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Greater Toronto Airport Authority (Turns back 20 people or so this afternoon...)


Three of our house guests (a father, young daughter, and pregnant mother) were to have headed home this afternoon. They wound late due to various delays getting out and navigating Friday rush-hour traffic and got to the airport just over an hour before their flight.

Obviously that's a bit late. It often takes 20 ...

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Off to the Thousand Islands (Out of touch...)


We're going to visit some of our oldest family friends today, way out on Wolfe Island (near Kingston, Ontario). We're told the islands are gorgeous. Probably no time for a boat tour, but at least we should be able to see some trees (Ilir loves trees).

I'm thinking we should also try ...

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Poor day of work (Distractions...)


Only got a few small blocks of maybe an hour in today, rest of the day was spent in little tasks that were so small I often didn't get around to recording them in the time-tracking file. Just so many simultaneous projects going on. On top of that, yesterday's all-day meeting seems to ...

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Agenda for Accessibility (This doesn't reflect the views of anyone else...)


Spent the whole day at the conference today. Met Liddie, who apparently works in the original school in Cambodia (and on the Spark project, and on other interesting things). Lots of other contacts, but on to the nitty-gritty stuff, an Agenda for Accessibility. I should note here this is *not* the consensus view, and has ...

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Cool, I'm married (Ring to prove it...)


Well, as of yesterday afternoon, I am now a married man. Soni was beautiful. The wedding march (Imperial March from Star Wars by Metallica) wasn't loud or distinct enough to be scary/ominous sounding, but she still came down the aisle. It wasn't the aisle we'd wanted (we wanted the outdoor chapel ...

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Fast Approaching Deadline (Fun-fun-fun...)


Wedding is tomorrow afternoon. Weather report says 90% chance of rain (for our planned outdoor ceremony). Likely have to retool for an indoor ceremony. Flowers and dress getting picked up now. Shoes producing blisters during break-in. Music for the ceremony still needs to get sorted out. Ceremony practise never got done. Rides to the (rather ...

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Wow, locked VoIP routers are annoying (Especially when you ask for unlocked explicitly...)


Picked up a VoIP router for my sister today. Chap at Canada Computers assured me it was an unlocked router, despite the "Earthlink" branding. Got home, installed it, and it's locked. Now I need to trek all the way back down there to return it. Bah.

Here's an idea for Linksys: have a ...

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Doesn't matter who you are (If you look "different" the close-minded will attack you...)


Had a surreal experience this afternoon. Soni and Rose were late meeting me at Rose's new place to help them move the furniture (a cat Rose is house-sitting for was sick). So, I sat out on the wall outside, drinking in the sky (it was gorgeous and hot), thinking about IDEs and how to ...

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Getting the apartment set up (Internet is up (limpingly))


We're almost done moving. Soni, Georgia and Rose are off taking the last small load of items up to Rose's place. I've just finished getting the server/workstation set up. We're going to try to use the VoIP router as the front-end router for the network. So far it's not ...

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Half finished, next half up tomorrow morning (Relocating to our own place)


Rosey is gone, nice new place up the road of her own. Just about to start packing the car with our stuff to move to our place. Have to tear down the furniture and the like still. Dad will be by with the trailer tomorrow morning. Finally got our Bell bill today so we can ...

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