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Entries from March 2007


March 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

After many years with the same old site, we finally got something new up. I like the friendliness of it a lot, I like the humor, I like the valid code, I like the blog, I like the RSS feed and the whole system running everything is finally a case of us “eating our own […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · plank + work

Public skatepark development guide (aka MTL – wake up!)

March 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’m a huge supporter of Public skateparks. It still astonishes me that Montréal has done JACK to address this need. They have tossed money at badly thought-out schemes — and the ones that have received money have been poorly built with little, if any, consultation by the end users. While other cities in Canada now […]

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

You snooze, you win

March 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’m a good napper. You might even say a great napper. My cottage naps are the stuff of legend. I can put myself to sleep very easily and wake up on cue by thinking about the time I need my internal “alarm” to go off before passing out. A 15 minute nap before a long […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · strangeness + randomness · thinking + zen

Coffee Break Spanish

March 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Coffee Break Spanish

Found this fun little “Spanish language learning podcast” to get a couple of my ultra-basic-spanish back into my head for next week. The podcast is free and currently is up to episode 20 (at 15-20 minutes each). Lots to catch up on. Just listened to the first one — very fun. Love the Scottish accents […]

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


March 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off on Facebook

So Facebook is pretty good at finding people you knew from a zillion years ago. I’ll give it that. Man – the friends from elementary school, the random people you drank with in high-school down by the locks, it’s an endless stream of slurred memories and fun times. Seems half of the population of the […]

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Tags: family + friends · tech + the internet

Spinning the globe

March 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Spinning the globe

Sam George has a new column for It’s called “Spinning the globe”. His inaugural post starts with the classic/cliche surf trip which we all jokingly imagine as we board planes with the sounds of sleepwalk echoing in our brains. Too bad it’s not done in blog format with RSS/comments. I’m sure they’d get a […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Plant based foam boards

March 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Plant based foam boards

Surfboards made from plant material. A great idea. Let the jokes begin about your 5′ 2″ Fish suddenly ‘growing’ into a 9′ 10″ Long board overnight after you get it wet. (Thanks to Luke for sending me this !) “Ned McMahon, General Manager for Homeblown’s U.S. manufacturing plant in San Diego, CA exhibited the surf […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Graphic design photosets

March 15th, 2007 · Comments Off on Graphic design photosets

Maryellen McFadden has been collecting some graphic design images and grouping them into sets. She’s already accumulated some very nice work. In fact she’s been scanning these herself! Her profile says “Child of the Great Depression, member of the Greatest Generation, adopted off an Indian Reservation, mother of two, grandma of 4, workaholic, retired graphic […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

A quilt made in China

March 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on A quilt made in China

Someone has posted a beautiful and thoughtful quilt image on Flickr; “This is a quilt that I made entirely of labels, except for the binding. It is one of a series of quilts on endangered species. The Giant Panda is the world’s most endangered large mammal. Many of the labels say “Made in China/Fait en […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Mt Glenn has been sold

March 8th, 2007 · Comments Off on Mt Glenn has been sold

One of my favorite hiking and snowboarding spots has been sold. It’ll be destined to return to being a ski mountain – although I have my doubts to when exactly that will happen. Glenn has provided us a great spot to hike and ride in relative safety for the past 3 years. With it’s cut, […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Nice simple BSG Theory

March 7th, 2007 · 4 Comments

David Tabb has put together a nice simple theory behind the current New Battlestar Galactica series. Stop reading now if you don’t like theories and potential spoilers as I personally think he’s right (or very close). I’m still enjoying the show, even if season three has lost some of the punch season one and two […]

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

Patagonia and Yosemite: The Golden Age

March 5th, 2007 · Comments Off on Patagonia and Yosemite: The Golden Age

I’ve always loved the Patagonia story-telling methods they use in their business. I’ve subscribed to the catalog for over 10 years since buying some of my first Patagonia gear in the early 90’s. Johan leant me Chouinard’s (the founder of Patagonia) excellent book “Let my people go surfing” which made me respect them all the […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow