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Rail Project

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For the last several months I have been working on a new digital project. The inspiration of which is from my SVNO fictional model railroad. However the concept of this project goes beyond just the SVNO. Read more

Recovered Photos - Mix 99.9

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I recently ran an image recovery on an old drive. Here are some old images from the Mix when I was between the ages of 18 and 20 or so. Enjoy.

I believe this was taken during the construction of the Moose.... It's a Toronto thing? Read more

Super Early Spring!

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This winter has been super mild. With the exception of a 2 week long storm in January, we have had a lovely winter. Seeing Crocus' flowers bloom in February was impressive, and also meant the start of Maple Sugar season was indeed early. I was boiling sap on the 11th of February! I am still collecting sap now too, but some days it is slow. So far from my single maple sugar tree, with a single tap I have collected six, fifteen gallon buckets of sap. I have boiled some of it down, and plan on boiling it down to finished bottles at the end of the collection period. Luckily maple syrup is one such thing that can be processed in stages to reduce it, and reduce it more.

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I am recalling this from the depths of my youthful memory. I was about 24 years old, and still working at the radio station. I was a Broadcast Engineer for Standard Radio Inc, which owned CFRB 1010 AM, Mix 99.9 FM and EZ Rock 97.3 in Toronto at the time. My duties were wide ranging. My tasks included maintaining the transmitters, both in the CN tower and at the CFRB's site in Clarksville, Ontario. I also maintained the studio equipment, took care of all the locks and security devices for the radio station, cleaned the studios, and took care of equipment inventory. I repaired broken equipment, which most often was headphones. I ordered balanced broadcast lines for remotes, or ISDN lines for live music events. I also often set up equipment and mixed bands which came in to preform live. Read more

Projects 2024

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There are a number of projects I want to work on this coming year. We shall see what I have time for, with balancing being a Dad and a loving partner, and also earning enough money to support the household. But in any case, the following is a list of projects I feel would be ideal to focus on. This post is more for my own use, to allow me to focus my energy and plan things out. Read more

Teriyaki Curry Beef

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Top Round beef slices - cut into bite sized bits.
Put them into a mixing bowl and add teriyaki sauce, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon of finely shredded ginger. I also added some MSG, sea salt, and garlic salt.
Let the beef sit and marinade for a little while while it thinks about it's new life as your meal.
Start a pot of rice. 1 cup of rice should do.
I used peanut oil but vegitable oil will work. I used 3 oz, and then browned some sweet onions in a large pan.
Put frozen stir fry veggie mix in a mixing pot, and then pour browned onions and hot oil over frozen veggies - it will help thaw them.
Put beef slices in pan, with the sauce. Stiry fry them until they are still pink in the center, but the edges are cooked.
Dump the veggies and onions back into the pan with the beef.
Add 1 cup of sour cream. 1 tablespoon of curry powder. 1 teaspoon of chili powder, and 1 teaspoon of cayanne pepper. I also added a tablespoon of brown sugar.
Stir and taste test.
When ready add to rice and serve. Read more

Lofty Lair vs SVNO Ops

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I sit up in my Lofty Lair trying to find inspiration to do something meaningful. So I decided to write this post to try to sort things out. I am working on two main projects in my life right now. Read more

Aquarium Update 2023

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So it has been 5 years since I set up my salt water reef aquarium. How are things going now? Well, the aquarium is still alive, and I still run it which in this economy is amazing. It isn't cheap to run, so that is something I have kept up on.

However I haven't taken care of it at all otherwise for over a year now. I still had my original Royal Gramma, and a few other critters in there from the original build, but otherwise the aquarium was mostly a coral reef. The coral was still growing however some algae took over the tank and began growing over the green star coral. I didn't mind that so much as the green star coral was overtaking the tank. Read more


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We all have to stay up to date and ensure we have the latest and greatest apps and gear installed. That is the 'Tech' rally cry these days. For to ensure we are up to date and our software is patched to the latest release, is to ensure our safety. But at the end of the day just how much does it cost us? Read more