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24
Apr 08
Anyone know where I can get assistance exporting my geekswithblogs.net data? The export feature is busted.

Anyways... my blog will be moving to scottmuc.com

The trip from Halifax to St. John's was about 30 hours. It consisted of a bus from Halifax to North Sydney where I then caught the ferry to Port Aux Basques. The ferry ride was at night, but I did get to catch some scenery in the morning as I caught a beautiful sunrise. There were some girls at the bar that tried to talk to me... I said tried because ......

23
May 07
Finally, I have reached the end of the line. So far 6119 km traveled by train from Vancouver to Halifax and I still have a week left to go. The train arrived early by about 25 minutes so I decided to walk around the block. I saw Pier 21 as the train entered the terminal so I thought I could kill some time by walking there. Unfortunately my time estimation ......

22
May 07
It's a very short trip from Montreal to Quebec City. Before I know it, I'm being greeted by Uncle Grant, Aunty Yvonne, and their two kids Jason and newborn Emily. My time in Quebec City was limited to just over 5 hours so Grant planned a condensed tour for me. He's sort of a history buff so I knew that we would cover a lot in the short time that I had ......

20
May 07
Upon my arrival in Montreal I was greeted with the oncoming threat of rain and cold weather. It was beautiful out when I arrived, but after peaking outside when I woke the next morning I saw a bleak gray concrete landscape. It's as if I had never left Vancouver! The Devteach conference that I am attending starts at 8:00AM every morning and ends at around ......

The workshop presenters were Scott Bellware and Jean-Paul Boodhoo. Both developers that I highly respect. There were also some amazing developers in attendance like Roy Osherove, Oren Enei, and Udi Dahan. I was hoping that the workshop didn't go over my head but I was happy to see that they introduced the concepts at an easy to follow pace. Jean-Paul ......

The Ajax Revolution with Derek Hatchard I was hoping to hear about some more advanced talk about the trials and tribulations of using Ajax in this session but it turned out to be a basic demo of the simple AjaxToolkit controls and some Script.aculo.us effects. Nothing was new to me so there's not much to talk about. If you've seen the AjaxControlToolkit ......

Tips & Tricks to Boost Up Productivity with Claudio Lassala The first set of sessions of the day didn't really interest me greatly. I enjoyed Camillo's style of presenting yesterday so I figured I would check out the session on productivity. The first half covered many things that I already know and use. Using the quicklaunch bar, keyboard shortcuts, ......

The Devteach conference has started, During breakfast I was seeing all the legends of the .Net world. It was pretty cool to be hanging out with the likes of Roy Osherove, Jeremy Miller, Jean-Paul Boodhoo, Scott Bellware, Oren Eini, Adam Machanic, Carl Franklin, Markus Egger, and Miguel Castro! Anyways, here's a synopsis of day number 1. Agile Development ......

14
May 07
Ahh, finally in Ottawa, the halfway point of my trip. With the help of Natalee and Connor I manage to get off the bus at the correct stop. A girl approaches me saying she was overhearing our conversation about the Canadian Dictionary research. She thought it was a cool idea and wanted to add the word shawarma to the list. I was puzzled because we have ......

Now all my train rides will be rather short. This portion of the trip is only 4 hours long. The time flew by due to a wonderful girl named Natalee that I met upon entering the train. As a fan of structure and order I moved my way to my assigned seat when a girl across the aisle informed me that it really doesn't matter. I asked if she was traveling ......

12
May 07
The train was supposed to arrive in Toronto at 8PM but it ended up being 3 hours delayed. I was pretty tired so instead of hanging out downtown I headed straight to Donna's where I would be staying for the next couple days. After catching the subway and a cab I get there at midnight and head to bed. Donna has been generous enough to give me free reign ......

For this leg I figured it would be a nice relaxing trip where I could finish the book I am reading. That hope soon faded shortly after dinner. Scott Muc, CBC Rock Star I decided to have dinner at the dining cart again and was set to enjoy a couple beers and the Canadian Pot Roast dinner. I was seated with an elderly couple (surprised?) who were very ......

10
May 07
The trains stops in Capreol and I head out the door. For this stop I am meeting my great Uncle Jacob who I have never met. He's my grandmas brother on my dad's side if you're wondering. The only thing I've heard about him is that he has a mustache that leaves an impression. I spot him as soon as I get off the train. I shake his hand and see who I assume ......

I've never been east of Winnipeg except for the 3 days I spent in Toronto for Uncle Grant's wedding. I was looking forward to seeing scenery that would be much different than the west coast and the prairies. After a couple hours I got that wish fulfilled as I watch countless little lakes and boreal forest for the next 24 hours. I took some pictures, ......

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