Gordon the Scout, Ringer of Bells, Keeper of Postal Codes and Maps That No One Can Re-fold Properly
Welcome to my spaceI found H2G2 after reading The Salmon of Doubt in early July 2002. My first exposure to Douglas Adams was back in the early 1980's when I listened to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on CBC Radio. It was repeated on another Ottawa radio station a year or two later by which time I had devoured all the books. The later broadcast of the show had a prize awarded at the end of each episode to the first caller to correctly answer a skill-testing question based on the episode being played. I correctly answered the question "Who does the Ruler of the Universe call The Lord?"1 This won me copies of the records of the HHGTTG series. I still have them to this day and hope to transfer them to CDs at some point in the near future.
A bit more about meWell, I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the capital of Canada. (Click here to see what the weather is like where I live.) I have a BA with Honours in Geography. A physical geographer by training, I concentrated on remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). My honours research project was a bio-physical, bio-climatic resource assessment of the Niagara Peninsula with a view to growing grapes. Yes, I studied the location of vineyards! The field work was murder, but someone had to do it. Though I sampled the products of several wineries during the course of the research, I did not enjoy it. That would have been unprofessional. The fact that I brought several bottles of wine back from the field to share with my fellow students was strictly for research purposes. Currently, I work for Statistics Canada as a statistical officer in the Environment Accounts and Statistics Division. In my previous job, I programed the reception of several civilian remote sensing satellites. That job had a bit of a wow factor, but when you do it everyday for several years it becomes quite routine, particularly when you don't get to see a lot of imagery.
What I've done so far in H2G2Here's what I've written or am working on:
- A795585 Front page: September 3, 2002
- A810145 Front page: September 26, 2002
- A901937 Front page: January 21, 2003
Ideas I have for future entries
- Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada
- Carleton University (Canada)
- FRS Radios
Keeper of Postal Codes and Maps No One Can Re-fold ProperlyI hold the office of Keeper of Postal Codes and Maps No One Can Re-fold Properly, as proclaimed by U128652 in this message.
Are you from Ottawa?If you're a Researcher from Ottawa, please visit A799914 and say "hi".
1+9+8+((6^1)*4) = 42That's all I've got in my personal space right now. I'll add some more as time permits.
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