May 14, 2006

Tulip time!

It's tulip time in Ottawa again. In the spirit of the Weather Network's fall leaf colour tracker, here's the tulip bloom indicator.

Happy tulip viewing! (Yes, I say that with the full understanding that it has been pouring rain for most of the middle weekend of the festival. That always seems to happen.)

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May 09, 2006

Playoffs Haiku

Sens, you barely scored.
Why do you do this to me?
Please win the series.

Heatley, what is wrong?
There was a gaping hole there.
It was the damn net.

Do we miss Hasek?
It doesn't really matter
while there is no groin.

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May 07, 2006

Statistical Geekery

You know you're a policy geek when you're disappointed that you didn't get the long version of the census to complete.

I recently discovered that the Economist has repeatedly ranked Statistics Canada as the world's best statistical agency. Who knew?

(Yes, yes ... it's been two months since I've posted anything. Things have been a little busy at work.)

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