"I'm pretty awesome"
You actually said this to a potential employer: "Instead, I wasted my time and my money for nothing. You've pretty much devastated me. Do you understand how I feel?"
You couldn't figure out, or refuse to acknowledge, that she meant "inconvenience"
Spending $4 leaves you destitute
"I live in my grandmas basement"
"Give me 4 dollars then, if its not a big deal. Paypal it to me."
"I only had busfare to get there, and I figured I'd be okay to use my transfer to get home, but since I was (and still am) desperate for a job, I waited, and the transfer expired." Had you done the interview you would have been there for the same amount of time - possibly longer. It is in no way her fault you had to walk home.
And this is just what you've told us. Sorry, but there are A LOT of red flags here. I don't mean to sound harsh, and I do want to help, but you come across as someone incredibly immature.
It sounds like this lady (might have) made a simple mistake by not informing you to call her upon arrival. It's quite possible she's overworked, hence the need to hire someone. An adult would have kept their composure and arranged for another interview. Instead, it sounds like you had a temper tantrum over the phone. I can see why she thinks you have issues.
There are thousands of jobs in Calgary listed below. Have someone you know review your resume. Use these links and get one. If you don't have one by the end of the month you seriously need to think about why no one will hire you. Motivation? Hygiene? Ego? Maturity? etc...
This is why rates Need to go up year over year.
"For the two Shaw boys and papa, JR Shaw, the company faces a future retirement bill of some $147 million, according to its own actuaries. The amount these three men have paid into this plan: zero. The amount the company has set aside for the liability: zero."
Article is a few years old but it applies today. Goes to show how the game is stacked
When this quote was made, papa Shaw was paid 8M$/per year to stay home. This was after a drunken tirade against investors and the executive team. Latest report in 2016, he was paid 11M$.
That's honestly a pretty heavy ask on your friend's part, especially on such short notice. Wes Anderson is known for a visual style heavily reminiscent of the mid-20th Century, with rather European bent. Rich textures, vibrant colours, vintage props showcased in loving detail, and symmetry, symmetry, symmetry. Every frame he puts on the screen is a postcard. His movies would honestly be totally insufferably twee if they weren't actually incredibly good.
If you google Wes Anderson style you'll see what I mean.
As for a party... I'd see if anyone you know owns a record player like this Crosley and get some old records from the 40s and 50s (if not soundtracks from Wes Anderson's films).
In a word, yes. But don't just take my word for it, check his ratemyprofessor profile.
He was probably the best professor I (never officially) had. I didn't know about him until I heard from other students how good he was. I ended up going to his lectures instead of my scheduled ones and the difference was unbelievable. Wish I'd started going sooner.
If your as interested in this topic as it seems you are, there is a great book i can recommend (its a very fast read) called Follow The Money: Where is Alberta's Wealth Going
It breaks down a lot of the questions you are arguing against here and might help give some clarity on the issues as it breaks down a lot of data to show whats happening.
Long story short of the book: Alberta is one of the wealthiest provinces, a significant amount of Alberta's wealth gets put into the profits of oil and gas companies who do not use their tax breaks to reinvest in Albertas infrastructure or Economy.
Its a great example of how trickledown economics do not work because unfortunately, the companies who get the tax breaks do not want the same thing as the government who is giving them tax breaks.
You do realise that's $849 US dollars... which equates to around $1147 cdn.
Also, here's the same t.v on the Canadian amazon website:
They're selling for $1305.99 which means you got a pretty good deal.
I went to my family Dr. who is also a general surgeon.
Went to day surgery and had it done in 20mins.
Numbed my big toe cut down the middle and pulled the sucker out. Nail grew back but was told to use straight nail clippers from now on. Never had an issue after that.
Get it fixed before it gets infected.
Just another point of interest, the domain is registered through a company that blocks the true domain owner (Perfect Privacy LLC). They also don't have a Facebook page (or did, but it no longer exists). I wouldn't use these guys.
Ensure you are using at least WPA2 to secure your wifi. While WPA2 does have multiple flaws, most hinge on brute force attacks. So use a password that would be difficult to brute force.
