Snow, JavaScript, and BCIT

Snowy North Vancouver street - the morning after the snowfall before Today I had to venture forth for an all day class at BCIT. JavaScript, in case you're curious. Ironically enough, this class had been originally scheduled for October but had been pushed back not once, but twice. The snow furies undoubtedly smacked their lips as they watched this event wandering down the calendar into their temporal neighbourhood, low hanging fruit for a little transportational mischief.

Looking off the balcony this morning it didn't look too bad for a day after the snowfall before. The weather report called for more snow, but had it turning to rain later in the day. The snow came on time, but wasn't turning to rain quickly enough for the instructor. Seems Maple Ridge was getting nailed somewhat harder than this side of the Fraser river. At least, that's what his wife was telling him.

Yours truly wasn't that worried. The nice thing about computing classes at BCIT is internet access. Checking the Ministry of Highway traffic cameras I could see the snow wasn't sticking to the road. And unlike some other years, I have really good all season tires on the ride. Unfortunately, the instructor wasn't so sanguine. A 10 minute lunch, abbreviated labs, and conversion of the final exam from in-class to take home resulted in an early day.

I had my camera with me, so I took the opportunity to wander around and take some pictures (click the thumbnail for a larger version).

BCIT: Courtyard on west side of SE12 BCIT: Willingdon Ave seen from 4th floor south side of SW3 BCIT: Willingdon Ave seen from 3th floor west side SW3 BCIT: A view of SE12 BCIT: Willingdon Ave looking south BCIT: Willingdon Ave looking North BCIT: SW1 entrance BCIT: I hope the owner is the one with the back wheel BCIT: Parking lot P5 BCIT: Parking lot breezeway with overhead protection goodness BCIT: The car with a little more than I left it with BCIT: Parking lot P7 - donuts anyone? BCIT: SE19 BCIT: SE10


Marina wrote 14 years 1 week ago


You, dear sir, are a bit nuts! I can't believe you went out in that mess! Dan and I went out Saturday and did EVERYTHING while the weather was still decent so yesterday, we got to stay cumphy cozy inside and watched the snow fall. Oi, you're a brave man!

dale wrote 14 years 1 week ago

It's all about the tires!

It actually wasn't a mess when I left my place ... that started a short time later. But I was pretty confident there wouldn't be a problem getting home. I have all season tires that are practically snowies, the weather report was calling for the temperature to rise, and the highway cams didn't show the snow sticking to the road. And being Sunday after the first snow dump most of the idiots with bald summer tires were either parked at home or in the ditch, not playing bumper cars with traffic.

And if I was wrong? ... It wouldn't be the first time I left my car parked and caught the bus home!

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