June 8, 2011

best of friends

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Or maybe not. Everyone of us growing up has probably heard the expression, “fighting like cats and dogs”.  Well this comes from the idea that cats can’t get along with dogs, probably due to dogs being more playful than cats. The only comment that I need to say to this, is apparently they didn’t have […]

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May 18, 2011

Napkins as an indicator for restaurants?

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I started writing this post a while back, and due to time constraints, it got put on hold for a while.  This is a topic that I have been relatively vocal about in my surroundings, and finally decided to put it down on (virtual) paper. When going out to a restaurant, you look for a […]

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April 20, 2011

anyone have a career compass?

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Now as anyone who has read the earlier posts to this blog, I am in the process of seeking new employment.  Part of this whole ordeal has required me to re-evaluate what direction I would like to focus my career on.  I’ve worked in Big Business, I’ve taken my stab at startups, and have had […]

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April 13, 2011

In(out)-laws

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We have just survived another visit. I have the pleasure of “receiving” my father-in-law every year. I use the word visit very very loosely.  I don’t want to over generalize, but most people seem to complain about their in-laws in some way or another, they meddle too much, they try to control, etc.  Mine is […]

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April 2, 2011

Getting back into shape

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Now as most people in my situation, three young kids under the age of five, IT job, home renovations, keeping fit hasn’t always been number one on the priority list, and I am no longer in the shape i once was. Being in IT, means long hours in front of a computer screen, followed by […]

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March 31, 2011

Unemployment

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For the first time in my career ( about 12 years ), I have found myself unemployed.  It wasn’t a matter of poor performance, bad management, conflicts at work. The company behind mine ( the money guy as they say ) decided that it was no longer a viable option to have a montreal office […]

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