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About ralph

Just another blog to share some thoughts with the world.

Time to retire the Nexus 4 – hello Pixel 2

I’ve been slow to upgrade my Nexus 4 as I’m an old fart these days in the IT world, and old farts don’t like change. I’m so pissed off with Windoze 10, I can’t even write about it (someday, I … Continue reading

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IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad’s legacy

You probably didn’t know who Ingvar Kamprad was until the news hit today that he, the founder of IKEA, had passed away. It got me thinking about how big an influence he had, especially here in Canada. In my generation, … Continue reading

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Proper lite cell phone plans in Canada

It bugs me that people get pushed into paying ridiculous amounts for cell phone plans in Canada. It’s gotten worse too – I used to shudder at $50/month for a cell phone, now that is considered cheap! Go to the … Continue reading

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Civic Voting

Today is voting day in Alberta, for your local representatives to town and school. I’m pleased to report a huge turnout at my local polling station. According to one of the ballot minders I queried, it has been nutz all … Continue reading

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Zoo day Ramblings

Having been on a day off Monday, I opted to visit the zoo, for only the second time this year. I seem to be about on par for my visit frequency. I was there mainly to see the new “Land … Continue reading

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Windswept Brewery Bear Stout

Interesting purchase from Craft Cellars: Windswept Brewing Co. “Bear” Russian Imperial Stout http://windsweptbrewing.com/bear Consumed with a roast beef dinner (left overs) with some added pearled barley to bulk up the left over potatoes and carrots. Initial impression: Thick coffee, with … Continue reading

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Tremendous web site

Check out this web site. http://trumptwitterarchive.com/ Believe me, it is the best way to check out the man who will solve everything with a great wall, for cheap, with many, many jobs created for the the county that will be … Continue reading

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Cycling with Lions in Calgary, 2016

A decent amount of snow finally fell today, signalling the end of the cycling season for me this year, at least assuming we don’t get a big Chinook that melts all the snow again. Having not cycled to work since … Continue reading

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Zoo Bridge

As I am now past the median age in this country, or anywhere for that matter, I can now pontificate on how things used to be, since more than half of you out there were not around to see the … Continue reading

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What is the ?

In the vein of “they are out to get you” I’m looking at Google autocomplete phrases in search. Is Google tailoring search suggestions to your previous searches? Are they tailoring the searches to sell you something? For certain, Google’s autocomplete … Continue reading

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