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2018.7.11

An annual renewal fee from Evernote unexpectedly showed up on my credit card; I’d cancelled my premium account over a year ago, and the company’s official policy asserted that they would not reverse any premium subscriptions. In contrast to the asserted policy, the CSR I worked with immediately reversed the fee and apologized for the error. While I’m not a huge fan of Evernote’s current business practices I definitely appreciate that its CSRs are empowered to work counter to stated policies!

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2018.7.10

After setting up my media centre over the weekend, I learned that my 10+ year old Harman Karman Soundsticks speakers just…stopped working when they were connected to my TV. They worked when plugged into my iPhone but not when I used the TV’s composite ports. In a fit of desperation I did a factory reset on the TV, figuring that if that didn’t resolve it then I’d just conclude that something happened to the TV during my move. However, post-reset, the composite ports are working. It’s entirely unclear what the problem really was or how the reset fixed the problem. But, at least I once more have decent sound for music and videos.

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2018.7.6

The life transition I’m currently embroiled in is, I suspect, like the tide: I’m already caught in the undertow but don’t really appreciate what it means. Fortunately as a Maritimer, I know to let the undertow pull you out a ways from the shore and then swim perpendicular to it to avoid the worst of its effects. I’m pretty ready to start swimming.

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2018.5.22

I signed a lease for a condo right in the heart of downtown Toronto today; I’m super glad I ended up waiting things out until I found a place that both felt right and was the right financial decision. Moving on to the next chapter of my life is incredibly bittersweet, but at least it’s made a bit easier going back to where I feel most at home in Toronto.

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2018.5.9

I’m really struggling with the decision of whether to rent a place that is cheaper, but lacking in direct sunlight, but that has lots of space, versus paying significantly more a month for a place with lots of natural light. I almost made the decision to get a cheaper location today but just felt almost disastrously upset about what I was about to do. I’ve still got two months before I’m officially homeless; I’m going to keep on hunting around.