Tag: Calgary

A September “Blossom” for the Alberta Dynamo…

Written by on September 8, 2013 in Computers, Posts regarding The Alberta Dynamo with 0 Comments
A September “Blossom” for the Alberta Dynamo…

September 17th will mark the third anniversary of the Alberta Dynamo. 2013 has been more of a hiatus time. Work has become more demanding and that currently impacts the time I am willing to put in. I’ve always said I didn’t want to become a slave to a blog and that continues to be true. […]

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Alberta – Upgrading vis-a-vis refining…

Written by on April 2, 2013 in Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Energy, Investing, Science, World with 0 Comments
Alberta – Upgrading vis-a-vis refining…

In the Good Friday edition of the Globe and Mail, the Report on Business section had an article on Total SA and it’s sale and writedown of its portion of the now suspended Voyageur Upgrader project. Attached to the story was an interesting graphic on the five operating upgraders in Alberta. Technical full load output […]

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WordPress frustrations (2)….

Written by on March 4, 2013 in Computers, Posts regarding The Alberta Dynamo with 0 Comments
WordPress frustrations (2)….

When everything works, life is great. When it doesn’t, things get rather frustrating. I’ve been having trouble for the last week. I believe it started with an update of the W3 Total Cache. Tonight, I decided to try deleting the W3 Total Cache, …and life seems to be good, very good again.

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Junior energy producers creating high yields…

Written by on November 27, 2012 in Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Energy, Investing with 0 Comments
Junior energy producers creating high yields…

As I have stated previously, I like high yields and it’s a bonus if they pay monthly. A few weeks ago I read about Renegade Petroleum moving towards an “income plus growth dividend model”. Based on a stock price of $2.35, the annual yield would be 9.8%. On Tuesday, Renegade closed at $2.17. An article […]

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A preview ride on Calgary’s West LRT…

Written by on November 21, 2012 in Calgary, Transit and Transportation with 0 Comments

Calgary’s West LRT line opens on December 12, 2012. Here’s a preview ride from 69th Street Station to Sunalta Station on the edge of downtown. West LRT has a bit of everything – featuring a minimal number of level crossings, it’s elevated, underground and open trench.

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Snapshots (23)…

Written by on November 11, 2012 in Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Snapshots, Sports with 0 Comments
Snapshots (23)…

A snowy lead-in to Remembrance Day and playoff football for both the Calgary Dinos Saturday, winning 38-14 over the Regina Rams and for the Calgary Stampeders Sunday defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders 36-30.

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Udderly Art – Cows for Calgary…

Written by on September 27, 2012 in Alberta, Books, Calgary, Snapshots, Urban Art with 0 Comments
Udderly Art – Cows for Calgary…

Back in 2000, Calgary had the Udderly Art extravaganza. The Legacy Pasture is located on the +15 level of the Centennial Parkade downtown on the north side of 9th Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets. There is even a book still available. A new Agriculture building is set to open at the Stampede Grounds in […]

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Hankerings (1)…

Written by on September 23, 2012 in Calgary, Food and Beverages, Hankerings with 0 Comments
Hankerings (1)…

Chocolate Whiskey Truffle Cake from Decadent Desserts. The texture of a Belgium truffle with ground hazelnuts and a shot of whiskey. And it’s flourless Yummy!

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Snapshots (22) – Calgary Hail Storm, August 12, 2012

Written by on August 13, 2012 in Calgary, Climate Stuff, Gardening and Plants, Snapshots with 0 Comments
Snapshots (22) – Calgary Hail Storm, August 12, 2012

Probably the biggest weather threats in Calgary are big wind storms and big hail storms. Another hail storm swept through Calgary Sunday night. It seems to have been a NW – SE arc and luckily for me here in the SE, we were down to the smaller sized hail. We do get the opportunity for […]

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