Sharon and Jacques' Excellent Blog

Our travels and comments on life

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This site is created and maintained by Jacques Giraud. Blogging is done via WordPress and picture albums are maintained in Gallery2. Both pieces of software are freely available in the public domain.

 I’m an avid photographer and traveller and this web site combines both to reflect some of my life experiences. My interests are technology, photography, bird watching, traveling, food, wine.

When I’m not pursuing my interests I spend most of my time doing technology based project management mostly in financial services.

 My lovely and talented wife, Sharon also blogs on a regular basis on the site. Sharon’s interests are annoying me, home decorating and design, cooking, traveling, food and having fun.


11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 diane and richard // Sep 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    What happened to the weather cam??? We miss it!

  • 2 Jacques Giraud // Sep 6, 2009 at 5:12 am

    We are doing some temps so I had to disconnect the weather station FTP feed. It will be back up in a few weeks.

  • 3 richard Newman // Sep 28, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Oh great guru …….. I am seeking advice as to how to build a web site for a business that I am putting together ? what app would you recommend? I was just going to do it in PPT and save it as an html.

    Oh great guru your advice would be appreciated.

  • 4 Jacques Giraud // Sep 29, 2009 at 5:59 am

    If you are happy with the results go for it. I use Dreamweaver and Go Live but they have steep learning curves. Is your business building boat houses?

  • 5 Richard Newman // Jan 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Oh great guru — getting ready to launch my business (Business cards, letter head, and the such) – what would you advise in regards to managing a home-based business from a telephone/contact perspect? I have looked at Wind mobile and at 45 dollars a month for all in — it is pretty attractive. Most of the activity will be responding to both voice and email after the 9-5 regular job. Pretty sure all these phone plans now give one the ability to transfer the phone number to another plan if changes are required.

  • 6 greg // Mar 29, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    do you know of a red bird with a red beak that migrates through the Long point area in Ontario, not a cardinal

  • 7 Jacques Giraud // Mar 30, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Bigger or smaller than a cardinal? Was it red all over? What time of the year?

  • 8 Bev Rodin // Feb 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Jacques and your site and also your tips. I am thinking of getting Capture for some of my raw photo editing..have you used it at all. Great photos and enjoyed meeting Sharon at CBDC.
    My husband, Jim Mellard, purchased an african mask about 15 years ago ( very expensive) from a shop either at Queens Quay or Yorkville..I will have to check with him:D Great travel photos..all the best. Bev

  • 9 Gabe&Lola&Vicky // Jan 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    J&S Amazing site and photos !.. It was worth hauling all that equipment !

  • 10 Krishna Vivek // Aug 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Jacques,

    Hope you’re having a good time exploring the world. I just wanted to send you a note and tell you that we miss having you Mackenzie.

  • 11 Philip Hoffman // Aug 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Mr. Giraud,
    I am recording a book of Thoreau’s papers for Audible books. A passage includes: “purple finch (Giraud)…”
    I need most of all the correct pronunciation of the name. (I’m thinking: “zjair-OH.”)
    My research leads me to think the reference is to Jacob P. Giraud, an ornithologist born in NY in 1811. I imagine he first identified this particular bird.
    A web search brought me to your website. So, if I may ask, how do you pronounce your name? And the obvious question… any relation to Jacob P.?
    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Philip Hoffman

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