Archive for January, 2006

St. John’s, Max and the Baby

I was in St. John’s last week to do a wireless course. I had to leave Siobhan home all by herself.


I had the evenings all to myself so I did what any other self-respecting father to be would do and went baby shopping. Looks like I wasn’t the only one with that idea.

Crazy People. I was nice and warm in my CR-V with Max sitting by my side.

To make a long story short. I came to the sudden realization that this whole baby thing was real. I left St. John’s with barely enough room to fit a book in the CR-V.

Oh my, what have I gotten myself into!?  :)

One nice thing I learned about baby stuff is that the manufacturers don’t want to be held liable if you fool something up while assembling it so almost everything for babies is already assembled.

Now for the long journey home. I thought I would share a few pics of Max, our Super Mutt with you.

He discovered his food dish on the floor.

Max discovered his food dish on the floor. He was too lazy to get off his butt to eat though!

Pee break

We stopped at the pull over spot by Dunphy’s Pond in Terra Nova National Park. This is Max’s bathroom spot of choice. He’s always nosy and goes sniffing in the bush before he decides to do his dirt so you don’t have to worry about stepping in any of his do-do. He was actually quite energetic here for once!


I guess that little run was too much for Max. He decided to have a little rest.

We are home now. Siobhan’s belly is still growing (The pic above was taken about a half hour ago) and Max is upstairs sleeping.

Later all! Hope you enjoyed the update!!!


Wireless Course

I am in St. John’s right now. I have just finished a 2-day course titled “Designing and Deploying Wireless WANs” with Jack Unger as the Instructor. If you are at all interested in wireless technology I would have to recommend this 100%. It covers many technical aspects that I thought I had some idea about but have since learned that I really had no idea. I have already put some some knowledge into effect by connecting two Linksys WRT54G wireless routers to one another to extend a network with the help of Steve Drew. My next step is to extend that link to 1 kilometer. Beyond this I have learned a great deal of knowledge regarding what’s required in the setup of a wireless ISP and the science behind the scenes.

Highly recommended!


Crappy Winter This Year

So far this year we have had quite a pittiful winter. The picture below was taken this past Sunday, January 8th, 2006. Last year on January 9th me and Siobhan were out on the ice cutting holes to check the thickness.


Since this picture was taken we have had a nice snowfall and a day or two with a white landscape only to be followed by a couple days with Rain and Fog and temperatures hitting +10 degrees Celsius.

Only time will tell what we have in store, but I’m not getting my hopes up on putting more miles on my snowmobile then the 400 I put on her last year. 🙁


On the other hand, Siobhan’s belly is growing more and more each and every day!