Under construction

Small bulldozer used in outside our building

If you live in Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge you've probably been affected by the massive construction all around the tri-cities. Indeed it can be almost infuriating to get from one street to another - going from Weber to Kingsway Drive is an exercise in frustration because of the construction at Franklin Street. Even walking from The Working Centre to the bus station is a journey across a sandy street and through an alley between two buildings. It's surprising that the amount of construction hasn't lead to more road rage. Detours are long and sometimes blocked at another spot.

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Bungling Bell technician took out our Internet

Bell truck of technician who ripped out our wiring

Before I rant about this single technician I want to make it very clear that most of our experience with Bell technicians has been very positive. It's also worth noting that while we're not Bell clients, we're Teksavvy clients, but Bell should be concerned because it costs Bell to send out another technician to fix the problem the first technician created.

Upgrading to Windows 10

Upgrading my Windows 8.1 install to Windows 10

At work we upgraded one of our Windows 7 machines to Windows 10 and the upgrade completed without issue in under 1/2 hour so I decided to take the plunge on my home Windows 8.1 64bit system (the system has 2 drives, one with Windows 8.1 64 bit and one drive with Ubuntu 14.04).

I've heard a few horror stories about Windows 10 but since it appears to be the future direction for all Windows I thought it would be good to get a jump start on learning what's new/good/bad/just plain ugly.

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