Category Archives: family

Driving My Solo EV

Previously, I wrote about how I might have to drive the Solo from Calgary with many stops at charging stations. Now, I will consider some longer trips I could make from my home base. Home base to Powerview, Manitoba – … Continue reading

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Beyond Extreme

“Sea-ice extents are declining for all months, but as assessed over the period of satellite observations (1979 to present), the extent at the end of the melt season in September is dropping at the remarkable rate of 13 percent per … Continue reading

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Ignorance Of Law Is No Excuse For POTUS

“Mr. Trump appears to want to reinstate a new type of Asiatic Barred Zone by executive order, but there is just one problem: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 banned all discrimination against immigrants on the basis of national … Continue reading

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Small EV Doesn’t Freak Out TLW!

Cool, eh? A car for one passenger that needs no gasoline or oil… Hay! I posted on FaceBook about the ElectraMeccanica Solo EV and TLW responded with a “Like”. This is good. Perhaps we’ll get two…

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A Night On The Town

I’m not much of a party-goer but tonight I had one of the few parties I will attend in 2017. As luck would have it the guy I was sitting near on the sofa was an IT-guy who specialized in … Continue reading

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!$%####@! Snow-mobilers!

I have a corner lot. The road turns sharply at the corner and the ditch is narrow. That doesn’t give permission to the snow-mobilers to trespass on my yard but they’ve done it the last two winters. I was out … Continue reading

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Fetching The Mail

Tonight is forecast to be the coldest night of the year. Last night we had high winds and blowing snow drifting into my driveway. I decided to walk to fetch the mail after the wind died down. The temperature was … Continue reading

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Traditional PCs Continue To Decline

“Worldwide PC shipments totaled 72.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 3.7 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2016 PC shipments totaled 269.7 million units, … Continue reading

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Warmer Winters

“-24 °C-35 °C Feels like: -32 POP: 10h Snow: 0cm 24h Rain: 0mm Wind: NW25km/h Average High: -11°C Average Low: -19°C Extreme High:2.8°C[1996] Extreme Low:-40.6°C[1916] Highest Precip:6.6mm[1935]” See Lockport, Manitoba – Monthly CalendarI hate winter. It’s harder to get enough exercise, … Continue reading

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!$##@%%%!!! UBUNTU!!!

A notebook that TLW uses was the last machine in our house to run Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Recently, it needed a software upgrade to a more recent release. Ubuntu reported the exact command that root had to issue and I did … Continue reading

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Internet Access – Right Or Freedom?

“during the Budget speech for 2017, Government has pledged to make our country one of the first Wi-Fi states in the world and a few weeks later launched a mobile government strategy for all public services. …in today’s globalised society … Continue reading

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2016 – Mixed Results

“I was also all kinds of awesome – in ways that left you a better place.” See Dear world, I wasn’t all bad. Signed, 20162016 was a mixed bag. TLW and I finished planting an awful lot of trees on the … Continue reading

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