Are you a beer person? Check out Barley's Angels a women's only beer appreciation group in Ottawa, they host events and charge like 10$ (which includes a full beer). They often bring in brewers or speakers and talk about things, the do family events (bring friends, kids, husband) to a baseball game each year, and they do field trips to hop farms and things like that.
If you are into sports you can check out Ottawa Sports and Social Club (OSSC) where you can do co-ed type sporting events a couple of nights a week, and they get discounts at specific restaurants so end up going for drinks afterwards so it's easier to get to know other people
Meetup.com is a great place to meet people that are interested in something that you are too, often held in public places it is a good way to get to meet people into hobbies that you also enjoy
Running room offers running clubs and evening "learn to" sessions so you can meet people that way and stay healthy.
Of course the suggestions above are use at your own discretion but I am a member of a Dungeons and Dragons meetup group and it's a fun night out.. You do you!
Before you consider ANY of these points you need to look at immigration. Canada and the US are friendly countries, but you can't just pack up and move across the border. You basically need to prove you will be valuable to this country before you can start working here (which is step 1 to getting a permanent residence or full citizenship)
The last data shows 992 confirmed cases in the entire country. That's not "ground zero". The state of Pennsylvania alone had 9250 confirmed cases in 2018.
You can live in fear if you want, but it's not really as big a deal as the media hype is making it out to be. If you get a tick and have symptoms, by all means see a doctor... and if you're really concerned about removing ticks, get one of these. Stop buying into media fear mongering though.
Lol, they monorailed Ottawa. At least since we have that Amazon warehouse now we don't have to use the LRT to get the Pitchforks ($57.10) and Torches ($43.88) .. but I guess we will need to Uber to City Hall.
> RWDS_ottawa > > Go work your fuckin minimum wage job and jerk off about basic income so you can sit on your ass and be a useless degen without having to flip burgers to afford an eighth.
Notice this common response from racists, it speaks volumes regarding their modus operendi. Take the time to notice how vocal anti-racists are systematically economically marginalized. Gain an understanding of psychology and an appreciation for each choice of word and manner of expression a mind makes and what it expresses regarding their psyche.
Where to begin
Temp: Check this link However it does not factor in the humidex.
This is tricky. We are a Fed Government town. I would say close the 30% of the workforce in the city works one way or another for the Federal Government.
There is also a re-boom of the IT Tech industry, in and around Ottawa.
Cost of living
While I don't have time to compare overall pricing between Ohio and Ottawa, you will see the following:
Milk = 2.75$US for 1.5 Gallons (however they come in plastic bags
Gas = .80 - .90 $US /L or 3.40$US a gallon (roughly).
If renting, you are looking at anywhere from 950$US + utilities for 3 bedroom house.
If buying, all depending on your location, you looking at a 298K US$ for a single family home as the median price, however depending on your location, they can go from 250K to 12 Million $ all withing a 20 KM radius of Downtown core.
Also, Ottawa is the Capital (thanks Google). The city is on the border of the province (think State) of Ontario and Quebec (not to be mistaken with Quebec City) and shares 3 bridges with Quebec. Different province, different rules, different provincial government.
There are quite a few dog parks now in and around the city. Lots of trails to also hike, being on the tail end of the Laurentian Mountains.
Good amenities, and lots to do with kids year round (sports, activities, outings) that does not revolve around movies and arcades.
Hope this helps a bit more.
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I've been downvoted for saying this before on this Subreddit, but I think these kind of reversing alarms should be mandatory on any construction or snow-ploughing vehicle working during the night. (If it were up to me, I'd even take steps to make it mandatory on all vehicles used at any time of day in a few years; I'd give it a few years though to give vehicles a chance to have these kind of reversing alarms installed "stock", so the change wouldn't be as costly.)
