My life with smartphones has been pretty short-lived. A few years back I got an iPhone 4 (this was my first smartphone). As I’m sure many of you can relate, it quickly became attached at the hip. I’m a big fan of iOS, and it’s polished feel. But, my thoughts about the grass being greener(…)
If my hands could talk, they would say “it’s been a long cold winter”. It’s hard to believe that two years ago I was riding my bike into work, and enjoying more temperate weather. This year, I’ll be enjoying a 33% longer bike ride. I’ll be travelling 28km in each direction. It’s too early to tell(…)
Volunteering has to be one of the most rewarding activities out there. There is something overwhelmingly pleasant about helping others. Don’t get me wrong, there are activities (e.g., door-to-door money collection and sales) that are difficult. But, the overall sense of accomplishment that comes from helping a specific cause, is just unreal. While in Ottawa,(…)
Running a democratic country is tough. I’ve recently gotten my hands on Democracy 3, a game that tries to simulate the complexities of running a democratic society. You’re probably thinking to yourself that that sounds fun. Well, it was at first. In my first (and only game to date), I took control of Canada. How(…)
Check out these KDE keyboard shortcuts, because we all know we love shortcuts! 1. Alt-F2 This brings up the the “Run Command” prompt and gives you quick access to all your Linux applications. This is similar to Windows’ Launchy and GNOME-Do. 2. Alt-Tab Cycle through the applications/windows you have open. 3. Alt-F4 Close the window(…)
Over my years working with Transport Canada, I have noticed that I frequent several websites more often than others (when it comes to Arctic-related news). Here’s a list of sites I use to keep on top of the latest happenings: The Arctic Institute – Center for Circumpolar Security Studies United States Arctic Research Commission Nunatsiaq(…)
Striving to have beautiful graphs in your reports is analogous to putting a cherry on a sundae. It’s the finishing touch! I prepared the following graphs for a report on Nintendo’s disruptive (innovative) technologies.
This is probably one of my favourite quotes from Albert Einstein. Hope you enjoy! October 28, 2012 at 11:16AM https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ot45e7tylkaxi20/bicycle_einstein-quote.jpg (source: http://sciconbags.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/bicycle_einstein-quote.jpg)
I’ve recently enrolled in the Masters of Technology Management (Engineering/Applied Science Technology) offered by Memorial University’s Marine Institute. As part of the program, I’m required to complete ten courses – all of which seem interesting, and all of which I’d like to do! At present, I’m only taking one course (easing back into this whole school thing).(…)
Tomorrow morning, I’ll be joining a colleague of mine for my first ride in Gatineau Park this year. We’re planning an early morning ride, so there shouldn’t be too many issues with the heat. It can be a challenging ride, as I don’t get much climbing experience commuting around Ottawa!