Cottage Maintenance
Aug21

Cottage Maintenance

For the last few years we’ve spent a week at Euince’s cottage on the French River. An hour north of Parry Sound, the drive isn’t short but it’s the road less traveled once you get out of Barrie. One of my favourite parts of coming up here is that Euince shares the cottage chores with her friends and family. It always ends up with a great little story and it’s definitely a change from the every day. A...

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I, for one, welcome our new cellular overlords
Aug13

I, for one, welcome our new cellular overlords

I was pretty sure Verizon coming to Canada was a good thing and then reading great letters like this one from industry experts just makes me reassured that the Canadian cellular tyrants are being whiny, wasting the money we spend with them on telling us why they’re not comfortable with their sexuality. Read I am Canadian, a reply to Bell’s Open Letter by Ben...

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How not to run a demo
Aug13

How not to run a demo

Last week I tried to use Google Hangouts to broadcast a tour of a system I run. It was going to be very simple and I tried to use the On-Air Hangouts which broadcast your Hangout live. So about 30 minutes before the accompanying conference call I started up the Hangout On-Air, shared one of my screens and invited all of the attendees. 5 minutes before the call, no one had shown up yet which I thought was odd and then once people...

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Unwinding Up North
Aug12

Unwinding Up North

We need more friends with children the same age as ours. We went to Brittny’s cottage and her sister was there and our oldest are within a month of each other and youngest within 5 days.  Instant playmates, it was perfect other than the occassional battle for a towel or over zealous pool noodling. Finally got to play a game of Cards vs. Humanity, can’t say I was disappointed. Photo of Dash and Raylee watching the boat go...

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The Best Chicken Wings I’ve Ever Eaten… Mine
Aug06

The Best Chicken Wings I’ve Ever Eaten… Mine

I’ve eaten more than my fair share of chicken wings in my day, but it wasn’t until I made my own on a whim that I realized how good they could be. Following the Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wing Recipe from All Recipes with a couple minor modifications, I made the best wings, with a light crispy skin and a delicious sauce with a hint of curry. Perfecto! Ingredients 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4...

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