Stormy Flights

I don’t fly nearly as much as I used to (which is great for my carbon footprint), but occasionally I do have the chance of the odd business trip, the latest of which took me from Montreal to Atlantic City and back via Philadelphia. The fact that I don’t take planes frequently means the experience... Continue Reading →

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Philadelphia to Atlantic City by Train

I’ve “reviewed” a couple of train journeys in the past, and here’s another short one about a train ride across the South of New Jersey. So, once again I found myself in the United States, this time travelling from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. NJ Transit’s Atlantic City Line is disconnected from the rest of their... Continue Reading →

Commodore 64 Restoration (Part 1)

Back in 2015, I decided to purchase a vintage Commodore 64 online. I found someone in the Montreal area who was selling theirs, and picked it up. I could talk at length about the Commodore 64 (aka: the C64), as it has a special place in my heart. But, I’ll instead refer you to this... Continue Reading →

From River to Mountain

“La Promende Fleuve-Montagne” (The River-Mountain Promenade) was one of several gifts from outgoing mayor Denis Coderre to himself. A very expensive present, mind you ($55.3 million according to the Montreal Gazette). Paid for with tax payers’ money, and me being one of those aforementioned taxpayers, I reckoned I technically owned at least half a paving... Continue Reading →

A Visit to Place des Montréalaises

Last year, I took a short visit to the new park near Montreal’s latest super-hospital. The neighbourhood around Champ-des-Mars Metro station used to be incredibly run-down, and not at all pleasant. As one of the two stations providing access to the Old Town, visitors were greeted with a dirty overpass, followed by a seedy subway... Continue Reading →

Crontabs Demystified

Crontabs are a great way of scheduling tasks. The crontab command itself is pretty straight forward. In its basic usage, you can do: crontab -l - List existing crontabs crontab -e - Edit crontabs crontab -r - Remove all crontabs crontab -i - Same as -r, but with a warning prompt Notice how e and... Continue Reading →

Markdown

In this article, you'll find a quick rundown of what Markdown is, why you'd want to use it and how to use it. What is Markdown? In 2004, John Gruber developed simpler way of writing web pages that didn't involve resorting to HTML. He set out to create a new markup language with the simplicity... Continue Reading →

The Fifth Lookout

Things change in Montreal. It wasn’t long ago that the city’s mountain had just four well known lookouts, now it has a fifth, the “Belvédère Outremont”. To be honest, I’m not sure how long this lookout has been there, nor how long it’s had official status, but it does seem it’s been factored into Montreal’s... Continue Reading →

JavaScript Strikes Again!

Never have my feelings towards JavaScript been summed up better than by this single photo:   Case and point, I was attempting to make use of JavaScript’s getDay() to obtain a numerical value for the day of the week. Here’s what I get using the command line JSC: >>> (new Date()).getDay(); // Right now it's... Continue Reading →

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