Tuesday, 26 December 2006
Sunday, 3 December 2006
Thursday, 23 November 2006
Tuesday, 21 November 2006
Thursday, 19 October 2006
Wednesday, 18 October 2006
So, my daughter has been sick. So sick that Monday morning she re-introduced us to her breakfast. Unfortunately, she re-introduced it to us all over my laptop.
But, on a good note, after being dried out for 3 days, the laptop is back to life. Gotta love it... The only bad part is that my space bar sticks a bit.
Thursday, 12 October 2006
Tuesday, 10 October 2006
So, with a no-freezer fridge, there isn't much choice it seems.
|Make||Size||Good Features||Bad Features||Power Usage||Location/Price|
|Danby DW1866||18 cf||unknown||The Brick - $699.97|
|Danby DFF1776WE||17.7 cf||372 kwh|
|Danby DFF1708W||16.8 cf||372 kwh|
|Frigidaire FRU17B2JW||16.7 cf||unknown||Futureshop - $649.99|
The Brick - $729.97
|Frigidaire FRU17G4JW||16.7 cf||unknown|
|Wood's R1813DW3||18 cf||335 kwh|
|Wood's R1816DW3||17.7 cf||372 kwh|
Leons - $849.00
So, we're in the market for some new applicances. Specifically, a fridge, stove, washer and dryer. I want a front-loading washer and dryer that stack, simply so that I can maximize the usage of space in our laundry room, and put the small freezer in there.
I'm not sure if they make stacking gas dryers, but I know that gas dryers are much more efficient, and so are front-loading washers.
We're also in need of a new fridge and stove. Because we can go with the freezer in the laundry room, we should be able to do with just a fridge. Not one with a freezer on top. As for the stove, I want a gas stove, but my wife has this thing for Ceran tops. Which, I must admit, I do like, but not as much as gas.
So, let's make the internet work for us. We'll start with the Ottawa options for fridges, then stoves, and finally, washers and dryers.
Wednesday, 4 October 2006
I thought that this was a strange event, very random. She said she was a manager for her company and she was looking for some new employees. (Strange way to get them.) She left me her number and asked me mine. i asked her what her company did, and she replyed 'Asset Management'.
So, here's how you recruit people. First you compliment them, to get them off guard. Then you get some background on them, and then you try and 'hire' them, knowing that they will probably be too polite to tell you off.
So, I'm now expecting a call, and I wouldn't be surprised if asset management turns out to be something like selling insurance, RRSPs, etc.
Guess we wait and see...
Monday, 2 October 2006
So, for those who don't know, Susie and I recently moved from Petawawa to Ottawa. I work for a company named Bioniq as a web developer. She works for the Department of Defence for the Government of Canada.
We've moved into a 4+1 bedroom house in Barrhaven. We have a large backyard for the city, complete with a pear tree, apple tree, crabapple tree and 2 cherry trees. Not to mention concord grape vines coming over the fence and blackberries in the corner. We have a large vegetable garden in the yard as well that we will be developing next year.
As for where we are going, no one quite knows. We just did have a daughter. You can see pictures of her and the house here.
So, I've gotten some complaints about the fact that on Friday the photos that used to live here went missing. So now they are back. You can find the link to them on the right hand side of this page.
I've even been nice to you and put some new photos from this weekend up.
Wednesday, 27 September 2006
I went to a OCRI Zone5ive event yesterday at lunch. The food was okay, the drinks were cold, but I had to leave my cookie on the table.
The speaker was Shel Israel. He's a writer, speaker and consultant who knows alot about social conversations in a Web 2.0 enabled world. Basically, blogs. And corporations are starting to take notice.
But, as one person asked, who are these bloggers? Are they your clients, your competition, or your detractors? What sort of person leaves a comment on a blog?
It's a good question. What sort of person does leave a comment? And why did I have to leave my cookie on the table.
Recently I was asked to be the Course Leader for a course called Focus. The course should be set to run sometime in March, and will be run by an all youth training team.
So, now where to find trainers?