British Columbia

I now live on the West Coast of Canada. Most of this blog was created when I lived in the Toronto area. Posts that are specific to the west coast are found here.

British Columbia

I now live on the West Coast of Canada. Most of this blog was created when I lived in the Toronto area. Posts that are specific to the west coast are found here.

I feel like a celebrity now

I feel like a celebrity now

This is cool. There is an app called Whisper which was invented originally to be sort of a chat room that used random images based on whatever you were posting. The posts could be about 100 characters or less and they attached a random photo taken from a gallery of art.  I've been posting one or two pictures a day using my own gallery as the background instead of the random photos. Among my...

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Going Live on YouTube

Going Live on YouTube

I wanted to take just a second to blog about the fact that I went live on YouTube this morning while I fed the animals. Usually, I film short segments and cut them into little clips with closed captioning but I decided to film the whole thing today...

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March 5th 2024

March 5th 2024

Today my sister came close to yelling at me, but didn't. Still the feel of spontaneous anger caused by me took her by surprise. I guess in the 5 months of being here, shed witnessed very few failures and taking care of making sure the dogs get fed and watered is vital to her reputation as Canada's leading breader of the highest quality show dogs. I was given a new chore to add to my regular...

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SNL West Coast

SNL West Coast

I know it’s technically the same time in the grand scheme of the universe but when I moved out to the West Coast I really expected Saturday night Live but still play at 11:30. I’m very happy to learn it plays at 8:30 p.m. and I can be asleep much earlier.

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The Rooster Attack

We have two Roosters, although I’m not certain why. One s pretty and one is mean and ugly. It doesn’t like me. This video shows him keeping an eye on me, and attacking me at the end.

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My eyes stay dark.

My eyes stay dark.

For the last few years, I have been sleeping with a hat. It covers my eyes when I sleep so it is essentially dark in my head, even if the room or sunlight is bright in the room. I am able to wake, but not evaluate the darkness. It allows me to drop back to sleep faster, but has the side effects that I can think about sleep without looking at the clock. Instead of waking because it's bright, I...

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Vegan cows

I was surprised to learn that I posted this and somebody else was shocked that I would call cows vegan. I didn’t stick around to ask why

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Smiles in January

Smiles in January

During November and December, I am often down. They are depressing months for me, not only because of the Christmas season and the gift giving rituals, but also the music and the fake happiness that surrounds the season. in January, I look forward to new. It's Monday and I can. get excited about the possibility of this year being better than the last. So far it's been going pretty well. It's...

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The gate I invented instead of sleeping.

The gate I invented instead of sleeping.

It's just past midnight on a mid December Monday. My brain is thinking of the connections that had to have happened previous to tonight that led me to my latest iteration in my mind of the auto closing farm gate. My early days on the farm involved occasionally being a passenger to the car or farm ATV around the property. The passengers only duty is to open and close the various gates before and...

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My morning walk with punch lines

My morning walk with punch lines

I've been thinking about what I can talk about during my morning walk because the actual chore doesn't change much and isn't interesting but I do like the idea of making sure films regularly so I have to ease myself into actual content instead of just me breathing heavy in the snow as I walk up the hill.[video data-wpid="154"...

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Big Ben

Big Ben

Ben looks like a great Pyrenees dog. He's huge and white and has the dew claws. Apparently he's not officially a great Pyrenees but he's close. The second dog I ever owned was a great Pyrenees and he was quite dumb and unfortunately chaste moving cars so he didn't last very long in my childhood but I always loved him best because as a kid great big fluffy dogs are fun.As an adult great big...

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The chain of events

The chain of events

It was 630am the day after my birthday. The phone rang. It kept ringing and I woke up mid dream eventually but didn't quite unlock the phone in time. Then it rang again and I saw the message; SOS. THE SITE IS DOWN. I knew why. It was my fault, sort of. I forgot to finish a task yesterday. The second part of a two step process to download and delete two backup files which were huge and violated...

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Comparing Better

Comparing Better

There is no denying that living in a bedroom that is almost 100° f is a bed that is infested with bed bugs that eat away at you each night by the hundreds in a house owned by an unpredictable control freak with lots of issues is not a healthy environment. My current home is not by any comparison a bad living environment. But I'm still me, and that's where my problems start. I'm the problem. It's...

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