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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 …

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[23 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Shaking response map June 23, 2010

We just felt an earthquake in Toronto. I happened to be against a doorframe at the time and it pushed me! I was on the ground floor at the time. Co-workers on the sixth floor say the shelves shake and stuff nearly fell off, while the window blinds rattled madly. In about 10 minutes, the info was available on the internet. The epicentre was near Ottawa at a magnitude 5.5 at 01:41:41 PM. We felt it a few minutes later. The US Geological Survey has more info and …

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[21 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on You’re a Grand Oily Flag | ]
Oil covered crab with American flag

Photo was taken in the Gulf near the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. It seems almost like the discarded flag was staged, but wow, what a powerful message! Photo credits to Press-Register/Ben Raines.


[20 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Countdown to First Duathlon | ]
Countdown to First Duathlon

I’m running my first duathlon ever next weekend in Welland. Olivia will be doing a triathlon. We’ve been training for months now. We just did a practice “brick” which is the bike/run portion on Friday night. It went pretty well, but we both moved a little slow on Saturday. Just a few more training days left. The race is a full length duathlon, but not a long as an Olympic or iron man race. My duathlon is 5 km run, 30 km bike and 5 km …


[15 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Sneaky-ass Flash Player non-private cookies | ]

Think your privacy settings on your browser are enough to protect you from being snooped, tracked, or profiled? Think again. Apparently Adobe’s Flash plugin has its own set of places for things like cookies and other potentially personalized content. These are not removed when you empty the cache, and they are not normal browser cookies. For every browser you use, visit the Flash Player Settings page to set your security level to something better than “Hi internet, here’s my damn wallet, ID, money, and my monthly …