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Pat Drummond
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beaches, guitar, music, boats, cats, photography, rivers
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Westjet entertainment failure
I watched movies on Westjet flights last year using their
android app. I had given up trying to use the online instructions for using browsers in Windows - it just didn't work. But this year - on five-hour flights - nothing worked.  On the last flight, an ...
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Software Design, then and now
I was reading 10 bad habits to break if you want to become a great developer from a newsletter and couldn't help thinking I could have written it in the 1970s. I am always surprised how much has not changed. The only subject I couldn't have written about wa...
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Ice Storm 1998 - a personal diary
During the Ice Storm of 1998, I kept a small diary each day of what
was happening in our home near Manotick, Ontario.
Someday, I hope to read it and laugh... {Original at http://web.ncf.ca/pat/pat/icestorm.html } Jan. 5, 1998 : We lost our power with the f...
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Banking Frustrations
Trying to authorize regular payments to a bank account has me scratching my head. You'd think bank staff would know the products they sell - and you'd be wrong. I was told by my financial institution that I needed to supply a "void" cheque so they could dep...
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Google Keep is all I need for quick notes and photos
I use a Windows PC and an Android phone. Obviously, the first thing I did was set up my calendar and email.  After that, Keep was an obvious choice for a note-taking tool because it's timple to use and synchronized to my Google account and available on any ...
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Amazon has it figured out
I've been buying online for many years and I wish I had written a how-to book on e-commerce mistakes to avoid. That ship has sailed.  Amazon is a case study in how to do it right. Proof?  I find myself comparing sources and often find myself buying from ama...
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Removing links from Comments in Blogger
I finally got fed up with getting comments to my blog posts that contained links to websites.  I don't notice them when the "moderation" notice arrives in my mail but there they are once the comment is published.  These people manage to create a link in the...
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Winter can be beautiful.
Just after noon at Muonio, Finland
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