Images du chat-medi

Deux p’tits chatons à vendre: il y a-t-il des intéressés?
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Two lill’ kittens to sell. Anybody interested?
<a href="
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clodjee/10894389656/&quot; target="“new”" title="Toffee by clodjee, document.write(“”); on Flickr”>ToffeeToffee
Toffee, “tabby orange” / “red tabby”, ?, ± 4 mois / months

RoussetteRoussette
Roussette, “écaille-de-tortue” / “tortoiseshell”, ?, ± 4 mois / months
Update (2014-03-01): Les chats, nés en juillet 2013, ont grandi et ont maintenant huit mois. Ils sont toujours disponible et ont été stérilisé et reçu les vaccins de base. (voir la nouvelle affiche et faire circuler).

The cats, born in july 2013, have grown up and are now eight months old. They are still available and have now been neutered and have received basic vaccines (check the new poster and pass around please).

L’Image du mer-fleurie (2013-11-13)

Weigela (Caprifoliaceae: Weigela “Bristol Ruby”), document.write(“”); jardin botanique, 2013-06-18
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Weigela (Caprifoliaceae: Weigela “Bristol Ruby”), botanical garden, 2013-06-18
Weigela (Caprifoliaceae: Weigela “Bristol Ruby”)

Animus meminisse horret

Aujourd’hui c’est le jour du souvenir. Le jour des vétérans aux USA. Ici c’est dur de garder un sentiment positif sur cette célébration, document.write(“”); car on se souviens surtout que nos soldats ont été utilisé comme chair à cannon par l’Empire Britannique. Mais même si leur sacrifice a été vain pour la nation, il faut quand même célébrer leur courage et leur brève existence.
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Notre devise est tout de même “Je me souviens”, alors souvenons-nous plutôt des horreurs de la guerre et espérons qu’elles auront un jour une fin. Car pour l’instant la guerre perdure partout sous une forme ou une autre et chaque jour des milliers de vies se terminent abruptement et absurdement. Des vies comme la mienne ou la vôtre, pleine de potentiel, d’affection et de sentiments. Quelle chose cruelle que d’y mettre fin sans véritable raison, sinon d’être au mauvais moment, à la mauvaise place.

Aucun conflit ne devrait justifier ce genre de pertes…

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Corporate incompetence (Part 2)

I now continue my rant (see part 1) on corporate incompetence…
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Part 2: Amazon

Two weeks ago I’ve ordered from Amazon.ca some memory chips for my Mac-Mini (it was really getting too slow with Maverick installed so I’ve decided to maximize its RAM) and a few manga. Included in this order were the first two volumes of Taniguchi’s Seton, document.write(“”); which I was missing. Volume 2 was available in the Kana (Coll. Made In) French edition I already owned, but I couldn’t find volume 1, which I assumed maybe sold out. However, I found the first volume in English from Ponent Mon. I thought (without further investigation) that it was a recent released. I was pleased, I could then review both English and French edition at the same time.

Last monday I received my order and, to my greatest stupefaction, the Seton vol. 1 included in the package was in Spanish!

I went back to the Amazon site to check if I didn’t make an error, but the product was clearly listed as being in English. However, I noticed that the publisher was indicated as “Ponent Mon” and NOT “Fanfare / Ponent Mon” like it should have been for an English edition. I checked Ponent Mon site and, indeed, Seton was only published in Spanish and not in English. I have no idea how such an error could have been made on Amazon website.

Unfortunately, the processus to return a product on the Amazon website was only offering me an option for a replacement. If the product listed doesn’t exist, I would end up getting the same damn Spanish edition again if I would request a replacement. It was specified that for a refund I needed to contact the customer service.

I decided it would be easier to explain the situation in an email. And since my amazon.ca account is set-up in french, I wrote the e-mail in french (silly me). I was expecting them to answer by e-mail and all day I regularly checked my mail box to see if I didn’t get the answer. I though they should be quick. It’s a big corporation.

The next morning (at 5:20 am), to my sleepy astonishment, I received a phone call from amazon customer service! First, I told them that, despite being happy that they answered my request, I was wondering why they were waking me up by calling at such an early time in the morning. It appears that their French calling center is located in Europe and employees are probably too stupid to realize that–the earth being round–it’s not the same time all around and that, if you call from Europe to America without checking a time-chart, you end up waking your customer up!!! And, if I contact them by e-mail, why do they answer by phone? What incompetence!

I nevertheless explained my predicament and was told that an e-mail (ah! an e-mail, finally!) would be sent with a code allowing for a refund. Thank you very much Mr. Bezos!

One more thing!

