Reassembly

The old bike is coming back together again.  I've learned a couple of valuable lessons in the process: a $30 toolbox should prevent $50 in lost parts, every time 1) Don't take your parts to high school to get them worked on, they lose parts, don't do the work anyway…

2018 Tundra Swan Migrations

A dull and snowy day, lots of white on white, and using the Nikon p610, which isn't the most low light friendly camera in the world (though it does have ungodly reach). Then two of these flew by and the flock launched... We came back through a couple of hours…

Money Clouds

You hear a lot about the magic of the cloud these days.  It's linked to online integration, website optimization and the evolution of computers.   Integration and optimization involve encouraging users to put information online and making that data easy for aggregators to access.  The modern, monetized internet is built around turning data…

Setting the Stage

I somehow managed to fanangle my way into an Edtech symposium this week on the sustainable development of digital technology in education. Amidst former deputy ministers of education, board CIOs and other provincial education types I got to see the other side of the equation.This year as head of Computers/IT…

The Ride To Indy

DAY 1 We are bouncing over some astonishingly bad interstate in Northern Michigan on our way to Flint.  Retread carcasses litter the side of the road, the only thing missing are clouds of flies above the rubber corpses. The Super10, Concours and three riders ready for an adventure. We crossed…

Connie’s Ready For Some Miles

It hasn't been easy, but then that was kind of the point.  The leaking engine on the field-found '94 Kawasaki Concours seemed like it would never stop dripping, but it finally has.  I've learned a lot in the process and become familiar with the layout of the bike.The previous owner…

Privilege Masquerading as Superiority

Last year while at the CyberTitan National Finals in Fredericton I happened to be standing by Sandra Saric, ICTC's VP of talent innovation, during a photo opportunity where the fifty or so student competitors were all together on a long stairway.  Under her breath she wondered, "where are all the…

A Nice Way to Turn 50…

Thanks to the Ontario Government ignoring the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and illegally forcing a contract on us, I had my 50th birthday off.  I had an entire year of saved up sick days stripped away, but hey, I got a day off for it.  So much for Charter…