Monthly Archives: June 2009

I was the highest paid Nortel employee in history

Well, with the NSN bid for Nortel CDMA, within 2 months I won’t technically be a Nortel employee anymore. So I thought I would share the story of how, for a brief period of time, I was the highest paid … Continue reading

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Updated Paris Travel page

It’s taken a lot of effort, but I’ve completed the travel log for our trip to Paris in July 2005. It was our first trip together. In the evening of our first day, we got engaged while on the upper … Continue reading

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Paddle Shack Kayak School

I took the Paddle Shack Flatwater Kayak school yesterday, which was great. It was up at Meech Lake. There were only 10 students, and two instructors (Pam and Jeff), so there was lots of time for personalized instruction. We started off … Continue reading

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The Wait is Over

The long 5 month wait for more information about Nortel and my future has come to an end. This evening it was announced that Nokia Siemens Networks has made a $650M bid for the CDMA and LTE Wireless division. There … Continue reading

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The Secret Of Happiness

According to Dan Dennett, the secret of happiness is: To find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it. When I heard that, I instantly knew that I was on a path that will bring me … Continue reading

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High Dynamic Range Photos

I’ve created my first high dynamic range (HDR) photos. I went on a photowalk last Friday with Mike and Haitham from the Nortel Photography Club. We started at the North end of Lower Town and moved across the Alexandra bridge … Continue reading

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The Burning Sun

For me, the internet is about the instant access to information through Google or Wikipedia. I love having a constant stream of new information to feed my addiction to knowledge. For example, the other day I was thinking about the core … Continue reading

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Doors Open Ottawa 2009

Yesterday and today I went to a number of locations for Doors Open Ottawa. This is an event where 108 buildings are opened to the public for tours; many of the buildings are not normally open to the public. I’ve … Continue reading

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D-Day Memorial 2009

Today, I went down to the War Memorial monument for the D-Day Memorial service. It’s been 65 years since D-Day, and this is likely to be one of the last major events that will have veterans of that event. Many … Continue reading

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