Use a site like https://howsecureismypassword.net/ to get an idea of how easily cracked your password is by brute force attacks. In this age you should be able to make your password pretty complex and not have to type it in very often. Some devices even support logging into wifi by scanning a QR code.
If you don't like complex passwords that look like you rolled your face on the keyboard, you can use long pass phrases. For example, a password like "i stroke my shaft with only the finest moisturizers" will unlikely be brute forced in your lifetime.
Oh, and make sure your wifi router firmware is up to date.
So I did a quick check and on this one job site there are 3000 jobs posted for Calgary. While eating your pizza please find a better job. No need to starve here.
Just an FYI that the food at Dark Table is not great. I wouldn't even call it good, but that's subjective. I expected much more in terms of texture or flavour given that you're eating in the dark, but we really had no idea what we were tasting except that it was unexceptional. It's still an interesting experience but I would personally go somewhere else for a 5 year anniversary and save it for a date night evening. That being said, if you go, there's a groupon.
As for other experiences: axe throwing is fun, one night a month (I think it's the second thursday) is adults night at Telus Spark, and I think the Calgary Philharmonic is super underrated.
Here's a free app to report people parking in disabled parking spots without permits. The company that developed this is out of Austin but they have an office in Calgary too.
Parking Mobility Google Play Store Link
Parking Mobility Apple Store Link
If you’re really serious, pony up and buy the definitive guide. There are too many casual partiers and vandals for people to give out coordinates to anything special.
Here is the link to amazon (no affiliate codes here, mods). There are other better/local places to buy this.
Caves of the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia Mountains https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0921102941/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_IYQ1AbH7ENMBE
> In theory it keeps vulnerable people directly out of harm's way, but vaxxed people can still go to store with covid, spread it, catch it, take it from there and go grocery shopping or to their friends and spread it to non vaxxed.
Yes they can..... at a rate of about 1/10th of what unvaxxed people will do.
We're talking about a 90% drop in transmission right there. Add in masks and handwashing? That drops it even further.
It's theory, in the same way that we have a "Theory of Relativity". It's pretty much fucking reality. (http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-s-the-difference-between-a-scientific-law-and-theory-matt-anticole)
Always use a U-lock in the future. Personally I use one by Kryptonite.
Cable locks are a joke; very easy to cut.
I also got one of these screws too. It makes it a lot harder for a thief to disassemble your bike.
You can carry pretty much whatever you want actually. There are no length restrictions, just restrictions on some sorts of folding knives (switchblades, etc), but you can't buy them, let alone carry them, so anything you get in a store should be OK.
If you are so inclined, you can even get something huge like an M9 Bayonet... it's completely within the law to walk around with, with one caveat...
Intent is the key. As I said, you can carry whatever you want, but you can't be carrying it for the purpose of self defence. As the previous poster said, if you're carrying the knife to open Amazon parcels, that's completely OK, and if someone attacks you, you're allowed to use your Amazon parcel knife to attack them. So if you are ever questioned about carrying it, say it is not for self defence, it's just a tool for opening packages or whatever.
This intent law does not only apply to knives, if you are carrying most any kind of weapon for self defence it is illegal. If you carry a baseball bat, make sure you have a glove and a ball with you so you can argue you were going to play baseball! (But that might be a little harder to argue your way out of...)
Either way, better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
If you don't like it you can always exercise your right to protest
Reminder about Waze, which you can use to be informed of these traps
Just so you know, there's an app called Skyview (Google Play link) that gives you an interactive view of the sky no matter where your phone is pointing.
It's such a neat app. You should definitely download it.
Get this: https://www.amazon.ca/Permatex-09103-Windshield-Repair-Kit/dp/B000ALJ4MY/
I keep a kit in my vehicle at all times. Do it yourself and you can control the quality a lot better. Vacuum the bubbles out as long as you want, etc.
A right triangle is a triangle with one angle equal to 90°. Two heights are easy to find, as the legs are perpendicular: if the shorter leg is a base, then the longer leg is the altitude (and the other way round). The third altitude of a triangle may be calculated from the formula:
hᶜ = area * 2 / c = a * b / c
These are very effective in preventing this kind of break-in, for anyone interested.
For those of us who care about privacy, this one is a big over reach:
This app has access to:
��Device ID & call information
Mostly religious reasons, traditional taboo, etc.
