Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Boom? Boom goes the dynamite?
Loving this last week for all the "Best _ of 2008" articles.
Contemplating the fact there are no Dragon Age fan sites. There's that forum aggregate, but nothing meaty. It's a prime real-estate...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

That's it, no more phone ordering for me any more. I'm going to be impersonal!
Dude is trying to sell me a TV. He's offered two and he's lowered the price twice.
Thought it might be nice to phone in my order for an Inspiron Mini 9. Now I'm sitting through a sales pitch to buy more.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Oh Flock, how I've missed you. And Vancouverian, too.
Re-installing Flock browser after half a year without it. I kind of miss it.
Almost feeling bad for the ungoshly beating I'm giving the monsters in Dungeon Runners (an awesome alternative to WoW).
Loving Songbird. It's my MacDaddy of cross-platform media players.
Messing with Dungeon Runners to work within Ubuntu. How-To to be posted soon.
Getting down and dirty with my Logitech G15 keyboard in Ubuntu.
Getting irresponsible. Cracking open 1.18L of Olde English "800".
Reached level 25 today. Current class: Human Code-Monkey. Weapon of choice: Wired USB Keyboard and Mouse. Happy BDay to me.
Getting back into the swing of things this Monday morning after 5 days off by writing a few small Perl scripts.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Reading "The Watchmen".
993 drinking games to go.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Bought my best friend "1000 drinking games" for Christmas. It's my birthday party and I'm paying for it (again) now.
Doing the birthday party thing. Sneaking away from the party for a moment.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Heading out to a Christmas Eve party. Merry Ho Ho.
Installing Prey, for Linux.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Anxiously awaiting "In Transit" to change into "Delivered". Holiday shopping deals ftw.
Thinking twice about downloading Wikipedia for a personal mirror. Even Wikiversity (considerably smaller) is taking forever to import.
Glad to see a Wikimedia dump in progress. Downloading the archive of Wikipedia when it's done.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Whoa, nifty new iGoogle interface. I think I was the first to Digg.
Benefit to ordering from NCIX when you live in the interior of BC: Two day delivery with cheap ground shipping.
Wishing this UPS tracking number worked. I'm a fiend for following the status of my orders.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Just ordered Prey, you know, to support Linux gaming.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Eating Pork'n'Beans while listening to Pork'n'Beans :D :D
MathML... what a great idea. Just installed it for my pmWiki. {$ (n!)/((k!*(n-k)!)) $}
Indulging my family and friends as they wonder (within Facebook) why my status updates so many times within a day.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We are definitely having a white Christmas this year. Makes one want to work from home.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Downloading a buttload of FOSS games to introduce my brother to the world of quality, free electronic entertainment.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Surprise visit! My brother is here in my home :o Welcome back from Iraq.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Killing mobs WoW style in Dungeons Runners. And a whole lot cheaper, too!
"Jingle Bell Rock" won me $50 on a local radio station!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

While I wait for Diablo 3, Dungeon Runners will fill the void... maybe.
Setting up an RSS redirect through FeedBurner. Handy!
Setting up my RSSOwl. You know, a variant of FeedDemon would be awesome on a *nix system. Even if it's not tied in to NewsGator.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

About to crash with my wife, watching a movie as we fall asleep.
Having a tough time finding something to buy with XMas bonus. Willing to throw in some of my own cash. Budget of $200 or less. Any ideas?
The snow keeps falling. It has been going a day and a half already. Hooray for hills :D

