Raising the Acadian Flag


The Acadians (FrenchAcadiensIPA: [akadjɛ̃]) are the descendants of the seventeenth-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located in the Canadian Maritime provincesNova ScotiaNew Brunswick, and Prince Edward IslandQuebec, and in the US state ofMaine). Although today most of the Acadians and Québécois are francophone Canadians, Acadia was founded in a region geographically and administratively separate from Quebec(“Canada” at this time), which led to their developing two rather distinct histories and cultures.[3] The settlers whose descendants became Acadians did not all come from the same region in France. Acadian family names have come from many areas in France, from the Maillets of Paris to the LeBlancs of Normandy. As additional examples, the popular Acadian surname ‘Melanson’ had its roots in Brittany, and those with the surname ‘Bastarache’, ‘Basque’, had their origin in the Basque Country.

In the Great Expulsion of 1755-1763, mostly during the Seven Years’ War, British colonial officers and New England legislators and militia deported more than 14,000 Acadians from the maritime region in what could be called an ethnic cleansing ante litteram. Approximately one third perished. Many later settled in Louisiana, where they became known as Cajuns. Others were transported to France[4]. Later on many Acadians returned to the Maritime provinces of Canada, most specifically New Brunswick. During the British conquest of New France, they renamed the French colony of Acadia as Nova Scotia (meaning New Scotland).

So tired

Little baby Arden waking up 3 or 4 times a night is tiring for me,… and I don’t have to feed her! Wow, can’t wait for 10 weeks or whenever they sleep for 6 or 8 hours! On top of that, I’ve been working with contractors, working on the new house, getting all that in place, also had to do a long day saturday for work – customer migration – 🙁 I was SHOOPER tired too.

Today at least we relaxed a bit more, went to church, then to the new house for a picnic and to ‘toodle’ around, nothing serious, just enjoyed the day, looked at all the pending projects, played with my new chainsaw a bit on some of the brush and trees Lindsey wanted cleared. So that was fun and not too much work 🙂

Can’t wait to get into it!

Time Machine – Mac

Quick one:

Time machine:

  • just works
  • was able to restore after putting in a fresh harddrive on a total reinstall
  • backed up EVERYTHING as far as I can see AND restored everything
  • did I say it JUST WORKS? Thats big for me and backup software!

So simple, sure a few advanced options would be nice, I’m using the exclude option already but for ‘free’ (atleast included) software, it does its job in excellent fashion.


  • after restore and install of OSX, time machine doesn’t want to continue to use the backup from the old machine, it forces you to create a whole NEW time machine backup file. That means 250gigs of fresh transferring which takes hours. Plus, because I only have a 500gig backup drive, I  first had to free up space which meant deleting my 250 gig previous time machine backup (which it didn’t want to use). that means for the length of time it took to delete and remake the time machine files, I could have had a drive failure and be toast :S . Luckily all went well.. .still, need a way around that! Sure a 1 TB drive would be nice, just don’t have all that money right now…

Would I recommend it? Yep, its Apple and it just works, no  questions asked.

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