably eat less here, because the food is worth savouring. There’s care and love in the food here, not boil-in-the-bag slop.
We had a snow flurry yesterday, but it was all made up for by a jolly dinner with Ross Overbury from the Robyn Hitchcock list
If you are finding your Ubuntu upgrade slow, I found it worth changing my default download server. Under System -> Administration -> Software Sources you can choose a new server. It has a Choose Best Server test, which pings all 185 Ubuntu download servers and picks the best one for you.
The default Canadian server is swamped at the moment, but the good people at Rochester Institute of Technology are the fastest for me.
Look, I know the Flames won last night, but that’s no excuse for all the snow we’re getting today. C’mon, it’s spring!
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The above is a pictorial representation of the 11 additional pucks required so that they wouldn’t need to fight over one. Please donate generously, and you can help Canada become a world-class country with a proper sport …
Definitely summer now … Even as ice chunks float down to the Niagara Falls.
Two groundhogs at warden!
You know how much Air Canada wanted for changing a short flight from Fort St John to Vancouver to an earlier one?
Yeah, that’s more than the entire YXJ to YYZ trip cost. Smooth one, AC.
Catherine and I have been in Canada for six years now.
I’m in Fort St John, BC – which appears to be exactly 116Â° due west of the hills around Arrochar where I used to stomp around. It’s also the furthest north I’ve ever been in Canada.
I just saw David Suzuki at Vancouver Airport.
Because I saw geese flying north today, and because of the rim, it is officially spring in Scarborough. (The ~20cm of snow is merely an anomaly).