Month October 2011


We’re in Ottawa this weekend.  It’s cold here.   Fortunately there is a fire in the middle of town that offers some warmth.

The 2 Billion Club

This year the world’s population will reach 7 billion people [1].  When I was born, I was the 2,703,497,532nd person alive on the Earth. The World population reached 1 billion people in about 1850; 2 billion in about 1930; 3…

Annual Checkup

I took my car in today for its annual.  He told me they did a software upgrade. I asked if that meant the display would now be in colour. He said no. I asked if it meant better iPhone integration.…

Old Boys

A gathering; a reunion.  I’m not quite sure what to make of it. I’m not even sure exactly why I went. Probably more out of curiosity.  I recognised a name on the list of attendees.  I left the school in…


It is hard to tell whether these are sumac or poinsettia: Leica M9, Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4, ISO 800, f, 1/90 sec I expect it doesn’t matter.