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Entries from October 2006

Broken Trucks and Bottles in Toronto

October 31st, 2006 · Comments Off on Broken Trucks and Bottles in Toronto

I’m going with Linda to big ‘ole bad Toronto to help support some of her friends who will be putting on a great show…. “The United Steel Workers of Montreal are proud to announce their recent marriage to the feisty Toronto-based label, weewerk. The nuptials will result in the re-release of The USWM’s debut album, […]

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Tags: family + friends · tivo + movies + music

Mon oncle Antonie

October 31st, 2006 · Comments Off on Mon oncle Antonie

We watched a movie last night that has been on my list for some time now. Actually, since I skipped the class in my Québec Cinema Course when it was screened for us. It struck a cord with me as the area where I grew up still had this feeling of rural Québec, the church, […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · tivo + movies + music

DS and WFC

October 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on DS and WFC

Over the weekend I tried the Nintendo WFC service. I had tried to connect when I first got my DS but my old wireless router just wouldn’t give me an IP (among other problems). Our laptop also had trouble connecting also so I decided to go out and buy a new WIFI router on Friday […]

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Tags: games + diversions · tech + the internet

The Black Box

October 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Black Box

Beautiful design for an idea who’s time has come. I’ve always hated the UI and language used by most small electronic devices, with the exception of my DS which has one of my faves by far, so this becomes instantly desirable… “A mobile becomes many things you need: When more functions must be put into […]

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

From Russia With Love

October 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on From Russia With Love

For anyone who’s fallen asleep after a “bout of Tetris” and still watched the blocks fall, turn and snap into place… this is a great little piece. “Tetris – From Russia With Love A hard to find documentary about Tetris and its creator Alexey Pajitnov. Also covers the rivalaries between Nintendo and Atari and the […]

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Tags: games + diversions · tech + the internet

Natas Kaupas

October 26th, 2006 · 8 Comments

It’s hard to describe the feeling of seeing this guy skate for the first time. I must have been around 13 and it would have probably been at Johan’s house when we got Santa Cruz’s “Streets on Fire” movie. His part of the movie still stands out as one of my top five skateboard parts […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Home sweet home

October 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on Home sweet home

I can see my house, my work, the routes we walk each day, the roads I drive, the spots I eat at and the stores I shop at. Beautiful. More about Montréal… “Downtown Montreal lies at the foot of Mount Royal, which is designated as a major urban park, and extends toward the St Lawrence […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world

Heated wetsuit

October 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment

This is kinda crazy, I was thinking about this on the way to work this AM — wondering when they’ll release some crazy new technology that will allow 1mm suits to be as warm as 5mm … low and behold… Let the “fried” surfer jokes commence! How about shocking that man-o-war when he shocks you […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Cold water and 06

October 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on Cold water and 06

This coming weekend, there will be swell. Swell of some kind, most probably HUGE rough wind swell. I’m tempted to drive down and check it out but have some other obligations that must be completed. Plus I don’t know how well I’d fair in 50° water and and 40° air temps. I’d like to see […]

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Tags: family + friends · surf + skate + snow

Warning Signs from the future

October 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on Warning Signs from the future

Awesome idea .. although the graphics are a little sloppy. Self-replicating devices — “Self-replicating devices are potentially the most powerful technology of all, since they can increase their reach exponentially in suitable environments. It also raises risks of arms races (whoever builds and releases one first wins), unwanted replication (the sorcerers’ apprentice) and slight misbehaviour […]

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Tags: tech + the internet · thinking + zen

Friends in Bali

October 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on Friends in Bali

Got text message that Jesse and Steph have arrived in Bali. They stopped over to meet up with Jes’s parents near Lombok and are headed to a spot right on Kuta beach. 2 and a half weeks of waking up 20 feet from some of the worlds best waves. I know they are going to […]

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Tags: family + friends · surf + skate + snow

Hubba History

October 19th, 2006 · Comments Off on Hubba History

I often wonder if there’s ever any positive discussion of skateboarding among architects. I wonder if the guy who designed this simple walkway knew what he created. I’m sure the discussion that happens isn’t the good kind — more like; How can we make this “skateproof”? This famous ledge was featured in countless pictures and […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Our surfing Gazette Article

October 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Our surfing Gazette Article

Roji got her surfing piece published in Saturday’s Montreal Gazette. She ended up going down herself to do some first hand research. I helped her fill in some of the blanks. Big congrats to her! Plank and even Johan got a plug in the sidebar .. we’ll see if it leads to any custom made […]

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Tags: family + friends · plank + work · surf + skate + snow

Work

October 11th, 2006 · 2 Comments

The past few weeks have a been a bit crazy. We’ve been pumping out so much work from plank that it’s getting to be a blur of sitemaps/comps/data-tables/code/testing and all the other fun stuff we deal with. Also on the plank front – Geoff is moving for an undetermined amount of time to Washington, DC […]

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Tags: plank + work

The squid and the whale

October 4th, 2006 · 3 Comments

My mistake – Wes did not help write this movie – He produced it though Linda rented a movie that I had completely forgotten about and had wiggled it’s way off of our watch-list. I am still a big Wes Anderson fan. This movie continues that streak, but unlike his other writing, with darker comedy […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music