The amount of lost sleep and frustration caused to me (and presumably my neighbors) due to a nearby commercial property cleaning their snow during the night is ridiculous. I get that it snows a lot here, and we have to clean snow in the night sometimes. However what's incredibly frustrating is it's not the snow clearing that is loud, it's the god-forsaken reversing alarms that are "cranked up to 11" that keep me awake. The reversing alarms don't even really serve to warn anyone on these otherwise empty commercial properties. (Furthermore: what's more likely: a Bobcat driver backs up over someone in the middle of the night in a wide open, well-lit, parking lot, or one of the dozens of people you're keeping awake drives into work groggy in the morning and gets in an accident? I'd say it's almost certainly the latter.)
I've been using white noise played over speakers in my room to drown out the noise, which helps quite a bit (enough to make me change my mind about moving over this issue), but some of these alarms are so loud that they cut through the white noise unless I crank my speakers uncomfortably loud. The ironic thing is that the smaller, less hazardous vehicles (e.g. Bobcats) seem to have the loudest alarms, even though they have excellent rear-visibility.
I use BusBuddy.
Looks good but I wouldn't put too much stock in the artists' rendered designs. they never turn out looking as good.
I live right beside the new Walmart at Baseline and Clyde. this is what they were saying it would look like:
Incidentally, if you like those pictures and want to play with trains, take a look at OpenTTD, which is a free railway-management simulator. No bells and whistles, 2D graphics only, based on a game released in the early 90s, very easy to pick up, and -- because it's old and lo-fi -- it'll run on your toaster.
Buy yourself one of these brushes. After an overnight downpour, you push these a few times and it'll save a few lives and tickets.
If you really want to read it today you can grab the kindle version from Amazon
Waze notifies you of stuff like this as you approach it and took me off the 417 a few exits ahead of traffic stopped.
The more people that use it and submitting traffic updates the better Waze gets.
Way better than a tweet or reddit post.
There's this movie - Snowplows on Patrol - https://www.amazon.com/Snowplows-on-Patrol/dp/B001Q36JGY made here in Ottawa.
It's great and showcases snow removal on streets, the 417, the airport, and some train tracks.
Don't buy Conair anything.
I shaved my head weekly for more than 10 years (for maintenance purposes and a consistent appearance). Over that time I made the mistake of buying multiple Conair clippers at different price points and was disappointed every time. They pull, take bites out of your skin and wear out quickly.
Get these. Mine held up for 3 years of weekly use. For what it's worth, they still work well, I just grew my hair out.
Get one with at least two stages and get gas, electric is not strong enough for the snowplow mounds left.
May be a little too expensive but a Denver Boot will get the point across.
Still looking? PM me your address, I'll hook you up with this one from Amazon, on me.
Hello Ottawa, this might be a very cool phone wallpaper for the community, hope you'll like it! Made with Sphaera for Android
Ottawa Search and Rescue will train in:
Ground search and rescue (GSAR) techniques
Navigation using GPS, map and compass
Wilderness first aid and techniques for extracting subjects from remote areas
Radio communications including “ham” or amateur radio
K9 – the training and use of search and rescue dogs
Incident Command System (ICS)
They have an information meeting this month for new members:
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 – Information Evening – (attendance recommended but not compulsory) the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about SBO-OVSAR and the BSAR course – if you are not sure, this is the place to get answers.
Location: 911 Institute, La Cité collégiale, 801 Aviation Parkway (Building A on the north side of the U turn at the end of the main entrance off Aviation Parkway). Signs will direct you to the right room.
Also you may be interested in this book:
Last summer we used this book and went exploring. I love history and architecture. HAd a lot of fun!
I'd like to recommend a great book. It might help us get over this truck driver, the car that followed the truck and the hilarious reaction and disbelief caught in the video.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0062641549/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_Dte0Db4FVBACN
At the end of the day you didn't do anything wrong, you know your dog is reactive and he was leashed, he also didn't attack first another dog came up and tried to nip him.
That being said, do you see a dog trainer? If not it might be a good idea to reach out to one to get help, they can really help with teaching you how to train your dog to make better choices.
I'd also recommend getting a muzzle(and muzzle training) for situations where you might need it like the vet. Also a halty(https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004XNLCPC/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_cvFKDbF4Q5J35 ) for walks. The halty isn't a muzzle but it's a useful tool in redirecting your dogs focus and if your dog lunges it can help keep their mouth shut.
