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I'm Ryan Lowe, a Software Engineering graduate living in Ottawa, Canada. I like agile software development and Ruby on Rails.
I write this blog in Canadian English and don't use a spell checker. Typos happen.
» Full-time Ruby on Rails freelancer
» Full-time with Rails since May 2005
» Former committer for RadRails (now Aptana)
» I also have a few Rails side-projects in development:
1. wheretogoinTO.com Toronto nightlife
2. Hey Heads Up! TODO list and sharing
3. Layered Genealogy family history research
4. foos for foosball scoring
5. fanconcert for music fans (on hold)
Hiring Rails developers? I can telecommute by the hour from Ottawa, Canada
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Sarcastic Dictionary (Part 1 of Many)
Twisting Rails is Risky Business
Risky Business? My Take on Early Alphas
Whoa, it's August 2007
A Postscript to "Growth at the grassroots"
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# Terrestrial Radio on Ottawa Rogers Cable
While browsing through the channels today I noticed that Rogers digital cable now has local Ottawa radio stations in the 900's. On one level this isn't a big deal -- digital cable and satellite services have had their own music channels for a while. On another level it's really bizarre seeing old-style analog terrestrial radio stations taking up cable TV spots.
Is this a reflection of how hard it is to fill 999 channels with quality video programming? Maybe it's just acknowledging the fact that not many of us have radios in our homes any more. A lot of people have their cable service hooked up to a good stereo, so it could be pretty convenient...
...if you actually listen to radio.
Here's the lineup in Ottawa. If other cities have the same kind of thing the channels are probably different.
925 CJMJ 100.3 FM Ottawa - Majic 100, soft rock
941 CBO 91.5 FM Ottawa - CBC Radio One
The TiVo/PVR Factor (edited)
I was all excited to use the magic recording box on terrestrial radio but it seems to be disabled. I cannot pause, rewind or record these channels. Brutal.