Saturday, December 24, 2011

OK, this URL may work It appears I may have mussed the package name. Was expecting

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Red Dead Redemption GOTY on PS3 or 360 for $30 + free shipping at!!!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Yahoo! I was hoping this day would come. Game Dev Story part of the $0.10 sale on Android!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Only 2 days left on the @Humble Voxatron Bundle. Beat the minimum $5.25 for 7 quality games.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Putting off the #GameDev this weekend to blow off steam with Team Fortress 2 and Killing Floor and Shaun of the Dead and The Walking Dead...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy mole day! I haven't had to know what a mole is since 11th grade chemistry back in 2000.
Setting up a brand new Ubuntu 11.10 install. Fun night :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yay! The Harvestmath festival is here (in LOTRO)! Time for some halloweeney and autumny fun.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Who's excited for the season opener of #TheWalkingDead starting in half an hour? I am! Season 2, here we go.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's a zombie attack! The quick and the dead by Death*Star Catchy #Halloween tunes

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Curious, I check the Ubuntu website to see when 11.10 is released. Pleasantly surprised, it's out tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

There's only 1 day left in the @Humble Bundle for a bunch of games you get to set your own price for. Charity!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

My monitor is on its way out :( It sometimes takes up to 20 minutes to 'warm up' and work. It's a 4 year old Samsung SyncMaster 226BW.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Linux @Desura client get! We we we so excited. Just got invited to the Linux client beta.
I am bringing my appetite to Thanksgiving dinner tonight! It's 4:39pm and I am huuungry. #Thankful for food, and family and friends to share

Friday, October 07, 2011

Mmm, spicy! I've been trying to turn up the heat on foods I eat. Sprinkled chili powder and chili flakes on tonight's dinner. Was tolerable.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Waitaminute. I just got a "Compare testing experiences" email to survey my experience with the Star Wars: TOR beta. Did I miss something?
Do you smoke? Did the media once tell you that you look cool doing it? Here's a hint: You don't.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Crystal made delicious bread and i made it more delicious with sugar and cinnamon. And then i ate it!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Took Crystal out shopping for her birthday. I ended up snagging Zombieland on BluRay for $10 :) Absolutely a gift for myself!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Packing up to leave the Vancouver area, heading home to my wife and child. Though it was a nice visit, I'm looking forward to going home.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nice! I just found a code for the PAX 2010 League of Legends promotion in a pile of stuff in my office. I got Jax and the PAX Jax skin :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Arr! t'is only an hour 'til talk like a pirate day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What a great idea! A demake of Super Smash Bros.
Paintballing this evening. Have never done that before, but it's in the interest of new experiences, etc. and hanging out with my bro-in-law

Friday, September 09, 2011

I just beat Metroid Prime 2: Echoes in 18h40m with 73% completion. Now on to Halo: ODST for a change of pace.
I think I found today's work music thanks to @ScrubClub Torrentz - Big Kahuna!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Starting a 100 pushup effort. 113 days until Christmas. Starting at 15 pushups, adding 2 pushups every 2 days, I'll have some days to spare!
A Shaw cable van parked in my spot. Now he's stuck as I parked behind him. He knows where to find me.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Installing League of Legends for the first time and wishing I hadn't given away my 2009 PAX promotional code for the Cardboard Tube Samurai.
Installing MAME for my first time ever. Now to find custom ROMs to do this all above board.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What a great day at #PAX! Got to speak with so many talented people. Among them, @Jamezila @checker @andyschatz and all of them so very nice

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Score! I thought I couldn't find Peanut M&Ms (yellow bag) so I grabbed a purple bag. Turns out they are dark chocolate peanut M&Ms :D

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I got further in Dwarf Fortress just now than I ever had. I generated a world and almost built a farm. Then I quit. #BabySteps

Saturday, August 20, 2011

w00t. #PAX 2011 schedule built. Now to trim the fat and fill in the gaps.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Buy ice cream to help the children! A better reason than most days :) #DairyQueen
A link to the Killer Bunnies drinking game my brother and my wife and I made up one New Years Eve.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Under 7 hours left on the latest @Humble Indie Bundle. Your generous donations for 12 great games.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Just finished reading The Lord of the Rings for the second time. My first was just before the theatrical release of the movies. Still good.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Only 3 days left in the 3rd Humble Bundle where you get to set your own generous price for 12 quality games.

