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Sat, 13 Jan 2018

What crazy weather!

Crazy Weather

OK, so a few days ago, I complained that it was really cold in Montreal over the Christmas holidays. It was regularly around -21 degrees Celcius (or below zero for our Fahrenheit-using friends), and when you add the windchill factor, it actually felt like -40.

Now, for the past couple of days, the temperature has shot up to above the freezing point. Way above. And it's been raining. But winter is coming back and it's freezing today. I don't relish the thought of going outside later on this morning and seeing how all the streets with be covered in ice :-(

I like winter, but I don't like rain in winter.

Tssss.

/misc | Posted at 06:49 | permanent link

Mon, 01 Jan 2018

2018 is here

2018 arrives

...and suddenly 2018 is here. Lots of expectations for that new year.

It started oddly: Sylvie has a big cold, so she stayed under the covers and we stayed at home together. I think it was our first New Year's celebration with just the two of us.

At midnight, I got an SMS from Olivier, and when I tried to reply: poof! Message failed. Tried sending messages for about 45 minutes, and the vast majority just failed.

I am not sure if it's the local base station in my part of downtown Montreal that too busy, or if its the Rogers cellular network that was overwhelmed, or whether it's the whole cellular infrastructure that is knackered, but it is quite annoying.

Of course, in the meantime, Apple's iMessage service worked fine, as did e-mail, Twitter, and a lot of other TCP/IP-based services I'm sure.

I'm quite disappointed at the Rogers' cellular infrastructure, though.

Oh well, let's not be overly critical on this new year's day.

Happy New Year! May 2018 bring health, happiness, and success to you and your loved ones all year long.

Best wishes!

/misc | Posted at 01:18 | permanent link