southern alberta has been facing ongoing floods over the last couple of weeks due to unprecedented amounts of rain. many areas of calgary (the city i live in) have been evacuated, in fact. well, it seems the worst is now over and the dry out period looms ahead. (*knock on wood*) but we now have a new problem: drastically limited supplies of potable water in the city. the flooding brought so much silt and debris with it that the water purification facilities in calgary are dramatically reduced in throughput resulting in very low city water supply levels. irony: too much water causing not enough water. reminds me of a certain poem, but that one was about the ocean.
markey blogs about amarok.kde.org being down for so long due to a dns muckup. he rejoices that it's finally all up and together and the worst is now behind. when i click on this blog entry rejoicing about the positive resolution, it takes me to an unreachable amarok.kde.org. irony: the proclamation of successful reachability is hosted on that system and it's unreachable.
i got invited to a birthday party this weekend, but i don't know the person. they seem to think they know me. while this isn't ironic, it's at least odd.