Friday, August 05, 2011

My celebration of international beer day. It's kinda gross.
My celebration of international beer day. It's kinda gross.
Happy International Beer Day! I'm going to buy some cans/bottles of beer that I've never tried before.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

I want to be the very best! And here's my theme song (for today) to prove it! >_<

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Live every week like it's Shark Week. And this week it really is Shark Week!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm happy Weeds redeemed itself in season 7 because season 6 almost ruined the show. This season is like a reboot. Good stuff.
Heh. I poured bacon grease on Zero's kibble. He's dropping mouthfuls of it beside his bowl looking for bacon at the bottom. #smartdog #kinda

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's pretty darn cool having a son. Even at 7 weeks old, our quality time is burping and farting.
Hehe. I just opened a box of "Pot of Gold" that I'd saved since Christmas.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chowing on bean dip drinking an iced mocha, poolside. #summertime

Friday, July 15, 2011

Yay, we got our grab-bag t-shirts. I got and Crystal got I do like Zooey D.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Free Slurpee Day! (at your local 7-11)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Woo woo! I've claimed all the prizes I could for all the games I have that are in the Steam Summer Camp Prize Booth. 21 tickets redeemed.

Friday, July 08, 2011

I am killing at jeopardy tonight. #kidsjeopardy

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Reid is one month old today. He did great on his first long road trips, to Calgary and back.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy Canada day. #proudCanadian

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Putting a dent in my rss feeds. Was sitting at 400+ dating back to June 2.
Only 7 days until the release of The Lord of the Rings extended edition on BluRay. Who's excited? I am, I've pre-ordered it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The tasty No-Boston Cream donut that Tim Hortons is selling in support of the #Canucks Go Vancouver! #bringithome
The tasty No-Boston Cream donut that Tim Hortons is selling in support of the #Canucks Go Vancouver! #bringithome

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I've been trained to be awake at this hour :) I could be sleeping. Not tired but at least my brain is running creatively.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

My Dad is looking for an American channel to watch tonights Canucks game so he can follow the glowing puck. Not in Canada.
A Google "Talent Scout" has contacted me over LinkedIn. That can't be legit? Google doesn't have to actively look for devs.
Catching up to personal emails. Sitting at 81. Looking forward to inbox 0 followed by the Canucks game tonight.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

We're told he has skis for feet and long toes. One nurse calls Reid the little monkey.
We're told he has skis for feet and long toes. One nurse calls Reid the little monkey.
Our bouncing (and tightly bound) baby boy.
Our bouncing (and tightly bound) baby boy.
Another mother here at the hospital pointed out my Linux Journal "Geek by nature Linux by choice" t-shirt :)

Friday, June 03, 2011

It's a boy!
Our nurse is going to call in our doctor soon. She's just instructing Crystal with what to expect.
Falling asleep on my chair. Baby is still active. Crystal is still being a rock star. 6pm doesn't look probable. I'll guess 7:47pm.
Our nurse is estimating a delivery around 6pm. Me? No clue. Crystal is doing awesome. Like nothing is going on.
Crystal is being made comfortable. Might even fall asleep for a while. Doctor shift change. Back to last nights doctor.
2:49pm Crystal says for the first time: I don't want a second one (baby)
Listening to a lady pushing a baby out across the hall. Yikes.
Eating Crystal's hospital lunch while she giggles and huffs laughing gas.
We've got our support team here helping me as much as they are helping Crystal. She is doing well and having a hot shower now.
At hospital with Crystal. She was finally able to have her water broken. Odds are baby comes today.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Reading some Lord of the Rings Return of the King. Drifting off to sleep soon.
Back at home. Fixing up a quick work-related issue and then nap time!
Waiting to be sent home. Dunno what I'm looking forward to more: coffee or sleep. Maybe both? >:-)
I've been reading everyone's responses for Crystal. She says it's like getting cards. Thank you. We're learning patience :D
Being monitored again and then sent home to come back 12 hours later if things don't progress again. There's a funny movie in this somewhere
Lucky day. We've got another doctor we're familiar with. We're hanging out at the hospital for a while again. Baby can't come soon enough :)
Getting ready for day two. Different doctor today. I'm sure they're great and that someone else would be disappointed to not have them, too.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Baby watch 2011. Still pending. Bedtime for me soon. We thank you for the support, everyone.
Home. "Call us tomorrow morning if we don't see you tonight". Alrighty. #WaitingGame
May be sent home from the hospital. Again. :p
Heading back to the hospital because we're noobs and can't do this do-it-yourself-labor thing very well :)
Today feels like a good day to have a baby. Skipping out on work now. And at least one of us is skipping the #Canucks game tonight.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SpaceFight! improvements: made the AccessibleAreaMap even more efficient. In this example reduced 4221 polys to 2613 and 20 nodes down to 12
Getting my caffeine fix at Timmy Hos with my wife and mother in law.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Slowing down for the day, settling in with Crystal to watch them Canucks do their thing.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Watching a black bear cub evade police in my neighborhood.

