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Stunned bank teller and environmental irony 2

As stated in my previous article, I sold my Jeep last week and the guy who purchased it paid me in cash. Most of the bills were $20 bills. Although there were a few $50′s in the pile, it was still more than 3 inches thick. I brought the wad of cash to the bank ...

A Seinfeld Ending 1

Sometimes events in my life end with a Seinfeld ending, and tonight was no exception. Earlier this week, my condo building informed me that they are power-washing the garage, so I need to remove my car from my parking spot this Friday. Well there are a couple issues with this. First of all, I have ...

Happy Earth Day 1

This week the weather was beautiful (before the weekend). Spring has finally arrived and I’m already starting to get a tan from walking to work. Since I walk East to get to work in the morning, the sun is shining on me, and then when I go home I get even more sun. I’m convinced ...

My final decision 3

The last two days I have had a very difficult decision to make. One decision I had already made last week is that I wanted to work at a Consulting firm to gain experience. Consulting is a great way to be exposed to different technologies, different types of projects and work at different companies. I ...

Career change 1

I have decided to change the direction of my career. I’m going to be accepting a position as an Internet Consultant for a small firm based in downtown Toronto that specializes in web solutions using Microsoft technologies. There were many events that led to this decision. Looking back, I realize the first trigger was back ...

Software Engineer top job in America 3

In a recent MONEY Magazine and Salary.com review of careers, a Software engineer was rated the #1 job in America. Jobs were rated by their growth, pay, stress-levels and other factors. Here were the top 10 jobs in America including their 10 year job growth and average US salary. 1 Software engineer 46.07% $80,427 2 ...

EU, CA and Australia dominate quality of living

A recent survey by Mercer (www.mercer.com) (A Human Resource Consulting firm) has rated Zurich Switzerland and Geneva Switzerland as first and second place in the world for cities with the top quality of living. Vancouver rolled in at third place behind the Switzerland cities with a ranking of 107.7. Toronto ranked 15th this year, up ...

Mass murder and Bingo beating 1

8 bodies were discovered in a field just west of St. Thomas Ontario, and the police are investigating a mass murder. From the few details released in the media, it is safe to speculate that these murders were related to organized crime, and the deceased had probably gotten themselves into some sort of bad business ...

Black magic and more 2

When I was a kid, I used to love doing magic tricks. I knew a few card tricks, and I even had my own Houdini kits. A couple weeks ago I went to my cousin Geoff’s place to hang out, and there were a few guys from his band there. When I got there they ...

Deep thoughts by Jack Handy

These are classics. I picked my favourite 11. 1. To me, it’s a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, “Hey, can you give me a hand?” You can say, “Sorry, got these sacks.” 2. Before criticizing someone, walk a mile in their shoes. ...