Friday, January 30, 2015

Gas In Saskatoon, January 30, 2015,

The last Friday of January sees the upwards trend continue.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 89.9 cents a litre at most locations. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Paging..., maybe?  Chances are you aren't one of those people who still has a pager.  But they actually still exist.   Via Randy McDonald here's a CBC article on the persistence of pagers in Canada.  They're primarily used by those in emergency services and medical personnel, as they're perceived to be more reliable in certain conditions.  However Telus has announced it will end its pager service, and industry watchers figure the other providers in Canada will follow suit. 

I can't think of the last time I heard a beeping pager.  Perhaps if I lived in a more rural area, or spent a lot of time around someone in medicine, I might be more likely to hear one.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Edgar Froese, 1944-2015.

Tangerine Dream founder, and sole consistent member, Edgar Froese has died at 70 of a pulmonary embolism.  In memoriam here's "Thru Metamorphic Rocks" from Tangerine Dream's 1979 album Force Majeure.  That's Froese on guitar.

Appropriately I was listening to a live version of "Choronzon" when I read he died.

Gas In Saskatoon, January 23, 2015.

It was a bit of a surprise this week when the price of gas actually went up.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 85.9 cents a litre at most locations.

Around this time in 2014 gas was 114.9 cents a litre.  So  a 30 litre fill today is roughly 9 bucks less than it was then.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lovely January.

Seriously, can you get a better January forecast for Saskatoon than this one?  Daytime temps around or above zero into next week.  Sure makes up for the bitterly cold stretch around Christmas.  Of course if you're a fan of outdoor skating, skiing etcetera it isn't so good.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Gas In Saskatoon, January 16, 2015.

I doubt you'll have any trouble guessing what direction prices went this week.  Gas in Saskatoon dropped to 78.4 cents a litre at most locations.  Will it hit 70 cents or lower?  Stay tuned.

The Interview... now playing at the Rainbow Cinemas in the Centre Mall.  Does that mean I should stay away from the mall for a while, in case North Korean commandos decide to attack?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Zero can be a nice number.  One example is when you wake up just before 7 on a January morning and your outdoor thermometer says 0 Celsius.  Especially when just a few days ago it was -30 with very stiff winds.  Such is the variability of winter weather in Saskatoon.  Temperatures are expected to be nice into next week.  Of course it's a case of enjoy it while you can, because really cold temps will return.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I Have A Bankroll Again.

I've  won $1.10 over at PokerStars.  So look out, I may soon be at a table near you.

Well, probably not.  It's not hard to go through a puny bankroll like that in short order.

Friday, January 09, 2015

When I Rule The World 25.

All radio stations will have to play "The Spirit of Radio" at least once a day, regardless of format.

Gas In Saskatoon, January 9, 2015.

I doubt you're surprised that the first of these posts for 2015 involves a price drop.  In fact it's a double dip week.  Gas in Saskatoon dropped to 85.9 cents a litre at the start of the week, and today dropped again, to 83.9 cents a litre at most locations.  Funny how the drops came after the holidays ended, when fewer people are making long trips.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Indoor Tent.

I just about need one right now.  It's below -30 Celsius tonight, and my bedroom tends to one of the colder rooms in the house.  I'm almost tempted to go buy an old style 60 or 100 watt bulb, which can still be found in places.  Unlike the LED bulb currently in my bedside lamp those generate some excess heat to warm things up.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Welcome To 2015.

You made it and I made it. 

Still, I kind of wish it was still 2005.  Of course for some of you reading this that would put you in the early years of grade school.  You're probably glad it's not 2005.