Category Archives: Technology

A Tour of Yukon Energy’s Whitehorse Power Plants

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to notice a comment on Yukon Energy’s Facebook page that they were going to do a tour of their power production plants (both hydroelectric and diesel) the following day, and I popped a … Continue reading

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The Coolest Piece of Camping Equipment Ever?!

The BioLite Wood Burning CampStove combines the benefits of a backpacking stove and an off-grid power charger so you can cook a meal while charging your gadgets at a backcountry campsite. There’s no need to buy or carry heavy fuel … Continue reading

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A GMO-Free Yukon?

Hi everyone, A committed group of concerned Yukoners has gotten together, built a website, launched a Facebook page, and started a petition to keep the Yukon GMO-Free. We know genetically modified organisms are already in a lot of the food … Continue reading

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The Light Field Camera – Gimmick or a Photographic Breakthrough?

If you’re at all interested in photography, you’ve either heard about the light field camera or you will soon – even if you don’t read about it here. To see it’s biggest “wow!” feature, click once anywhere on the photo … Continue reading

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A Day on the HMCS Whitehorse at Skagway

I’m going to break into my series of posts about being a tourist in Whitehorse to tell you about our day sailing on HMCS Whitehorse out of Skagway yesterday. There was a single notice about this coming event in the … Continue reading

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USAF Spy Plane in Whitehorse

This USAF Open Skies OC-135B Observation Aircraft was in Whitehorse on February 17, 2011. A chance phone call to my wife alerted me to its presence, and I spent over an hour filming the activity around it, much of it … Continue reading

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The Canol Project on Kindle

I’m fascinated by the ways that technology is constantly providing new doors to open. Sometimes the doors lead to places that didn’t exist before, sometimes they just take you to the same place via a different route. Over the past … Continue reading

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Heavy Snow and Satellite TV

Yesterday we just got a few flakes of snow, but last night it came down heavy and wet for a while starting at about 7:00. I had never heard that heavy, wet snow could kill satellite TV reception, but when … Continue reading

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Aircraft Radio Scanning – My New Interest

A few days ago I was downtown putting gas in Subie when I heard a lot of roaring up at the airport. By the time I got up there, the last of 5 or 6 Firecats had just taken off. … Continue reading

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Spam and Blogs

You all know about email spam, but many of you won’t know that blogs are prime targets for spammers. Not just sex ads like the majority of email spams, but anything you can imagine, from travel agents to magazine sales. … Continue reading

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