Friday, May 20, 2011

I've seen enough Anne Geddes photos to last me a good long time with this pregnancy.
Methinks I should put a little tlc into this weekend. Too many b0rken links and legacy pages that should work but do not.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

And another post where I ramble about light and shadows and those weird accessible area maps
A new post where I discuss SpaceFight! and something I thought I discussed already
Tearing out my nice fence because strata demanded it :(
Tearing out my nice fence because strata demanded it :(

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Go Canucks go. Watching the game with Crystal. We work well watching together.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

While we were there, a certain lord was storming the shop.
While we were there, a certain lord was storming the shop.
Back from free comic book day with a good haul.
Back from free comic book day with a good haul.
Happy free comic book day, everyone! Do not forget to visit your local comic shop(s) today to pick from the selection of free comic books!!!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Tomorrow is the annual Free Comic Book Day. Plan your day accordingly.
GDMag just arrived with my mail. It's the one with the @werezompire / Zeboyd Games, and the @eyehookgames indie games postmortems.
Looking forward to catching up to my RSS feed today. And reading. And perhaps also working on SpaceFight!. #rest

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Listening to Pres. Obama give his statement but picturing Fred Armisen as Pres. Obama delivering said statement. Fred does Obama so well.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I'm fairly impressed with the Unity interface in #Ubuntu 11.04. Will take some getting used to but it's flashy and draws attention.
Doing one of my favorite things with a computer. Installing a new Operating System. Ubuntu 11.04 in this case. #geek #linux

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Watching Let's Play: Metroid Prime 2 to get a recap of where I left off four months ago. I tried to play MP2 just now but I'm lost. No clue.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Just finished the main campaign for Fable 1. Playtime: 9h45m. I've got The Lost Chapters, too, but I think I'll skip it at least for now.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

PAX Prime 2011 weekend pass *GET* -- I won't sit around waiting forever for a response from friends. I'll go alone, dammit!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Six days left, have you paid what you want for the Humble Frozen Bundle? Games redeemable on Steam and Desura.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yay! PAX Prime registration opened up today. Slight increase over last year. $60 weekend passes now.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I got my M$80 worth of @eyehookgames Epic Dungeon. 2h25m54s as a Level 77 Shaman. Still couldn't get the Epic Set awardment or Triple Threat

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Just finished @eyehookgames Epic Dungeon for a third time. This time in 1h52m20s as a Level 69 Tinkerer. Got my Epic Chain awardment.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Just built my first crib #likeaboss #futuredad

Friday, April 08, 2011

I seem to have misplaced my Killer Bunnies :(

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Just opened a jar for my grandma. Made me feel useful :D

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Figuring out 2D lightmaps/lighting for use in SpaceFight! and G2DP.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

I regret upgrading my Motorola Droid to Android 2.2. It's now slow, sometimes to the point of locking up, crashing and restarting.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Played some more Epic Dungeon tonight. That, with Zombie Estate, are my 2 faves on XBLIG at the moment.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Drove a fully loaded Dodge Caliber SXT Sport Wagon today. Really liked it. Didn't tell the dealership that.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Finally beat Epic Dungeons. Easy mode, Berserker. Level 62. 1h36m14s

Monday, March 07, 2011

Watched the 50th and final episode of the 2006 version of AstroBoy last night with Crystal. Now we're watching Super Mario Bros 3

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Played some LOTRO, read some stories, did some work. Time to slip into unconsciousness.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I can appreciate the sub-zero weather because it keeps the zombies frozen in place, but damn! is it cold!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just told baby the story of the three bears and the evil Goldilocks. Baby didn't appreciate it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spiffied up in time for dinner.
Spiffied up in time for dinner.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just completed Dead Space: Extraction. Was a good game! Crystal even watched me play.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Just played Pandemic with Crystal. She as a dispatcher and me as a scientist. We lost.
Cooking portabella mushrooms for the first time. They smell so good.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spent the last 10 minutes talking to baby and feeling it kick around. Was like it snuggled up to where my voice was.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wow. 74 chapters in this book and I'm just starting chapter 11. Still, The Passage by Justin Cronin is very good.

Friday, February 11, 2011

If it were any cleaner I think I'd be less productive
If it were any cleaner I think I'd be less productive

Monday, January 31, 2011

Just finished reading baby (and Crystal) a few more pages of The Hobbit. Now for our nightly episode of AstroBoy. #married #routine

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just saw True Grit. Was good! Now I have to see the original.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Looking at family friendly chevy cars

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Watching Crystal flip through a fashion magazine. There must have been 40 pages of advertisements before she got to the table of contents.

Monday, January 10, 2011

This little guy keeps me company all day. #Zero still has a long life ahead of him, for which I am thankful.
This little guy keeps me company all day. #Zero still has a long life ahead of him, for which I am thankful.