email: jody@this site
I live in Montréal, Canada. I don’t update this site very often so it may not be current.
I bike almost everywhere, even in the winter, and own 5 1/2 bicycles. In 2000, I biked across Canada – 10000km in 3 months. I moved to my previous apartment entirely by human power. I also love canoe camping and cross country skiing (especially endurance events like the Canadian Ski Marathon!)
I like building and hacking things. Everything can be enhanced beyond its original purpose! The biggest thing I’ve built for fun was Fire Tetris, a 27′ tall playable version of the classic game using computer controlled fire 🔥! The strangest is probably a scale model of a human pancreas (designed to be educational and entertaining). These days I often work out of LESPACEMAKER, a Montréal-based makerspace. Check it out if you need serious equipment for serious projects, and we also throw great parties!
For work, I do computer stuff, specifically various things related to Linux. This blog entry describes one of my more interesting jobs in non-technical terms.
I used to live in St. John’s, Newfoundland, but left to go to University. Newfoundland is a great place but I’ve grown to appreciate the variety of life found only in bigger cities. After university I lived in Ottawa for 6 years, and now I’m in Montréal. Ottawa is a great city and there’s lots to do (despite what you may have heard) but you really do have to look hard for it. In Montréal, fun finds you!
And saving the best for last… CATS ARE GREAT! I currently live with a super friendly tabby named Rao, and I’m really glad I live in a world with lynxes and tigers that I can appreciate from afar. It’s good to be a cat! 🐈⬛