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Hold That Tiger

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February 29, 2016. Long busy day getting ready before I go flying again. I started by stopping at the local Esso to gas up - this is a tiger on the gas pump. Still need to do so much more, but I'm sure it will all work out. Accomplishments: - made Intro video for week 2 of the course - make longish Learning Networks video - answered Rod's 36 comments :) From Flickr http://ift.tt/1UvdP6k

Alex

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February 28, 2016. Ah, is a cat photo ever the wrong choice? No! Another quiet day, though I spent a few hours reviewing grant applications. Accomplishments: - set up computer for Andrea From Flickr http://ift.tt/1UtQbar

Kitchen Cabinet

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February 27, 2016. This is a glimpse inside our kitchen cabinet, and as you can see, we have a weakness for decorative vases and vessels. Quiet day today, the obligatory Costco run, but otherwise a rest day. Accomplishments: - installed 'The Sunless Sea' game on the laptop. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1XUPAP0

Cats in the Sink

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February 26, 2016. Alex (drinking out of the water bottle) and Lexi (drinking out of the tap) - a.k.a. the kittens, even though they're now 10 years old. Good Friday today, several meetings but I still got a lot done. Accomplishments: - recorded link sharing video for course From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QEbTm1

Winter Rain

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February 25, 2015. The nice thing about living in the country is that I get to be in the country every day, even days like today when the weather is iffy. Good day today, things moved forward. Accomplishments: - financial projections submitted - first MOOC webinar completed, slides, video and MP3 uploaded From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Q64COM

Touch Lamp

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February 24, 2016. I've had this lamp for 30 years or so. It's a toouch lamp - turn it on by touching anywhere on the brass. It has three settings. Such a cool little lamp. Today was a good solid day in the home office, working mostly on the course while watching the sleet turn the roads outside into skating rinks. Accomplishments: - Twitter harvest for the course is working - created and installed an SSL certificate for www.downes.ca (and it works! first time I've done this on my own) From Flickr http://ift.tt/1TzXBbl

Gray Day

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February 23, 2016. What a difference a day makes, from beautiful sun to this grey winter day. This is along Blair Road as I headed toward the Costco. Accomplishments: - recorded OpenEdX video - recorded Learning Objects Video - site course.downes.ca and Newsletter up and running for course From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QyWfbv

Commute

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February 22, 2016. I couldn't get over the beautiful deep blue sky on the way into the office this morning. It's this sort of day that, despite the cold temperature, just warms my heart. Accomplishments: - Personal Learning Course launched. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QyWeEF

Closet

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February 21, 2016. As you can see, there are no skeletons in my closet, unless you consider the fact that I still haven't finished unpacking yet. This is another late night photo after a long work day. Accomplishments: - completed OER course evaluation From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QyWcfZ

Movie Night

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February 20, 2016. After a day of cleaning and puttering, we went to see The Revenant, which was pretty good. It bothered me, thiugh, how often they sloshed around in water in sub-freezing temperatures. You can't do that and live. But the scenery was spectacular. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QRvO1o

Selfies

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February 19, 2016. Worked on my personal learning course from the home office through the day. Played with the cat in the evening. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1LyPNjz

Journeys in Podcasting

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February 18, 2016. The day wrapped up with this webcast interview by Chris and Diego from a classroom in Bogota. Here's the video. Accomplishments: - final version of ALECSO paper send - interview completed and video recorded From Flickr http://ift.tt/1LyPKEl

More Snow

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February 17, 2016. More snow this afternoon; I really liked the way the tree was etched against the snowy vackground as I left the office. Got a few things done today, not a bad day. Accomplishments: - Monthly report submitted - San Diego flight booked - ALECSO paper formatted (except for images) - rought outline SOWs for projects proposed From Flickr http://ift.tt/1oLkdu2

