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August 21, 2009 - Back from holidays now and ready to return to work...

August 3, 2009 - Is there anything in life more annoying than having a dead car battery on a holiday, when all businesses are closed, and you are stranded many miles from the nearest telephone, with a cellphone that died two days earlier?  As Lorne Elliot said, it makes you realize how useless your college English courses were...

July 26, 2009 - The problem with upgrading one computer is that you are tempted to put the parts in another computer, and then those old parts into a third computer, ad infinitum...

July 18,2009 - Since I was upgrading my computer anyway, I decided to switch from RedHat to Ubuntu for the OS. I can't believe how much better it runs now - I should have done this long ago!

July 16,2009 - Yet another annoyance - I just got an email from my ISP that someone has hacked into my router in spite of the security and encryption and was redirecting their own connections through it. Now I have to spend the rest of the afternoon fixing my network and checking for any other intrusions...

July 11, 2009 - I just finished 10 hours of computer upgrades, and I can barely even think now. I had to replace the CPU in my computer, but the motherboard and memory are too outdated to be compatible, so I essentially gutted the whole machine. Then I had to upgrade all the software that goes qith it, and now I think it is finally computer. But at least I have a powerful new computer to show for it...

July 10, 2009 - It is one of those good and bad days. The good is that some old friends of the family bought me a very nice camera lens as a graduation present, while also today my computer CPU is showing its age and so I need to replace that tonight...

July 1, 2009 - Happy Canada Day Everyone!

June 20, 2009 - I also want to take a moment to thank all of the staff and faculty of the University of Victoria for all of their kindness and support over the past ten years, and especially my graduate adviser, Maxim Pospelov, for being the best supervisor and mentor I could have had. I truly appreciate all that you have done for me, and I thank you for all that you have taught me.

June 20, 2009 - I just finished posting some of my graduation photos on my webpage and on Flickr. I have many more than I posted, and of higher resolution, so if anyone needs any let me know.

June 18,2009 - After many years of hard work, today I attended the 2009 University of Victoria graduation ceremony and received my PhD in theoretical physics.

June 15,2009 - I also discovered that the dictionary I wrote ten years ago is currently the top ranked site on google for rare and obscure words.

June 12,2009 - I just found out that our paper on Li7 suppression in the early universe by catalyzed nucleosynthesis has now reached the 'Top 50+' ranking, making it officially a 'well known' paper.

June 9, 2009 - I just found out this morning that both my personal webpage and my professional webpage have now been indexed by google and will appear in future searches. Furthermore, my old university website is now the top ranked result on Google for searches for "Chris Bird"

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