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Day 1 in Nova Scotia

Submitted by matthew on Sat, 2005-06-25 21:46
After getting up pretty late, Paula and I got ourselves out the door. Our luggage still hadn't arrived, but we figured that we best make what we could of the day. Whenever we go on vacation, we always seem to use the first full day to get acclimated. We pretty much never do anything too intense. Today we walked down to the pier and wandered to Pier 21 where over a million immigrants were processed to become landed immigrants between 1926 and 1971. I know for certain that my father was processed there when he came to Canada to attend Queens University in Kinsgton Ontario.

Halifax

Submitted by matthew on Sat, 2005-06-25 13:04

We're on a little vacation in Nova Scotia. Paula and I just arrived last night after a LONG series of flights. We had two layovers, one in Pittsburg and the other in Boston. We broke my rule of never checking luggage, which means the curse falls into place. When I check bags, very bad things happen. Our luggage didn't make it across the border which meant we were stuck in Customs for a very long time. Air Canada had no one at the lost bags desk, leaving five passengers in the lurch for about an hour. So after a 12 hour travel day we eventually made it to the Lord Nelson Hotel. We still don't have our bags, but the room(s) are absolutely huge. We have a living room, a large bedroom, and an enormous bathroom.

Hopefully in the hour or two our things will arrive, and the exploration will begin and LOTS of photos will be shared.

"One Free Minute"

Submitted by matthew on Wed, 2005-06-15 20:04
In a fascinating merging of Art and Technology, an Canadian MFA candidate--Daniel Jolliffe--in Ohio has created a piece that allows anonymous callers to record one minute of content. This "rant" is then converted into an MP3 file and broadcast at mindnumbing decibel levels from a public art piece that can be moved from place to place by bicycle.

I think this project is so very cool!



One Free Minute Site

Scooba

Submitted by matthew on Fri, 2005-06-03 04:02
iRobot has come out with a new product, the "Scooba".



We have a Roomba, and I love it. Hmmmm....I wonder if a robotic mop is in my future...

Bird Pictures

Submitted by matthew on Sun, 2005-05-29 03:35
While at my niece's graduatio, I had the opportunity to take some bird pictures. The feeder in the back yard has an amazing variety of birds, ranging from woodpeckers, sparrows, cardinals, and hummingbirds. It was too good an opportunity to pass up for taking photographs. These are a few that I haven't run through photoshop at any real level.





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