Last sunday, my parents came to visit as we were celebrating my father’s eighty-fifth anniversary. Most of the time, when my parents have to travel from their rest home, they use the paratransit (transport adapté in french). Basically, it’s a regular taxi but you pay the same fee that you would if using the city transit system. It is, of course, reserved for the people with mobility problems (like my parents). It’s suppose to be reliable and punctual.

They were waiting in their apartment for the paratransit to show up. When the reception called to announced that it had arrived they quickly put their coats on and came down the elevator. When they arrived at the door, the paratransit had already left! I know they have many people to pick up but couldn’t they just wait a few minutes?

At the end of the evening, we went down to the sidewalk to wait for the paratransit pre-arranged pick-up to arrive. We came out a little earlier to be sure not to miss it this time. It never showed up. Thanks Mr Mayor for the crappy service! (Actually, it was on municipal election day).

It really seems that in our days (an era of selfishness), companies really don’t care anymore for giving a proper service. And it’s a damn shame!

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Ultime note syndicale

J’ai décidé que dorénavant je ne traiterais plus de syndicat dans mon blogue. Je le réserve plus pour mes commentaires littéraires, document.write(“”); cinématographiques ou technologiques, et tenir une chronique des faits marquants de l’actualité (politique ou scientifique) ou de la vie de tout les jours (la mienne ou celle des autres).
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De plus, j’ai aussi décidé de cesser d’être représentant syndical (pour le local 429 (
SFFM) du SCFP). Je sais c’est dommage car il y a un réel manque de représentation pour les bibliothèques mais ces temps-ci j’ai vraiment trop de choses à faire dans ma vie personnelle (et j’accorde déjà à mon travail environ cinquante-cinq heures par semaine en comptant les heures de repas et de transport) de sorte que je ne crois pas que je pourrais faire un bon travail de représentant (selon ma satisfaction). J’avoue aussi avoir été un peu déçu et frustré par la chose syndicale (c’est difficile d’y faire bouger les choses et ce n’est pas toujours un environnement très vertueux). Et je ne veux pas non plus trop ambitionner sur ma santé tant physique que mentale! Mais, bon, je serai tout de même toujours disponible pour donner des information et des conseils à mes collègues, ou faire suivre l’information et les requêtes auprès du syndicat…

D’ailleurs, un collègue (Zenodotus) qui a récemment reprit le site d’information syndicale alternative “Le Canardo Pressé”, m’a demandé si je ne voulais pas me joindre à lui pour animer le blogue. J’y songe. J’y avais déjà collaboré dans le passé et ce serait une bonne manière de continuer d’informer les collègues des bibliothèques sur l’actualité syndicale. Mais, bon, on verra…

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The week in review (2013-11-10)

The last two weeks were rather eventful: I felt quite poorly, document.write(“”); got a new iPad Air, had to deal with a twenty-seven-hour power outage, got my flu shot, since the temperature is getting much colder I took a few kittens inside the house (I’ll keep one and try to find someone to adopt the other two), and had to deal with a bogus order from Amazon (ordered a book in english and received it in spanish!). With all that I didn’t write much (two comments about children books (in french): one about Japanese holidays and one about growing tomatoes; and my pile of books to read is getting even taller!). I probably watch too much TV. Two British series that particularly stand out: Atlantis (a mythology-themed adventure series quite similar to Sinbad) and The Paradise (an epoch drama based on a novel by Émile Zola; it’s made by the same creator & producers (and with many actors) from Lark Rise to Candleford, and is also quite similar to Mr Selfridge–which was produced before The Paradise but was pushed back and aired after in order to avoid having two similar shows competing for the audience). And now I am so tired…
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On the world stage, I’ve found again nearly an hundred interesting stories that I will share with you
after the jump:


Anime & Manga related, Japan, Popular Culture

Apple, apps and mobile devices news

Books, Digital Edition & Libraries

Economy, Environment & International/U.S. Politics

Health, home & garden

Humour

Local News & National Politics

Media, Culture, & Society

Sciences & History

Technology, Gadgets & Internet

Union stuff & Montreal’s libraries

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L’image du chat-medi (2013-11-09)

Mes chatons Caramel et Toffee
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My kittens Caramel and Toffee
<a href="
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clodjee/10696770993/&quot; title="Caramel & Toffee by clodjee, document.write(“”); on Flickr”>Caramel & ToffeeToffee et sa petite soeur (?) Roussette (photo à venir) sont à donner. Quelqu’un est-il intéressé? / Toffee and his little sister (?) Roussette (picture to come soon) are to give away. Anyone interested ?