Here's a fantastic book on the subject overall - https://www.amazon.ca/Here-Eternity-Travelling-World-Death/dp/0393249891/ref=asc_df_0393249891/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=293027174108&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7916633068069963334&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvq...
Or they could just drop their reskin of Transit App and encourage people to use the full version. That would save the devs time, and it allows Calgarians to get full functionality on the "new" official app.
I wonder if this is the same malware I am seeing flying around that is hammering exchange servers with fake invoice attachments. If it is the virus will propagate to network paths and shares and then attempt to crypto the folders. I sure as hell hope they had a good redundancy system if it hit an ex server or active directory. Can't say they had not been warned for the last year about that scenario.
They are totally ripping you off. All they do is load Kodi, and add a few third party video add-ons.
Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a VERY reputable media center application. Many of the boxes sold are simply a linux box (some kind of ARM, perhaps x86) with Kodi installed. Kodi can play pretty much anything with hardware acceleration, which is why these boxes work so well for their price.
Either way, you've got a supply chain model like this:
1) Company sells box with Kodi pre-installed and advertises Kodi as a feature (Kodi is quite against this: https://kodi.tv/the-piracy-box-sellers-and-youtube-promoters-are-killing-kodi/)
2) Guy in Canada imports these boxes, and "value adds" the plugins to stream TV / videos. These plugins are free, and you can find them with simple Googling. For obvious reasons, I'm not listing any. Guy then re-sells these boxes withe the add-ons advertised, listing TV for free due to the grey nature of downloading (not to be confused with distributing ie/ Torrents).
If you want to try out Kodi, just download it from their website, http://Kodi.tv. It is a media center program, and all built-in features are fully legal.
>Since the -25 and below started I've been feeling a little sick. The early sunset and late sunrise has gotten me depressed and has had me sleeping far more often than i should be. My circadian rhythm fell out of whack and now I'm in the process of resurrecting it but Ive had these buddies keeping me company. Yep im going crazy.
If it makes you feel better, I'm a born and raised Calgarian, and this time of year I feel the same way. This is called seasonal affective disorder, and is quite common in Canada. Taking a vitamin D supplement, or getting a [sun lamp(http://www.toptenreviews.com/health/wellness/best-light-therapy-lamps/) will help.
Use the Transit App. My commute point is at a spot where the north route turns into the south route, and the predicted times are absolutely trash. The app shows where the actual bus is (assuming it has GPS built in, which nearly all of them do now). No more calgary transit russian roulette, I can now watch the bus, and head outside when the bus passes building X.
There is an app called “Shit, I Smoke!” It can be downloaded from Google Play here, or from the App Store here.
Obviously, it tells you your city’s current air pollution in the equivalent of cigarettes smoked daily. Calgary, today, is the equivalent of smoking 9 cigarettes.
$22.58 maximum per day paid to the foster parent for a newborn. Where do you get the $40,000 figure?
Edit: My child's daycare's rate is $51.50 a day.
Cranberry juice, or supplements if you’re like me and hate cranberry juice, are good preventatives. Usually if I get that uncomfortable feeling like one is starting, I pop a supplement and it never progresses to a full blown UTI. It is possible you need to take a prophylactic dose of antibiotics (low dose taken daily) if you are especially prone to them - my daughter had to do a 3 month course a few years ago and we now give her a daily cranberry supplement gummy daily.
For my daughter, she was in diapers at the time and we figured out the UTI’s were linked to her diaper brand and soaps in her bath. We changed diaper brands and switched to washing her hair under the shower instead of in the bath, along with the cranberry supplement daily - she hasn’t had a UTI in years (knock on wood). Edited to add - try changing your feminine hygiene products (pads/tampons) to see if that helps.
I agree with the Roasterie. They also sell the 'AeroPress' which makes the best cup of coffee I've ever had. It's less about the roast than technique I think. They sell it fro the same price as amazon so there's that. https://www.amazon.com/Aeropress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker/dp/B0047BIWSK
Amazon carries it though currently out of stock
Wikitravel has a decent page on visiting Calgary. Although I don't know why a mosque is listed as the first "must see". The description says, "everyone says you haven't seen Calgary if you haven't seen this tremendous Mosque". Nobody says that.
