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College-level counting

[Computer’s still a few time zones away, bike-without-adapter is still primary means of transportation – and I have an apartment to move to the mainland. And I’ll be away, again, this time south of the border, for part of July, so don’t expect anything interesting or substantial in this space for quite some time.] In the meantime, a discussion topic:…

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What your physics teacher never told you about electronics

The Gulf Islands were lovely, just lovely. And I have photos! Postcards! Tales of hitchhiking, prawn delivery, epic seasickness, and more! None of which you’ll get to see or read for a long, long time, because my computer is dead. “Dead?” I said to the guy at Future Shop, in the way that one asks questions when coming to terms with…

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Something for you to do while I vacation yet some more

In a few days I’ll be setting out to visit some more of the Gulf Islands. One of them doesn’t allow cars, and is powered entirely by generators. At least two lack bank machines. One is rumoured to have “honesty stands” where local artists leave their work unattended and trust visitors to pay for what they take. Only one has more than…

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Is that a bridge I see going up in smoke?

“Hey, Moebius Stripper, any updates on the job front?” Funny you should ask! Let’s take a look: so far, we have a school that doesn’t screen applications before the job is scheduled to begin; a school that advertizes for nonexistent positions; and a school whose employees are all on vacation around screening time. Anything else? Why, yes: we also have a school whose…

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