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Matt Refghi

Personal Stories
November 21, 2016

Snow!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39_7VICym7Q Transcript Hey everyone, it's snowing outside and I'm really looking forward to going to the mountain today. I didn't plan on this snow, but it's going to be worth it, check it out. That's where I'm going. I'm on my way to the mountain now and I just overheard someone saying that they hate this weather. Why would they hate this weather? Isn't it fantastic to be hit in the face with snow? To each their own I suppose. I just came back from actually signing up for my student ID for Concordia. It makes me pretty happy and not so much because it's Concordia, not that there's anything wrong with Concordia, moreso because it's a symbol of lifelong learning. So in a few…
Tutorials
November 20, 2016

How to Free Up Disk Space In Windows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfHCVhYnwE0 Transcript Hello everybody. In this video I'll be showing you how to clear up hard drive space. So we've all been in this situation, we accumulate too many files and we need to clear up some space so we're able to install whatever, install a game, install some software. I'll be showing what I typically do to clear up space. Now the most basic thing you can do is if you're aware of where the largest files are on your drive you just manually go to them and delete them using Windows Explorer. But let's assume you don't know that. There's a few things you can do. Even though I'm using Windows 10, most versions of Windows that are fairly recent have this particular…
Personal Stories
November 17, 2016

The Puddle

On August 1st, 2016, I decided it was time to continue challenging myself just like I did with my two 30-day challenges in 2013. The third challenge turned out simpler than the previous two: I would bike at least 20 km (~12.4 miles) per day for thirty consecutive days. Unlike 2013, there were no other rules - no photos, no mandatory checkpoints. And, for some reason, I also decided to keep the challenge completely under the radar until I completed it. The only people that could see my progress were those that followed me on Strava, since I named my rides incrementally (Day 1, 2, etc) as I went along. And so the challenge began, and progressed without fault for two weeks. Then came day 16, a particularly rainy day. I wasn't…
Personal Stories
November 16, 2016

Despite My Fatigue, A Smile

On the night of April 9th, 2015, I collapsed onto my couch, having finished a second day of working at a job fair that took place at the Palais des Congres de Montreal. On my face, despite my fatigue, was a smile - I greatly enjoyed working at fairs. At the time, I would occasionally work job fairs for one of my corporation's clients, Champlain College Saint-Lambert. I even wrote a blog post about what they do. For those that didn't read that post, here's a quick run-down: I worked primarily with the Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) department, which fits within the realm of Continuing Education, for adults. RAC is a process that people can use to have their life and work experience recognized towards obtaining…
Personal Stories
November 13, 2016

In Pursuit of Greater Kindness

Pictured: Having a damn good time Over the years, I've had a decent amount of time to reflect on my own psychology. I've always been very big on the idea of doing no harm... put simply, I aim to have a damn good time while I'm alive, while being as kind as possible to everyone around me. Though this sounds good on paper, in the past, this mentality has caused me a significant amount of grief. The root of the problem lay within my own psychology... I cared too much (bear with me, you'll see what I mean). In the past, at the end of each day, my brain would systematically review the social interactions that had occurred, and it would identify the areas where I felt I had made mistakes... moments where I seemed…