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Entries from January 2007

Apathy is Boring Concert

January 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Apathy is Boring Concert

Apathy Is Boring is going to be putting on a great show. These guys are on a mission to get people involved and they’re really getting things rolling. We’re really proud to be helping them out and together, have some great plans hatched for 2007! Come out and show your support for an awesome local […]

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

Know?Show East

January 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

My boys are killing it… pretty much starting up the hottest trade show going in Canada and bringing it to Montréal. They deserve every ounce of credit for this. They saw a problem and fixed it. Think I’ll have to stop in and check the hottest stuff going and maybe even figure which clock to […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Riding other types of surfboards

January 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I’m in the process of figuring out what kind of fish I’m ordering from Johan for next summer. My last years one has rails that are too sharp for a kook like me to start off with… so we’re gonna try something more like Jes’s but a bit longer. Johan’s a dedicated member of this […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow · tech + the internet

Stefan and Baldface

January 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Stefan and Baldface

One of my best friends just got back from a 3 day cat-access snowboard mission to Baldface in BC. He had an absolutely amazing time. Hey there guys! Just getting back to a pile of work, but all worth it! I was out at Baldface Catboarding operation in Nelson BC last week for a little […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

The covers of ‘On The Road’ by Kerouac

January 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on The covers of ‘On The Road’ by Kerouac

It has been 50 years since it was first published. I have read ‘On the Road’ a couple times. As Bob Dylan said “It changed my life like it changed everyone else’s”. I read it 1st while I was on the road myself. I bought this version in Boulder, CO and so wish I had […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · links + bookmarks · thinking + zen

Finally a snowy outlook

January 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Finally a snowy outlook

Well it’s obviously winter again.. and now we finally have some accumulating snow on the ground (and in the mountains). This weekend; we all finally have some hope of riding/hiking and finding real snow !! The base provided by the 2 last snowfalls has stayed put thanks to some really cold weather. One of the […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Researching my first DSLR

January 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Researching my first DSLR

Update: Michel, who’s very good with this stuff, suggested this lens – Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and suggested that Futureshop might be okay due to their “returns” policy I found this amazing chunk of research on some of the most popular DSLR cameras (Canon EOS/XTi and Nikon D series), sensors, lenses, tripods. The […]

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Tags: links + bookmarks · tech + the internet

Snorkeling

January 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Snorkeling

After snorkeling for the first time last year in Mexico – and really liking to it – I’m looking at buying a set of fins, masks and snorkel. I’ll use it this year in Mexico (o yes – we’re going back – more about that in another post soon) and this coming summer in those […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

The cold

January 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Now that’s winter. Crisp air that dries the saliva in your mouth as you breath. Every flake of snow that fell 2 days ago is frozen solid – the sun can’t melt it and the salt that the city throws down barely does — instead turning it to a mashed potato / brown sugar hybrid. […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world

Sipping Jetstreams

January 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

“Sipping Jetstreams” is a surf/travel movie … with slightly more travel than surf (about a 6/5 ratio). First off, I was warned that this wasn’t your typical surf movie with non-stop action, instead it was the kind of movie to put on in the background and meditate on. That said — this is a beautiful, […]

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

Super villians and Niagara Falls

January 15th, 2007 · Comments Off on Super villians and Niagara Falls

Would you believe there a series of GIANT sized tunnels and control rooms behind the wall of water at Niagara falls? I wouldn’t have until I saw these photos. It does makes sense in that Ontario Hydro has been developing the site and area heavily for 100 years. Three guys decided to sneak in past […]

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Tags: strangeness + randomness

My history with black bears

January 12th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Last week while driving down to the cottage late one night with Linda, I saw a large black bear sitting by the side of the road (Lac Nick road off the 245 / exit 106 off the 10). The road was icy and snow covered so I couldn’t slow down to much to get a […]

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

The iPhone in Canada

January 11th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Update: Canada.com is saying mid 2008 and it’s almost certainly a Rogers offering. (thanks Allen)http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/story.html?id=ec4a388d-c7c3-4e0a-822f-1e1288de4c21&k=81460l “What about Apple iPhones in Canada?” … We have been discussing this for the past couple days in the office as a couple people here would buy one instantly. I’d buy one but would prefer to wait for “generation 2” […]

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Tags: tech + the internet

The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk

January 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk

I found this book, “The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk”, (an old edition) that someone gave me a long time ago. It’s a straight forward read on the life and tradition of a Zen monk in ancient and more modern times by one of the better authors on the subject. It has a bit […]

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Tags: thinking + zen

Wired Science on PBS

January 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Wired Science on PBS

We watched the premiere episode of Wired Science on PBS (Vermont) tonight. A nice convergence/happy medium between the web and commercial free television. The episode seemed available for download on the web simultaneously. They had a great piece about the inner workings of plasma TV’s and a interesting story of meteorite hunters in the mid-west, […]

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