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November 12, 2004

Wish list needs updating

Recently, a few of my new friends (yes, I've made some new friends this fall - nobody is more surprised than me! I'll have to post about it sometime soon) have discovered my website, and brought to my attention that my wishlist is out of date. An out of date wish list isn't very useful for family Christmas shopping, either, so I guess I'd better update it. Most of the stuff is actually still relevant, though I have bought a few of the middle-priced items for myself.

Hmm, I guess my books, music and movie pages are all pretty stale too. Stay tuned...

November 11, 2004

Eastlink Rocks

I've blogged about this before, but I was reminded again today by a friend moving to town who is also planning to get phone and high-speed internet service through the local cable company Eastlink.

Eastlink service just rocks. These days the internet is feeling more and more like an extension of my LAN, since I routinely download multi-megabyte files from fast servers across the continent and around the world in 10 or 20 seconds. Sustained transfer rates of 400+ kB/s are normal now.

November 06, 2004

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

I'm leaving to return to Halifax after 3 days in Port Hawkesbury commissioning the new sound system. The arena system needed to be on for last night's opening game, but other parts of the building are still under construction, so only part of the install could be completed on this trip. Still I think I got a reasonable amount accomplished, and I'm anxious to get home to enjoy what remains of the weekend.

November 04, 2004

Stormy Weather

I'm in Port Hawkesbury for a few days to install the sound system in the new civic centre. It was really windy last night and when I crossed the Canso causeway to get gas for the truck, the wind was whipping up seawater as waves crashed into the causeway, and sending huge sheets of spray into passing vehicles. It was pretty cool.

This morning I heard on the radio that causeway is now being escorted due to winds and debris on the road.

Also, it didn't quite feel like it was freezing this morning, but it definitely wasn't rain falling either. Oh well.

November 03, 2004

Out of Town for Work (again)

The last week and a half have been a nice respite from the hectic work schedule, and I've taken advantage by spending as much time with my new group of friends as possible.

Looks like the next week and a half (or more) will be back to the madness.

At first I was supposed to go to Port Hawksbury Wednesday to Friday. Then, I was going to be on the road from Wednesday to Sunday. Now, it's back to W-F, with the possible addition of Monday to Wednesday next week.

The uncertainty makes it difficult to make plans for my few commitments outside of work, so apologies to anybody who's affected by my constantly changing plans.

Once the road trips are over I'll be plunged right into the thick of things, since we have a few shows and some large rentals happening next weekend. Some repair work and the usual packing and preparation is yet to be done, and I don't yet see how it will fit with the road trips and the Rememberance Day holiday.

I also cancelled the dial-up ISP account that I had for Celtic Colours, so I'll be sans internet until at the earlier Friday evening. Ok, enough moaning - time to get on the road.