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DIY Velcro Cable Ties

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Making your own velcro cable ties is a great idea. $2 in materials made as many cable ties as Wal-Mart was selling for $13. Thrifty!

I’d suggest sewing the velcro together vs stapling, especially if you have cats that are far too curious about staples.

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October 20, 2008 at 8:15 am

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Perceptions of Toronto

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Growing up on the east coast of Canada, this is how I imagined Toronto to be, like, 24/7.

I’ve been here for nine months or so, and have yet to be invited to any trendy VICE parties. Just so you know, VICE, I am very willing to grow out some stubble and wear vintage clothing or an ironic t-shirt for the event.

Toronto is great though, even without the free Red Stripe.

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June 4, 2008 at 5:17 pm

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Dear Government of Canada

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Please stop Bell from doing crazy stuff.  Thanks!

Love,

James

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March 26, 2008 at 8:30 am

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Cat News

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Our boy cat Julius passed away a few weeks ago. It was pretty shocking, as he was quite young and his passing was sudden and unexpected. While we miss him terribly, Cherie and I didn’t want Spook to get too used to being an only cat again.

So this weekend we picked up a new little fellow from the Toronto Humane Society:

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He doesn’t have a name yet, but he sure has quite a pair of ears on him!

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March 3, 2008 at 7:51 am

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2% Genius

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Agile Tsar Dmitri Dolguikh pointed out Project Euler yesterday, which is a website containing a series of short programming problems. It reads a bit like bonus questions on a math exam, which is actually quite refreshing compared to the day-to-day problems at work. For added fun, I’m trying to run through the problems in Common Lisp.

So far I have completed 4 out of 179 problems, which makes me 2% genius, according to the site.

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January 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm

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Thin Crust Pizza

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img_3266.jpgWe made a delicious pizza on the weekend with a great thin crust pizza dough recipe found on the tubes. It went well with Old Credit Brewing Co. Ltd.’s Pale Pilsner.

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December 31, 2007 at 8:38 am

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Our Home and Native Land

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At the end of August, Cherie and I (and the cats) will be moving to Toronto. I’ll still be working with Red Hat on RHN; we just decided it was time to return to our own Country.

It should be good times.

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July 23, 2007 at 7:44 am

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