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Working From Home is Hard

People really don’t understand how difficult it is to work remotely. My schedule is flexible. I am not trying to put in a set amount of time per day, or meet any specific metrics, and as such, most of my day is based on a feeling of completion. A feeling that I’m getting enough work…

Halton Hills Community Energy Plan Rant

So a little while back, it looked like the city that I live in was interested in the opinions of the people living here and set up an IdeaScale board for submissions relating to a Halton Hills community energy plan. IdeaScale, for those of you that don’t know is like your own private voting area.…

Kids Can’t Use Computers

There is an amazing post from a few weeks back on Coding 2 Learn and it is entitled, Kids Can’t Use Computers… And This Is Why It Should Worry You, and it discusses some things I’ve known for a while, but never really put in words. The most important part for me is the following:…

Living in Georgetown

I have lived in Georgetown for around five months now, and I wanted to give a quick update on my thoughts regarding the town. Warning, this is a bit of a rant.

Organizing Text Messages

One thing that bothers me about text messaging is how it ends up being a system more like instant messaging rather than short e-mails. I can label an e-mail, mark it as important, or otherwise make it distinct. I can search through e-mails, find previous messages, and easily manage the content. With text messaging, there…

Fan Expo Canada Adds Sports

Last year was my first year at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, and it is looking like it might have been my best opportunity to go, as this year they have added Sports Celebrities to their roster. Yes, Fan Expo is going to be taking both the North and South halls at the convention center,…

Locked Out of My Apartment

So, I’ve been living in Georgetown for over a month now, and I’ve never needed to unlock the exterior door. It remained unlocked the entire time, and so I never needed to test that key. Unfortunately, for the first time last night, it was locked upon returning home, and I was unable to get into…

F-35s Scrapped

So, my cousin, Mark, tagged me on Facebook in regards to a link on the National Post about the F-35 purchase being scrapped. It got me ranting and raving a bit, so I decided to collect those thoughts a bit and post them here. Here’s what I posted on Facebook: So, here’s the issue… Canada…

Cyanogen Mod 7

So, I have tried twice before to install a custom firmware onto my phone. The last time, I almost made my phone unusable, but after hours of work, I was able to get it back to the stock firmware. Today, I decided to try again, and was finally able to install Cyanogen Mod 7, the…

Smartphones Too Difficult

One issue that recently came up in my life is how complex smartphones can be, and how many users aren’t really ready for the learning curve. For the longest time, cell phones were just to make phone calls. You took them out of your pocket, dialed, and were able to talk to someone. Pretty simplistic,…