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Entries from July 2006

Leathersnake

July 31st, 2006 · Comments Off on Leathersnake

My good friend Marc “Leathersnake” Beauchamp is leaving Boa. He’s been one of Montreal’s best bartenders going on 6+ years – working at Blizzarts for 5 years and Boa for the past year. His skills and charm behind the bar are truly legendary. I’m sure his crew at the bar will be very sad to […]

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Tags: family + friends

Surfing without a wetsuit

July 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Surfing without a wetsuit

Last Sunday was the first time I’ve been able to surf at Hampton Beach, NH without a wetsuit. After a spring of wearing my awesome Excel 4/3, this was truly a new experience. The reports said the water was 67° F +. Amazing for this high north and this time of year. I was in […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Le Déclin de l’empire américain

July 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Le Déclin de l’empire américain

We watched Le Déclin de l’empire américain last night. I had only ever seen a small portion of the movie in my Quebec Cinema class. It’s one of those movies that was listed on many “top 10 greatest Canadian movies” lists during the 80’s and 90’s — and still shows up today. I read a […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

A Code Beyond Genetics in DNA

July 26th, 2006 · Comments Off on A Code Beyond Genetics in DNA

A second code superimposed onto the first … props if get the Contact reference. “Researchers believe they have found a second code in DNA in addition to the genetic code. The genetic code specifies all the proteins that a cell makes. The second code, superimposed on the first, sets the placement of the nucleosomes, miniature […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · strangeness + randomness

How 25 Years of MTV Have Changed the World

July 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on How 25 Years of MTV Have Changed the World

I remember the first time I saw MTV – in Grade 5 – the first video was Madonna – Like a Virgin …. “MTV famously claimed its first casualty with its premiere video, aired August 1, 1981. But since video killed the radio star, what has the network accomplished? You know, besides forever changing youth […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Water Printer

July 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I can picture a couple very fun uses of a bigger version of this …. “Researchers at Akishima Laboratories (Mitsui Zosen), working in conjunction with professor Shigeru Naito of Osaka University, have developed a device that uses waves to draw text and pictures on the surface of water. The device consists of 50 water wave […]

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Tags: strangeness + randomness · tech + the internet

Copy and Delete

July 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on Copy and Delete

Great tip for OS X users that move files around a lot or archive work frequently, “Copy and Delete at the Same Time If you’re archiving a file to disk (let’s say to an external FireWire drive for example), you can drag the icon of the file you want to archive directly to that drive […]

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Tags: tech + the internet

Habitat

July 24th, 2006 · Comments Off on Habitat

Banane went a did some recon this weekend down by the river. I posted about this spot a while back, “Christened on board about six years ago by Addison, the St. Lawrence is home to an ever-growing number of river surfers (about 30 last Sunday) who share the water with longer-standing kayakers. As anybody who’s […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Beryl burreled

July 24th, 2006 · Comments Off on Beryl burreled

Another awesome weekend has come and gone. Drove down to NH with my brother on Friday night. The promise of a tropical storm offshore Saturday morning held true. We drove up through South Hampton seeing waves where there are usually none this time of year. The Wall was socked in with thick fog – but […]

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Tags: family + friends · surf + skate + snow

1981 Atari Game Catalog

July 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on 1981 Atari Game Catalog

This photoset is awesome, Wikipedia says … “While part of Warner, Atari achieved its greatest success, selling millions of 2600s and computers. At its peak, Atari accounted for a third of Warner’s annual income and was the fastest-growing company in the history of the United States at the time. Although the 2600 had garnered the […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · tech + the internet

TIME and Surfing’s New Wave

July 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on TIME and Surfing’s New Wave

Time magazine does a decent piece on the past, present and future of surfboard design and construction, “They may come across as defiers of convention, pushing the edge as they slice through walls of water, but surfers are traditionalists by nature. For more than 40 years, as many as 9 out of 10 American wave riders have […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

2007 Snow vids

July 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on 2007 Snow vids

Snowboarder magazine has put out a list of all the trailers for this seasons upcoming snowboard movies, Couple of the standouts seem to be… Alterna – In Transit Site | Trailer Sugar Shack – The Bandwagon Site | Trailer J.T. Fountaincat & Co. – BikeCar Site | Trailer See the whole list at .. http://www.snowboard-mag.com/node/12796

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Flowing water

July 20th, 2006 · 2 Comments

A few days ago, while in a normal state of mind at a normal part of my day while thinking normal thoughts — something different came to mind. It concerned the flowing of water over a riverbed; how the water down deep, close to the rocks along the bottom, feels the turbulence. The water near […]

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Tags: strangeness + randomness

The Science of Sleep

July 19th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Science of Sleep

“Close your eyes. Open your heart.” — This new film from Michel Gondry looks very good. I have enjoyed “Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind” a couple of times over. “In director Michel Gondry’s, “The Science of Sleep,” life seems to be looking up for shy and withdrawn Stephane (Gael García Bernal) when he is […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Safari Tidy plugin

July 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Safari Tidy plugin

I like the Firefox developer tools, but still use Safari as my main browser. This little hack helps in at least one aspect of creating sites … “The Safari Tidy plugin is a small plugin that lets you validate the webpages you browse for (x)html compliance. The actual validation is done by Tidy. This plugin […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · tech + the internet