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Ordered a Soekris

October 15th, 2013

I have ordered a Soekris 6501-70 router for home. It's replacing my G4 Cube which is 12 years old. The Cube wasn't particularily energy efficient and lacked USB 2.0. I'm getting all that with the new soekris. Also I can write it off in taxes because I use it for work (it's part of my home network and an important component of it).


Upgraded my ipod touch to IOS 7

October 14th, 2013

So far it looks pretty good. I hope it retains stability.


Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 7th - 11th)

October 14th, 2013

On my 4th part of my vacation I went to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada which is just south of the arctic circle...
When one gets to Iqaluit this is what they'll see (the lady didn't want her face online so I edited it out)...

The second day I was there a snowstorm (part of the storm that hit north dakota a few days earlier) from the south hit us...
Here is a picture of the worker crews in apex restoring power which winds of 100 km/h knocked down...that day there was about 3 power failures despite Aaron telling me they got a new Diesel power system set up for redundancy..

The next day was nice and we trekked out to the Apex beach where the arcticfibre.com landing point is supposed to be..

Here is also the original buildings of the Hudson's Bay company which was a british trading company...

I felt really good and Aaron made these photos of me..

We went to a museum of Nunavut...

Iqaluit was once a US military base, so there is remnants of it everywhere..

In fact there is radio and satellite equipment everywhere, currently they get Internet through this.. which will take a backup role once the fibre is laid..

On our way around we saw these chained sleddogs.. never approach these, they might rip off a limb of yours...(not kidding!)...

And here is also a river where they get arctic char (sp) a type of fish for consumption.. the water is good to drink.

That was Iqaluit! I had the best of times there! Thanks and maybe I'll return for another visit some time soon!


A Train to Nowhere (Sep. 28th - 30th)

October 14th, 2013

On my second part of my vacation I took the train from Toronto to Saskatoon.

This was in northern Ontario...

The ride in the "Skydome" at sunset...

Before getting to Winnipeg I saw this flock of geese...


That was my journey on this train...


Donated 150 euros to OpenBSD

October 14th, 2013

It's donation time again, probably the last of this year. I donated 150 euros to Theo de Raadt. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!


Snowstorm in Nunavut on the 8th of October

October 13th, 2013

In Nunavut the stop signs are different.

This is my friend Aaron.

The snow reduced visibility pretty much...


I'm home now

October 13th, 2013

My vacation ends tomorrow. I'm home now. Pictures will likely follow tomorrow.


First Snowday of the Year

October 9th, 2013

I'm in Iqaluit, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It's near the arctic circle. I came here 2 days ago. Yesterday we had a storm with gusts of 100 Km/H go through which dumped a bit of snow. It is the first snowday in iqaluit of the year. Temperatures are hovering around 0 degrees Celsius and are expected to drop a little. Although I do not have pictures at the ready yet I did make some pictures and I'll be sharing those soon. I'm in good health and spirits and will be back in the south of Canada in 2 days and back in Germany in 3 days. Weather permitting of course.


Some pictures from my vacation

October 1st, 2013

I took the VIA train from Toronto to Saskatoon.


SVPRadio appearance came and went

September 26th, 2013

I'm in Toronto, and was on SVPRadio yesterday and it turned out very well. Perhaps more later, I'm travelling to Saskatchewan soon.


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