Archive for May, 2006

Oilers bound for Stanley Cup final

source: Edmonton Sun
                                     As the city gears up for the Oilers’ first Stanley Cup final appearance in 16 years, Mayor Stephen Mandel will meet with top police officials this week to plan a crackdown on Whyte Avenue hooligans. And they’ll even consider a total ban on the unruly Stanley Cup playoff post-game celebrations.
 
  

 

 

      

Toronto Transit Strike

source: CTV.ca
                          About 800,000 commuters in Canada’s largest city were forced to find other ways of getting to work Monday as transit employees walked off the job. Subway stations were locked and buses and streetcars remained parked in garages while confused commuters scrambled to find alternate routes to work.
 
source: CBC.ca  video
                           There was little warning of what the TTC called "an illegal job action" by its 800 maintenance workers before the city’s subways, streetcars and buses were idled between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. EDT. Toronto’s temperature was forecast to hit 30 C on Monday, aggravated by humidity and smog, which was expected to make walking an uncomfortable option.
 
 

  

      

Becoming A Network Administrator

     I was able to speak to a Network Administrator today from a local schoolboard. I used the format of a college career investigation, but it was really for personal knowledge and curiousity. He spoke quite highly of his job/career and how much he enjoys it. He admitted to being a geek at heart. We spoke for about 45 minutes on a variety of topics, everything from wages to the volume of work to the typical hours worked. He talked about what he does on a daily basis. He asked some good questions as well, and seemed pleased by my answers. He mentioned of how he doesn’t have any certifications besides that of which he achieved in college, and the fact that he employers hired him solely based on the fact that he went to the specific college, that being NAIT. He took the Network Administrator course. This came as a surprise to me, but an impressive one!
 
      The main thing that came out of the phone call for me was what was discussed and discovered and how happy it made me. I have found the career choice for me, almost certainly. I will be calling up Shaw Cable and talking to one of their internal Network Admins to discuss what all that career choice involves, at which point I will make final decisions on what I’ll be doing to achieve my goals.
 
 

      

Quite A Night

      Mom and Dad are out at a dinner theatre in Edmonton celebrating their 28th Wedding Anniversary. David is hanging out with friends and thinking about going to see a movie. Melissa is in the TV room watching "But Can You Dance?" Me? I just finished cleaning the washroom. Not my goal of fun, but somebody’s got to do it. Yes indeed, quite the night…
 
     I’m waiting to hear back from Dell regarding some questions I have for them, and I’ll be giving Shaw Cable a call tomorrow. I want to talk to the people who hire tech support reps and internal IT people to find out the best way to go in regards to getting those kind of jobs.
 

      

Now You See It, Now You Don't

I saw a commercial on TV the other night. It was funny, but oh so true. It features the 3M Privacy Filter. You can view the commercial here.
 
 

 

 

      

Oilers Win 4-3!!!

source: cbc.ca
 
        "The manner in which the Edmonton Oilers ousted the top-ranked Detroit Red Wings was almost as remarkable as the upset itself.  Ales Hemsky scored twice in the final four minutes as the Oilers rallied for an astonishing 4-3 victory over the Red Wings in Game 6 of their NHL Western Conference quarter-final before a frenzied crowd of 16,839 at Rexall Place on Monday.
       
         Trailing 3-2, Hemsky tied it with 3:57 left in the third period and won it with 1:06 remaining on a dazzling give-and-go with Sergei Samsonov. Hemsky stickhandled into the offensive zone and dished the puck to Samsonov before converting the return pass for the winning goal.
Edmonton took the best-of-seven series 4-2, despite being outshot 238-156 and trailing Detroit by 29 points in the standings.
 
        Hemsky stickhandled into the offensive zone and dished the puck to Samsonov before converting the return pass for the winning goal.
Edmonton took the best-of-seven series 4-2, despite being outshot 238-156 and trailing Detroit by 29 points in the standings."
 
source: tsn.ca
 
        ""I haven’t seen anything like that," said Edmonton goalie Dwayne Roloson."The place erupted. It was unbelievable."  Roloson, who was a trade deadline pickup, is now an Edmonton hero after finishing the series with steady play and 211 saves."
 

 

  

    


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