Whatever gym is closest to your house and you will actually end up going to is probably your best bet.
The crux has a groupon deal on at the moment so that's something to consider: https://www.groupon.com/deals/the-crux-climbing-bouldering-1-8
Really though all the gyms are pretty much the same. Until you are pushing your grades there's no real difference. Once you are it's likely best to start going to a gym where you can actually properly train AKA someplace with a proper hangboard/campus board setup.
IMHO though the worst gyms are likely MRC and UofC.
Great job. Handled really well. Pleasantly surprised with the thieves behaviour too listening to your directions that well. The guy is on foot so he probably lurks mostly in this area. What quadrant of the city?
Here's a site for bike locks and bike locking tips:
I've never had a bike stolen that wasn't straight out of my backyard while unlocked but this is owed mostly to my ability to always bring my bike inside where I am going. When I've had to lock it I've used:
2 u-locks, as shown in the site. One from the front wheel to the frame and one from the rear wheel to the frame to the locking station.
One cable lock that came with one of the ulocks, just as an added lock to the front wheel from the rear (when I did not have 2 ulocks).
One seat cable from the rear u-lock to the seat. One bike has a permanent seat cable as I never adjust it anymore.
A motorcycle alarm hehe. The one I have isn't on amazon anymore but here's something similar for a similar price point to give an idea https://www.amazon.ca/Fosmon-Waterproof-Vibration-Triggered-Motorcycle/dp/B07PQ92SHC
Use the free Amazon Prime Trial and you'll get it in 2 days.
Memory Express had snowballs.
Or use the free Amazon Prime Trial and you'll get it in 2 days.
I created a mobile application for Calgarians searching for employment. It’s a free app and it’s called Calgary Jobs in the app stores (Both iOS and Android). It has a live chat functionality where the community can talk to each other to get and give advice to others in the community. People can also post about cash jobs in the chat area.
The app also allows for local businesses and recruiters to post employment opportunities inside the application for free. Maybe it can help some of you out in some way shape or form.
It just released to the app stores today and I am hoping to include some other information such as resume/interview tips and market trends. If you guys any tips or ideas on how it could further benefit the community feel free to PM me. I am also hoping to link to different job boards out there but need approval from them before I can.
iOS : https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/calgary-jobs/id1185731958?mt=8
> The Cherokee is too unrefined to be a contender among small SUVs. The best version is the 3.2-liter V6 in Limited trim. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is slow, and its 22 mpg overall is lousy for the class. The nine-speed automatic is not very responsive or refined. Handling is competent but short on agility, and the ride is jittery. ... The Trailhawk is capable off-road, and the V6's 4,500-pound towing capacity is impressive. Reliability has been much below average.
Also featured here as one of "The Worst of the Worst Used Cars"
There’s software for this. Otter.ai is the website. If you are still able to use a computer with accessibility options, you should be able to make use of this for now. You record sound files, upload them, and it will spit out a transcription. It may need some proofreading but it works remarkably well. I believe you get a certain number of hours worth of transcription free before you need to pay.
Amazon. Have it on Wednesday.
I'll put my 2c in on PIA as well. Excellent service, great bandwidth, and zero connection drops. I previously used NordVPN and that one would drop regularly, bandwidth was hit or miss, and plenty of software bugs on their PC app. PIA has been completely bulletproof.
I've used Weather Underground for a couple years now and I find it to be the best of the ones out there in my experience.
Amazon will sell you a gallon for 15 bucks.
Cal-Alta Auto always has a Groupon for as long as I can remember. Currently it's showing $21 for 3 chips: https://www.groupon.com/deals/cal-alta-auto-glass-ltd-4
There’s a network of pathways in that area called Nose Creek Pathway (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/nose-creek-pathway). You can access it from the parking lot beside the driving range off Harvest Hills Blvd and head east on the path.
This path will split and you can go all the way downtown or south along the Bow River.
Enjoy the ride.
I believe the probability of rain is highest in June, but there are no guarantees. Choose the date that works best for you (June is fine!) and make a plan for rain.
