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Entries from November 2006

50 years of Janus Films

November 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on 50 years of Janus Films

For a measly 650$ US, you can purchase the Criterion Collection – Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films. It contains a hard cover book documenting the history of these films as well as 50 DVD’s which you know will be the highest quality. Among these are some of my favorite Art House movies […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · tivo + movies + music


November 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on Reviewguys

A project from long ago has been brought back. It’s not much yet; the content has been dumped into WordPress, a bare-bones template applied, stuff is a bit broken, but…. there’s the first new review in years now up! This was a “review blog” way before the time of blogs. “Reviewguys is special because […]

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


November 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Transmaterial

This is something I love. When I build a home.. this is where a part of my brain will live during the creative/design process. I would love to my flickr stream show up on my walls, have paint that changes moods, have a ambient light that would follow our room usage patterns or have walls/windows […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Idea’s behind the Wii

November 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on Idea’s behind the Wii

A fun quick read; Business Week asking Miyamoto and another Wi team member about the big ideas behind the Wii. I really do think they got it right. This is also worth checking out — a description of the technology behind the wiimote from CNN. “Miyamoto: We started work on the Wii around the time […]

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Tags: games + diversions

Mt. Orford

November 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on Mt. Orford

Update: Looks like the ski season might be saved at Orford. I’m never one to be happy about anyone losing there jobs unfairly, and have certainly been no fan of the ski-resort industry and their constant grab at real estate dollars as the motivation to run most large mountains (read Downhill Slide which thoroughly covers […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Wii testing

November 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on Wii testing

I have a brand-new, decked-out, pimped up Nintendo Wii for a couple days on loan from a very nice friend. I’ll be posting some impressions and be personally deciding when/if I’ll be buying one. Linda and I fired it up for a couple hours yesterday – and we both had fun. Not groundbreaking but definitely […]

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Tags: games + diversions

Sufjan Stevens & Calexico on Austin City Limits

November 17th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Austin City Limits Presents: Sufjan Stevens followed by Calexico Two of the underground rock scene’s most creative artists perform. Critical darling and indie rock sensation Sufjan Stevens brings his orchestral folk/pop to the stage in support of his latest album The Avalanche. Video clip: More about Sufjan on Wikipedia Highlighting its latest record Garden […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Plank Poker

November 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on Plank Poker

I work with a number of very cool and funny people. We decided a couple weeks back that we should do a plank poker night. We have a large open office with a perfect table for seating 6-8 people around, no neighbor’s to disturb and a Mac set to be a pumping sound system hooked […]

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Tags: plank + work

The res of games

November 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on The res of games

We went over to one of Linda’s friends place the other night for dinner. We had an awesome time hanging out in their loft in the village – heated stone floors and a 12 foot long “picnic-table styled” dinner table really appeal to me. Her boyfriend writes a gaming column for a Canadian newspaper… which […]

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Tags: games + diversions

Jason Lee Interview

November 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Jason Lee Interview has a recent interview with Jason Lee along with some of his photographs. “Someone once said, “talent lies in everyone, it just takes the right spark to set it off.” Jason Lee’s spark was skateboarding. Skating put him in the right place at the right time to get a spark off of something else, […]

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

WESC at Au coeur de la mode

November 10th, 2006 · Comments Off on WESC at Au coeur de la mode

Go grab yourself some stylish new threads for winter and support a good cause. I saw some of the WESC goodies being sold… some awesome stuff.. so get their early and dip yourself. Banane will be running the show so say hi to him from! “If you’re around downtown Montreal this Sunday, drop by […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · wesc

WordPress, plugins and spam

November 10th, 2006 · 2 Comments runs off of WordPress 2.0.3 with a couple extra plugin’s thrown in to make my life easier. I also modified a bunch of the PHP to make it do some other stuff, like saving me looking up trackback URL’s and modifying alt tags. Nothing fancy. As for pluggins, I’m running Akismet, Bad Behavior, Brian’s […]

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Tags: tech + the internet

Winter waves #2

November 10th, 2006 · Comments Off on Winter waves #2

Just like last fall… I have the HB web cams setup to show on my desktop in real time (courtesy of geektool). The waves today look awesome. I counted about 5 guys out in view of the cam. Driving me nuts that I’ve been so “slothy” the past 4 weeks and watching these killer waves […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

2006/07 Cottage

November 8th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Last night, we went and signed a lease for our new winter cottage. Done deal! We have it from 18th of November ’til the end of March. Easily the best chalet we have ever rented. A beautiful squared log cabin (inside modern wood siding) which was moved to sit on the side of a cliff […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · surf + skate + snow · thinking + zen

Mike and Flickr

November 8th, 2006 · Comments Off on Mike and Flickr

We finally got Mike set-up with a flickr account. It got used yesterday to post up photos of US citizen’s voting and bringing a broom to the polls with them. “Sweep the bums out of office!!”. Mike promised to put everyone who sent in a photo up on the site. They must be very happy […]

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Tags: plank + work · tech + the internet · tivo + movies + music