Snow Day

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February 16, 2016. It was a day of working out of the home office as we had a record snowfall in the Ottawa area. Kind of a quiet day. I spent most of it knocking back the email pile. Accomplishments: - comments on proposed SharePoint setup (yeah, that was the high point for today) From Flickr http://ift.tt/1OflQVJ

The Second Floor

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February 15, 2016. This is the second floor hallway in M-50. I work on the third floor, but there was someone in the hallway, so I went a floor down to take this picture. You'd never know unless I told you. Accomplishments: - sprint plan set - response to project proposal From Flickr http://ift.tt/1OflQVC

Ceiling

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February 14, 2016. Another freezing day, a good day to stay in and work on some writing. This is the ceiling in my bedroom (yes, another late night photo). I like to stare at it and find faces in the knots. Accomplishments: - wrote LPSS Core Concepts document over the weekend From Flickr http://ift.tt/1OflSwz

Costco

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February 13, 2016. If today is Saturday it must be Costco day. It was *freezing* today. So Costco is OK. But in the summer, I'm going to want to be on my bike - we'll have to figure out this Costco thing by then. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QjVbOY

The View Inside

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February 12, 2016. Dental appointment this morning, which included my first 360 degree x-ray. I also discovered my jaw creaks on the left-hand side. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1QkuUd2

NRC 100 Years

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Scene from the NRC 100 year anniversary kick-off celebration held this afternoon From Flickr http://ift.tt/20YsHMo

Railway Bridge

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February 10, 2016. Good day to work from the home office. This seen from the house, looking towards town, which is right on the other side of the Nation River, over which the bridge spans. Spent good part of the day messing around with APIs again. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1o85M3c

Mug

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February 9, 2015. Another late night. Five-meeting day. But a good day. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1o85JVa

Spooks

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February 7, 2016. This is the CSIS building as seen from our lunch room window. I always have to be careful driving by their exit on Blair Road because they drive big box SUVs and don't even slow down at the stop sign. Accomplishments: - wrote The Green Solution - sent Ed Tech summit title and abstract From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Q6Hym3

Wolf Trail

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February 7, 2016. Hiking on Wolf Trail -route - with Mike Rochford. Accomplishments: - Wolf Trail photo set From Flickr http://ift.tt/20DsD82

Happy Goat

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January 6, 2016. We went to the source today. It doesn't look like much, but they roast good coffee. Accomplishments: - completed author and feed graph for all my old records (26K of them) in OLDaily From Flickr http://ift.tt/1L8odcP

Stone

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February 4, 2016. Long but fun meeting this morning, then I cleaned up my files and got organized in the afternoon. I need to get a bunch of stuff done soon and so I have to make sure my desk is clear. Accomplishments: - cleaned up my office computer files From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Pa0UDo

Freezing Rain

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February 3, 2016. A good day to work from the home office as transportation was reduced to a crawl. Accomplishments: - scheduled dental cleaning appointments - got Andrea registered for a health care card - moved and set up the computer in the new office From Flickr http://ift.tt/1mfOE9R

Nightstand

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February 2, 2016. I started the day by falling off my trainer and bumped into things and dropped things all day. Not a great day. So I tried to keep it relatively light and yet still get stuff done. Accomplishments for today: - finished evaluating the set of Ideation Fund applications From Flickr http://ift.tt/1SY5okg

Nature's Buzz

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February 1, 2016. I may have solved my coffee dilemma, having found fresh-roast fair trade coffee (Happy Goat) and a place that sells it near(ish) to where I work (Nature's Buzz, on Beechwood). Accomplishments: - Definition of next sprint tasks - JSON schema for Arke page resource list - Coffee sourced and purchased From Flickr http://ift.tt/1JUmc9d

Risk of Fire

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January 31, 2015. Another late night photo, taken by the bedside after all the lights were turned out. This is the inside of the beside light taken using the flash. I spent pretty much all day working on the project (which is now largely finished). Accomplishments - gRSShopper aggregates Facebook page posts From Flickr http://ift.tt/1PNL7XY