Driving is expensive, taking the bus or subway isn’t. There’s less flexibility, but the savings and the extra reading time are definitely worth it. Getting your driver’s permit in Quebec also isn’t cheap, costing both a cash and time. It’s why I figured it wasn’t worth my time getting a driver’s permit.
Traveling to Remote Parks
I recently got back from a canoe camping trip at La Mauricie National Park for work. It was extremely enjoyable and I’d like to relive a similar experience.
The problem is that I would need to find lifts. Most national parks and remote campgrounds are not easily accessible by foot or bus. As someone who hates planning, it would be much easier for me to rent a car for a weekend than try and plan something with my friends or family members with licenses. It also doesn’t hurt that you will be able to get into any Park Canada parks free soon!
Spontaneous Day Trips
This is pretty obvious. While travelling out of the country is great. If I only have a few days, I’d like to be able start exploring cities around Montreal.
Cheap Hotel Rooms
I don’t mind the idea of sleeping in car. Will have to update this when I try it.
I’ve finally finished the first version of t.omlinson.com.
I was getting tired of the “philtomm” as a username and domain name. It violated one of the most important rules in almost all disciplines: if you’re creating something that other people will use, make it idiot proof.
My email is philip@philtomm, with two “M”s, dot com.
The number of confused looks and the amount of people who would ignore the two “M”s warning or end up putting three “M”s was higher than expected.
In addition, the double “M” started to look just plain ugly.
I’m launching this site as is, but I will definitely work on the design in the future. I just want to get back into a more consistent blogging habit before investing me time in coding and design for this personal project.
Broken Link Warning
You may still get broken links as I didn’t do a massive clean up yet. I did try to limit the number of broken images. In any case, have fun clicking on things that lead to nowhere.
I could go on a rant about how I want to create a stronger personal brand, but that would be bullshit.
While doing some
spring autumn cleaning, I discovered a few funky files informing me that I’ve been hacked.
I had neglected to update core WordPress, themes and plugins of a lot of my first web projects. I have payed the price for my laziness.
I feel like it will be easier to manage and less risky if I just begin to dump it all my content here.
I had not found a niche that I was particular passionate about. I also hadn’t/haven’t found the willpower to force myself into becoming obsessed about a topic. So I am not too affected by the hack (most of the sites had been abandoned), it’s just pretty annoying to have to half-ass redirect everything late at night.
In any case, there’s a bunch more cleaning to be done in the next few days.