Gheorghe Curelet-Balan Blog

Monday, May 23, 2005

Another million of customers under RIM's belt.

This spring brings very good news for RIM that just planted another row of 1 million BlackBerries in less than 6 months. That's around 5000 new BlackBerry owners per day!

With such a rapid pace, the target to grow from the current 3 million BlackBerry subscribers to 10 million, looks not like a fiction.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

White Trillium Season.

floral emblem
of the Province of Ontario.

Known also as Trillium Grandiflorum.

Found on this trail.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Perimeter Institute building awarded.

The Ontario Association of Architects awarded the PI building for its design.

For other pictures check out this link with the Grand Opening of the institute about which I talked here.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Discover Ontario!

Spring Getaways

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Huge spider sculpture in Ottawa.

Maman is its name and it is installed in the plaza of the National Gallery of Canada. The Louise Bourgeois' 9 meters tall/6 tons giant sculpture was acquired by National Gallery of Canada for around $3 million.

More info:

Sunrise on Friday.

[RO]Rasarit de soare Vinerea trecuta.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Encounters at the Kitchener Farmers Market.

On every Saturday there is something going on at the new Kitchener Farmers Market. If there is not a show then there is something else that catches your attention. This past Saturday two guests caught the market's attention:

It looks like the first guest likes sweets.

Believe it or not this guest was able to take the elevator to the next floor to get some sweets.

And he is master of his trade.

It looks like someone will become a happy owner of a nice helmet.

And with so many signs there is no chance to get lost in the market.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Yesterday's sunset.

Waiting for a much needed rain that just doesn't come.

Still waiting...

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Quanta for IQC.

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) received last week another quantum boost with a donnation of 17 million dollars.

Besides quantum computing the new donnation will be used to support nanotechnology engineering research.

For a general introduction into quantum computing check the video stream of the Harnessing the Quantum World public lecture made by Raymond Laflamme about which I talked in this post.

The Earth from Space.

The Bay of Biscay.

American brother of Pier 21.

Ellis Island is for Americans what Pier 21 is for Canadians.