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Open Street Map
Open Street Map

In addition to eating my way through Neal Stephenson’s gigantic Baroque Cycle hyper-marathon, one of my ‘stay sane’ activities over the past eight months has been heavy involvement in the Open Street Map project. Essentially OSM is a user-generated online slippy map, along the lines of Google Maps.  Features are added by users using licensed […]

Taylor, BC
Taylor, BC

I have probably watched more television since returning home then I have in the past ten years.  My years of television absence was largely the product of laziness in the sense that I was too much of a couch potato to actually go out and buy a television set, opting instead to watch downloaded films, […]

When the weight comes down
When the weight comes down

Sometimes I’ll say the only thing I got out of grad school was 15 pounds of fat and now I’ve even lost that.  Mackenzie is lacking a lot of things…but good fitness facilities isn’t one of them.  The bizarre thing about people and their new year fitness resolutions is the proportionality between the appearance new […]

Around the House – Summer 2010
Around the House – Summer 2010

Moose family on Gantahaz Road. Morfee Mountain Summit looking East toward the Pine Pass and Powder King.  One positive of the recent recession was the make-work-project initiated to clear trash off the mountain and old vehicles from the bottom of the bowl.  People still feel the need to litter as evident by the numerous empty […]

GeoBC
GeoBC

Map and raster geek alert. The Province of BC has posted a bunch of their geo data online @ http://geobc.bc.ca Distributed in kind of a webGIS format, the webpage presently incorporates parcel data, forest covers, health services into Microsoft Bing Maps.  Fairly basic data set at the moment, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it […]

Lonely Planet – Mackenzie, B.C.
Lonely Planet – Mackenzie, B.C.

Wandering around the downtown yesterday landed myself inside a rather busy Indigo bookstore.  Whenever I’m in an Indigo/Chapters I have a routine route I take.  I’ll wander the new releases (trade/paper/hard), move through the ‘theme’ tables, then meander upstairs the the ultra ‘no-one-would-pay-normal-price’ discounted publications.  This is followed by a stop at the travel section.  […]

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