Welcome to Hamilton

I am back from a month of volunteering at the Cool Sporting Event on the West Coast of BC. On my return to Hamilton via Calgary I noticed that the Hamilton Airport’s artistic mascot had been modified to reflect a sporting heritage. The football looks like someone had clumsily added it using GIMP, but it is really stuck in there for real. Oskaweewee.

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No Wait For the Bus To Hell

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This road to hell is travelled by a transit bus.

Funny story took place on the bus. I get free transportation with my smerf accreditation, and that night the buses had been free because something happened in a hockey game. Jamie asked if he had to pay. The bus driver said, “there’s a deposit box, you have to pay.” Immediately after Jamie paid two young hotties walked on the bus right after him without paying. No problem there.

Vocalize

New intertube sensation I am sure. Thanks to Mad Doctor Saucy for putting me onto this gem.  The image links to the youtube video. I chose to use a frame grab and link instead of embedding the youtube because I love the passion and vitality that the screen capture shows.

Returned From Whistler

Just returned from a lovely visit with Peter Jonasson, the tallest man I love, from Hamilton. Peter is up at Whistler with the Olympic Broadcast Service delivering the wonderful images you are seeing at the winter Olympics. He put me up in his hotel so I could check out the Whistler Polyclinic.  Spent time just walking around the village having a fun time soaking in all the fun.

This is a shot inside the Whistler Polyclinic Mobile Medical Unit (MMU). It is essentially a pop out ICU trauma unit that drives around on a transport truck. There is also an operating room.

Dog Gone Problem

Curbing your dog is the law. Stoop and scoop. Gag and bag. What ever you call it, things have improved over the laissez faire lassie faeces of the last generation of dog owners. Dogs the size of cows were allowed to roam unchecked around playgrounds, beachs and pools. Now all those treacherous turd landmines are delicately defused by soho sappers who place them in small baggies meant for the task. However parks have prevented people from placing packaged pet poop in  park garbage pails, and now these lovely translucent bags of bottom booty are found every where. They hang from trees, they line the curbs, they are thrown in yards. And since they are encased in plastic bags they are likely to sit there for ever. Unforeseen consequence of protecting park garbage pails.

Zip For Leonardo

I had the pleasure of attending a most amazing exhibit of the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Hundreds of his original sketches are on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The exhibit is also free. There was a huge line at Robson Square apparently 6 hours in length. But it was not for Leonardo. It was for people waiting to get a ticket to ride the 8 storey high zip line that dangles above Robson Street.  The red arrows are the line up for the zip line the yellow arrow is the start of the zip line. It is cool. Click on the image to see it in action.

The sad thing was that there was no real line for Leonardo’s sketches. Which a collection of 200 that is unlikely to appear anywhere again in our lifetime.

gallery test three smooth gallery fail

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This is a test of smooth view next gen gallery wordpress plug in. Still working on it. The picture quality has a massive drop off. But I am still working on trying to get things properly uploaded. This is what I had to do get Next GEN gallery to upload anything at all.

  • make hughmacleod.com accessible with ssh-bash on PLESK panel
  • delicately adjust php.ini. to change the upload_max_filesize to 32M
  • delicately adjust php.ini. to reflect a post_max_size to 64M
  • then reboot the apache server, which I did through PLESK.
  • I can upload photos now, but they look fugly.