Ok, so normally I'm just around for the lulz and I've always lurked instead of posting. This seems worthy though so I'm using it for my first post. Does it count if it's totally altruistic and not karma whoring? My sister is producing a short film about how we act based on our notion of what's real. It's got drugs, sex, guns, a horse... it's all in there except for cats and 3 legged dogs. It's a pretty awesome script but they are doing it on the cheap with no real budget and she could use some love! Check it out at http://www.gonermovie.com. If you're inclined, make a donation at http://www.indiegogo.com/goner. They've raised $5k but they still need to find another $3,500. Suppose I'm biased but I think it's a worthwhile project.
TLDR; sister is producing an indie film and could use some support.. plus it's going to be awesome.
We went up to Rawson Lake a few weeks ago and my brother continued on to Sarrail Ridge. It was about 2.5-3hr return from the parking lot at upper lake. He got some really great shots. Might be longer if you don't hike much or prefer a slower pace.
It was closed earlier in the year due to bear activity but opened back up. Bring bear spray in any case as you should anywhere in that area.
Pretty much any test you look up will show a difference with winter tires. And what do you mean by "aggressive" all seasons? All-terrain tires are pretty much the worst possible option for stopping in snow.
And sure, a dually will stop faster than an equivalent 4-wheel pickup because you've got 50% more tire area, but a huge component of stopping distance comes down to mass, which is why compact cars have better stopping distance than pickups with comparable tires.
$25 Amazon. Same day delivery within the next 3 hours
I bought a bunch of these from Amazon and they keep things even fresher than plastic produce bags. Seriously, they even keep my bananas from going brown. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01CDOJLKU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
NordVPN has servers in Canada. I am not affiliated with them, but I am highly satisifed with their service and the price is right. When I lived in Calgary, I torrented like it was going out of style behind them and never got a notice. FYI though, you may not want to use a node that is based in Canada because of new data retention laws.
However... Nordvpn is based in Panama, not Canada , so if they receive such a request they could probably tell the Cdn govt to pound sand.
The ISS Detector app for Android is amazing, got the alert, sky chart shows exactly where it is and when you will see it.
I find it just takes a certain amount of mental energy to deal with people, when I'm healthy have a greater reservoir to handle socializing. When I'm not feeling good, am practically a shut in.
Socializing took me a while to get the hang of, as with all things it is just practice. Started going to very casual no pressure meet ups, and gradually got the hang of 'small talk'. I can pretty much seem like a normal functioning person which wasn't always the case as would prefer being the awkward person in the corner ignoring everyone.
Try joining a club or group you find interesting, might be a bit late in the year for cycling but there are plenty of things to try. Aside from meetup.com, can try volunteering on a regular basis, can meet some great people that way.
As with all things it takes time, I found my good friends in my 30's and it didn't happen overnight, we just hung out at the same meetup and gradually the in jokes and camaraderie grew. Don't go with any expectation except to enjoy yourself and if it is a horrible experience you at least have a good story to tell to people down the line.
Indoor dust and dander has been really high, according to this allergy forecast. Could that be connected? For the longest time I thought I was having chinook headaches but realized it was offset by sinus issues due to allergy.
My wife is always getting crazy deals on prescription glasses/sunglasses through groupon.
Just had a look, and there’s some ridiculous deals on there now https://www.groupon.com/local/calgary/vision
his third edition looks like it comes out in a few days time. its supposed to be updated after the floods and contain colour pictures.
I believe in moving people rather than just cars, and our city is well served by having more and better options. A big piece is better technology for faster, cheaper, more reliable, and safer travel for all Calgarians, regardless of how they need to get around.
I'm opposed to the BRT as presented. This and other poorly executed transportation projects demonstrate a failure of leadership from our City administration, Councillor, and Mayor.
I believe they made the wrong decision to cancel the remaining open houses. I am deeply concerned about the increased amount of time that City Council spends in secret - about a third of their proceedings are now closed to the public - and am unhappy with the shift to digital-only communications. This removes accountability from the democratic process and places decision-makers yet another step removed from the people that they are supposed to be serving.
