Weeping cloud

Good news

I no longer work for IBM. Currently the company is not doing very well, and I was among the people of J9 SWG team who they decided to lay off. It did not come as a surprise and I was planing to quit this spring anyway. But with layoff came a severance package so it worked out in my favour.

IBM was my first real full-time job and I enjoyed working on a very interesting project (J9 Java, GC team) with a group of very talented people. However now I'll be moving back to Montreal closer my friends and family. And I'm so very happy.

So, I wish everyone at IBM good luck. It's been a pleasure working with you.

Account fees

ETF

    VAB                           0.13 %
    VCN                           0.06 %
    VXC                           0.28 %
    HXT                           0.06 %

Tangerine

    INI230                        1.07 %
    INI240                        1.07 %

Sunlife – EGSP (RRSP)

    BLK US Equity Index Reg       0.33 % 
    BLK S&P/TSX Comp Index        0.33 %    
    BLK Global Equity Index       0.47 %
    BLK EAFE Equity Index         0.39 %
    BLK Bond Index Fund           0.33 %
    TDAM Low Vol Cdn Equity       0.43 %    
    PIMCO Cdn Core Plus Bond      0.64 %
    BLK Daily Short Term Fund     0.33 %
    BLK LP Index Retirement       0.45 %
    BLK LP Index 2020 Fund        0.45 %
    BLK LP Index 2030 Fund        0.46 %
    BLK LP Index 2040 Fund        0.45 %
    BLK LP Index 2045 Fund        0.45 %
    BLK LP Index 2050 Fund        0.48 %

Sunlife – DCPP

    DCPP - BLK US Equity Ind.     0.14 %
    DCPP - BLK S&P/TSX Index      0.14 %
    DCPP - BLK Global Equity      0.27 %
    DCPP - BLK EAFE Index         0.19 %    
    DCPP - BLK Bond Index         0.14 %
    DCPP - TDAM Low Vol Cdn Eq    0.22 %
    DCPP - SSGA Money Market      0.21 %    
    DCPP-PIMCO Cdn CorePlus       0.43 %
    DCPP-BLK LP Retirement        0.26 %
    DCPP-BLK LP Index 2020        0.26 %
    DCPP-BLK LP Index 2030        0.27 %
    DCPP-BLK LP Index 2040        0.26 %
    DCPP-BLK LP Index 2045        0.25 %
    DCPP-BLK LP Index 2050        0.28 % 

Sunlife – Saving

    BLK US Equity Index           0.33 %
    BLK S&P/TSX Comp Index        0.33 %
    BLK Global Equity Index       0.47 %
    BLK EAFE Equity Index         0.39 %
    TDAM Low Vol Cdn Equity       0.43 %
    PIMCO Cdn Core Plus Bond      0.64 %
    BLK Bond Index Fund           0.33 %
    BLK Daily Short Term Fund     0.33 % 
    BLK LP Index Retirement       0.45 %
    BLK LP Index 2020 Fund        0.45 %
    BLK LP Index 2030 Fund        0.46 %
    BLK LP Index 2040 Fund        0.45 %
    BLK LP Index 2045 Fund        0.45 %
    BLK LP Index 2050 Fund        0.48 %

Weight loss

I had a plan to loose some weight before my Cuban vacation. And slowly but surely I've been losing it. My current weight is around 170 lbs and my original weight was 190 lbs.

The results come from a few adjustments to my life style: regular exercise (40 minutes of walking during my lunch break and ~30-50 min of indoor cycling after work) and a slightly better diet (portion control, less carbs more veggies).

The result is not too impressive and sometimes it is frustrating not to see a steady progress. One day I could loose 4 lbs only to gain 8 the next day. But the overall trend is clear.

Once I reach 165 lbs I will start exercising more with weights and concentrate on increasing my muscle mass so I might gain some weight back.

Hello again

My public GPG key is available at https://keybase.io/igouss/key.asc
Here is an example of my signed message.

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Hash: SHA512

I wonder if  this will work?
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