tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:/posts Ben Lucier's Lifestream 2013-12-05T20:44:27Z Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/627151 2013-12-05T20:44:25Z 2013-12-05T20:44:27Z Typos

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/625119 2013-12-01T02:21:00Z 2013-12-01T02:21:02Z The Internet hates this stuff, but I have fond memories of weekend meals prepped by Dad ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/625047 2013-11-30T21:57:21Z 2013-11-30T21:57:23Z Beautiful sky tonight in the neighbourhood. ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/624258 2013-11-28T12:26:22Z 2013-11-28T12:26:23Z I love @jibjab's marketing. They email me things that include previously used photos.
In this email ad for their latest American Thanksgiving promo, they included colleagues Scott Allan and Ross Rader. The folks at JibJab have no idea how funny this pairing actually is!

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/515992 2013-03-08T08:57:28Z 2013-10-08T17:11:43Z I got a new job. Im a waitress at @jawnybakers: ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516017 2013-03-03T01:06:52Z 2013-10-08T17:11:43Z Drake saw a raccoon in between the houses... He's been on guard for the past 2 hours. ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516047 2013-03-01T00:09:05Z 2013-10-08T17:11:43Z Teacup Chihuahuas and @sweetmonimons ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516078 2013-02-25T00:38:33Z 2013-10-08T17:11:43Z Have something snarky to say about the Oscars? I'm using the #OscarSnark hashtag! #StatlerAndWaldorf
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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516139 2013-02-17T00:41:27Z 2013-10-08T17:11:44Z Random photos from dinner tonight. #2PlayerOrbital #CrispyMashedPotatoes ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516174 2013-02-15T02:46:46Z 2013-10-08T17:11:45Z Havin' a visit with Alana's cute little hedgehog: ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516213 2013-02-09T04:07:12Z 2013-10-08T17:11:45Z Sorta sad that we only see Ronald McDonald as a reminder about litter. ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516270 2013-01-02T04:32:11Z 2013-10-08T17:11:46Z Bi / Bile / Ale. Boom! ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516299 2012-12-31T00:34:29Z 2013-10-08T17:11:46Z My mom says my foot ruins this photo... for me, it's my favourite part of the shot! ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516364 2012-12-30T13:13:56Z 2013-10-08T17:11:47Z I finally upgraded my air compressor to this sexy beast from Ridgid: ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516407 2012-12-25T01:30:46Z 2013-10-08T17:11:47Z Merry Christmas! ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516461 2012-12-21T15:11:54Z 2013-10-08T17:11:48Z First time ever: held on to a pen long enough for the ink to run out! ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516519 2012-12-18T18:05:14Z 2013-10-08T17:11:48Z Holiday shopping success! Hope the kids are happy! @Tucows ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516546 2012-12-06T21:43:44Z 2013-10-08T17:11:49Z All hands meeting at @tucows. The best team in the business: ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516597 2012-11-30T19:32:08Z 2013-10-08T17:11:49Z A forgotten photo of @michaelocc's intense focus during a @meshcon 2010 panel. #mademesmile ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516643 2012-11-28T02:22:22Z 2013-10-08T17:11:50Z Speaking of favourites... ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516671 2012-11-21T02:10:37Z 2013-10-08T17:11:50Z Tell me this isn't the cutest freakin' puppy you've ever seen:

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516694 2012-11-12T02:45:03Z 2013-10-08T17:11:50Z I think we might need a larger bed. #KingSize #IsntBigEnough @DrakeRescue

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516737 2012-11-12T02:45:01Z 2013-10-08T17:11:51Z I think we might need a larger bed. #KingSize #IsntBigEnough @DrakeRescue

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516777 2012-11-09T17:05:55Z 2013-10-08T17:11:52Z Curious what it's like to work at Tucows? I took these pics today: The floor. Everybody hard at work!

This is Erik. He's our trainer. He's helping our advisors be as smrt as they can be! He came from a large wireless carrie, but we don't hold that against him.

A random team shot. I could have warned them first, but my goal was spontaneity.

This is Mike. He's one of our Senior Advisors. He's super helpful.

Hi Tameika!

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/515993 2012-11-08T22:44:16Z 2013-10-08T17:11:43Z Ting customer service planning with Tyson and John. There's magic here. ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516008 2012-11-04T23:30:50Z 2013-10-08T17:11:43Z This Belkin Wemo I picked up is cool, but I'm still waiting for a real whole home solution: The iPhone app is dead simple and the IFTTT integration is really neat. So is the remote control over the Internet and the per device photo ability. The device is fairly bulky though. I'm really looking forward to 2nd and 3rd gen intelligence. Thanks to Cliffy for telling me about them. $49 at Home Depot. Motion sensor is available, but not sold at Home Depot.

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516048 2012-10-31T02:23:37Z 2013-10-08T17:11:43Z Now *this* is how you share bad news with your customers. <3 @squarespace What a beautiful, textbook example of sharing bad news with your customers. 

Another example why I believe Squarespace is a fantastic company.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Squarespace Support <support@squarespace.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Subject: Downtime due to hurricane Sandy



Squarespace
 

Dear Customer,

I have some unfortunate news to share. Our primary data center, Peer1, in Lower Manhattan lost power yesterday at about 4:30PM local time. At that time, we smoothly made the transition to generator power and took comfort over the fact that we had enough fuel to last three to four days. (Peer1 stayed online during the last 3 major natural disasters in the area, including a blackout that lasted for days.)

At 8:30PM yesterday, we received reports that the lobby in the data center's building was beginning to take on water. By 10:30PM, as is sadly the case in most of Lower Manhattan, Peer1's basement had experienced serious flooding. At 5AM, we learned our data center's fuel pumps and fuel tanks were completely flooded and unable to deliver any more fuel. At 8AM, they reported that the generators would be able to run for a maximum of four more hours.

Unfortunately, this means that Squarespace will be offline soon (our estimate being at 10:45 AM today). Be assured that while this will impact our availability, there is no chance of data loss or any other permanent effects. We have simply run out of power, backup power, and cannot access our fuel in a flooded basement.

Our teams have been working tirelessly on contingency plans. We are working to bring the Squarespace systems back online as soon as possible. As you have probably read, all bridges and tunnels into and out of Manhattan are closed and large portions of the city remain without power. We will do everything in our power to get Squarespace running as soon as possible, and we will remain online for as long as it is safe.

Squarespace support will remain available 24/7 during this downtime. We will post updates to Twitter via @squarespacehelp and urge you to follow us there. Updates will also be posted to blog.squarespace.com.

Our hearts go out to the many people who have lost their lives in this terrible tragedy and also to those who continue to suffer through the consequences of this historic storm.

Thank you for your understanding,

Anthony Casalena
Founder & CEO
 
   

Squarespace, Inc. 459 Broadway New York, NY, 10013, USA

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516090 2012-10-26T17:43:25Z 2013-10-08T17:11:44Z Full house: bi-weekly @tingftw sprint demo in progress: ]]> Ben Lucier tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516133 2012-10-21T14:11:32Z 2013-10-08T17:11:44Z Our neighbour's have trained their cats to be #Halloween pumpkins: ... Who said you can't train a cat?

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tag:stream.benlucier.ca,2013:Post/516177 2012-10-20T00:51:31Z 2013-10-08T17:11:45Z I'm at the nicest OnRoute rest stop I've been yet. I may chill in a comfy leather chair even! ]]> Ben Lucier