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1. The seventh game of the playoff series between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins starts tonight shortly after 8 PM EST.

2. Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) at the movie theatres.

The phrase "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'" comes to mind, and I expect I'm not alone in that.
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Are there any such groups hereabouts?
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I'm afraid I closed that community blog down a couple of weeks ago, per discusssions with the current executive of Can-Con. Between Facebook and Twitter, the organizers seem to be getting everything done via Social Media that they need to right now.

Solidarity

Dec. 24th, 2016 07:38 pm
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The story's at the other end of the link.

Solidarity
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This is a thing that happens here where I live every year now. Used to be even-numbered years only, but that's changed. I think that change is for the better.

If you're interested in the artform, the business or both, you might want to take a closer look.

Disclosure: I did some volunteer work one year shortly after graduating from Algonquin Animation school. Not doing it any more, but the event matters to me anyway.

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Under books, Cool Beer Labels by Belson and Speeg. I'm not a beer drinker, but I do pay attention to stuff about design.

Public consultations by the City of Ottawa re: future transit infrastructure plans. Useful for those of us watching the LRT expansion process.

Stupidity in DRM: Kitty litter boxes. Yeah, really. If you thought DRM in toner cartridges for printers and for coffee machines was a pain...?

From Daily Kos: the backstory of the SR-71. X-Men fandom will have a particular affection for this design, since for several decades one of its offshoots was the signature aircraft of that superhero team.

More on other stuff later...
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So I attended a lecture he gave at the National Gallery on Monday night. Recommending that you read Brynne Campbell's commentary on the event over at Spacing Ottawa.

More on other stuff later...
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The idea that the ones that make the most sense to me are published in Toronto and not Ottawa is troubling to some extent. Examples?

Tim Harper on the true cost of federal budget-balancing for one. Carol Goar on the false dichotomy between environmentally responsible vs. fiscally responsible behaviour for another.

Mind you, we do have Shannon Gormley...

Travels

Aug. 9th, 2014 02:04 pm
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I went for a walk from Tunney's Pasture to Westboro Beach this morning. Exhausting, but therapeutic.

Also noticed this city has a street named for Atlantis. Had to get a picture of the name-signage, which I hope to post when my regular computer's fixed.
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A long-storied "beer tunnel" under the Lebreton Flats section of Ottawa has been found...and filled in to ensure the safety of users of our future LRT expansion. We do have active local breweries elsewhere in Ottawa after all, so maybe the loss of the tunnel isn't what it might be.

Rick Salutin shares some thoughts about how the CBC is being managed of late. The idea that there might actually be protests in the streets of Canada's cities and towns over the loss of, say, Murdoch Mysteries or the Mercer Report is a pleasant one to entertain, but as Vancouverites and les Montréalais will remind us all, we don't do riots over anything but the Stanley Cup up here, right?

Yes, there's still going to be a CAN-CON this year in Ottawa. Keep an eye on that home page for news as they're able to unveil it.

Heather Mallick bemoans our national capacity for stinginess. Not the first time, and as one of the precariate myself, I find myself dancing on one of the blade-edges of the sword here. I buy the Toronto Star at the nearest retailer I can because, living in Ottawa, I'm pretty sure that I can't afford a subscription at the rates required of Ottawa residents. Which makes things more difficult for those of my neighbours working at Canada Post, as well as the Star's staff. I know this. Can't help it, if I want to buy that paper at all. And because I buy it at the newsstand every day, I find myself a little resentful of their paywall.

(Oh, and despite my circumstances, I still buy my books retail. There's two places in particular I like for that.)


Laundry chores call, but there will be more on other topics later on...

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So I went to this interview last night...Alan Neal of CBC Ottawa's All in a Day as the interviewer, FYI.

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This morning, I noticed one of those traffic-tracking gadgets strapped to a light standard near the corner of Apollo and Merkley in middle Fallingbrook in Orléans. Not sure what the city's transportation planners and builders have in mind for the data it's gathering, but the consequences might be useful.

Has anyone among the Ottawans reading this weblog spotted similar gadgets elsewhere across town in recent days?
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Noticing the neighbourhood's existence again today after travelling to get pix of the local street-name signage. Here's what little Wikipedia has on it so far.

Can anyone help me find more on how the neighbourhood was developed?
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Which went pretty well. Not sure I should go into too much detail yet, but we'll see in due time. But expect me to be renting a table in the fall, barring miracles or disasters.

More on other stuff later.

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