Friday, December 12, 2008

Huh. I didn't think this through. My site could be down for up to 72 hours.
Backing up my databases... before I delete them. Am setting up SSH access to my hosting account.
Having fun creating a 404 error page and updating a logo.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Listening to the 1954 classic radio broadcast "The Day The Earth Stood Still" on
Upgraded to Wordpress 2.7. It's got a nifty dashboard. Nice updated thingers.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Here it is, the public release of my Warcrabs! revision.
Working on and am quite happy with the logo.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Gee, it looks like I've had a Vox account for a whole year. Thanks, Pownce export tool.
Cruising down the Nerdcore Information SuperHighway to the tune of MC Frontalot.
Blasphemy! Trumpkin, Trufflehunter, Cornelius and Reepicheep don't have names in the Prince Caspian movie!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Noming on Maynards Licorice allsorts. They're fresh and that texture just feels funny. Anyone else prefer stale licorice?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Downloaded all of Season One and Two (1.6GB) of Heroes Graphic Novels. Time to get caught up, then on to Season Three.
Downloading Nine Inch Nails' latest album, "The Slip". Thanks for being so awesome. Also grabbing the Heroes comic books. Awesomeness, too.
"Watching" Home Alone with my wife while I play Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi on the DS.
Watching "D-War: Dragon Wars" for the first time.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Getting all gussied up for my staff Christmas Dinner and Party.
Found at least two articles across the interwebs that used some of my Flickr photos. They gave credit, too. Worms and Computers :)
Bwahahaha. * { position: absolute; } was a smart-ass move for a CSS customization on Plurk.
New apps week (for me). Songbird, Last.FM and Digsby!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Playing with the Songbird media player.
Watching the last episode, as we know it, of The Linux Action Show.
The boss just showed up with Baileys and KahlĂșa for our coffees :) Hello Friday!
Drinking a strooong coffee and creating a "n3wt0n" home for some of my open-source contributions. Links posted soon.
Craving a morning coffee. I knew I should have brought a one-cup coffee maker to work!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

An observation: Bosses know exactly what they want until they get exactly what they asked for.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Holy Jalapenos on a stick! Jeff Dunham coming to my city in June!
I have a distaste for "chocolate oranges". In my perfect world, chocolate and oranges to not mix.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

You know what I want? Star Trek, the original series. On BlueRay. I don't even have a BlueRay player.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Making my chihuahua bark downstairs by making puking sounds upstairs.
Just popped my Last.FM cherry.
Quick blurb on how to use the and jQuery.
Playing with the for the Google-hosted AJAX libraries (specifically the 50MB Yahoo User Interface).

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Finishing up the content of the Warcrabs! manual before doing one final proof-read and edit.
Over a month's worth of 365 Challenge photos uploaded:

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's like freaking Christmas here in the office. Just got a second monitor for my workstation *AND* we're getting Japanese for lunch.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just completed a LaTeX source for the Warcrabs! manual. Now the community has something to build upon, in addition to the pre-existing Wiki.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Submitting a typo correction to the maintainer of a google labs page.
It has been a full day. Time to slip into unconsciousness.
I think I just made a friend at work. I call him "Firebug".
Setting up dotProject on my VBox here at work. Might be able to manage myself now!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Being multitalented. Watching Travelling Pants 2, working on the LUG site and drinking caffeinated beverages.
Setting up LaTeX to create a better Warcrabs! manual.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Today, and against my will, I am Wally:
Reading up on Forgotten Realms and Baldur's Gate and sitting around waiting for the boss to show up because I've got nothing to do!
It has been a fun night of playing and learning. Note to self: Request actual admin to grant my user admin permissions for LUG forum.
Having fun setting up the LUG site. Configuring the favicon.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Flipping through Drupal themes. Looking for something that says, "I'm simple to navigate. Come learn something."

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Decorating our first Christmas tree
My PC is set up all awesome-like now. Time to do awesome things.
Why does windows have to take so long creating a 208GB NTFS partition? It's 3:09am and only 66% complete.
Reinstalled WinXP on a 15GB partition. The rest of the drive is for non-essential apps. Quicker defrag (jkdefrag anyone?) with smaller drive

Friday, November 21, 2008

I wasn't prepared for Vault 106. I thought my video card or monitor was about to kick the bucket.
Eating beans in molasses. Mmm. I like beans.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

How to set up Laconica on your GoDaddy hosting: (It's easy!)
Cool. Setting up Laconica on a GoDaddy econ hosting wasn't very hard at all. Not after reading the Laconica README.
Just about to set up Laconica on my personal webserver. Then I can bypass Twitter and it's (oft-frequent) downtime.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

w00t! The Dragon Age Origins FAQ says the PC version is set for release in early 2009!!!
Recalling a chapter in the book "Masters of Doom". Well, this chapter of my life is going in my biography when I'm famous!
Rawking out to the album "A santa Cause 2: It's a Punk Rock Christmas"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Looking for things to decorate my walls. Already printed off the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Caffeine Molecule. Any other resources?
Watching someone put up the City's Christmas decorations along the street lamps.
I feel like I was up all night. Could have sworn I was asleep shortly after midnight.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Daydreaming about being a ninja
Downloading DamnSmallLinux-4.3RC2 for configuration into a security tools distribution.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Playing NwN. Staying away from the girly party going on downstairs.
Installing a minimal Ubuntu 8.10 virtualbox with the mini.iso