I see great value in the right transit investments and the idea of the BRT. I take the bus and ride my bike most places - cycling about 200km a week. Improvements are needed now to the pedestrian, driver, and transit experience and I fear that the City's approach here is setting back the public's
support for transit overall. There is a shocking night-and-day difference between the City's approach to this, versus the Green Line LRT or 17th Ave BRT - with a lesson to hopefully be learned.
Being mindful of length, I can go into more detail if you'd like.
I would recommend signing into your moms iCloud account and seeing if it last pinged from where it died. Even with this turned off I’m sure it still does this feature. I helped a lady at work with this very same thing who thought it was turned off :-) good luck!
FYI, this is the softtware they were inquiring about in this email.
Sadly, I only stumbled across the article after seeing the email while browsing wikileaks. As far as I know, there has been no attention paid to the Calgary angle this by any of the media outlets, so it would be nice to see if they start talking about this, instead of ratting out a 15 y.o. for giving the CBE free QA testing.
Yes, I am very serious about opening up a game studio for premium games (whether it be for mobile, consoles, or PC) and specifically aiming to make games like Ori and the Will of the Wasps (https://www.orithegame.com).
It’s relieving to hear that there are lower taxes for small businesses and there would be a lot of people who are passionate about game development.
Deep fried peanut butter cups are at Deep Fried Treats and Funnel Cakes, which is right in front of the Agriculture Building.
Here's a map I found in another thread with Stampede food:
I got one like this from amazon
You might enjoy reading Let's Start A Riot: How A Young Drunk Punk became A Hollywood Dad by Bruce McCulloch (yeah the Kid In The Hall Bruce McCulloch).
He grew up in Calgary as a "young drunk punk" in the 1970s/80s.
Might get lucky on Amazon, and they don't use CP.
I'm a cord-cutter from way back (no cable since 2008). The things I found work best are:
• Get a media streaming device so you can watch your media on your TVs. Seems obvious but sometimes you miss a crucial step. :) I use Apple TVs but Roku and WD make decent devices.
• subscribe to a service like Blockless or Unblock-Us so you can watch Netflix from different regions. You can also subscribe to Hulu Plus (which is a pay service with ads - not to everyone's taste be I like it) using your Canadian credit card - there are a lot of sites that will explain how to do this.
• a chromecast is useful if you like a lot of shows that are on networks not available over-the-air. I like a lot of the shows on hgtv - the video quality sucks but it's watchable.
• finally, I got an internet plan through shaw with 5mbps and 400gb of monthly data. Definitely helps make sure I don't blow my cap.
Enjoy your freedom!
are you talking about these? https://www.amazon.ca/DMI-Ergonomic-Lightweight-Reacher-Rotating/dp/B000EWXSSK?th=1&psc=1&source=googleshopping&locale=en-CA&tag=googcana-20&ref=pd_sl_73771rqcwo_e
I have previously bought them from dollarama for approx $4 each
The ab gov put out an app a couple years ago, android iphone
because Fluoride is actually good for your teeth. In the right doses, and with the proper quality (like is found in toothpaste)
The Fluoride put in our water is an otherwise useless industrial waste product. Literally scrubbed from smoke stacks of factories in some places.
There's a really good podcast on it from stuff you should know here (ctrl + F "Is fluoride making us stupid?")
Codecademy is a great online resource for learning to code, however I believe their Java module is still new and doesn't have a lot of content.
It does have tutorials for other languages that might help her learn the fundamentals.
I haven't heard of anything like this and it is a great idea and incredibly important. I hope you start it up! Have you considered using meetup.com?, you could then advertise it everywhere. Contact all support organizations and make sure they know you exist. It's very easy to get meeting space, the beautiful new library downtown offers a ton of space for free with your library card and that would be a great place to host. You could also hold it at CommunityWise Resource Center downtown, I am certain if you booked a meeting with them and let them know what your plans were they would support you. There are also some great books out there regarding this topic
Don't see why not? My only concern with freebies is the sharing of personal information. I guess if someone is willing to shoot you their name/info in DM, that's their own problem or something.
Anything run by myself will be 100% safe. I've literally worked for the Government of Canada and sworn allegiance to the Queen over protecting information of Canadians, and while that doesn't exactly apply here, I still value it. I've dealt with countless people over twitter and have passed on many many names/e-mails to event organizers.
