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Entries from May 2007

Surfer’s path online

May 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

The Surfer’s Path is a great magazine. It’s available on some newsstand’s and isn’t cheap – but at least it is printed in a beautiful format on good quality paper. This seems to be their outreach to areas that might not be able to get hard copies, as they are now offering a digital subscription. […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · surf + skate + snow · tech + the internet

American hardcore

May 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on American hardcore

After much insistence from some friends, I watched this documentary last night called “American Hardcore”. It covers the Hardcore punk scene from ’80 to ’86 throughout the states and Canada (DOA only). Growing up in the west island and being a skateboarder in 1988 meant you probably listened to some hardcore at one point of […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

The Black Smoke

May 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Black Smoke

*Stop reading this if you haven’t watched season 3 of LOST and are planning on it.* Found this great theory on the powder/black smoke that was seen in the show LOST, when Ben takes Locke to visit Jacob. The producers/writers have always maintained that the mysteries would be explained through scientific means of some sort. […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Campsites

May 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

In the past 2 years I’ve camped out a couple times, I’m guessing somewhere around 50 nights, maybe more. We’ve gotten pretty quick & efficient at setting up a comfy and dry campsite, especially the “late night roll-in after a long drive and all you want to do is sleep” setup. This morning I find […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Videotron and Flickr

May 24th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Does anyone know what’s going on with Flickr and Videotron? I’ve been unable to reach the Flickr website directly for 2 days now through Videotron HOME and BUSINESS internet service. It’s also been confirmed by other people in Montreal. Funny thing is parts of it seem to work (like the images pulled below and the […]

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

The Fountain

May 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on The Fountain

We watched The Fountain last night. It was recommended to us by Anile and Chris while we were in Mexico. I had seen the trailers and knew a bit about the production process used to create some of the “effects” seen in the film. We liked the movie a lot, but I have to agree […]

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

Cold water, waves and new fish

May 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This long weekend will be the first trip down to the coast for us. The weather looks ‘shite’, the water will be cold and steel gray, but there will be waves. Possibly big waves cleaning up to head high beauties by Sunday. Also be the first time out on my new board, which I’m only […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

I love finder tips

May 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

When you spend as much time using the Mac OS X finder as I seem to, then these small innocuous tips can save me from my finger joints locking up tight! Since I tend to collect files from many sources/authors while prepping projects, this little renaming trick is really useful… “When renaming files in Finder, […]

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

The Tintin trilogy

May 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I swear I learnt how to read French just so I would understand these books. My grandmother had the complete set of all 24 books when I was growing up (her 6 children had gone through them also). I read every single one at least a couple times over. I’ve never watched the “animated versions” […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

The 7.83 Hz House

May 14th, 2007 · Comments Off on The 7.83 Hz House

This is beautiful. Especially the part about the adaptability of the structure itself to growing needs and changes in lifestyle. “Featured in the latest issue of Dwell, the “7.83 Hz” house was created by Simon Beames and Simon Dickens of the fledging London-based design house YOUMEHESHE. The firm was set-up to develop an innovative, potentially […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Mayday in Florida

May 11th, 2007 · Comments Off on Mayday in Florida

Where would you guess the above photo was taken? What about ‘earlier this week in Florida’ ? would that have been the first place that came to mind ? Probably not. Tropical Storm Andrea sent massive swell to FL and NC over the past 4 days and Surfline has put up a spectacular gallery of […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Season 4 will be the last for BSG

May 11th, 2007 · Comments Off on Season 4 will be the last for BSG

I only really like 3 or 4 TV shows, and BSG is one of them. This makes me happy to think that Ron Moore will be able to go out with a bang. You can tell he struggled midway through his story-telling arc, as he tried to plan out which pieces to fill the viewer […]

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

Analytics vs. Measure Map

May 8th, 2007 · Comments Off on Analytics vs. Measure Map

Google announced today that they have begun launching the new interface for Google Analytics (online software that helps keep track of visitors to your website). You can really see why they bought Measure Map and Jeffery Veen along with it. His “design touches” are seemingly all over it. I’ve used measure Measure Map for almost […]

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

Takagi Masakatsu

May 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The Apple “Pro” site has a great video profile of Toyko artist Takagi Masakatsu. He has got to be one of the best “stock” filters users I’ve seen. Some of his effects remind me of the old mac program “Painter” which added pressure/texture/light to brush strokes, but his application usage doesn’t list it (Is it […]

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

456 billon

May 7th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I am opposed to the IRAQ war. The Boston globe over the weekend put up a simple comparison of what the current price tag of the war, at 456$ billion once the current US spending bill is passed, could have bought otherwise. It’s simply staggering to think of how insane it all is. “According to […]

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