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Entries from October 2007

TS Noel is on the way

October 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on TS Noel is on the way

Tropical storm Noel has been making it’s way up the East coast; It’s expected to pick up speed and head north out to sea by Monday as wind pushes it away from the coast. What does all that mean ? Perfect surfing recipe. Lots of high-energy ground swell in the water and strong offshore winds. […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Pumpkin carving party

October 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on Pumpkin carving party

We went over to Steph & Jes’s last night for some Pumpkin carving fun and beers.

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Tags: design + art + typography · family + friends

Track this

October 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Track this

This product is finally out — the Trackstick II for 180$. It’s a small cheap GPS stick which can constantly track it’s location down to 15 meters anywhere in the world and store months of data using very little power. You can then map that data using Google earth to see your path/time. I’d love […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · montreal + canada + the world · surf + skate + snow · tech + the internet

Tickets bought for Costa Rica

October 29th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Bought my tickets for Costa Rica for the end of November (22nd > 2nd) — nice and cheap due to the time of year. I can only head down for 9 days but it should be epic. I’ll be meeting up with Steph and Jes, Erin and Ben and some more peeps from out west. […]

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

Bat for Lashes new video

October 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Bat for Lashes new video

Really digging this video from “Bat For Lashes — What’s a Girl To Do” (thanks J and MG) Watch on Youtube | Bat For Lashes Site

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Tim Lahan’s graphic design

October 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Tim Lahan’s graphic design

Love this piece above called “Sale Study – A visual experiment with popular advertising catch-phrases.” Tim Lahan specializes in communication of the visual kind, with a heavy focus on typography and illustration. | Tim has a great blog

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

Considering a trip

October 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

It’s almost winter. NE Surfing season is close to being over for me. I’ll probably try ‘n hit it a couple more times but now I’m starting to consider a way to prolong this season (That started way back in the spring with our 2 weeks in Mexico). Most of our crew has decided to […]

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Tags: family + friends · surf + skate + snow

Leopard and Alex

October 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Leopard and Alex

One of my favorite new features of Leopard is the new professional voice they have included. “Alex”, is the new voice of Mac OS X. Before you read any further listen to this sample: Alex voice test A (mp3) or this one: Alex voice test B (mp3). How it works: Voice synthesis on the Mac […]

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Tags: strangeness + randomness · tech + the internet

Our Apple WIFI home network

October 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments

After many miserable failures with a number of brand-name wireless routers; I broke down and bought an Apple Airport Extreme N/Gigabit. Plank wireless runs off an Airport Extreme and we’ve been very happy with it so far. What a difference; TIVO transfers finally work. which Linda has really wanted. Our last Linksys would fail intermittently […]

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Tags: plank + work · tech + the internet

Planet Terror

October 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on Planet Terror

A great ‘B’ movie to C? Sorry; had to throw in that groaner of a pun. “Planet Terror” is great. The art direction that adds the classic ‘B movie’ elements is fantastic and works well to setup the style of movie. Makes me want to find some “retro/dirty film” photoshop effects. The “Missing reel” gag […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Apple is here to stay

October 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off on Apple is here to stay

I love Macs; I make my living with them and they’ve always done me well. It makes me happy to know that they will be around. I try to imagine what my job would be like now if Apple had failed back in 1997 (the that issue of Wired came out with the image above […]

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Tags: plank + work · tech + the internet


October 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Filigree

Filigree is a very pretty screen-saver from OS X. It looks great in a dark room at night with the MacBook Pro backlit keyboard. “About Filigree: A screen saver that shows a network of glowing wires as they weave elaborate and chaotic patterns through space. Features: Adjustable settings for lower-end machines. Download Filigree from Apple

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

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ becomes a movie

October 18th, 2007 · 6 Comments

I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. One of my favourite books of all time and one of my favourite directors (Spike). I, along with many other kids, dreamt of having the forest as my wallpaper in my room. What I didn’t fully realize at the time was that my window of my […]

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Tags: links + bookmarks · tivo + movies + music

Nancy’s photo

October 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Nancy’s photo

Love this shot Nancy (fellow Planker) took of the building across from our windows at work. Thankfully Montreal is a beautiful city and we all get to enjoy views like this all the time. More of Nancy’s photos here

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Tags: design + art + typography · links + bookmarks · montreal + canada + the world · plank + work

WESC Fall 07

October 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on WESC Fall 07

The boys over at Tiger have been busy! They recently got the WESC fall 07 collection onto store shelves across Canada and wow… some beautiful pieces… Jesse writes… “For those of you that couldn’t get your hands on the latest WeSC consumer catalogue, here is a preview of some of the many hot styles served […]

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Tags: family + friends · montreal + canada + the world · wesc