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The world is mapped using a grid of longitudes and latitudes. There is a degree confluence point where each line of longitude crosses each line of latitude.

On the weekend Jody, Mike and I hiked into the woods towards an unvisited degree confluence here in Manitoba’s interlake region (just north of Gypsumville).

We brought a GPS and some maps. We were given advice and direction by the local Conservation Officer. Our packs were lined with garbage bags.

One the first day we crossed a swamp by convincing ourselves to walk in deeper and deeper water. Eventually we swam, but only for a few doggy paddles.

On the second day we crossed swamps by sloshing atop floating mats of tangled reeds.

See: Our Confluence Scouting Photos or Slideshow

Another attempt will be required to reach the point.

“There is a confluence point within 49 miles (79 km) of you if you’re on the surface of Earth. The goal of this project is to visit each point and to take pictures at each location.”

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Handedness and Handedness Revisted

Sketching with all four appendages. [via]

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Buggin Out 09’ by Consequence featuring KiD CuDi [via]

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Shan and I met this happy angler by the Assiniboine river on Friday night.

In 2006/2007 I emailed various levels of government to see if it was safe to eat fish caught in our Winnipeg river systems.

Also: Assiniboine River Water Quality Study 2001/2002 - Water Quality Mgmt Section, Manitoba Conservation [pdf]

Related: More Photos - Early Summer 2009 (Flickr Set)

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George Boole was the inventor of a logical calculus of truth values which provided a basis for modern computing. The binary digits ‘1’ and ‘0’ are often used to represent true and false in boolean algebra.”

I am working on a new Introduction to Programming Logic course for RRC, afloat in a sea of Boolean logic.

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Floating Through Space and Don’t Forget it

via: laureolawillzone

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Ted Baryluk’s Grocery - John Paskievich, Michael Mirus, 1982, 10min 19s

Ukrainian-Canadian Ted Baryluk’s grocery store was a fixture in Winnipeg’s North End (Point Douglas) for over 20 years.

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