At Sea

Posted on Mon 01 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with At Sea • 1 min read

Today we were at sea. I didn’t wake up until late morning, having been up late the last night being miserable because of New Years celebrations.

I spent the day (or what was left of it) swimming, playing ping-pong, and soccer.

Dinner was as usual and we went to …


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Willemstad, Curacao

Posted on Sun 31 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Willemstad, Curacao, New Years, Snorkelling, Turtles • 3 min read

Today we were in Curacao, and our tour started at 08:00. The tour today was a tour in the back of pickup trucks which they had put seats and a canopy in. We went offroad for most of the day and since it had just rained, we got pretty …


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Oranjestad, Aruba

Posted on Sat 30 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Oranjestad, Aruba, Snorkelling, ATVs • 3 min read

Today we were in Aruba, but we didn’t arrive until late morning. I woke up late, so by the time I got upstairs, the daily ping pong tournament had begun. I participated, then I ate breakfast with the Normandeau’s, Alex and Eric’s family.

Then I played a …


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At Sea

Posted on Fri 29 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with At Sea, Ping Pong, Swimming, Soccer • 1 min read

Since we were at sea today with nothing in particular to do, I slept in quite a bit. I woke up and went upstairs and ate breakfast and then played in the ping pong tournament. I am decent at ping pong, but there are some really good players on this …


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Half Moon Cay

Posted on Thu 28 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, Snorkelling, Volleyball • 2 min read

This morning we arrived on a private island owned by Holland America Line (HAL) called Half Moon Cay. We arrived at around 8:00, during breakfast.

We disembarked fairly early, so not many people had gotten off the boat yet. We began by walking around on the paths around the …


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Ft. Lauderdale, Start of Cruise

Posted on Wed 27 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Cruise • 2 min read

This morning we woke up and ate at the hotel. We took a shuttle from the hotel to the cruise terminal. Our driver was a New Yorker and was really funny.

Cruise check in was fairly painless, and we got onto the boat at around 12:15. Our ship is …


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Denver to Ft. Lauderdale

Posted on Tue 26 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Denver, Colorado, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida • 1 min read

We are going on another trip! Today we left for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where we will start our 12-day cruise!

Our flight didn’t leave until 4:15, so we were able to finish packing up all of our stuff this morning. Our trip to the airport and flight were …


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Setting up Pelican to Automatically Deploy to GitHub Pages

Posted on Mon 11 September 2017 in Technology • Tagged with Pelican, Travis CI, GitHub, GitHub Pages • 3 min read

I recently converted my site from WordPress to a statically generated Pelican site hosted on GitHub Pages. One of the most difficult parts of the transition was setting it up to automatically deploy to GitHub Pages. In this article, I will describe how I set this up.

Overview

I am …


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Analysys and reflections on “The Obamacare marketplaces aren’t in a death spiral”

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Politics • Tagged with ObamaCare • 4 min read

I recently read an interesting article from FiveThirtyEight about the state of the Obamacare marketplaces. You can read the article here.

I have compiled a list of my thoughts on the subject. Many of these are not particularly related to the article, consider this a brain-dump. I quote from the …


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At Sea

Posted on Fri 06 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise 2016-17 • Tagged with At Sea • 1 min read

Today we were at sea. I woke up really late today: 10:00 late. After breakfast, I went played some soccer on the sports court for about two hours. Then I ate lunch and went for a really quick swim (I didn’t stay long since there were about 50 …


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