I installed this on my bike in the spring: https://www.amazon.ca/Motorcycle-Recording-HaloCam-Waterproof-Recorder/dp/B07D371DRF/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=m1+dashcam&qid=1562710500&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Automatically records any time the ignition is on, recordings automatically loop, and it has WiFi so you don't need to put the head unit in an accessible location. Highly recommended, maintenance free.
Portable Power Bank.... get one... Man they are so handy to have. I also bought (for shits and giggles) BioLite CampStove
It could be that those are trips for which there's no GPS data, and the app is showing the scheduled time. The app I use, Bus Follower, makes a pretty clear distinction between estimated and scheduled time. Sometimes no GPS data means the bus's GPS isn't working, and it could be running right on time, but probably more often it means it's not coming.
I'd be suprised if anyone in Ottawa actually had 400 in stock. Might be cheaper to skip the middleman and get em direct from Alibaba... http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/marble-mortar-and-pestles.html.
You've piqued my curiosity - that is a metric fuck-ton of mortar and pestles. That's a whole lotta grinding going on!
Walmart and Real Canadian Super Store price match, painlessly. Use the Flipp app. No need to visit any specific store in this day and age.
Are you sure it isn't a google ad that is specifically targetted at you? I doubt they would purchase addspace on time.com considering most people aren't from Ottawa that visit that site...
edit: also: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/
Except that there is a clear bias based on the sign so your full list of "options" aren't really taken into account here. I know this link is about the US but i think it still applies: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6hj8e4
Couldn't just take a regular panorama with my phone -- the observation deck was filled with people and the corners got in the way.
I ended up taking individual photos and stitching them with an awesome open source tool called Hugin. (I didn't align the photos too well so I had to define a lot of control points by hand.)
I'm an amateur with this stuff, but I think it turned out pretty well! I feel super lucky to have been up there before the closure.
Here's a presentation on the new system. It's only 33, slides and highly informative.
To be fair you didn't provide any context, I made a similar assumption.
Still, asking the price of an item in a store isn't something to be shy about. Asking on Reddit instead of in the store when you there reinforces the perception of awkwardness.
The employees job certainly includes answering question like this and they're likely not judging your fitness to pay for it unless you appear homeless. Even in that case they're still expected to answer reasonable questions like that.
https://www.macuisineottawa.ca/trudeau-professional-pepper-mill-chocolate-finish-en.html That one is 1' tall and $65 I couldn't find the giant one in a quick search.
Here's a 2' one on Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Chef-Specialties-Giant-Walnut-Pepper/dp/B000ITRBZA
An author here in Ottawa (Jim) sells a book on Amazon called "Lay Down Daddy Games" (https://www.amazon.ca/Lay-Down-Daddy-Games-activities/dp/1983636339/). Basically, a bunch of games us dads play with our kids when we try not to do anything as much as possible.. like the Quiet Game, Stone Man, Don't Wake the Sleeping Giant, I'm Frozen, etc.
I figured the book would make a funny, and potentially useful, Father's Day gift. Maybe you could reach out to him and see if you can get some in a small bulk quantity instead of paying the retail cost. I have no idea what Amazon's cut is, but I imagine it's probably high.
Hey! I did mine last year at the Walkley location. This was my experience: 1. Three point turn in the back 2. Parallel park using the concrete slabs 3. Exit testing area and went left onto Walkley (travelling onto the median) 4. Drive towards airport parkway going south (turning left onto parkway from Walkley). Exit at Hunt Club (right turn). 5. I was told to make a right onto Uplands and did the residential zone there. Did a roadside stop. 6. Came back out and got back onto Airport Parkway. (Left onto parkway from Hunt Club). 7. Drove back down Walkley towards test centre.
They will test you on all the things listed on the exam sheet http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=zogv85&s=6#.VSWdoJNQEUM
It’s just whipping cream.
According to this link, if you don’t actually need to whip it, you can substitute 1/4 melted butter (I’d use unsalted) to 3/4 milk.
