Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Working in Calgary today --Jim Thorpe

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:30 AM
[Working in Calgary this week]
Hi folks,
I will be working in the Calgary 3Web office for the balance of the week.
So.. Instead of the weather, definition of the week.
Octothorpe #
One of the first words I learned at Distributel back in 1990.  It is the name of the number sign on the touch tone keypad introduced by Bell Labs in the '60s.
Bell Labs engineer Don MacPherson coined the word from 'octo' for the eight points and 'Thorpe' for Jim Thorpe.
Jim Torpe, had his Olympic medals --Stockholm 1912 Decathlon Gold, Pentathlon Gold-- stripped when it was revealed that he had played some semi-pro baseball.  After the Olympics Thorpe went on to play pro baseball, football and basketball.
Don MacPherso was active in a campaign to have Thorpe's medals returned, and the campaign was successful in 1982, 30 years after Thorpe's death.
So when you dial a '#' think of Jim Thorpe and Don MacPherson.
Have a good day.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8:01 AM
[Working in Ottawa today]
Good morning folks,
I will be working in the Ottawa office today.
Should has light winds, clear skies, around 11 degrees in Ottawa.
Now that Distributel has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Thunder Bay, Calgary and Edmonton I must refrain from providing weather for all cities.  My offer of molecule of the week still stands.
Have a good day and share your toys.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 7:50 AM
[Working in Montréal today]
Hi Folks,
I will be working in the Montreal office today where I believe that it will be a rather pleasant day.  Clear skies, a bit of haze, with a temp floating around 23.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:55 AM
[Working in Ottawa today]
Good morning everyone,  hope everyone had a nice weekend.
I will be working in Ottawa today.
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Thursday, September 3, 2009 6:57 AM
[Working in Ottawa today]
Good morning folks,
I will be in Ottawa today where I expect it to be comfortably cool with clear skies. Should have the same in Montreal and Toronto.  
Calgary may be a write-off, you'll need a lightening rod and will probably be rained on.  Thunder Bay will be somewhat warmer that Ottawa and may experience the pleasures of rain.
Have a good day.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 6:47 AM
[Working in the Montréal office today]
Good morning all,
I will be working in Montreal today.
I think Autumn is here.  I'll let you know later.
Have a good day.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:59 AM
[Working in the Ottawa office]
Good morning everyone,
I will be working in Ottawa today on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors.
I didn't get much favourable feedback on dropping the weather in favour of molecule of the day.  Really to bad, thought we could all enjoy the transition from Tryptophan (an amino acid linked to falling asleep on the sofa after Thanksgiving) through the 3 intermediary molecules to Skatole (way stinky white crystal).
So.. In Ottawa scattered clouds about 14 Celsius.
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Friday, August 21, 2009 8:16 AM
[Working in the Ottawa offices today]
Good morning everyone,
Contrary to earlier predictions, I will be working in Ottawa today.
I'm thinking of replacing the weather with a new feature, element or molecule of the week, let me know what you think :)
Have a good day and a better weekend.
Ottawa and Montreal should have rain, thunder and lightning --all included for one low price!
Toronto will still have wind left over from yesterday's' thunderstorms and suspected tornados --I think the crime beat reporters were doing the weather last night.
Calgary should be a bit cool, dry, cloudless.
Thunder Bay should be a bit cool, wet, cloudy.
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