Mike Jeays - Personal web site



Blog: updated 2022-03-03

This is a series of short articles in reverse chronological order. I write a new entry every few weeks, with occasional long gaps if there is nothing of great significance to say.

Notes

This web site has been moved to an Amazon EC2 instance. It was previously hosted by the Sibername company, an Ottawa-based hosting company which has provided me with excellent service for about fifteen years. I decided on the conversion partly to reduce costs and obtain more storage than is offered by their "Gold" plan, and partly because the EC2-based site can be easily maintained with standard Unix-based tools.

The third row of photos in the header is updated every fifteen minutes. A larger version may be seen by clicking on any of them.

Email me at "mike.jeays@rogers.com" or "mike.jeays@gmail.com" any time.

Photos

A collection of photographs, including all those referred to in the blog. There are also galleries of photos for particular topics, such as various wildlife pictures taken in and around Carleton Place.

Videos

A collection of short videos, some from an Akaso trail camera.

Articles

This section contains a number of longer articles. Most of them are quite old, and some need updating. One day, maybe soon, I will get around to it.

Astronomy

Plots of the current position of the planets and bright stars as seen from Carleton Place at the current time. The first plot shows the horizon on the x-axis, with altitude on the y-axis. The second plot shows the same objects in right ascension and declination. The third plot shows the current positions of the planets and the moon as viewed from "above" the north pole, with the orbit sizes to scale. (There are two separate plots for the inner and outer planets, as the scale needs to be different).

Weather graphs for Ottawa

Charts showing a history of the weather in Ottawa since 2003.

Statistics Canada IT Staff Lunch

Photos from the series of lunches held for retired (and near-to-retirement) staff from the Systems Development and Informatics Technology divisions at Statistics Canada. The group is slowly shrinking, and new members, whether retired or nearly retired, are very welcome. The lunches are normally held twice a year, in May and November.

The lunches in 2020 and May 2021 were cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The lunch was held on October 14th 2021 at the Cobrie restaurant in the Carlingwood Mall (in the same location as the previous Carlingwood Restaurant). 23 members of the group were present.

The lunch was also held at the Cobrie restaurant on May 19th, 2022. About 22 members were present.

Update 2022-09-16: The Cobrie restaurant is closed. The next lunch will be held at the Mill Street Brew Pub at 555 Wellington Street (near the War Museum) on Thursday October 13th, at 11:00 am.

Rotary Club

Bulletins and photographs for the Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills.

Club website

Mandelbrot set

This is a Javascript program that evaluates the mandelbrot set. You can click on any point to centre the display on that point. You can set the maximum allowed number of iterations before is is assumed that the function grows indefinitely. You can also set the scale for the next display. The larger the number of iterations allowed, the longer the calculation will take.
Click here

Status reports for local machines

Europa (Intel i5 quad-core with 16GB)
Ganymede (Thinkcentre Core-2 duo with 8GB)

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