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April 15, 2014

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On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Unsolicited Email <unsolicited.email@comesinalldayandeveryday.com> wrote:

Hello Richard,

Greetings ! Please allow me to introduce myself – my name is Unsolicited Email and I work at Some Consulting Inc, NYC a subsidiary company of Some Technology Company (STC), New Delhi, India.

Is there a possibility of utilizing our SFDC/Force.com/ Mobility Development & Support Services, from our offshore facility ? We could handle SFDC Development, SF Admin Support and Production Support.

Can you suggest a timeslot for a telephonic discussion?.

I look forward to your response. Thank you for your time.

Best regards,
Unsolicited

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From: Richard Cleaver
Date: Usually dozens of times a day
Subject: Thank you for your note
To: Unsolicited Email

Hello Unsolicited,

Thank you for your note.

Ultimately, the ETA for a qualified interaction via FDDI/VOIP handset interconnectivity would require a culminating intersection of two spheres of interest — both mutual as I am certain you would concur — to obtain the maximum ROI from any SFDC/Force.com/Mobility Development & Support Services opportunities regardless of whether such opportunities were contained within domestic boundaries or extraneous to continental geographies.

As such, a timeslot for a telephonic discussion would require a more involved exploratory analysis of the meta properties associated with both the passage of time and the ability to position time at a fixed point and device particularly one that would satisfy our respective registers as well as ephemeris time. And that presumes a level of qualification and motivation that is remarkably absent from both my level of interest and the proposed agenda.

Kindest regards,
Richard

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Back In Time

April 14, 2014

kingston

The view outside our company building. Something seems a bit different — likely some cuts in the city’s infrastructure budget. The main street still shows a lot of sand from the winter. They really need to clean the roads.

Oh, and a few more shots from the set of Haunted Peak now shooting in Kingston, Ontario.

wadsworth

moviecrowd

backup

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Haunted Peak

April 12, 2014

Haunted Peak is shooting a scene in Kingston Ontario. They are transforming the downtown market square as well as one of the main streets in Kingston. They are converting the town into a site that is suitable for the early 1900s location of the movie. Right down to bringing in dirt for the roads.

Here are a few photos from the transformation in progress in our town. Click on an image for a larger photo and slideshow.

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

Haunted Peak

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Home Studio

March 12, 2014

Here are a few shots of my studio at home. I love working in this space. Quiet, comfortable and very functional.

The Studio

Barefoot MM35 Gen 2

Workstation

Meter Bridge

The Studio

Barefoots

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Noble Street Photo Shoot

March 7, 2014

I was at Noble Street over the weekend to finish up some tracking as well as to complete the photo shoot. Here are a few images from the photo shoot. Click on an image for a larger photo and slideshow. Noble Street is my favourite recording studio in Toronto. Highly recommended.

Noble Street Studio A

Noble Street Studio A

Noble Street Studio A

Noble Street Studio A

Noble Street Studio A

Noble Street Studio A

Noble Street Studio A

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The Magic Fader

March 7, 2014

Noble Street Studio B

Mixing is not that hard. You just have to find the magic fader.

And what else do I see in the mix room? Yes, a new pair of Barefoots. They seem to be showing up at a lot of studios these days.

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February 12, 2014

popular

Well, 500px is a pretty competitive place. There are some awesome photographers on that site. Always fun to have a photo hit the popular status. Here it is. Click on the image for a larger photo. Got lucky with the clouds in the mountains.

Montserrat

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Deep Freeze

February 11, 2014

knight

Looks so nice doesn’t it? Father and son bonding, not with each other, but with their devices. And barefoot. Important to be barefoot. And they do look warm and comfortable. Safe and secure from that cold winter weather. After all, that is the promise of the Lochinvar Knight Heating Boiler.

Unless you happen to own the KBN150 model.

In that case you might want to be prepared for a deep freeze.

18 months ago this boiler failed on us. It cost almost $2,000 to replace a failed logic board. The part was not covered under warranty. I mention that fact because the boiler was perhaps six years old at the time. We were almost two weeks without a heat source.

On Friday the boiler failed again, right in the middle of one of the coldest and harshest winters in recent memory.

We have been without heat and hot water for several days now. Initially, the service technician thought that the boiler required a relatively simple switch replacement. However, when he went to make the repair, he noticed a leak in the inside casing.

From what I gather, a leak in a boiler powered by propane is not a good thing.

We were presented with two choices: replace the heat exchanger or replace the boiler. Replacing the heat exchanger would cost roughly $5,000 and replacing the boiler would cost roughly $10,000.

The heat exchanger may be covered under warranty. We do not know. We have to pay for the part first. The part gets sent back to the manufacturer and then they make a determination to see if they will honour the warranty.

Hard to believe that we will have spent $7,000 over the past two years just to keep an 8-year old boiler running. I suppose I could have paid an extra $3,000 to get a new boiler but here is the risk and reward scenario: if they do honour the warranty then my cost will be a few hundred dollars for the service labour. If they do not then I will have paid 50 percent of the cost of a new boiler without the benefit of a new 10 – 12 year warranty. The warranty on this unit will expire in four years.

I hope they honour the warranty.

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