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Entries from December 2007

To remind myself daily

December 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

“The best things in life aren’t things” — Art Buchwald

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Tags: family + friends · thinking + zen

Time Lapse in HD using a SLR

December 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Time Lapse in HD using a SLR

Some great HD video (except for the terrible music) on VIMEO made using a Canon 20D to shoot time lapse night shots. Here’s the authors checklist on how to do this yourself;

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Tags: design + art + typography · tech + the internet · tivo + movies + music

Ghostbusters

December 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Feeling a bit under the weather (somehow I only get a cold at Christmas), TIVO caught Ghostbusters on one of our ‘movie wish-lists’, that brightened up my day. Stands up to the test of time for a 24 year old movie. Watch it again if you get the chance. Ghostbusters (1984): [rating:90/100]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

The Hockey Sweater

December 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

We were talking about this story/NFB animation last night at the Company holiday Dinner. It amazing how many people consider this to a be a quintessential piece of Quebecois/Canadian identity. I often think of “Mon Oncle Antoine” when I think of this story probaly due to the time period and setting. “Though a relatively recent […]

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

Happy Holidays from Plank

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Happy Holidays from Plank

Happy holidays from all of us at Plank. Here’s our fun little Holiday Card. It’s been a great year and we’re all looking forward to an amazing 2008. Enjoy the break, get outside and enjoy some snow!

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

Coloniale snowy scene

December 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Coloniale snowy scene

Coloniale snowy scene The snow here is amazing. Love seeing so much of it.

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

Memento mori

December 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Memento mori

The phrase “Memento mori” came up today while I was surfing around at lunch. Something I’d read about, studied and thought about on numerous occasions (the fact itself, the process by which we remind ourselves that we are mortal and how we each deal with it) but had never heard the term. “Memento mori is […]

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Tags: thinking + zen

Is it winter yet… 4 meters of snow

December 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Is it winter yet… 4 meters of snow

Jay Peak has 434cm (171″) of snow so far this season. For December 18th; That’s crazy. I was there on Sunday and can confirm that it’s deep and that everything is covered. I can’t imagine how good riding is today. Hopefully this keeps up over the holidays. www.jaypeakresort.com/en/jay_peak/conditions

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Polar Bear

December 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment

After discussing the idea with Allen last week, I couldn’t resist pulling a ‘polar bear‘ on Saturday at the cottage. My version of a polar bear is: 30 minutes in the sauna, dash out and roll in the deep powdery snow, back to the sauna, repeat. The first time was cold but the shock kind […]

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Tags: family + friends · strangeness + randomness · thinking + zen

Jesse and the Blower

December 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Jesse and the Blower

Blower This is a shot of Jesse somehow getting this beat-up old snowblower, that came with our cottage, to work! The thing backfires and can only handle teaspoons of snow at a time – but it’s all good.

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Early AM Jay

December 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Early AM Jay

Early AM Jay Did the solo mission today, which meant I was able to get up super early and arrive at Jay before opening (always easier when it’s only you). Also meant getting first chair on the ‘Freezer’ and a silky quiet early AM pow run first thing today. The goods.

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

A lesson learned

December 14th, 2007 · 3 Comments

One morning in Costa Rica, we head down to the beach for a morning high-tide session. It’s about 6am, Sun’s just up and the swell is looking great with no wind and super glassy conditions. All excited, we race to put on sun block lotion, which is a MUST, grab our boards off the truck […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · surf + skate + snow

The 3rd Bourne

December 14th, 2007 · Comments Off on The 3rd Bourne

We watched the last of the Bourne Movies last night – The Bourne Ultimatum. As much as I don’t want to like like Matt Damon – I do. He’s a good actor who *very* convincingly plays this part (more than in the first 2 movies). Both Linda and I think he’ll be one of the […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

Our Costa Photos

December 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on Our Costa Photos

Here’s my photos from Costa Rica. I haven’t had much time to write much about our trip, let alone the fact that it took me two weeks to get these online. The photos speak for themselves; It was an awesome time, great traveling with friends and some of the most fun surfing I’ve ever done. […]

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

Farecast now available to Canadians

December 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on Farecast now available to Canadians

Ever wondered when the cheapest time to fly to a destination is? Or if the current ticket price you’re looking at is going up or down? There’s a site out there called Farecast that let’s you track those kinda of questions — and now it’s tracking some major Canadian airports (Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto, and Calgary). […]

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