Thursday, November 27, 2008

Busing by wire(less)

Gotta love new bus route feature in iPhone 2.2 Maps.

It gives real time guesses for when the next bus should have arrived.

And when you miss your stop it maps your trudging progress back to
where you need to be through construction zones and snow banks.

All it needs now is a screen heater so your fingers don't freeze while
you compose a blog post about it all.

P.S. If you're at the bus stop at Moodie and the Queensway and waiting for an eastbound Queensway ride like the 101 make sure you press the button that looks like a cross walk button. Otherwise the secret light a kilometre away on the Queensway doesn't light up and no bus will exit to pick you up. Much hilarity ensues as you decompose by the side of the road over the next few days.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shine on Unknown Soldier


Unknown Soldier
Originally uploaded by acodring
Right about now the sunlight should be shining on the headstone in Memorial Hall.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Inspiring writing for you - Obama's speech

I sent this to my kids today and copied their teachers.
One of their teachers got it at lunch and replayed the video for the class in the afternoon, as well as some Martin Luther King.
Way cool kids, way cool teachers, way cool times.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Andrew Codrington
Subject: Inspiring writing for you - Obama's speech
To: Kid 1 <kid1@kidsemail.com>, Kid 2 <kid2@kidsemail.com>
Cc: Teacher 1 <teacher1@school.ca>, Teacher 2 <teacher2@school.ca>


Hi Kids!

Here's a link to the words from Obama's acceptance speech last night (a 'transcript').
You are both interested in writing so I thought you might like to read it - it's very well written and extremely inspiring.
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/obama.transcript/

There's even a link there to watch the video of him delivering the speech - there's lots to learn from his oratory skills as well. It's not just the words, but how you say them!

So much of politics is boring because it's not inspiring, but Obama has been showing us how to be an inspiring leader.
He's got a tough job to deliver on all the expectations his country and the world have for him, but he's off to a great start.

Love,
Daddy