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When I resurrected this blog from LJ, I thought perhaps I should update it a bit more often. It seems I have failed, so far anyway.

In any case, what have I been up to?

Managing my mother: My mother had a TIA (Transient ischemic attack or grossly simplified a mini stroke) months ago. I have been having to take her into the hospital or for doctor trips, since I am the only one with some free time during the day and in Ottawa. This has had the upside of some reconciliation with my mother. It has had the down side of making some days incredibly long.

Concert 1: I managed to make a live concert of I Furiosi (http://www.ifuriosi.com/) As I just happened to be in Toronto on the Friday night of April 13 2012. Conveniently. (More on this later)

Concert 2: We were at a rather nice concert of Ottawa Baroque last night (Saturday April 21 2012), with a guest artist from Norway, Liv Nordskog. (http://www.ottawabaroque.ca/english/concerts_en.html) Very nice singing and a great performance by this quartet as usual.

Being (not) geeky: I know, I know. It's a silly schtick I have been having for some number of years, but it serves to remind myself and others I have an incredible number of interests, not just computers.

non geeky part 1: In any case I built myself a superhet from scratch. If you don't know what that is, you can ignore the rest of this comment. No biggy eh? http://www.db.net/~db/superhetview1.jpg Yes, it's now in a box. Yes, it works. I only managed to win the Peoples choice award for it at homebrew night. (http://www.oarc.net) I get the keep the award though. That's something.

non geeky part 2: I have been working on a *maker* type website for amateur radio. It has been slowly coming together, see *non geeky part 1* for why it has been slow.

non geeky part 3: I went to Ad Astra last weekend (April 13,14 and 15) http://www.ad-astra.org/

I did a review of the Ad Astra convention for Apaplexy (http://www.apaplexy.org) I'll copy it here in a later blog post.

P.S.
Oh, I forgot to mention the time I had to spend writing my latest Apaplexy, didn't I!
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