Buy a tower fan and aim it at your workspace. I have a Seville fan similar to this one - this one's a little pricy, you can find them cheaper if you look around I'm sure and there's other brands that are probably just as good.
Even on like the 2/4 setting they give you a good-ass breeze on a hot-ass day.
A window/portable AC will do better, but portables are expensive as hell and window ACs are annoying. Just having a nice tower fan is way better especially because you can move it around if you want.
It has some very positive reviews, don't be so afraid of it.
It’s a bit of a weird shape but once you get the hang of how to load the shawarma these tend to keep my shawarmas in one piece and protect against collision.
Marijuana grower chiming into this good idea. Since your going to be needing fans to make positive pressure you can also look into getting a carbon air filter with an in-line fan . Marijuana growers like me use them to scrub strong plant smell so it should clean all that smoke smell for you. This is what I use https://www.amazon.ca/VIVOSUN-Australia-Charcoal-Pre-filter-Included/dp/B01DXYMBU6?th=1&psc=1
You're asking in the wrong place.
Go peruse through /r/VPN.
Here's a search result listing for "cyberghost" within that sub.
Personally I've been happily using Private Internet Access for over a year with no complaints, but I'm not subscribed to Netflix so I can't speak about that aspect.
Whatever you get, be sure to not be a gullible rube and avoid tankless water heaters
Cyclists are literally a group you can still talk about murdering and have it be socially acceptable.
We're just fucking sick of it, and I think reasonably, pretty defensive.
Also, we have to deal with a level or irrationality that is ridiculous. No one sees a car go through a red light and immediately assumes all drivers are crazy assholes, but seemingly many drivers make that assumption about cyclists. So again, we're pretty defensive.
There are a handful of groups that cater specifically to her demographic on meetup.com, and she can also join interest-based groups that aren't focussed on a specific age range. The whole point of that website is to make new friends, so she'll definitely interact with new people if she attends some events.
I actually got one of these for when my mom visits because it's way more comfortable than our futon...delivers quickly and actually super comfortable
i'm not saying this is OP, but holy shit i'm seeing those fake "service dog" harnesses that people buy off amazon everywhere these days and a lot of them are entitled as fuck.
If I recall (it's a worth a google search) that TekSavvy had warned their customers about the potential risk. You could contact them if you're concerned.
Consider investing in a VPN. Private Internet Access is a highly recommended one.
That sucks dude. Sorry your car got broken into.
Even a charger or loose change are magnets for desperate thieves. Take absolutely everything out and consider putting one of these in your window when you park your car: https://web.archive.org/web/20130726195511/http://www.ottawapolice.ca/Libraries/Corporate_Speeches_FR/OPS-cartag_yellow.sflb.ashx
edit: Shimmykai won the draw, with Mr. Zarika in second place and Ace Hunter 3rd.
The results of the draw are here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoNr8HvRI3r3dHJGRFNEX2MyMUQxTk9vVlMzR1N5UXc
I didn't know there would be such a high interest in this event! I took everyone's lucky number and sorted them from 1 to n. Then I used a random number sequence generated by random.org to determine which number was the winner.
Respond with your favorite lucky number. I'll do a draw later tonight at 9:00 p.m.
These are hard copy tickets, so the winner must be able to pick up the tickets in the Somerset & Preston area.
edit: Apologies for not being clear in my original message. I have two tickets to give away.
Café Qui Pense is the chilliest coffee shop I've been to in Ottawa. They play CHUO all day while you sit and relax.
I would personally stear away from the private colleges like Herzing and such.
Also, start by taking free online classes to see if you actually like this. You could try CodeCademy to start.
"You get thin in the kitchen and you get strong in the gym." - Col. Chris Hadfield. You gotta do both or you'll still be 270lbs - while being able to bench press a fridge.
You did something to get you where you are now. Break those habits and form new ones.
USE THIS APP: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/
You need to be aware that, yes, you can have that pop... but then you have to give up your next snack. (frankly, pop is awful for you - ditch it)
Space your food out over the day - no big meals. Suggestions:
Three boiled eggs for breakfast.
SMALL amount (a handful) of trail mix (it's high fat/sugar) as a snack.
