Just Brad
Time traveler and intergalactic secret agent for hire. Serious inquiries only.
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Universe 6B45z
8r4d It was rain-snowing this morning downtown and we got a rainbow... in November. The simulation is officially glitching.
Friday the 25th of November, 2022, posted after lunch.
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Coding Chair
I've been feeding my coding hunger lately and I propped up some old gaming library stuff that I wrote a few years ago, updating it as a standalone puzzle game. It's now a little crossword clue type game posted at the link below. Each day it randomly creates a new puzzle to solve. Five words, scrambled into bite-sized chunks, and you need to build the words and try to solve all five to win. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
➚  FiveBreak
Friday the 25th of November, 2022, in the morning.
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Stantec Tower
8r4d And not that this view from my office is ever really bad, but at 730am it is pretty glorious seeing the tallest towers in the city alive and all lit.
Friday the 25th of November, 2022, at breakfast.
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Downtown YEG
8r4d I don't like the lack of daylight during this deepest part of the equinox adjacent season, but I do like walking through downtown at 730am when everything is glowing.
Friday the 25th of November, 2022, at breakfast.
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Home
8r4d Now that vacation is over, the holiday season is upon us, and with the lovely warm(ish) weather today I hung the #christmas lights up on the house. I'm not the first on the block but officially I think I'll leave them dark until December first.
Sunday the 20th of November, 2022, before dinner.
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Rec Center
8r4d Sunday Runday? Almost. My days of confinement to the track and treadmill at the rec center might be ending soon. The physiotherapy efforts to rehab my #kneehab are improving my prospects of running outdoors again soon. I mean, that ice and #snow are gonna be serious factors to consider, but maybe when those sidewalks are a little more clear I'll be a little less injured.
Sunday the 20th of November, 2022, before dinner.
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Beijing Beijing
8r4d Stuffed after a full afternoon and evening out celebrating the wedding of one of my running crew and his new bride, followed by a full multi-course Chinese dinner with every kind of seafood imaginable. None of us will need to eat for a week!
Saturday the 19th of November, 2022, posted before bed.
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At Home Again
If you enjoy reading accounts of travel then it's really too bad that I'm not going to post scans of my paper travel journal anywhere anytime soon. On the other hand, I started jotting down some thoughts over at my adventures blog, starting with a post I wrote literally from my phone while on layover at the Toronto airport on our way home:
Friday the 18th of November, 2022, in mid-morning.
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Coding Chair
See those stars? They're new here and work a bit like hearts or likes or kudos, except every post can have a maximum of just 10 before it fills up with love, and there's nothing stopping you from giving all ten of those stars yourself because it's all anonymous and no one, not even me, will know. (One is fine, too tho!)
Thursday the 17th of November, 2022, deep after noon.
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My Kitchen
8r4d We ate authentic New York #bagels almost every morning last week, and on the way home the kid was lamenting how the grocery store version wasn't gonna compare. Sourdough to the rescue? Of course there was a recipe online and this stack just came hot out of the oven for a couple days worth of breakfast back in Edmonton. #baking
Wednesday the 16th of November, 2022, in the evening.
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Back Home
8r4d Back home after a full (no, FULL) day of traveling, New York to Toronto (with a seven hour layover) and back to Edmonton and falling into bed just before midnight local, I was awake at 5am this morning, feeling like 7am NYC time, and pulled out one of my souvenirs even as my #coffee was brewing. Anyone who's been to the Big Apple will recognize the classic New York street vendor Happy to Serve coffee cup. I got a ceramic version at the MoMA design store, and I already miss the sounds of sirens and honking while I drink my joe and look for escaping sewer steam.
Wednesday the 16th of November, 2022, during morning coffee.
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Dunder Mifflin
8r4d I think I saw a beet farm down there somewhere...
Tuesday the 15th of November, 2022, in the late afternoon.
(adjusted 2 timezones ahead)
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