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Category: Nerdery

  • My New Garmin Fitness Tracker

    Two Boxing Days ago, I bought myself a Fitbit. I really enjoyed having it for the first year – it tracked my steps, my sleep, my heart rate. So much data to play with! It gave me notifications if I got a text or a phone call, which was super handy since I usually have […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 29 – My First Book Review

    I just got the official word yesterday that my first ever book review has been accepted for publication in a journal! Woohoo! I started to do this book review in the Before Times, but then the apocalypse happened and I completely missed my deadline. But, you know, apocalypse. So the journal editors let me submit […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 22 – mRNA Vaccines

    Way back in early January, when I set a goal to learn 20 new things in 2020, I didn’t anticipate things like “what’s it’s like to live through a pandemic” or “the importance of the toilet paper supply chain” would be on the list. But here we are. On a happier and more science nerdery […]

  • Sourdough Starter

    And speaking of pandemic baking, I finally did something that I’ve been meaning to do for ages: make a sourdough starter1! Well, I’m attempting to make a sourdough starter, at least. I won’t know for several days if it worked out or not. I decided to go old school and create it from just flour […]

  • #ExtrovertProblems

    Those of you who know me in person are probably painfully aware that I am an extreme extrovert. So self-isolation and social distancing are quite a challenge for a social butterfly such as myself. But since lives are literally on the line, I am taking the advice of experts who say to stay the hell […]

  • Happy 5th Workiversary To Me!

    There have been a few times in my life when I decided to do something and then, as the thing approached I thought “What have I done? This is too big and too scary and too hard and I’m totally not going to be able to handle this!”. Moving across the country to do a […]

  • This and That

    So nearly half the year is gone. WTF? I really feel like it was January about 5 minutes ago and now it’s June! And, as I tend to do when I haven’t blogged in a while, I’m going for a bulleted list! May was cray-cray. In addition to my week in Prince George for work, […]

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Trademark Edition

    Another thing I learned this year is how to register a trademark in Canada. Did you know that for just $2501? All you need to do is to fill in a simple form (with your name and address, what you want to trademark, what goods and/or services will be associated with your trademark and how […]

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Mobile Mesh Networks

    This is actually something I learned quite some time ago, but never got around to documenting here on ye old blog1 My good friend, and NTBTWK’s Official Statistician & Tattoo Consultant, Dr. Daniel J. Gillis, is doing some really cool work in northern Labrador with Mobile Mesh networks. But what is a Mobile Mesh network, […]