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  • Experimenting with ECommerce

    Over the last couple of weeks I have been spending some evening and weekends working on building some e-commerce websites. Right at the time that the iPhone 2 came out I was really into buying domain names and picked up iphone7case.com. I’ve held onto that domain for nearly 10 years and finally (fingers crossed) the […]

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  • Working on a new 5 year plan

    For the last couple of weeks I have been working through some financial plans, and dreams. Ever since taking the sailing class, the bug has gotten stronger to get a sailboat.  I’ve watched hours of youtube content from people sailing, bought more books, and started looking through the classified ads.  I’m still a long ways […]

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  • Canadian Moon Mission

    Over the last couple of weeks I have found myself going deeper and deeper with research on Lunar missions. After some inspiration from reading Seveneves I started looking for some actual scientific and planning information about various lunar options.  I’ve been diving into the details and learning a lot about not only what’s possible, but also […]

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  • One Step at a Time

    Something my boss is fond of reminding us is that building the most glorious cathedral of all time consisted of a slog of day to day work of “putting sticky stuff on bricks”. While there was a vision for what would be built the actual work of building something great involves incremental steps toward the […]

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  • Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

    This was a great book and provided a fantastic perspective on the whole history of the human race. My only qualms with the book was the author’s luddite belief that somehow life was better before we invented agriculture, and that happiness was the only measurement worth making on the quality of life. It seems obvious […]

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  • Race Crewing

    I completed the CanSail 1 and 2 course which was excellent. It was nice to get a bit of experience under my belt and start to feel confident sailing dinghies. With the course now completed, and no boat of my own to sail I’m putting my name down on the list at the sailing club […]

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  • Enjoying Sailing

    These are the little 420 sailing boats that we’re learning to sail on.  These boats are for sailing by 2 people  so we crew up in pairs to sail around on the Ottawa River. I’ve been getting the hang of tacking and gybing and learning to do the coordination required for switching sides quickly and […]

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  • Sailing Lessons Starting Early

    Originally I was supposed to start sailing lessons in July, but due to some surprise scheduling changes I’m now going to start my lessons tomorrow. It’s a good thing I’ve been so studius and have already read the book and practiced all the knots.  I’m pretty excited to get out on a boat and actually […]