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Jun 10 2014

2014 BusFusion – Trip Report

After months of preparation, the 2014 edition of BusFusion is now a string of awesome memories. It started on Thursday (June 5th) with cool weather however by Friday afternoon the sun was out and the warmth tempted a lot of people into going for a swim in the Mississippi River. And the wonderful weather lasted …

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Jun 03 2014

New Cards for 2014

Inspired by a Klout “perk” of 50 free cards from Moo, I decided to look into what their cards look like. And what the perk was really all about. The perk was really just advertising, the cards all had both the and Klout logos on them unless you upgraded to something that wasn’t free. …

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Feb 14 2014

Welcome to the new ” dot Photography” Domains

I made a point of scooping up a few of the recently made available domain names under “dot Photography”… including the obvious choice of Kraiker.Photography. I think I like that better than so I’ll find a graphic designer to help me do the re-branding (this will be the third generation, just keeps getting better). …

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Dec 31 2013

2013: It’s a Wrap… Mostly Back to Normal

I’ve been so caught up in the #darkTO experience that I haven’t really given enough thought to what 2013 has been like now that it’s coming to a close and what I might dare dream of for 2014. High time to fix that! A timeline in one thought per decade:1970 (death), 1980 (separation), 1990 (rebirth), …

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Nov 23 2013

2013 Cyclocross Season Wrap-up

While I didn’t get to cover much of the cycling season this year I feel like it did end on a high note and I’ll take as a positive sign for the season to come. On top of my own distractions there was also the late-season doping revelations that took some of the fun out …

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Dec 26 2012

First Magazine Cover

I found out about this a few weeks ago and it came as quite a surprise. Today I got to see what the cover looks like and it was still a huge surprise even though I knew it was coming. So without further ado here’s what it looks like. This photo is from the Pedal …

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Oct 29 2012

When photos go viral

I covered a small local CX race this weekend after attending the Cycling Canada gala to celebrate the Canadian Olympic cycling accomplishments. I’m just now wrapping up my coverage of the celebration with a 5+ minute video made up of over 30 minutes of interviews. And getting that done has been stalled by the surprising response …

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Sep 19 2012

and still some residual IT geek in me.

I’ve been working to make sure my business systems meet my expectations (at least from an IT perspective) and I’ve been slowly making some improvements. The latest enhancements included getting some 3TB drives for local backups and a third NAS to do remote replication. The new drives are SATA III and my old dock didn’t …

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Sep 04 2012

From a Rock Star to a Legend and then a Folk Festival

My last entry was all about Lance. Since then another Armstrong has been in the news as he passed away, the one who was the first man on the moon. Don’t confuse the two, or mix them up with Neil Young as some of the media did as the news broke. I see people tripping …

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Aug 25 2012

Well… a media feeding frenzy called Lance

Thursday August 23rd 2012 will be noted on a lot of calendars for years to come. Some will call it the coming out party of Lance Armstrong, others will mourn the loss of a hero. I spent the evening and following morning trying to get a handle on what was actually happening and now more …

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