1.5% yogurt as a snack.
Home made lunch - a low-fat stew is good idea, about a cup of it.
An apple as a snack.
Ditch anything made with pig - it's too fatty.
I dropped 60lbs doing CrossFit but I have some other suggestions for you to ease into this.
1) 30 mins of cardio a day using something like a stationary bike
2) occasional 5,000meter row using a stationary rower (go easy - a 5k row isn't as easy as you think)
3) a simple weight circuit like GoodLife's "FitFix" - takes less than 20 minutes
DO NOT OVERDO IT. You are better off setting ATTAINABLE goals (3 times a week to start, not 5) rather than lofty ones that you get discouraged about when you don't meet them.
I don't remember where I heard this quote but:
>In a crowded city, people don't come out of nowhere. They come out of everywhere.
Would be nice to design cities around that fact. Figure 2 in this study shows their data, where <10% of 30kmh collisions are fatal, and >70% of 50kmh collisions are fatal. Designing our roads to a 30kmh travel speed would be a pretty effective, albeit "war on cars", safety tool.
If you're hurting for money, the first place I'd go to would be the Ottawa Groupon massage page. You can usually find some great 50%+ off deals there. Hope you feel better soon!
That would be Venus. May I recommend Stellarium, fantastic (and free) program to help identify or plan star gazing. You can even see what would be visible on other bodies in the solar system.
While staring out from my balcony, I couldn't get much of anything with video, decided to look for a dedicated app to take photos, and found https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pluto.aftershot. Works great, it buffers ~3 seconds of photos in memory, then after the lighting hits you hit the button to show and save the last few in memory.
Most of the crazier lightning bolts were totally overexposed though, whole frame was white basically. These are the best I got from ~5-10 minutes of standing outside.
Might want to check your version or opt for Adobe Scan on Android. There have been malware issues with CamScanner. It was removed from the app store at one point.
I am the brother. I bought one from amazon. Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_arbjDb5A3BAH0
The price is always around $90.00. Don’t be fooled by the scam sale. I love this thing so much. It is inflatable and fits into the bag in comes in. The bag is a big duffel bag. I kayak to work and I am able to keep it in my locker. I absolutely love the freedoms this gives me. Without a car or a garage it is not feasible to keep a solid one. I keep it stored under my stairs in my condo. I have been out with it three times this week. Actually I really think it’s been three days in a row. Like another poster said, don’t think you’ll win races, it’s pretty slow and I paddle up stream to work. It’s tough but I love a challenge. It gets me out and I’m able to switch things up and not go biking every day. I have spelt hours reclined in this thing reading and I love bragging to my colleagues that, ”I kayaked into work today.” I have wanted a kayak for a long time but couldn’t handle the space so I never got one until I thought about getting one that could blow up. I searched on amazon and found this one. The reviews are really good. I was going to wait until this season to buy it but a freak sale came on late last summer. I don’t know why but it was listed for $26.00!!! How could I have resisted. Sometimes I see it at around $80.00ish but you never know when things are going to go on sale. Make sure to check out the other options on amazon. Just type in blow up kayak.
Here is the app I use. It has a terrible user interface and somehow always indicates the chances of seeing an aurora is 0% (which may be a bug), but it never fails to notify me when the Kp index is high.
A better resource is the Canadian Space Weather website, but of course they don't notify you.
Edit: Just as a reference, Kp was up to 7 last night when I last checked.
I've suggested it in the past but for the sake of reference I'll post again.
If you've got an Android phone, download and install TrueCaller. It'll integrate with your phonebook and each time someone calls you'll get a more in depth caller ID. Most spam callers are identified by default when you first run the app. When you receive a call, the app will notify you who exactly is calling and if it's a legitimate number so you don't have to waste time picking up and hearing trash. Pretty handy little app to have especially considering I've not heard those messages in well over 2 years.
Link to App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truecaller&hl=en
If you have an Android phone, install an app called TrueCaller. It has a giant directory of scam numbers/telemarketer numbers/etc. and integrates with your phone app. It functions like an enhanced caller ID so that when you receive a call it'll tell you if the call is legit or from a flagged number so you can decide to pick up or ignore it altogether.
