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Purchase decisions

Ever have to buy a computer? Back in the day, I was asked a *lot* of times for help on purchase decisions since I was the local propellerhead, and could explain options in a reasonable way. Not that people always listened, because there’s always the overriding issue of affordability, and that a lot of times, […]

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August 17

August 17

Today is August 17. It’s the day after the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis, and the day after the 50th anniversary of the Clown’s establishment of beachhead in Canada. It’s going to be pretty sunny but not too warm and without any effect of humidex to make things unpleasant. I’m going to be […]

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Buffet Fu Lam

Goodbye to the buffet

Yes, after 18 months give or take I finally have to bid goodbye to the Buffet Fu Lam. This is the desolation that was my former observation post. And this would be one last look at at the Buffet. It’s that green blob on the right. The following is a shot of the new environment. […]

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A Groundhog Day view of the Buffet Fu Lam

Groundhogs

Today is Groundhog Day! People celebrate other things too but the majority seem to be interested in digging up hibernating groundhogs (Marmota monax) to see if they can predict the weather. No, really! Anyway, the groundhogs are split in their predictions as Wiarton Willie saw his shadow as he was roused out of his sleep, […]

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Last milk run

I have a love/hate relationship with Avis Rent-a-Car, but would qualify that by saying that it’s mostly love with the occasional burst of some exceptionally intense hate. In most places, Avis has done me right with a well-maintained vehicle that’s fun to drive. In many situations, I have even received a really nice spontaneous upgrade […]

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The winning lettuce cup

Battle Lettuce Cup

I like cooking competitions. Or more specifically, I like watching cooking competitions because I’m really not the ideal person who should compete in one. It’s not that I don’t have any basic kitchen skills or think that I can’t do well. Butter? It’s not just for the taste – I also enjoy its secondary ability to […]

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Stopover in Stockholm

Sweden! Homeland of Volvos, reasonably-priced flat-pack furniture, and 2-metre tall blond women. That’s the stereotype anyway. [notabene: This is a retro post. It was the week before Hallowe’en 2011 at the time of the trip and the initial blogpost draft was being done in almost real-time, so none of the grammatical tense makes sense. Just […]

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Grapes

These are some grapes that I purchased recently. Neither variety is seedless, though the skins on the black one are somewhat thicker than the green ones. They do have nuances in flavor. Just so’s you know, I prefer that the green ones be peeled in a spiral-cut manner starting from the stem end in a […]

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Fun my pal Ronny is having

Fun my pal Ronny is having

Ah yes, after some quality time battling the Flying Monkeys, my pal Ronny got the opportunity to pull on some blue rubber gloves. Oh – just so’s you know, those aren’t her arms in the photo. Be sure to take a deep breath…  

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I rule

Heck yes! 657 days from the day when I suggested people start developing hairy palms, I successfully and accurately complete a memorable presentation where no one will ever forget what demonstrated a positive trend but was not statistically significant actually means in the real world. I poked holes where I was supposed to poke holes, […]

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