Monday, March 25, 2019

Up From Below.

I saw my first gopher of the year today.  It was standing outside its burrow, looking for whatever it was looking for.  Hopefully it hasn't come up too early.  And it may not be living in the best place, just on the edge of the University of Saskatchewan campus.  I'm pretty sure U of S groundskeepers have taken pest control measures against their burrows in the past, such as by the bus stop in front of the main library building.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, March 22, 2019.

Filling your tank got a bit more painful this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 114.9 cents a litre at most stations.  I won't be surprised if another increase is in the offing.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

I'm So Out Of TV Touch.

This morning I came across an article about how the show SMILF, seen on the Showtime channel in the US, has been cancelled amidst allegations of misconduct against the creator and talk of questionable activities on the set.

Seeing the article was the first time I'd heard of the show.  To be fair it apparently aired in Canada on Crave, a service I don't have.  But it made me think about how much TV has changed.  I can remember a time when CBC and CTV were Canada's TV networks, and the US networks were NBC, CBS, and ABC.  So it was a lot easier to know what was actually airing.  These days you have who knows how many networks and speciality channels, and the streaming services like Netflix are producing their own material.  It's gotten to a point where you probably need to be a professional, or an obsessive TV junkie, to know and keep track of what's going on.

In my case it doesn't help that I don't really watch dramatic TV anymore.  I just can't seem to hook on to any series.  I thought I might watch Magnum PI to some extent, but a couple episodes was all I got around to.  A couple of years ago I had the idea that I would just pick one show and watch the whole season of it.  I may have to consider doing that again next fall.

Friday, March 08, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, March 8, 2019.

Unfortunately a big jump up to report this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 109.9 cents a litre at most locations.

Friday, March 01, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, March 1, 2019.

And just a little bit further down we go.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 100.6 cents a litre at most locations.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Nicest Weather Of The Year.

At the moment that's quite literally the case.  It's -5 Celsius and mainly sunny.  It hasn't been this warm at all so far this year until now, which is odd.  Unfortunately it won't last.  Tomorrow's high is -11.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Time Travel Traffic?

Weird.  I was just looking at my blog traffic for the last couple of days.  Yesterday I received a hit from a visitor that Statcounter says was using Internet Explorer 6 on a machine operating Windows Server 2003.  Was someone actually using such an ancient setup?  For that matter were they using mid 2000s vintage hardware to run them on?  It was a United States visitor, so it's not like they were visiting from some isolated corner of the planet where users have no choice but to use ancient gear.

Gas In Saskatoon, February 22, 2019.

It's already the last Friday in February, and we have a price drop to report.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 101.4 cents a litre at most locations.  I wouldn't be surprised if it drops below the dollar a litre mark over the next week.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, February 15, 2019.

Gas in Saskatoon is currently 103.6 cents a litre at most locations.  A year ago it was 106.9 cents a litre.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Don't Sing It.

Singing "Let It Snow" in much of Canada today could get you assaulted.  Heavy snowfalls have been causing problems in much of the country, including surprising places like Vancouver and southern Vancouver Island.  The Montreal area is apparently pretty bad this morning.  Some parts of the Maritimes may see as much as 40 centimeters of snow.  So don't take the risk.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Cold Didn't Get Me.

I just haven't found anything to write about lately.  Not even the freezing cold here.  Things have improved slightly, but I'd still like it to be at least 10 degrees warmer.

Friday, February 01, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, February 1, 2019.

The first day of February sees prices down just slightly.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 97.4 cents a litre at most stations. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Hello, Turnor Lake.

I received a Where's Willy hit from there today.  I have to admit I'd never heard of Turnor Lake before today.  It's 503 kilometers north of Saskatoon.  The hamlet has a population of 179,  while Turnor Lake 193B is part of the Birch Narrows Dene Nation, with 419 people.  I suspect there haven't been many, if any, previous Willy hits in Turnor Lake.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, January 25, 2019.

The 90 cent a litre mark is looking a bit further away this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 98.9 cents a litre at most locations.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, January 18, 2019.

And a bit more down we go.  Gas in Saskatoon is currently 94.6 cents a litre at most stations.  The 90 cents a litre range is getting more and more likely.


Solid as in frozen solid describes Saskatoon this morning.  When I woke up a 7 AM it was around -30, depending on what thermometer you looked at.  Environment Canada has a extreme cold warning out.  It's been a good while since we've had a deep freeze like this.  And today is a day I have to work outdoors.  So it's wear heavy clothing, keep most of my head covered up, and do what needs to be done.

Of course people being people, and hence some percentage stupid, you'll see some stupid standing outside for ten minutes wearing a fall weight jacket unzipped, with no hat on.  No, that doesn't make you look cool, it just makes you look stupid.

But don't worry.  Before you know it July will be here, it will be 30 above, and swimsuit weather.  Maybe thinking about that will keep you slightly warmer.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

My Mighty Bankroll.

The online poker world better look out.  By playing some freerolls on 888poker, and then playing some 10 cent sit and goes with the results, I've managed to grow my bankroll on there from nothing to a mighty 65 cents.  Give me another decade or so and I might be playing a one buck tournament, and then look out!

These days I'm playing exclusively on 888poker.  I used to play on Pokerstars, but their current freeroll selection really doesn't have anything for me.  And since they run Full Tilt there's no real point playing there either, as the setup is the same.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, January 11, 2019.

Another week with a price drop.  Gas in Saskatoon is 95.4 cents a litre at most stations.  At this rate I'd be entirely unsurprised if prices drop below 90 cents a litre soon.

Mocking The Clickbait 15: Our Beliefs Clash.

Moms We Can't Believe Were Allowed on 'Toddlers and Tiaras.'

I can't believe you watched Toddlers and Tiaras.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, January 4, 2019.

It's almost too small of a price drop to report, but it is a price drop.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 97.1 cents a litre at most locations.  This time last year it was 112.9 cents a litre.