Signs of Autumn

Well I believe the summer is finally over.  I tried to drag it out as long as I could but the signs are just too strong to denigh it any longer.  The last canoetrip of the summer is over.  The colours of the hardwood forest of Algonquin Park were spectacular this year.  The canoe is now stored for the winter.

On Sunday we sailed Diva from Toronto to Port Darlington.  It was an amazingly sunny day.  The breeze was fresh and I managed to get my last sunburn of the season.  Derek Hatfield sailed by us on the Spirit of Canada.  Bound for the St.Lawrence and on the the Atlantic for his bid to win a race sailing solo around the world.  The sailboat DIVA is stripped of her rigging and will soon be stored for the winter.

Most of the people I know with cottages are gearing up to close them next weekend.  The signs are irrefutable.  Autumn is here.

I ran into a friend on the subway coming to work this morning and the talk was of skiing.  Where we’d be skiing this year.

Between summer activities and winter activities I like to get a little bit of work done.  From now until the snow flies I’ll be concentrating on the data warehousing world and getting my head back in that game.  The Teradata Partners’ Conference, next week in Las Vegas, should help in that regard.  Lots of interesting speakers are lined up.  I’m having trouble scheduling them all into my calendar.  I expect to be very tired after the week is over.  But at the same time stoked about innovations in DW and delivering business intelligence to my customers.

I might even post a comment or two to this blog on what’s happening in the world of big data.

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