Hello and welcome to my hobby website. I am a retired Computer teacher and school administrator. Years ago I left behind the big city high schools to spend many years migrating up north every August to teach in some of the small, remote communities scattered across northern Canada.
Living up on top of the world I experienced temperatures dropping down to minus forty degrees and below far too frequently during the long, cold, dark winters. Hence the inspiration for the Minus40.info domain name of this website.
This website is a collection of educational web pages that I have created. Initially the content was based on materials left over from my teaching career but now the topics are becoming more diverse as I add new pages. Hopefully you will find something interesting and useful here.
What happens to vehicles when the temperature drops to -40 degrees Celsius? The simple answer is they freeze, break and tend not to work. During my teaching career I have driven three pickup sized trucks that I have owned into subarctic communities. I have then tried to keep them operational throughout the winter as temperatures sometimes dropped below -40 degrees Celsius. Here is a description of my experiences.
On this page you will find definitions of e.g., i.e., etc., et al, informal versus formal writing style, Latin Quarter and a few other things that I usually teach my students during the first week of school in my courses.
A collection of number lists, conversion charts and math review notes for topics I have taught in Math, Science and Computer classrooms. Included are temperature conversion charts; Roman Numerals; binary, octal and hexadecimal numbers; base 26 Alphabet numbers; powers, exponents and scientific notation.
Having named my website after a very cold temperature it only seems fitting that I should devote a page of my website to information about thermometers, temperature, weather, climate, wind chill, frostnip, frostbite, meteorology, climatology, global warming and -40 degrees.
This is a collection of Canadian military photographs taken in Belgium and France during World War I and World War II. The collection also includes photographs of memorials, parks and cemeteries in France and Belgium that honour the sacrifice of the Canadian soldiers.
Modern Measuring Units for Computer Memory
A listing of the four different charts of computer memory unit sizes that standardization committees have created. Many companies are now using one of these four charts. You just have to figure out which chart a particular company is using under what circumstances.
Computer Fonts for Web Pages
The following three web pages summarize my research as I was trying to select fonts for my web site.
This is a new website that I am creating. You are welcome to take a peak to see what progress I am making. I moved a few photographs and stories that were formerly on this website over to my new website to get it started. My intention is that the new website will become a place where I can share my collection of photographs and stories.