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My new apartment

I finally left my old crapy apartment and moved to the new one you can see in this picture. I am now located near the Rivière des Prairies, 5 minutes from the Henri-Bourassa metro station.

It is a big change from what I was used to in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. No worry though, I cannot think of anything that I would miss.

The only thing missing right now is a washing machine. I will go shop for one next week-end. For the time being, I have many boxes to open and I do have to get back to work...

School's out for summer

Just a quick post to say that school is finally out for the rest of the summer. Summer school is easy, but it is not my cup of tea. But at the end, it will have save me half a year, so I guess it is worth the trouble.

Next step, I am moving in 2 days. Let's pack and enjoy!

Bono is everywhere

If you do not already know, I have been dating a U2 fanatic for almost 3 years now. As I become more used to hear the name Bono, I thought I was soon going to be brainwashed.

And then I realized: Bono is everywhere. It is funny how sometimes while clicking links you can find something completely unrelated to your search query.

Anyhow, I was looking on Google how many liters per gallons, and thus typed: "liters per gallons". If you look at the results, Google has what they call a Calculator. Intrigued, I followed the link about obtaining more informations and got a page about Google Features.

Reading through the page, I came across the Q&A feature, which states:

Want to know the population of Japan? What currency is used in Algeria? The birthplace of Bono? Hit us with a fact-based [...]

Point made.. Bono is everywhere.


Have you been hit by a taxi lately?

If you live in the Montréal area, you might have experienced the following: Bad taxi drivers doing as much as they can to make a dangerous and unnecessary move.

Just yesterday, I was waiting to turn right on corner Peel and René-Levesque. As some pedestrians were crossing the street, I was waiting in my lane not to block the cars in the opposite direction. Suddently, the car behind me, which was surprisingly a taxi, cut me from my left and almost hit some guy who was crossing the street.

I took his license plate number and called the taxi company. But sincerely, I don't think they gave a rat's ass. Too bad we live in a world where nobody cares unless someone gets hurt.

It's hot hot hot!

32°C in my apartment and nothing else to do except moving my fingers and typing on my keyboard. It is actually so hot in here that I had to find something interesting to do without having to move any body parts.

Well.. So I decided to start a new blog. I must admit that I was kind of jealous. My girlfriend has been blogging for a month or so and many of my dear friends already have their daily weblogs.

So come'on in, and let's have fun together. I will try to post as much as I can and do not worry, I am being notified by email of everything you can comment here, so I will always stay in touch.

Who am I?

For those of you that ignore who I am, my name is Olivier Hill and you are reading my webpage / blog.

(I'm the one on the right!):

Penn & Olivier

If you are looking for facts, here they are:

  • White male, 5'8"
  • Living in Laval, QC, Canada
  • In a relationship with this girl (almost married now)
  • Speaks French and English

I am a young professionnal working in the computer industry. Couple of years ago, I graduated from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in Computer Engineering, earning my bachelor's degree with honors.

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