This is a cross-post from the Talking Moose development blog. Something I’ve wanted to do for several years, I finally got around to it. Using photos of my daughters eyes, and photoshop, I put
her Iris pattern into the Talking Moose’s eyes.
From InternationalMan.com, I received an email with very detailed instructions on how to get a second passport with the Dominican Republic. It’s the most detailed I’ve ever seen, and I didn’t want to lose it, so I’m posting it here, to allow further study later.
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My trip to Kananaskis for a radiology conference was great, but finding this stuffed plush moose head for sale, was the highlight.
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The woodshop in the hangar got some new gear. First is a “SawStop”, a new kind of tablesaw with a blade that detects finger-touches, and stops the blade instantly. Roger had cut his thumb recently on the Delta tablesaw, which prompted me to make this purchase.
(Here’s a video of touching the blade of a sawstop.)
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This article on CBC news, was brought to my attention via “Ed Steer’s Gold & Silver Daily”, a newsletter I receive daily. Ed is an Edmontonian, and his newsletter has worldwide importance. One of his readers (Henry Federau) noticed this article on the CBC website. I made a graphic image copy of it, because it’s important and I fear it will be deleted too fast from the CBC website. Ed’s introductory title says “Canadian Government looking at ‘Cypress Solution’ for Canada’s Big Banks”.
What this means, if a bank gets in trouble, they can steal money out of the chequing and savings accounts of their clients. Bank deposits aren’t “your money” anymore, they’re considered loans to the bank, ie, “Liabilities” in legal terms.
So if you start hearing politicians say publically that Canadian banks are safe, you’ll know it’s time to quickly move your money to an offshore bank somewhere.
Click the link below, to see the CBC article.
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Here’s a temporary post, already edited a bit, documenting the choosing of a style of pendant lamp to have hanging from the ceiling in my log house on Hudson Island. (Using this blog post to communicate with Dan, who is doing the work out there right now.)
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From my return flight from BC, a nice view over Shushap lake.
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When I landed on Hudson Island this Easter long weekend, Dan took some videos. First, is my initial arrival landing. In the video you’ll see a fly-over first, where I’m looking down to check that the runway is clear. Then fast-forward to 2:45 to see the actual landing (poorly visible unfortunately), but subsequently, the plane spinning around in tight turning circles on the grass runway, is kind of cool. see youtube: Easter Landing On Hudson.
And this next video, by Dan in the right seat, shows another landing, viewed from inside the plane. Another landing. (Dan MacMullin and Janet and I went up for a pleasure flight around the islands).
And this next video, is approaching Hudson Island runway from the south, the harder direction to land from. I’ve never actually landed from the south, but I did a few practice fly-overs this weekend, to get a feel for navigating the curve in the runway. Curved runway flyover. This is kinda cool.
There is already a crack in the rock cliff, large enough for me to climb through, and it has rocks to step on, like natural stairs. But they are irregular, loose and slippery. I think an amazing fun project would be to make that path safer and easier to use, with some proper concrete-supported rockwork stairs.
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From my log house, to reach a little beach, I need an easy way to get down there.
First, a view from my dock, showing on the right, a sandy beach. It`s hard to get there from the log house up above. But I`m noticing a natural `ramp`, from high-left to low-right. It will take work to cut rock and build a usable path, but it`s possible!
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