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Windows™, Windows™, Windows™ (and VirtualBox)

So a while ago, I leaped into Ubuntu, and I haven't really looked back very much. I mean - sure, I use Windows™ to play games, inasmuch as I play games anymore, and I've used Media Center™ a bit, but not very much. At work, I've been using Ubuntu Edgy Eft almost exclusively (with a mind to update to Feisty Fawn soon), but I find that I need to do more and more testing in a Windows™ environment. On my laptop, I dual boot, but as my laptop is my…

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Pachelbel Is The Devil

Every mean thing I've ever wanted to say about Pachelbel's Canon in D is said much better in this YouTube clip from Rob Paravonian.

The Video formerly found here, is still available from YouTube.

I would happily write more, but Paravonian says everything worth saying. Of note: I have made several of these jokes before but I was never able to string them all together like this guy…

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Road Hockey

That's right folks - a little bit of road hockey action happened this afternoon at work. It was a good time, but it really highlighted the fact that I have a goodly way to go before I'm in good shape.

We started out with 7 players, and had an occasional floating 8th that changed. I began on the team of 3, and we were rather outmatched from the get go. I have come to the stunning conclusion that I will never be a goalie, because I am abs…

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Resume Versus CV

I've been asked a few times why I have both a résumé and a CV when they're the same thing. Now, before I explain my reasoning, let me say this: I don't think that I'm necessarily correct and that the people who asked are incorrect. I merely would like to share my opinion and why I do things the way that I do.

Oh, and if you're looking for someone to do web work for you, feel free to browse through my Curricul…

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I'm not Dead

I feel happy! I wanna go for a walk! I feel fine!

/Python reference

So I've not been feeling 100% for the last week, and I haven't reported on my comings and goings for a while. There have been many kilometres cycled, a few jogged, some walked. I've done close to 500 crunches and 200 pushups since the last update, plus some very light weight training. Progress is being made - a couple of people have commented on how I seem to be …

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Segmentation Fault (core dumped)

Not words you want to read while trying to start Firefox.

So, I'm currently an Opera-only sort of guy until my Firefox woes are fixed. I've always kind of liked Opera - it's the hot-but-vapid-blonde of web browsers. It's really pretty, but it's actually quite lacking in substance.

Entertainingly, during the course of writing the previous paragraph, I was able to fix the segfault core dump issue by going into safe mode and removin…

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Yet more cycling

The story of the cycling continues.

I've been out three times since the last update - once on a go around my original route, once just to the grocery store and back and once on a short pavement-only trip around the neighbourhood. The off road experience has been a little difficult of late because of all the rain - I have a lot of caked on mud on my bike right now and I got stuck once, though I (obviously) managed to get out.

The …

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A Different Route and Intense Cold

Last night when I got home I went on another fairly short bike ride with a different path.

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This one is about 2 km by my estimation.

Last night I was tired so I punked out and only did 40 crunches and 10 pushups. This morning I planned to take Path #1 again, but with the wind chill factor, it was about -8°C, which was just too cold. So I did 50 crunches and 20 pushups before a quick shower …

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Mar 29 2007

Over the last 24 hours, I have had lunch, dinner and am about to have breakfast.

Lunch: Went to turtle jack's and had a peppercorn burger with sauteed mushrooms with a side salad. See? Salad. An attempt at faux-healthiness. Or something. Oh, and a pint of Rickard's Red.

Dinner: Spicy beef curry with naan bread. I made the curry and it was just a tad too spicy for my liking (which should tell you something). It consisted …

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Off to a Decent Start

I think I'm off to a good start. Last night I rode the bike for a while. Here's the route:

the bicycle path I'm taking

It's not very long, but it's pretty decent - got some little uphills and downhills, some cycling on road and off (one fairly intrepit bit across the back of Zehrs to the west end community centre), and it's mostly a sprint. It's about 2.5 - 3 km by my estimation and I s…

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