Regularized

For those who have been keeping track, you’ll know that I’ve been a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph since January of 2011. What you might not know is that my position was a 5 year contractually limited position with an expiry date of December 31, 2015.

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Because Everest Base Camp

Written two days ago, posted today – because interwebs are solar powered here and I was busy climbing mountains and stuff during the day. Today was a really good day. We awoke around 6am to make our way from Leboche to Gorakshep. While we were told the trek would take 3 hours, we managed it […]

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The #GuelphFactor

Let me begin by writing that I really don’t care on which part of the municipal election spectrum you fall. If you like the current council and mayor – great. If you want some new blood in city hall – also great. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and political beliefs. That’s the beauty of […]

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Twenty Years

Twenty years ago I arrived on the University of Guelph campus with several boxes full of most of my earthly possessions. Those that stayed behind at my parents’ house were, I thought, either unimportant, or not befitting the hallowed halls of my new home away from home. As my parents dropped me off at Mills […]

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Hello Shanghai

Today is laundry day, so¬†what better thing to do than write a few blog posts. I arrived in Shanghai on Wednesday last week. The flight was a bit rough but ultimately uneventful. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to Xi’an, but other adventures were calling my name. To save some cash and get a sense […]

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So Many Thanks

The last few weeks have been weird and wonderful, and today was no exception. Actually, let me take that back. Today was an exception in the sense that it was even weirder and even more wonderful than the last few weeks have been. For those who haven’t already seen the news, read the twitters, liked […]

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