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Michael Coyle
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Lived in Vancouver, BC
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Nice one. I miss those days with my unit. Thanks.
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Found your mistake: You seem to be expecting logic from the Bundy Buffoons.
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Ghost streets - like scar tissue filling a gap
http://bldgblog.blogspot.ca/2015/12/ghost-streets-of-los-angeles.html
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures
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Learned two things while programming today

1) if you have a uint boxed as an object in c# you have to cast it to an int before casting it to a uint or you will get an invalid cast exception
Like this
uint i = (uint)(int)obj;

2) NMEA sentences I previously thought were of the form GPGGA can in fact be xxGGA - the first two letters can be anything. Basically the sentence is aaccc where "aa" is the "speaker" and "ccc" is the sentence type. 
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A marine safety expert says coastal First Nations should be given an official role in the province’s search and rescue services.
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"You can't build a long-term business off what Gwyneth Paltrow likes." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/fashion/organic-avenue-close.html
After the chain of juice shops in New York City closed and filed for bankruptcy, its devotees were left wondering how the former fashion darling fell so far.
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My first Vlog is about moving bodies. 
 
For the new year I decided to try Vlogging.
For my first post I recorded some of my thoughts on how SAR teams deal with a death on a SAR task. It's not as grim as it sounds.
http://blog.oplopanax.ca/2016/…/sarday-2-dealing-with-death/
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https://youtu.be/aXBD5zwLwbQ
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A summary of all of the #SARElf posts from 2015 - Have a Happy Christmas and a safe new year!
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On our walk yesterday we noticed someone had power washed the McBarge and it was flying a bright new Canadian flag. Now we know why. Soon to be an attraction near you?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mcbarge-meakin-mcdonald-s-expo-86-icon-bc-place-science-world-burrard-inlet-maple-ridge-1.3374410

The former floating McDonald's restaurant, last used during Expo 86, is ready to sail to Maple Ridge, for a $4.5-million makeover, before heading to a secret destination.
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Software development and design, technical assessments, emergency management, wroting and communications
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  • BlueToque Software
    Self Employed, 2011 - present
    BlueToque Software is my software development and consulting company. We work on a variety of projects from pure software design and development, research, technical writing, some web development and consultation on technical aspects the application of technology to real world problems.
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Software Engineer, avid backcountry skier, climber and mountaineer, and a veteran SAR volunteer living in Squamish, British Columbia.
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Dangling 150' below a helicopter doing 60 knots.
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Vancouver, BC - Ottawa, Ontario - Edmonton, Alberta - Burnaby, BC - Squamish, BC
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