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…

Higher Ground

AMPA: redemocratizing OSSTFI shouldn't write about politics. As a field of human endeavor it demonstrates some of our most unflattering qualities, but AMPA approaches and I can't pass up another opportunity to seek a higher standard of conduct from my union.We were fooled once in District 18 by what might be…

Intercepting Possibilities

I just came across some dream project bikes.  There are a pile of '80s Honda Interceptors online this week, and an interesting little VT500.Low mileage but not in working condition, just what I need to break down and rebuild!Asking only $400, but it's a hike out the other side of Toronto.For…

OISE AQ Blog: Your dream lab

Our blog entry for today (we do one a day during this qualification course to teach computer engineering)... Mike Druiven's lab at CKSS in Milton In the context of teaching Computer Technology, 9 to 12 What do you like about 112 & 113 at CKS? The rooms are purposed for…

Winter Is Coming

My first season in the saddle is rapidly coming to an end.  I'm sad.  I've been OD'ing on magazines and media in the past couple of weeks but I'm also doing more concrete things to keep the dream alive over a cold, dark Canadian winter.This weekend I'm finishing the garage…

Machines That Challenge

Tim's Motorcycle Diaries I've been taking a break from writing on work over the holiday and have instead been writing about my new love: motorbikes.  In the last post I wrote about mechanical empathy and how a machine that challenges you can also encourage growth; this resonates with technology and…