Temperature Differences . . .

. . . between my backyard and the Ottawa International Airport official weather station.

For years I have used Environment Canada’s website (link) to check my local temperature using the station at the airport as a proxy and almost every time I did, I wondered if I should bother. How relevant could it be? After all, it’s more than 10 kilometers away with half of Ottawa between us. Continue reading Temperature Differences . . .


Update: Sump Monitoring

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

In the spring . . .

. . . a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of . . . projects! (Lord Tennyson rocks!)

Life is good; the sump is dry, bathroom renovations are almost complete, my son has a summer job, my daughter’s school concert was amazing (they performed Hallelujah!). As well, Ottawa weather has been awesome for the last couple of weeks; I feel like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon; a bear from hibernation, the provincial PC party from the political wilderness. Continue reading In the spring . . .