L’image du mer-fleurie (2013-11-06)

Carthame des teinturiers, document.write(“”); jardin botanique, 2013-06-18
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Safflower (Asteraceae: Carthamus tinctorius)
Carthame des teinturiers / Safflower (Asteraceae: Carthamus tinctorius)

Corporate incompetence (Part 1)

Twice this week I had to face prime examples of corporate incompetence.
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Part 1: Hydro-Québec

Last friday, document.write(“”); I came back from work in a violent wind storm. It was blowing so hard sometime that I had trouble walking. I was particularly careful to mind flying objects that could quickly become deadly projectiles. Fortunately, I made it to the subway without incidents. No interruption in the subway service either, although I slept most of the time because I was really feeling badly (very tired, with a slight fever, my whole body was hurting: I was afraid that I was starting some cold or flu). I made a quick pit-stop at the Apple Store to pick up an iPad Air. I was eager to go home, have a hot meal and go to bed. Instead, in found my house in total darkness. A note from my wife on the table was telling me that power went out around 1:30 PM. It was a little past 8 PM.


Candlelit supperThe power outage was affecting only one or two blocks (60 to 120 multiplex-type homes). Everybody in the neighbourhood had power beyond that. It was quite frustrating. My battery backup UPS (for Uninterruptible Power Supply) were both dead despite that they usually provides enough backup power to work through most power outages (the computer one usually last a couple of hours, and the one for the cable modem and phone router usually last nearly six hours). So I had no computer, no wi-fi, no IP phone and my cellphone (after a long day at work) was nearly dead too. I lighted a few candles and I ate my supper cold, while browsing the news on my old iPad 2 using the wi-fi of my cellphone’s personnal hotspot. Later, I switched to a battery-powered emergency radio. The wind storm had caused lots of power outages around the city and elsewhere in the province.

Later, I tried to call Hydro-Quebec to have an estimated time for the return of the power. That proved to be a frustrating experience as you have to go through many automated menu and their voice-recognition system is far from perfect (“our files tell us your address is … please say confirm”, “confirm”, “I cannot understand what you are saying, please say again” etc). I had to call twice since the call dropped the first time. The problem had been already reported but they hadn’t assessed the nature of the outage yet (i.e. nobody had been sent to check it yet) and they couldn’t give a time for the return of the power. This call killed my cellphone. But I was optimistic: the outage would probably not last more than a few more hours. That’s what I told my wife when she came back from work around midnight.

I did not sleep well that night. My body was still hurting and I was expecting the power to come back anytime. Fortunately it was not too cold. However, the house was too silent (well, not completely: I always thought that the refrigerator was making a lot of noise, but I realized that night that most of this noise was due to my tinnitus!). In the morning, twenty-one hours after the beginning of the outage, the power was still out. I was still not feeling very well (even more because I didn’t sleep well) so I decided to call in sick at work. Unfortunately, both my IP phone and my cellphone were dead and all my contact numbers were locked inside my dead cellphone or computer. Luckily the cellphone of my sister (who lives upstair) was still (barely) working. I waited for the library to open and called the only phone number I could remember: my post. I couldn’t reach anyone since my coworkers had forgotten to turn the answering machine off. I searched through some papers to find another phone number and could finally tell someone I would not come to work. There was just enough power left in my sister’s cellphone to call Hydro-Québec again and learn that the outage was due to a broken equipment (probably a transformer blowing up) and they were expecting the power to return before 8 PM!

I needed to put some hot food in my stomach so my sister, my wife and I went to Tim Hortons to have breakfast. After that we went to my parents place to charge both our cellphones and kill time in a warm place. Late afternoon, we came back home after stopping to pick up some warm fast-food. My sister reflected that since we had picked up supper, the power would probably be back. Indeed it was. Looking at the micro-wave clock I estimated that power came back around 4 PM. Does it really take that long to replace a transformer? I guess that restoring power to our couple of blocks was not a priority for them. Maybe they were too busy repairing downed power in other (better off) neighbourhood. But in the afternoon, we drove by an Hydro-Quebec office and the parking was full of trucks that should have been on the road doing repairs! Lack of personnel? They knew for several days that this wind storm was coming and what kind of damages it could do. They should have recalled more personnel in anticipation. Of course, if I take my time to pay their bill they will charge me interest. And they will always have good excuses to justify their failure to quickly restore power. No consideration for our loss of life’s enjoyment (in my case I was pretty miserable) and never mind the loss of our freezer’s content!

With this event I broke my personal record for a power outage. This time we were out of power for nearly twenty-seven hours while the previous record was during the infamous ice storm with a mere twenty-four hours outage! Way to go Hydro-Quebec!

Update: I just received a notice from HQ that they will soon install their new “smart” meters in my neighbourhood. I’m not worried about the so-called waves that are emitted by the meters. It cannot be worse than wi-fi or a cellphone (and I already use both). However, I just read an article (in french) about some meters catching fire, and THAT worries me. The article also questions the qualification of the people doing the installation…

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