Using http://www.random.org is a good way to pick winners fyi, there's a random number generator on the front page.
I second the recommendation to get snow tires. More specifically, don't get snow tires when you arrive -- get them for the drive up. Roads may be completely clean and dry for your drive, or they could be partially or completely covered in snow. I've never driven the route you'd be taking, but a quick look at Google Maps shows a lot of two-lane roads north and south of the border, that won't necessarily be well plowed.
Assuming you'll be driving up through Montana -- there's light snow forecast in both Great Falls, MT and Lethbridge, AB, both of which will be on your route.
Driving for hours and hours on end to move to a new country is stressful -- don't compound that by having to worry about whether you'll make it on summer tires, or even all-season ones.
Email your prof and ask if you can use an older edition to save a bit of money. If there are practice questions, photocopy them from the copy in the library. For everything else, check abebooks -- copies of the book you're looking for (albeit older) starting at $1 plus shipping.
Funny, the only article I found was also from five years ago, with the headline 'Calgary's only French bookstore saved from closure'. It's operating under a new name, Livres Lacoste Books.
Or buy it from Amazon and have it by tomorrow. Amazon
Amazon has a fantastic lock for most (wood) fence gates $40 combination lock, if you just use your alley gate to exit to take out trash and not come in and out: https://www.amazon.ca/Combi-Bolt-CB2000-BLK-4-Dial-Combination-Sliding/dp/B000I66TTW/
auto body supply stores. Lots of them throughout the city.
Now if a person could get N-95 inserts for this, I'd be all over it. Or rather, it'd be all over me. https://www.amazon.ca/Noa/dp/B08HCMKNLG/ref=asc_df_B08HCMKNLG
They are reliable in the sense that they reliably keep logs of whatever you do while you are using that VPN, sell your data, are compliant with court orders/etc. essentially you are the product.
I would recommend going with ProtonVPN(you can have a week long trial for premium), NordVPN or ExpressVPN.
The absolute best is those mini alarm systems that have a fob off Amazon. They’re like $20.
Wsdcam Door Alarm Wireless Anti-Theft Burglar Alert Window Alarm Door Open Alarm Magnetic Sensor Pool Door Alarms for Kids Safety Home Security, 110 dB Loud, Door Alarm with Remote https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07S23MLTC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_H3ZcFbQ65BWS9
Throw it up on their roof, and turn it on via the fob whenever they’re not playing music. Keep it going until they come and try find where it’s coming from but then turn it off via the fob before they get too close. Repeat as necessary. Post the video here.
This is a very important point. Using tranceroute, I can see that from Calgary (using cable from nucleus) takes 14 hops to get to Private Internet Access' seattle node. 10 hops to get to SlickVPN's Richmond node (and 10ms faster). Is my best bet to just keep looking around until I find a node that has the least number of hops from my location (reported via traceroute)?
Who was likely quoting Steve McConnels book 'Code Complete'. Good breakdown with numerous studies referenced here: http://www.construx.com/10x_Software_Development/Origins_of_10X_–_How_Valid_is_the_Underlying_Research_/
I was wrong about average though, as this refers to the gap between best and worst. I'll say anecdotally I'd agree with the rating from what I've seen over about 15 years of dev. In my experience there is a massive difference between the best and the worst and there is way more than a 5-10% hit from removing an 'average' developer that's been with the company for a while, has the domain and code base experience etc, and hiring a new developer that's roughly as skilled, let alone someone that would be significantly cheaper.
Come down and check out the Market Collective a two day artisan market held once a month in the ant hill building in kensington. There's always lots of cozy hand knit goods made by local artists!
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This is a known phenomenon, basically as you said concrete and asphalt absorb heat, where as plants mostly reflect it so more urban areas retain a lot more heat.
I saw this on the weekend, and had a chat with the people driving it around. The story can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1318817492/a-transylvanian-dwarf-dinosaur-needs-a-ride-home
An interesting listen
Planet Money podcast #991: Lives Vs. The Economy
I'm using the shitty title that the CBC News Home Page used, which is different than what the page itself is actually titled.
CBC's series "Calgary at a Crossroads" seems to be a big fiesta of schadenfreude. This shitpost's references to the grinch in particular goes unnecessarily far beyond just reporting the fucking facts.
