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Entries from December 2006

For right or wrong

December 19th, 2006 · Comments Off on For right or wrong

Burton has posted their 2007 movie online. For free. Filmed by Mandalay using hi-quality cameras/film. Haven’t watched it yet – but i’m sure it’s pretty good – for free. I had some problems with the flash based forms, so here’s the link to the huge version (865 meg) for anyone else that can’t get in. […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow · tivo + movies + music

The AMP and Steve’s

December 18th, 2006 · 5 Comments

I walk into Steve’s Music store, fight my way through the narrow rooms packed with every instrument known to man, and find the guitar/bass amp’s section. I’m looking for a 15/30 Watt practice amp that I can play in my apartment without the neighbor’s calling the police. I’m not an expert but I’ve owned a […]

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

General Wilson

December 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on General Wilson

Seems a war has been going on right under my nose. Nightly, as I snore away, my girlfriend and my cat have been battling it out. This is her latest report from the front-lines… “General Wilson and I have been at war for quite some time, three years now I think. Its been a gruesome […]

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Tags: family + friends

Ryan and the sprawl

December 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Ryan and the sprawl

A friend of mine has a short editorial entitled “Time to put urban sprawl in check” in today’s Gazette. I don’t believe you can stop the sprawl but you can certainly make sure it’s discussed and managed along the way. I believe far more in Permaculture, where you have sustainable habits in whatever density is […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world

Cold and Inland surfing

December 14th, 2006 · 3 Comments

I’ve read two pieces this week about the virtues of surfing the north, the landlocked areas and the coldest of cold water. We had a discussion a month back about trying it out this winter, with a day trip down to NH — but I still think I can hold out ’til the spring (April […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

The Small Stakes

December 13th, 2006 · 2 Comments

I absolutely love these silk-screened band and concert posters. Unfortunately most of the ones I want, or would want to give, are sold out. I can see a whole wall of my house covered in 10 of these behind simple border-less glass frames. Of all the standard art-school mediums, this is the one I have […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Pipe Fiends

December 13th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Extra Update: The book is for sale online at Mudscout Book store Update: This weeks Mirror has a piece on Marc, Barry and the book.http://www.montrealmirror.com/2006/121406/news1.html Marc and Barry have finally released their long awaited book on the Big-O Pipe. I grew up skating with these two guys. They both know this subject inside and out, […]

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

Metal: A Headbangers Journey

December 12th, 2006 · 2 Comments

I like Black Sabbath. It’s by far the heaviest band that I’ve ever really loved. I always enjoyed some other “heavier” bands – but not to the level of 1970-1976 Sabbath. The funny thing is is was introduced to them in 1991 by my girlfriend at the time, not the type who you’d ever think […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Useless Wooden Toys

December 12th, 2006 · Comments Off on Useless Wooden Toys

My good friend Oli is putting together an art show. He has gotten numerous artists to customize a Furni clock (the o so hot mullen model) which will be displayed and auctioned off to raise money for Skate4Cancer organization. Word is the clocks will start at some very affordable opening bids. I’ll personally be gunning […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · family + friends · montreal + canada + the world · surf + skate + snow

An Inconvient Truth infographics

December 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Some sample screenshots from the “Inconvenient Truth” DVD. I, along with some others I work with, am such a sucker for good infographics. Although the best consistent use seems to have be commissioned by the major daily newspapers in the US, the reigning champion is still Mr. Tufte. “Many information graphics are specialised forms of […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

The Open Concept

December 7th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Open Concept

Nice article from our friend Brian out in Vancouver… 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a Plank Client. We currently work in a very open environment and would suffer if we had private offices… plus the level of joking and day-to-day harassment would go way down !! Even the new “half wall’s” we are building are slatted so you […]

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Tags: plank + work · tech + the internet

Cold Rain, Ice & Trees

December 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Cold Rain, Ice & Trees

Friday night it rained. It was just cold enough to somehow not become snow and stay as ice rain; although my glove-less hands told me it was a trick. It froze to everything… Cars, trees, sidewalks and streets… and reminded everyone of an event from 1998. As I walked up Clarke street in the dark […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world

SketchFighter 4KA

December 1st, 2006 · 1 Comment

If you liked 80’s video games, if you ever had a pad of graph paper, and if you ever drew a spaceship… well this is the game for you. I just tried it out on my G5 at work. Super smooth motion (very high frame rate) and easy controls. Even has a fun “emo-ish” soundtrack. […]

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Tags: games + diversions · tech + the internet