There's a dedicated bike trail from Gatineau -> Maniwaki, the 105 would be horrible to bike along, no shoulders in some places and cars are doing 100-110 on one lane roads.
Edit: The TCT(véloroute des draveurs):
Take them here
I don't think this is entirely true. In a lot of cases it's an alternative that allows you to get funding without selling a huge chunk of your business to investors.
For example this product is fantastic and the company that makes it is now on it's feet without selling itself to anyone. Granted they weren't just asking for money, they were giving discounted products in exchange for early payment. There are other similar examples.
I also think kickstarter is useful for creative projects which lenders have no interest in because the returns are nominal, but kickstarter investors can give money and get a reasonably priced book of art or limited edition prints and the project manages to get completed which it otherwise might not have.
That all being said, what you're saying is probably true more than 50% of the time, and almost certainly true in the case of a brewery. I just don't think we should dismiss all kickstarter projects as money beggars who are bad with money.
Somerset would be the perfect street though: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/45.4193/-75.6889 As you have the corktown bridge that lines up perfectly with it, Laurier is actually a detour as you have to go up Colonel by. Those that are coming from a more northern part do have the Ottawa River parkway, but a lot of times you encounter stairs to get there or Locks which aren't easy to cross
For what it's worth, I made a native Android version that uses the API: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.engapps.octranspo
Bit more responsive than the web app version and can use GPS data to locate nearby stops. Lots more features coming soon based on feature requests I received!
Byward Market: Heart & Crown pub; Bridgehead Coffee; Highlander Pub; Beavertails; le Moulin de Provence; the merchants in the daytime who sell all kinds of neat stuff
National Art Gallery (near Byward Market)
Elgin Street: The Lieutentant's Pump; Elgin Street Diner; Canadian Museum of Nature; War Memorial
Here is an amazing site, Wikitravel, which has a ton of information: http://wikitravel.org/en/Ottawa#b
I've always used Wikimapia as a good website for viewing different neighbourhood boundaries. Its gotten a little cluttered since I last used the website, but you can still see neighbourhood boundaries if you mouse over the area (just don't mouse over a road).
(Not very exciting) video from ~~CFRA~~ 1310 Reporter Melanie Adams taken at Innes and Tenth Line.
Not disposable but… Kardish Health Food Centre has a product called the Ottawa Mask. This mask was developed by CHEO researchers, in partnership with EcoEquitable, as a means to help reduce community transmission.
The masks cost $20 to make and sell for $25. This means that $5 of each mask is donated to CHEO. Every Kardish location has one.
If you want know the specific disposable, head to Brewer at a non-busy time and ask the CHEO staff at the door.
Personally, for disposables I ordered the Ecnobia for kids mask from Amazon and they seem to work well. link I have a 4 year old and it works for her and I can pinch the nose part for a better fit.
If you don’t have too many tapes and have a VCR, a capture device will run you about $25 and OBS Studio is free. I used this to convert a few out of print concert films, and just let it run while I was doing other stuff.
If you can't find one downtown, there's always amazon
> fake/dedicated phone line
That's the "dry loop", which is DSL internet over a telephone wire that isn't being used for telephone calls. Remember when your internet would turn off when mom picks up the phone? PROGRESS
> wifi ... was an option regardless
Home wifi can be done with DSL or cable. You're likely renting a dual-function modem and wifi router that simplifies things so you only have to plug one box into one wire.
In the future though if you ever want to buy your own wifi hardware all you need is a DSL or cable modem (converts the signal from DSL or cable line into "usable" internet) and wifi router (plugs into modem, receives wired internet and broadcasts wifi).
on amazon you can get ones as good as or likely better (do you get crappy wifi in your bathroom or 2nd floor or anything?) for like $40 new modem and wifi router. Unless start.ca only charges like a buck a month for rental you'd make your money back in a year or two.
But I think OP was asking about wireless internet as in completely wireless, no router being used at all, as in over the cellular network or satellite?
