Friday, December 24, 2010

Little Drummer Boy

Per last post, my computer is running out of juice. But I wanted to take a moment to share this.

I remember seeing something vaguely like this when I was about 7 years old. I'm almost sure this is the same one.

I was deeply moved by the song, and remember that I had a lump in my throat. It is my earliest memory of being deeply, profoundly moved by music.

Merry Christmas.

Power Outage

I believe my power adapter for my laptop has died. The computer is at 40% power right now, so I need to conserve energy.

I might be hard to contact until I get some juice on Boxing Day (hopefully somewhere on the Island has a Mac adapter). This will be my first attempt for serious hardware acquisition on PEI.

In happier news, have a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Silent Monks

I was struck by the creativity of this video. Though not a Christmas carol, it seems to fit the season:

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Shipping on PEI

Here are some details about receiving courier shipments in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in case it helps anyone. This may be especially useful if you can't be at home to receive a shipment.

This info is accurate as of December 2010, but may not be when you read this. Please do your own homework!


Call the 1-800 number on the delivery notice. They will flag the shipment as "pick-up". On the next day, you can go to the DHL depot, which is at 7 Mount Edward Rd (near Longworth Ave). There is no service counter: you have to deal with the drivers, who are available only early and late (I believe 7-8 am and 4-5 pm).


Again, call the 1-800 number on the delivery notice to arrange your pick-up. Purolator Courier handles UPS on PEI. They are located at 502 Brackley Point Rd, and have a bona fide service desk. You will need photo id with a current address. (If you have trouble reaching the 1-800 number, you can probably drop by the service office, but expect to return for your item on the next day).


Same deal: call the 1-800 number on the delivery notice to arrange your pick-up. FedEx is located at 3 (or 3-D?) McAleer Dr, and have a bona fide service desk open from approx. 3 pm to 5:30 pm. You will need photo id and your delivery notice.

Good luck!