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Entries from November 2007

Day 4 in Costa Rica

November 25th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Staying in Playa Grande north of Tamarindo, renting some beautiful little apartments for dirt cheap. Surfing has been so fun, very very warm water and the beach is surrounded by national parkland. Better than great so far.

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

Day one of Costa

November 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

(photos coming once I get my camera cable!) Crazy travel day today. Bad timing on the snow last night in MTL meant my plane this AM took off late while being de-iced. Chain reaction lead to my bags not arriving with me in Liberia (they are in Miami) and they should be at the airport […]

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

3 days til Costa

November 19th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Spent the weekend packing boards (bringing my egg and fish), practicing my super basic spanish, shopping at MEC for a waterproof wallet (for $ and car keys while surfing), camera case and pouring over road maps of Costa Rica. Looks like I’ll be going the 4×4 rental route, although I’m trying to keep plans to […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Great Wave diorama

November 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This is cool. Word has it that you can buy it from Giant Robot in NY and LA. Even comes with a “secret action piece” to place within your great wave ! “Hokusai (1760?1849) is one of the most renowned Ukiyo-e painter of the Edo period in Japan. The world famous “The Great Wave” is […]

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

VW + Apple conspire to get my money

November 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I think I might have to wait to buy my next Volkswagon after seeing this news! Apple is teaming up with VW to create touch screen dashboards for future VW models. “Droool”. Nice interior huh? And how ’bout that 7-inch touchscreen display slapped onto the center console. Pretty sweet right? You’re looking at the inside […]

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

Allen Singing with The Police

November 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Allen Singing with The Police Love this shot of Allen, a fellow Planker, singing onstage with the Police, during a benefit pre-concert event (1st to the left of Sting) More info here at this Plank blog post

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

WPhone wins

November 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Huge congrats to our own Stephane Daury on this one. I can still hear his shouts of joy when he found out he won ! ;-) Congratulations to Stéphane Daury who developed with two other wordpress hackers the plugin for the iPhone! You can now download it at, it provides a new user interface […]

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

Nintendo’s masterpiece

November 14th, 2007 · Comments Off on Nintendo’s masterpiece

The latest Super Mario, might be the greatest game ever made, if you believe the hype. The game is receiving average reviews anywhere from 9/10 to 10’s from most media outlets. We picked it up, cause, who can resist a little italian plumber? We checked it out for about 2 hours last night an I […]

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Tags: games + diversions · tech + the internet

Hidden recent items stack in 10.5

November 14th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Something that Apple doesn’t turn on by default in Leopard (10.5) – You can add a Recent Applications/Docs/Volumes stack to the Dock. Might be useful for some when you’re jumping around a lot. “You can add a Recent Applications stack to the Dock. To do so, open Terminal and type this command: defaults write […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · tech + the internet


November 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

STOKS Brought these back from the states to show the crew at the office. They are “expresso” type shots that you’re supposed to add to your gas station coffee for an extra kick. I asked the cashier if they were popular and she exclaimed “Yes – everyone loves them !!!” – crazy ! Some people […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · plank + work · strangeness + randomness

Miami Vice

November 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

We watched the new 2007 Miami Vice movie tonight. Not terrible, nothing really worth writing about, but it did remind me of the clip above from the Pilot to the original series. Great stuff. New Miami Vice Movie: [rating:50/100]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Saturday traditions

November 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Saturday traditions Not many Saturday’s that I’m here in the city, but when I am, I love to go a couple doors down to Bella Vista (Corner of Coloniale and Des Pins) and pick up a croissant and a café latte (got a box this AM to last a couple days).

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

Ubisoft loves the Wii

November 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on Ubisoft loves the Wii

Interesting. Ubisoft has revealed that it makes 10x more money per $ spent on Nintendo game development than it does on PS3/XBOX. No wonder the Montréal headquartered company is ramping up it’s Wii/DS dev teams. “He (Yves Guillemot, president of Ubisoft) also revealed that Ubisoft currently has 400-500 people dedicated to Wii development at the […]

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

Hellman at Rye

November 8th, 2007 · Comments Off on Hellman at Rye

Hellman at Rye Love this photo Jes took last weekend. Heavy spot to surf (locals only).

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Apple CA v$ USA

November 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Let me preface this by saying – I’m far from an economist; Our dollar is now worth 8-10% more than the US Dollar. Stands to reason that prices at the Apple CA online store would be 8-10% cheaper. People are getting pretty pissed off that this isn’t the case — prices are still an average […]

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