Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s off to work we go…

Well, I’ve been back at work for a week or so now and if anything my personal life is even _more_ harried than it’s been at Waterloo. Do this, do that – 3 hour commutes – all of these suck time out of your day. It’s enough to driver someone to distraction. At any rate after over 3 months of dealing with my busted glasses (I epoxied them together after they broke) I finally bought a pair yesterday.

If anyone has to get a pair of glasses and you’re in the 905 district just to the west of the GTA I seriously recommend the Bramalea City Center Lenscrafters. They’re professional and they ‘give you the goods’ about what stuff you should (and shouldn’t) choose. Instead of having a salesperson randomly pick out glasses I got a nice explanation of what could and couldn’t work with my prescription, what I should expect and how to read all the info tacked on to a pair of glasses and understand how to make a good choice. They also cleared up a few misconceptions for me…

I’d had my sights set on a rimless frame but I was told that with my prescription, it would not be advisable to make such a choice. In fact, the optician there at the time told me that he would highly recommend against me making such a choice. Apparently it comes down to a combination of factors – strength, thickness of the lens at the edges etc. Also it was not advisable to get half rimless glasses or square glasses (it turns out that the edges of my lens would be huge)…

“We are all victims of capitalism”. Yes Robert – I actually agree. We were having a conversation about how IT jobs were being steadily eroded away here. Give it a few years and we’ll have lost a good majority of the technical jobs in Canada. Also, when commentators in the States wonder about why less students chose science/engineering I have one comment. It’s about the money and respect foo. Why pay a massive amount for an engineering education, struggle through a massive workload and get paid less than the business student across the hall who studies less? Well heck – as long as we can buy the products we’re outsourcing to the rest of the world we’re fine aren’t we.

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