dewline: (edutainment)
You might be interested in this, depending on your mental health needs.

News report courtesy of CBC News Sudbury...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/exotic-pet-therapy-1.4089163
dewline: (education)
The ultimate answer to “government is useless”

I may quibble on specific details, as an informed Canadian might, but I have no quarrel with it as a whole. I present the link for discussion in what I hope will be an informed way.

Art Note

Oct. 10th, 2016 08:00 pm
dewline: (Sketching)
Trying to install some page templates in Clip Studio Paint (formerly Manga Studio). Not finding the how-to guide very quickly.
dewline: (Sketching)
I'm adding Ricochet Media to my "Canadian News/Opinions" bookmark list. Seems like a good choice alongside rabble.ca, iPolitics, and so on.

Books I'm working on reading: 100 Days of Cree by Neal McLeod with Arok Wolvengrey, for indigenous language studies. The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph. D for psychological self-awareness and ability to get along with others.

Elizabeth May on an "Age of Consequences":

dewline: (edutainment)

The Pelling Lab is based out of the University of Ottawa, and they may be able to save you some grief in terms of downsizing when it comes to stuff that uses electricity if you live in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Details here:

http://www.pellinglab.net/we-want-your-junk/

dewline: (canadian media)
Listening to this profile/interview from Ideas at the moment.

Food for thought. Long-term thought.
dewline: (bad news)
Other people are getting far worse than this across the planet. Which annoys me on a continuing basis, but there's stuff closer to home that bugs me in a more immediate way and not for the first time either.

Ice pellets.

It's a petty annoyance, for which I apologize for venting about here. But it's there. I'll be going out to de-ice the driveway in a few minutes after I finish with the map infographics tutorial video series I'm watching on YouTube at the moment...
dewline: (edutainment)

If you're interested in font design, and you've got close to an hour to spend...

It's part of the fontlabvideos channel on YouTube. I use Typetool 3 - a matter of budget-control vs. the instructor's usage of FontLab Studio 5. He can afford the high-end stuff. I couldn't when I made the decision of which program to buy for the Mac, and from what I'm learning, Typetool may be a little overpowered for my skill level anyway.

dewline: (Sketching)
For those of you not versed in the street maps of Ottawa the city, here's a bit more context. I started from Donald Plaza Mall and wound my way through the eastern reaches of Overbrook and Vanier to arrive at Myths, Legends and Heroes, the main comics shop in that part of Ottawa-Gatineau, and cheated with the help of OC Transpo to cover some side streets considered part of the Forbes/Cummings district sandwiched between Manor Park and old Cyrville.

My feet were annoyed with me for a few hours thereafter, but it was worth it to get a walkers' eye view of those parts of town.

All of this is going to be put to work on the "Street Names" project for Spacing Ottawa at some point, of course, and if I can cross that other item off my bucket list, there will be a proper book about street names across the city of Ottawa as well. Might be in tandem with a modern-style historical atlas, might not. The omens and cards are unclear on this point.  We do need one, and I'm not sure that Derek Hayes' approach might be the best for the purpose. There's one or two others that come to mind and they strike me as better-suited. Preferably purpose-designed maps. 
dewline: (Books)
Alesther
Wolffdale
Okee
Telford
Frances
Paul-Émile-Lamarche
Monseigneur Lemieux
Vincent Massey
Brant
Fullerton
Spartan
Dieppe
Belisle
Moorvale
Mutual
Guy
Blake
Côté
Jean-Talon
Pie XII
Richelieu
Lemoine
Eastview
de Lévis
Gougeon
Lafontaine
Frontenac
Iberville
Bradley
Altha
Lacasse
Lallemand
Lajoie
Camil
Malartic
Sladen
Noranda
dewline: (Sketching)
Street names photographed for the files:


  • Telesat

  • James Naismith (what there is of it)

  • Presland

  • Renouf

  • Whitton

  • Lola

  • Hart

  • Prince Albert

  • Queen Mary

  • King George

  • Glynn

  • Columbus

  • Donald

  • Père Charlebois

  • Eve

  • Beaudry

  • Quill

  • Vera

  • Ontario

  • Stevens

  • Washington

  • Carlotta

  • McArthur

  • Selkirk

Hoping to upload the pix within a week or so.
dewline: (education)
Something that a friend of mine pointed out to me elsewhere on the Net: employers in the US are taking longer than they used to in order to fill their vacancies.

Follow-up question of some interest: what are the stats for Canada at the moment on this point?
dewline: (edutainment)
Stumbled across this via omniglot.com earlier tonight:

http://www.volnaiskra.com/volblog/designing-an-alien-alphabet

Interesting stuff. Figuring I'll be taking another look-see later in the weekend.
dewline: (comic books)
Thanks again, Greg. This time, for pointing this thing out to one and all. Something I need to keep bookmarked. Same goes for anyone else looking for this kind of work, even though I'm making trouble for myself saying it.

http://ruckawriter.tumblr.com/post/111005251269/dshalv-lsank-hannahsaur-ink-using-reference
dewline: (Sketching)
Courtesy of The National on CBC. Call it part of ongoing research into urban issues.



If the video linkage doesn't work, let me know...?
dewline: (investigation)
Posting this to remind myself for future Spacing Ottawa projects. Thanks to Christopher Hume and the Toronto Star.

dewline: (Sketching)
As a means of self-protection by public disclosure:

I'm going to be taking pictures of street-name signs along Hemlock Road later this afternoon. Specifically, side-streets branching northward from Hemlock Road.

In other words: me and my camera will be roving from east to west along the border between Beechwood Cemetery and Rockcliffe Park.

Weather permitting, of course.

If the weather does not permit, I'll probably postpone the expedition a week or two.

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