Switch to Pelican

I have switched my blog over to using Pelican to generate it. A static site generator is enticing because it means I have fewer parts to maintain which is great for a site that I rarely update. Even if I do get back to updating more frequently I don't think I will miss any of the features of the CMSes I have used in the past.

I am also looking into using a SSG for creating very simple photo galleries because all of the other software packages I have looked at seem to be way more complicated then I ...

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Review of Liars and Outliers

Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to
ThriveLiars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive by Bruce Schneier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really informative look at the what helps members of society act rationally and allows society to function. Schneier explains many of the commons models of trust that exist at different layers of society and provides examples of each. I would have preferred to have the examples be a little more in depth and most of them were covered ...

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What happened at Fishing Cove?

On Saturday June 26th in the early afternoon Jess and I left Leicester MA bound for Chéticamp, Nova Scotia. By 10pm that evening we were in Fredericton New Brunswick about half way to our destination. The most memorable part of that drive is really realizing that Maine isn't a small New England state.

Early on Sunday we got up and ventured on into Nova Scotia. After stopping at the visiting center
We made it to the Chéticamp campground in Cape Breton and the Highlands ...

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Zero 8 is awesome

On New Years Eve Jess and I went and visited Montreal. While there for dinner we went to a restaurant called Zero 8. This is the first restaurant that I have been to that is 100% gluten free. Zero 8 is also free of 7 other common allergens(Fish and seafood, Peanuts, Nuts, Sesame seeds, Milk, Soya, Eggs).

Jess and I both ate from the set menu that they had for the night. It included four courses. First we had shooters of a carrot ginger soup and a potato leek soup. Both were delicious, I haven't had a really ...

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Thor and Kitty are friends

In the annual return of Thor to the blog.


They only let me take a few pictures before they moved.

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Merry Christmas

Sunshine makes me
Jess and I at Acadia National Park in October

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Ice Cream + Trees + Cookies

One year ago today I met up with a girl for ice cream in Harvard Square.

Then two days later we shot trees:


And two days after that we made cookies.

So far the past year has been amazing and hopefully things only get better.

Time flies when having fun!

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Over Thanksgiving break I was in a film by Jess' cousin Jeff.


It turned out really well. So much fun to shoot!

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I can has bucket?

[![](http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1085/3169340094_9444f6bb3a_m.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/spi/3169340094/ "photo sharing") [I can has bucket?](http://www.flickr.com/photos/spi/3169340094/) Originally uploaded by [spi516](http://www.flickr.com/people/spi/)

Thor can has bucket

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Turkey Final Days

Saturday August 9th Near Gole Turkey

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My cycle computer got reset again today. I am pretty sure it happened when I stopped in a town to buy ice cream. Unfortunately I had left my money in my pants in my day bag. As I explained that to the shop owner my bike was surrounded by locals. They were looking at my bike and either I reset my computer of one of them did. Today I also got hit in the back with a rock ...

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