A link for those interested since the article doesn't seem to have one.
> If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Alas, history & philosophy are beyond your grasp.
Bingo. Leave nothing in a car to tempt would-be thieves.
Also, put one of these in the window as (apparently) it deters thieves: https://web.archive.org/web/20130726195511/http://www.ottawapolice.ca/Libraries/Corporate_Speeches_FR/OPS-cartag_yellow.sflb.ashx
I use Google Flights for my searches, and use the "multiple airport" selection (the little "+" next to the first airport you type in) to pick from the following airports:
YOW (Ottawa), YUL (Montreal), Ogdensburg (OGS), Watertown (ART), and Syracuse (SYR).
Montreal usually works out well, and it is only a two hour drive to Ottawa. Ogdensburg has occasional Allegiant flights which are super cheap, and it is a 45 minute drive up a divided highway. Watertown is slightly further (1:45) and Syracuse a bit further away again (2:45). Each of them have occasional flights from Allegiant or JetBlue or other low cost carriers.
You might find doing the same for airports near you gives you some better options.
I'd much rather fly non-stop to an airport and then do a bit of rental car driving than sit around for a long layover at an intermediate airport.
Here's a sample search for a random date in April (prices in $CAD): https://www.google.com/flights#flt=PIT.YOW,/m/052p7,OGS,SYR,ART.2020-04-02*YOW,/m/052p7,OGS,SYR,ART.PIT.2020-04-06;c:CAD;e:1;sd:1;t:f
I don't mind doing long distance drives (I'm driving to Rock Hill SC (14 hours) for a weekend at the end of the month), so an eight or nine hour drive to Pittsburgh wouldn't be that big a deal, but YMMV. If I couldn't find good, cheap, short flights, I'd definitely consider just driving.
There are things you can do yourself in GIMP, open-source software downloadable from https://www.gimp.org/ , to make photos look slightly better.
I generally do auto white balance and then raise the contrast, and sometimes play with the brightness and saturation.
I think you already got your answer, but I found this website a few weeks ago when looking for sunrise/sunset times throughout the year, has a couple other interesting graphs/stats. https://weatherspark.com/averages/28316/Ottawa-Ontario-Canada
I've lived in or around Ottawa my whole life (I'm 33), but I feel as though we've had a lot of milder winters lately (except for the year with the polar vortex), than from what I remember from my childhood.
(The following are generalizations of the weather I've come to expect)
It seems like it's been a while since I've seen sustained temps of -40 (with windchill), but I do remember getting rather mild weather, at least for a week or two in March, and often another few snowfalls in April (wife keeps reminding students/acquaintances at CU to check the weather ahead of time if they have a final, as there are usually a few days during finals every year when students aren't expecting snow and many are late for exams). Don't count on consistent highs in the 20's until June, but May has some pretty nice weeks here and there. Fucken July and August are hot and humid, which sometimes extends all the way into October. First snow fall can usually be seen by Halloween, but it usually melts within a few days. I have the distinct impression that we get a green Christmas more often than not, with the white stuff sticking around (more permanently) with late December snow falls.
I feel like complaining about the snow, because my back still hurts a little from the shoveling, but it could be worse... My parents have a picture of my grandpa, taken sometime in the early 70's (late 60's?) on a year of record snow fall, on top of a snow bank that was so tall, his head nearly touched the power cables. So yeah... We still have it pretty good so far this year.
Wakefield. 40 minute drive to a beautiful lake and outdoors. Good dining too. B&Bs are the way to go there.
I stayed at the "Auberge de Mon Petit Chum". We had a great time. The owners are super friendly (and English speaking), and the morning breakfast surely is gourmet. No eggs and bacon there. They go all out with fresh baked breads and frittatas the day I was there.
Dining wise, Chez Eric is quite good, but a little on the pricier end.
For those who haven't driven on White Alder, this was absolutely innevitable.
White Alder bends 3 times around Widgeon Way, and all 3 bends are way too tight for 50km/h. SLOW DOWN. That's a childrens park. Those are houses. Those are parked cars.
