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Gene Chiu
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Here in Vancouver, I consider this the official start of summer/the dry season. The white fluffy things in the air looks like snow, but it is actually some plant seeds blowing in the wind. These appear for a couple of weeks when the temperature reaches the mid 20's C for a stretch of sunny days.
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Getting ready for roller hockey season. Trying out some harder wheels (84A) this time. The surface where we play for the first month is a bit rougher than where we play the rest of the summer.
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My friend had a barbeque yesterday for the Victoria Day long weekend. We played boardgames all day.

First up is Space Base (not pictured). It was actually close. I needed boxcars to tie and force an extra turn, but didn't get the roll.

Next is Hero Realms. We played the co-op campaign. Played 3 scenarios. The boss in the third scenario is pictured here. We had 3 players. A few turns after the daemon was summonned, two of us died. The third player had around 40 life out of a starting total of 55. The daemon had 98. Someone he made an epic comeback, managed to stay alive and single handedly defeat the daemon. His deck had enough guards and healing to stay alive and eventually win. It took about an hour after the other two of us died.
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Yeah. Bell didn't meet with the CRTC about FairPlay. Just talked about everything FairPlay was about.
The revelation that Bell met privately with the CRTC to present its site blocking proposal months before it became public garnered considerable attention yesterday. The internal documents, obtained and posted by the Forum for Research and Policy in…
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I just spent like the last hour and a half trying the change the default save location on Word and Excel (from Office 2007). It keeps defaulting to the OneDrive folder. Even when I go into the Excel and Word settings and change the default file location, it still defaults to the OneDrive folder. I've searched the web for a solution. Some of them don't seem to work or I don't see the option in the setting. I tried to uninstall OneDrive, but the folder is still there in my C: drive and Office still defaults to it. I tried to delete the folder, but it wouldn't let me. I tried a number of things, rebooted my computer a couple of times and finally I managed to delete the folder. Only then did my change to the default file location took effect.

I think I was successful after doing the following:
-- Unlink my OneDrive account.
-- Uninstall OneDrive.
-- Reboot my computer.
-- Delete the OneDrive folder (finally able to do it).

It's just stupid how just changing the default file location in my Office programs does not work. It always defaults to OneDrive. I don't use OneDrive, but if I did, it means I am totally unable to both use OneDrive and change my Office default file location something other than the OneDrive folder. Why in the world does OneDrive totally overrides any default file location setting in my Office programs?

I'm currently using Office 2007 on Windows 10. When searching online, there were references to a setting that I need to set to save to the local drive. Office 2007 does not have any such setting. Looks like the setting is in some later versions of Office. I did look in the settings of OneDrive, but there was no setting that controls default file locations there.

Regarding MS products, I haven't been impressed with anything after Windows 7. It seems I'm having increasing frustrations with MS since then.
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So Bell Canada met privately with the CRTC 5 times to try to sneak this website blocking proposal through without the public knowing about it.
The Bell website blocking coalition responded to thousands of interventions on its proposal this week, reiterating many of the same claims it has been making since it launched the request with the CRTC. While the commission should provide details on what…
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An asteroid it is set to pass near the earth at 3:15pm local time today. I likely won't be able to see it as a small telescope or binoculars is require.
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Played Space Base this weekend. This is a dice rolling, tableau building game. It is a bit like Machi Koro. I'm not a fan of MK, but I really like this game. You get stuff even when it is not your turn, so you are engaged even when it is not your turn. Pictured here is my solo play of a 3-player game at the end.
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Avenger spoiler alert! This is how Thanos meets his demise. He comes to Canada and gets arrested because he didn't utter public threats in both official languages. 😉
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According to this article, distracted driving is on the rise. The original article is from Aviva Canada which is an insurance group in Canada. The link is at the bottom of the article.

The way they come up with the numbers is looking at certain types of collisions where distracted driving can be a factor. Collision types such as rear enders and colliding with an object have been known to be caused by distracted driving. Although not all of such collisions are conclusively caused by distracted driving, they take all these types of collisions into account when quoting the increase in such collisions. The numbers are more about type of collisions that are known to be the result of distracted driving rather than actual collisions caused by distracted driving. The original article has a note that indicates this is how they come up with these numbers.

Here in B.C., they increased the fines for using a mobile phone while driving and a campaign against distracted driving. There have been a number of news articles about drivers getting caught and sometimes twice within minutes. They get a ticket, then they keep driving and using their phone and get another ticket a few minutes later. It seems changing drivers' attitudes on mobile phone use while driving is a real challenge.
Accidents related to distracted driving on the rise in Canada: report
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