Angered Up My Blood

My blood pressure got quite the workout this week. In fact, I’m pretty sure that by Friday my blood had reached a new level of angered up.

Five Years

Thanks to alerts from LinkedIn, I was reminded over the past few weeks that I began my position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph just over 5 years ago.

Have Passport, Will Travel

In early December I retired my old passport. That’s not to say that I decided to hang up my travelling shoes (because we all know that won’t be happening until I’m 6 feet under), but that it was time for a shiny new one.

Today I Am Meme

Being the first day back in the office since I sauntered off to Europe for my most excellent Christmas adventure, I decided to ease myself back into work today. That is, I ploughed through my email, dealt with budgets, worked on an abstract, a grant application, and a paper. At some point during the day…

2015 In Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many…

The Year That Could Be

Out with the old, in with the new. Having spent some time pondering the year that was 2015, I think it’s time to move on, time to look forward to the new year and the possibilities it provides. In other words, it’s time to make a list of goals I’d like to achieve this year.

The Year That Was

Happy New Year everyone. The old and weathered 2015 has come and gone, and we now find ourselves in the shiny sparkly new 2016. May it be filled with awesomeness and adventure, and just the right amount of shenanigans.


A few days ago I boarded a gloriously modern tube-o-metal/lawn dart to be projected through the great blue sky from the Old World back to the New (and subsequently back in time – as is my understanding of space-time physics). I left behind sunny blue skies, spring-like weather, a seriously amazing supply of beer, deliciously delicious coffee,…