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Continually experimenting with new ideas and techniques — Reconstructing, Developing, Modernising.

Musings

Back to Front

Tonight I’m off to see Peter Gabriel at the Air Canada Centre for his Back to Front tour, a celebration of the So album released 25 years ago with many of the musicians who played on the So tour. I… Continue Reading →

Stultified

I wonder if I really know myself.

Powerless Commerce

I’m still surprised at how unreliable power is in North America. Yesterday there were a couple of brief outages affecting the part of Toronto I live in. Maybe it was the past couple of days of hot weather, maybe not,… Continue Reading →

The Examined Life

I recently got the Kobo app for my iPad so that I can read some DRM encumbered ePub books. Until I got the Kobo app I had been using iBooks to read books, and it was not that different from… Continue Reading →

Diamond Jubilee Reflections

This weekend is the Queen’s diamond jubilee, and again I find myself surprised by how quickly time slips by. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I waited for a glimpse of the Queen as she drove by on her… Continue Reading →

Wow, That Was Quick!

This weekend we went to the wedding of a friend’s daughter. It doesn’t seem that long ago that it was me making promises in front of a minister, and going to the weddings of my friends. These big community events… Continue Reading →

Back to the Frozen North

I have just got back from a fun-filled few days in Austin at the Lustre User Group conference. It was a good chance to get a trip with my wife to catch up with a few friends from a decade… Continue Reading →

Nothing doing

If a quiet life is a happy life then I’m happy. Life seems quiet until I start looking at it… I’m thoroughly enjoying working back through some Ruby Rogues episodes, and lamenting that I’ll be in Austin at the same… Continue Reading →

Looking Back

Plato reports Socrates as saying ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ. So as a human being I guess I ought to examine my life. At work I review the code I write, and even the most cursory reviews have… Continue Reading →

On Letting Go

My stint running the Toronto Perl Mongers is over. Jordan Tam and a couple of others have all the passwords and privileges needed to update the web site and moderate the mailing list. I am relieved to be stepping down,… Continue Reading →