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Playing NeverwinterNights from within Linux, without using Wine, and listening to the Linux Action Show. What could be better Saturday Night
Trying to put together a script to update Facebook from the command line. Not as easy as Twitter, it appears.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kickin' it in Neverwinter Nights. Literally. I'm a monk. I do Kung-Fu.
Reading the Facebook API for setStatus() to complement my command-line social status updater.
Watching the snow fall outside. Saturday says there's no chance it's sticking around long. Take that, Old-Man Winter!
Rawking out like a mild-mannered superhero at work.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chillin' like a villain. And stuff.
Wondering what the average age of a 5'8" 16 year old male is?
Power is out from a wind-storm last night. 30 minutes late at work.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Swung 10 votes Izaak's way.
Syncing my email addresses together. GMail makes it easy.
Done wasting time writing about command-line twittering.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Like the rest of the world's geeks, I'm waiting on the Left4Dead open demo (a.k.a. Zombie Panic Spiffified) to go live.
Compiling TheGimp 2.6.2 because I hate the Ubuntu 8.10 layout of TheGimp. Here's hoping this one is different.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Converting ammo into experience points at a very good exchange rate. Hooray, Fallout 3

Friday, November 07, 2008

Just got involved in the previously mentioned "Linux is a Toy" troll. Whoops. I could only ignore the bait for so long.
Putting on a show for some very important clients. I was made to replace my coffee-stained piece of paper I use for a coaster. It was art!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Playing with Turtle Graphics. Turtle. Turtle!
Carefully excavating the top layer of beans, as I eat, so I don't plow through the Queen Bean Over-lard. I mean Overlord.
Poking my cursor around U of Calgary and Ohio State U's computer science dept. websites.
Printing off the Warcrabs! rulebook again. I intend to rework the PDF into a newer version.
Finally got around to setting up TortoiseSVN on my work PC.
Finished the Fallout 3 main story an hour ago. I'm sad to see there's no continuation after the finale. Have to start over or don't finish.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Waking up with the Linux Action Show at
Could keep going all night. No time is a good time to put Fallout 3 away and go to sleep.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Heck yes! My "Zombie Survival Guide" just arrived. Undead, beware.
w00t. First snow up at Silver Star Mountain Resort. 3cm new snow, 0cm base. -1C. It can stay up there allllll winter, please.
Kickin' it oldschool
Still trucking through "Learning Perl", picking up good practices I may have missed from never reading the book.
Dead tired. Stayed up "just a little longer" to finish Sonic Chronicles last night. It has a satisfying conclusion.

Monday, November 03, 2008

I admit it, I'm looking forward to Animal Crossing on the Wii.
Addicted to Fallout 3 and the V.A.T.S.
Kiwi seeds are satisfyingly crunchy.
Daydreaming at work. Looking forward to a trip back to a Post-Apocalyptic Washington D.C.
Getting the feeling I'm almost at the end of the main quest for Fallout 3. Cool that Laim Neeson was cast.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Putting away Fallout3 after a 3 hour session. VATS FTW.

