Just like Tony the Tiger said they would be! 🙂
I have known about them for years; I used them to learn French, but my interest waned when I became officially bilingual :-(.
My interest waxed recently, triggered by my goal of cycling 1000 kilometers this summer (see In the spring). For some reason I was reluctant to do the kilometrage and didn’t understand why until I realized that cycling by myself was boring. From there it was a small step to another realization, that podcasts were the answer. Continue reading Podcasts are Gr-r-eat!!!
It’s been an interesting week. No big-ticket items, but a few minor topics: Strava, the Ottawa heat wave, lawn care: Donald Trump’s twitter account, fly trouble. Continue reading Medley #1
The story of Justin Trudeau’s ‘handling’ of a female reporter eighteen years ago fascinates me. Not the events of eighteen years ago, but rather how it is unfolding, and how it will end. We’re in the middle of it right now, which gives me the opportunity to foolhardily offer predictions of the future. Continue reading Trudeau and #MeToo
. . . and it’s getting better and better all the time for more and more people!
And Hans Rosling has the statistics to prove it. Continue reading Life is Good . . .
. . . that Doug Ford will be the next Premier of Ontario.
For years I have had the impression that the Globe and Mail leans to the left. If challenged I couldn’t have supported that position. Until now. Last Saturday (June 9 2018) I was reading the Globe and Mail at the local library, and was struck by the unrelenting anti-Ford bias in its pages. So much so that I spent $5.25 at the local pharmacy to purchase Saturday’s edition. No price is too much to pay for the raw material for a blog article!
Continue reading The Globe and Mail isn’t happy . . .
What’s not to like about Tim Hortons? Good coffee. Good donuts (although Suzy Q‘s are better). Decent prices. Sure they’ve made a couple of mis-steps along the way to becoming a fast food company with 4700 outlets and $3 billion in revenue, but I have no qualms about patronizing it. Continue reading Tim Hortons
On February 2, 2018 I posted The Internet of Things is here . . . , an article about my initial experience with IoT where I described my plan to monitor the water level in my sump and prevent a repeat of the almost catastrophic flooding of 2016.
120 days (and 151,645 measurements) later, the sump is dry and it’s time to take stock. Continue reading Update: Sump Monitoring