Try the Beer King in Aylmer. He has large bottles of some of the Unibroue beers you don't see in Ottawa, and has mixer 12s of several different brands (for half the price of the Beer Store here in Ottawa).
Work through these and you should be able to design your part assuming its as simple as you make it sound, within an hour or two.
I can print it out for you once you've designed it.
There's an app(s) for that...
"Complete drum kits usually oscillate between 90 and 130 decibels" so through the wall it's most likely exceeding or close to the limit of 55 dB. Ask your neighbor to use brushes instead of sticks or mebe an electronic kit.
Theres an app called inaturalist where you take a pic of a plant and people will help identify it as well as tell you if it's invasive etc..
I can sell you one of these Schwinn for $600. I bought it prepandemic in Fall 2019 but used it maybe 20 times as I didn't enjoy it much. It's in clean condition and is still on a 3 year warranty that started in November 2019.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01MUAOZZ4/ -- insane price increase from when I bought it...
If it's just the cable, you can likely get a new adapter. Something like this from Amazon.ca should fix it. Just cut cord where it frayed and google: DIY USB cable repair. Basically, you slot the 4 coloured wires in the appropriate slots.
Agree with the new driver sign. As an experienced driver, I still sometimes wish my car had a "I have no idea what I'm doing" light, we all have those times...
I prefer the adults on board sign: https://www.amazon.ca/Adults-Sticker-Vehicle-Minivan-Stickers/dp/B07N15N1CY
This one costs more but it ships Amazon prime so you shouldn't have to worry about shitty shipping delays....plus if you add a couple bucks on something else then the shipping is free
^ Like this guy said. I use Private Internet Access.
Edit - Regardless of ISP, I would also recommend setting up firewall rules to make sure nothing 'escapes' (so for example, if your VPN connection drops, all traffic from your bittorrent client is blocked).
> rips any clothing it's attached to
One of the guards at my office has been getting militant about wearing passes. I don't like lanyards, and while my clip doesn't shred anything, I was considering looking for a magnetic holder. I found these on Amazon. Not sure how they'd work out--the plastic looks a little flimsy. Alternatively, maybe attach some magnetic tape to any old folding leather holder.
I think reading 'The Power of Habit' or 'The Willpower Instinct' could be useful because it sounds like being bored is a trigger into drinking. And the reality is it's impossible to fill your time of non-bordem things 24/7.
It's a good idea to identify what causes or leads up to the boredom and then replace a corner stone of a habit you didn't even know you had and prevent you from drinking.
I'm no expert with alcoholism but I think the book is worth giving a read just to provide some insight about yourself.
We live in Centretown and they are just awful in the fall and spring. There is nothing that can send a chill up your spine like turning on your beside lamp in the middle of the night and seeing this. http://tinypic.com/r/15pqw4z/8
Here is an extremely creepy fact I read about them. They have a conscience...
"After dining, centipedes clean themselves. They have a grooming structure near the mouth. It’s a groove covered with hairs through which antennae and legs can be passed to remove dust and dirt. They clean their appendages from the base to the tip in a meticulous and unchanging order, starting with the antenna then legs on one side of the body, from front to back. After one side is done, they do the other. And they keep track; if interrupted while grooming, the centipede resumes where it left off. If a leg is missing, the centipede will try to clean it when its turn comes."
So they'll re-sell something like this off Alibaba? You should x-post it to /r/shittykickstarters; I bet somebody there will be able to find that exact camera for sale on a Chinese wholesale site.
make a reservation for an Apple Genius at one of the following stores:
I'd probably go with the Bayshore once since it's less busy. If it's an easy fix not involving hardware replacement they'll do it in store with you and not charge you.
If it was still under warrantee they'd do any hardware replacements for free, but since it's 6+ years old it will cost you the part + labour and if it's too much I'd consider just buying a new one.
it's likely just the hard drive, parts and labour on a replacement is $160 I believe. but I would bet yours could simply be formatted and reinstalled which the Apple store can do.
I didn't take very many pics but here's some I took! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157644249594790/ And i suppose if you want to see my cosplay pics with some of the celebs here you go :D https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157644663972484/