Friday, October 31, 2008

So many Tootsie rolls left over. Mmm, Tootsie rolls.
Breaking out the coconut rum and cola.
Being the crotchety old man, complaining to myself about kids and their firecrackers.
Helping the children of today become the diabetics of tomorrow.
Trick-or-treat'ing in the world of Medievia. You're never too old in Medievia.
Compounding interest on a $0.71 loan at 1/4% per second. Over 30 minutes later I'm currently owed $112 and counting.
Am looking forward to Pirates, Ninjas and Zombies (and Robots) tonight. Happy Day, everyone! Cheap candy starts tomorrow.
Pumpkins, carved:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Downloading, yet again, the NeverwinterNights Linux installation setup. Those disks go missing more often than socks in a dryer.
Wow! The "DarkRoom" theme in Ubuntu 8.10 actually looks good.
When I eat my smarties I do *not* eat the red ones last.
Succumbing to the temptation. Reading a flamewar on alt.linux: Linux is a Child's Toy. Asshats a-plenty.
Installing Ubuntu8.10 in a VM and the process is looking slick.
Happy twice-annually Ubuntu Day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kickin' it in Dead Space. And then stomping on it.
Carving pumpkins
A look into the (potential) decision of speed of turn base battles within BioWare's Sonic Chronicles.
Contemplating Sonic the Hedgehog and where he fits in relation to the rest of the Peaceniks.
"Don't think of pink elephants"... the effect of a Usenet post with the contents "Please ignore". You just can't do it!
Finding that I don't use 4 of these 10 "essential applications included in Ubuntu 8.10".
A few hours into it and still trying to figure out how Far Cry 2 is a sequel to Far Cry 1.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Surprise! Flamethrower plus dry grass in FarCry2 = awesome! Whoa.
Sitting at work, wondering what it might be like to step into a post-apocalyptic world after a life from birth to 28 years living in a vault
Happy Fallout 3 day, everybody.
Cool. I've just been declared Master of Peggle.

Monday, October 27, 2008

It has taken a year but my bonsai potato has finally started to sprout upward. Pics to come soon.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

It's that time of the year again. Sitting down to watch Dead Alive (aka Braindead).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Updating VirtualBox and adding OpenSolaris to my troupe of Ubuntu and Debian guests.
Amazon has got to be joking! Items: CDN$ 8.58
Shipping & Handling: CDN$ 58.41

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trying to remember the term for storing data across many tables in a database rather than just one or a few... R-something? Level? Number?
Missing out on Medievia's Halloween-week festivities. I usually dress up as the Goblin King in the Labyrinth. Maybe the lurking grue.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Maintaining code to the tune of "NOFX - You're Wrong"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BioWare presenting "Star Wars: The Old Republic" MMORPG?!?! I almost pooped my pants!
Still messing around with OOP in Perl. It's now making sense. Might give MOOSE a try later.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Finishing up a 7.5 hour stretch with some MC Frontalot. Ping Pong, step up to the table. Ping Pong, put the ball in play!
Rawking out to Gob. One week with Rockbox has proven it's convenient and functional... and a little slow at times.
Learning how to create Perl classes. Always in the back of my mind I wonder if I should just skip Perl and head straight to Python.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sharing the PSP and Ubuntu love.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Max Payne, the movie, was freaking awesome! With an exclamation mark awesome.
Rawking out with my Hawk out. Going to watch Max Payne in theatres. Bullet-Time FTW!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I vote for a weekend of horror movies. I'll supply the "Dawn of the Dead" remake and "Alien Apocalypse".
I'm becoming my parents! >-|D:{
Messing around in SQLite and probing my data with SQLite Manager in Firefox. Nifty!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's the middle of October, which means University students are in mid-term mode. I've been out for 10 months and don't feel sorry for them!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rawking out to "Rhyme Torrents Halloween E.P."
This just in: Mice Run Amok in Office. Hilarity ensues.
Rawking out to Beefy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Still Here

With the purchase of a website and hosting, as well as living on other sites such as Twitter, Pownce, Facebook, etc. It's kind of hard to find a purpose for Blogger. It's dear to my heart, my first blog.

So here's the occasional update saying, "I'm still alive". And I'm still trying to find my purpose in life.

Friday, April 25, 2008


I haz a website!

So I'll probably export my blogger and archive it for history.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

The bigger the tool...

It seems that the bigger the blogging tool the more work it takes to update. Mostly true only in the sense that Blogger allows one to type an almost unlimited number of letters/characters. Twitter restricts the user to 140 characters and Pownce, while not strictly limited, allows a much smaller viewable post than Blogger but still slightly more than Twitter.

So it follows that I update my Twitter the most frequently, followed in turn by Pownce and the least frequently updated is my Blogger account.

And for those with even more curiosity,
My flicker page.

Socially networked. Giving in a little at a time.


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