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Yesterday in the mail, I finally got that thing that made me feel completely Canadian, at home among these quiet yet docile creatures of the North. I received my BC CareCard, giving me access to unlimited health care. Oh, the awesome power I now wield!

posted at 4:28 am on Mar. 30, 2005
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Late Night Phone Call

Earlier tonight, a friend called me up though it was quite late—it was about 12:20 a.m., in fact. It reminded me of high school when staying up late was actually more common among my friends than it seems to be now. I have to say—I really enjoyed it.

posted at 12:29 am on Mar. 23, 2005
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Most Popular Tags on Flickr

Flickr, the online photo-sharing service, has a nifty word chart of what the most popular tags used are.  But they’re arranged in a big block, and I wondered what they’d look like if they were sorted by size.  So, I did that. I put the font size after the item, so you can have a slightly better idea of its relative importance.  Also, I love the fact that Flickr lists the top 145 tags.  Top 145? 150 was too extreme?

posted at 6:54 pm on Mar. 21, 2005
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posted at 1:48 am on Mar. 21, 2005
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posted at 6:09 pm on Mar. 20, 2005
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Jason and Noriko

Jason and Noriko

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time with Jason and Noriko recently.

posted at 10:14 pm on Mar. 19, 2005
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Latest Rogers Irritation

You know how once someone gets on your bad side, nothing they can do is right? Well, Rogers Cellular just pissed me off again.  They charged me a late payment of $0.90.

posted at 12:37 pm on Mar. 19, 2005
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Counting Up the Shutter Releases

shutter_releases_small.gifThe online photo site Flickr lets me to see how many photos I’ve taken on my camera.  So far, it’s a little over 1,800 since Dec. 25, 2004, and that’s 76 photos a day, on average.  I’m definitely a little photo crazy.  What’s your photo count?

posted at 10:53 pm on Mar. 11, 2005
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A Graceland Photo Journal

The King and His Bears

I took a trip to Graceland recently, and here are my photos from it. The house was modest, but impressive nonetheless.  This was the only tourist stop I made in a long journey across the U.S.—I think if you have to stop only one place, this had better be at the top of your list.

posted at 1:48 am on Mar. 9, 2005
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