The phenomenon is called "Dry" or "heat lightning", its basically lightning that travels a far distance from the actual storm itself. There is a storm just north of calgary, so its most likely that
Banff and surrounding area is beautiful in winter. Yes, it can be cold. However, I don't agree with everyone saying wait until summer. They are completely different experiences. It really depends on what you want to experience. I personally believe Banff is better in winter, but summer is great too.
One of the problems with planning a trip like this is that the weather can be unpredictable. You can plan an elaborate vacation with pre-booked amazing excursions... And get here are it's -25°C. Thankfully a lot of tourism providers have cold weather policies since -25°C and colder isn't the norm for January (though still a very real possibility).
One of the best things about Calgary/Banff winters is Chinooks. All of a sudden it can be 10°C in January for days straight. I know this still can be perceived as cold to those who have never experienced it though.
The average high temperatures for January in Banff are pretty easy to dress for and easy to adapt (~ -5°C) You can look at the past temperature by month by city. Here is January 2020 for Banff. (https://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/banff/t1l/january-weather/51958) This January we had a bad cold streak followed by a Chinook. One week it was -28°C, the next it was 3°C. -28°C is not fun to be outside in for extended periods, even with proper clothing(I grew up in the North too). 3° C on the other hand is perfect weather for outdoors. If you're moving you will likely not feel the cold at all, provided you're dressed appropriately. 3°C you'll find a lot of Canadians will just wear a sweater (and a few brave people in just t-shirts) if they're being active outdoors.
If my clothes smell like curry while going through US customs, the worst that will happen is the agent waves you on through to get the smell away from them. On the other hand, if you go through smelling like pot the best case is they give you a very thorough, and personal, search before letting you through, or they may just turn you back. And other countries with very strict anti-drug laws may just throw you in jail for minute traces.
If I choose to not smoke pot, this shouldn't be overruled by those that do.
If you run the Nose Creek Path behind the Country Hills Golf course, there's an excellent vertical section which goes up to the ridge line behind Panorama Hills. It's a real bitch if you're doing it as part of a 5-10k loop. It's also a Strava Segment if you wanted to compare your times with others.
The phrase is "bread and circuses." It significantly predates Marie Antoinette. It's a quote from "Satire X," the tenth of 16 satrical poems written by Juvenal, the Roman poet.
In latin, it's <em>panem et circenses</em> (last paragraph on this page)
Also to add to this, I took the Data Analyst nanodegree through Udacity, and I got a lot of value out of it. The nanodegree is a paid certificate program, but the course videos are available for free. They're constantly adding new programs, and now have one specific to machine learning that looks interesting. There's really a ton of online resources in this space.
I work out at fortified fitness in deer run. They let you do month by month. Or even three month contract https://www.groupon.com/deals/fortified-fitness-1?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=us_mb_sea_ggl_txt_ttt_sr_cbp_ch1_nbr_k*fortified%20fitness_m*e_d*calgary-RTC-Root_g*RTC-fortified-fitness-1-EXACT_c*195595875281_ap*1t1_t*aud-2...
The British Chippy does the best representation of actual British chippy food in Calgary. Chips are excellent, fish is decent, battered sausage is great and the curry is proper chip-shop curry, imported from the UK.
Both locations are good, but the Okotoks restaurant is a much nicer looking place.
The Okotoks location currently has this deal on Groupon:
C$17 for C$30 Worth of British Fish and Chips
This is a cool site where people can share their weather station info online. They list the stations that are compatible.
Friend showed me and might be a fun or maybe there is a nearby station you can use.
Overwatch is Blizzard Entertainment's newest game, It's a 6 man Team based shooter that has a much different approach and feel then anything else that has come out in the last few years. It was a huge success after release, and on the 5th during BlizCon they announced that Blizzard will be forming a thing called the "Overwatch League" which if it works out like they say will have a similar structure to traditional sports!
If I have any advice for those in IT searching, it's this:
Last June I quit my job in Calgary (~$85K, Systems Manager) and took a Udacity Nanodegree. I was hired before even completing the program, now sitting on ($180K+) and traveling to California regularly.