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Entries from September 2006

The 100 Best Skate Photos on Flickr

September 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on The 100 Best Skate Photos on Flickr

This is one of the best Flickr compilations on a single subject I’ve seen yet. The quality and range is amazing. As always, seeing excellent photos makes me want to run out and buy an expensive Digi SLR – but my photo taking habits are more for memory and archival purposes than for beautiful composition […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · surf + skate + snow

I’m an egg

September 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Uovo has a short little interview with me for their 7 minute egg series. These guys are tons of fun, with seemingly endless illustrative talent. Luke has worked on numerous projects with us and has always amazed me with the ease at which he can pop-off ridiculous quality drawings. Thanks guys ! Go look at […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · family + friends · plank + work

Ben Folds covering Such Great Heights

September 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

Lovely cover of this song by Postal Service from their 2003 album “Give Up” – the description in Youtube says “From jTV in Australia, Ben Folds’s Like a Version from 2006, The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights”. Ben Folds is very talented guy with some creative musical improv methods. I’d really like to see him […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

24″ Inch iMac

September 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on 24″ Inch iMac

We just received a brand spanking new top of the line, fully decked out (Maxed RAM and High end video card) 24 Inch Intel iMac from our lovely apple supplier Evolution Concept. The mac even come in an impressively large box. Needless to say – the screen is huge. Let me say that again – […]

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Tags: tech + the internet

Talk like a pirate day

September 19th, 2006 · Comments Off on Talk like a pirate day

Arrr… Best SNL skit in the past year… “(Opens with a shot of the Holiday Inn hotel. Cut to an activities board that reads: 1:00 Schwartz Bar Mitzvah 4:00 Real Estate Seminar 7:30 Pirate Convention. Growling is heard and dissolves to room decorated with pirate stuff, big skull banner with cross bones. A group of […]

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Tags: strangeness + randomness · tech + the internet

Weekend with my girl

September 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Weekend with my girl

This past weekend I finally convinced Linda she needed to get out of the city and take a break for 2 days of camping/tanning/swimming. Everyone else from our crew had plans or bowed out and the swell forecast didn’t look epic as of Thursday night. We left montreal at 6 am on Saturday. Forecast had […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Safe

September 14th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Front page of the Globe and Mail today. Linda’s in the blue shirt. I’m so thankful she’s safe. I love her very much.

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world

Scars

September 12th, 2006 · 2 Comments

I cut my hair short on the weekend — short enough that you can see the two large scars on the left and right front sides of my head. They aren’t of the frankenstein variety but they are fairly large. I’ve always been a bit self conscious about these but have decided to accept them […]

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Tags: family + friends

Nintento and the future

September 8th, 2006 · Comments Off on Nintento and the future

I’m a big fan of Nintendo. I always have been. I’m pretty picky about any games I play – partly cause I feel some kind of guilt about playing games in the first place – when I should be reading/socializing/bettering my life in some other manner. I have owned a couple Nintendo systems mainly cause […]

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Tags: games + diversions · tech + the internet

Malibu

September 8th, 2006 · Comments Off on Malibu

Surfer mag has a nice little history piece on Malibu. I know i’ll paddle out there one day — like so many other spots that are on “tourista” list. Nice to know the background of these famous places and where parts of surf culture come from. Good read. “The Chumash named the point “humaliwu” which […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Honorary Canadian

September 8th, 2006 · Comments Off on Honorary Canadian

The Dalai Lama has been made an honorary Canadian citizen. Couple of quotes I like from him, “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · thinking + zen

Florence

September 7th, 2006 · Comments Off on Florence

Another hurricane has formed and is heading towards the east coast. Florence is expected to generate a swell window in the NE from late Saturday through most of the week. These storms regularly produce some very solid ground swell, as we saw last week first hand – Let’s just hope the winds cooperate! Saturday will […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Brain Age

September 7th, 2006 · Comments Off on Brain Age

I’ve been playing with Brain Age for the DS Lite. It’s an educational game that’s designed to be played a little each day “Each session includes such brain-training activities as high-speed reading, drawing from memory, fast math problems, and Stroop tests.” I started off with a “Brain Age” of 46 which isn’t too bad, and […]

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Tags: games + diversions · tech + the internet

Head high and offshore

September 5th, 2006 · 4 Comments

This past weekend lived up the hype. Pretty much went down exactly as we thought it would be with the exception of having an awesome sunny day yesterday instead of rain. Arrived at The Wall on Saturday morning to find the winds howling and the ocean a washing machine of 6-8 foot waves. Absolutely no […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Sympatico HighSpeed Unplugged

September 1st, 2006 · 3 Comments

Warren is beta testing Symaptico’s newest wireless product called “Sympatico HighSpeed Unplugged“. It allows you to wirelessly connect to the internet with your laptop from anywhere that Bell offers the service at a whopping 3mbps. Your own personal wireless access point wherever you go. The first draw back that we all noticed was the size […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · tech + the internet