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[17 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Radiology Paper | ]

Our paper in Radiology is on early publication. It’s even being picked up by the mainstream media, (e.g. MSNBC).

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[12 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Win in Oshawa! | ]
Win in Oshawa! Marching off

The Toronto Police Pipeband, Grade 3 placed first with our medley at the Oshawa International Festival. The festival is not really a highland games — no heavy events or highland dancing. Instead there are a few multicultural events, including Chinese lion dancers, taiko drumming and a Town Cryer competition. The weather was perfect and the pipes were beautifully set. Check out the performance on Youtube.


[8 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Helpful Hints for WordPress customization | ]

I like to tweak my website quite a bit. Basic settings are never quite how you like them and things don’t always conform exactly to specified standards. The following sections look at modifying WP-reCaptcha, Smart Youtube, Youtube Thumbnailer, The Excerpt Re-Reloaded, and Now Reading Reloaded.
XHTML and ReCaptcha
My site should be XHTML compliant, but adding the recaptcha plugin made it fail. Luckily people have worked out the problem. Check out the fix which requires a change to the plugin and modification to your theme templates.
Smart YouTube Thumbnails
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[6 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Toronto Police Pipe Band in Kincardine (2010)

A beautiful hot day in Kincardine. The pipes held their tone well in the heat and we played well in the circle. We placed third in the March/Strathspey/Reel.

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[28 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Completed my first duathlon | ]

Wow! I did it. I finished my first duathlon – no heart attacks, no long term injuries. The table below shows my times for each segment and for amusement I included the times for the second place finisher (top in my age group). All in all I thought I did awesome. My runs were slow, but I’m not a long distance runner and I really didn’t have the stamina to go much faster. My cycling segment was much better (I even moved up 14 …