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Entries from August 2008

Bookmarks for August 26th through August 28th

August 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bookmarks for August 26th through August 28th

Some links for August 26th through August 28th… Captcha is broken – now what?“How Captcha was foiled: Are you a man or a mouse? Captcha systems to stop automated posting have been "completely broken" by spammers, experts say. So what's the alternative?” Google Moves to Mainstream RSS With A Simple Name Change – ReadWriteWeb“Google once […]

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Tags: links + bookmarks

Mike V does a demo in Mexico

August 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Mike Vallely is one of my childhood heroes — the guy rips skating and has always given it 150%. I last had the pleasure of watching him ‘destroy’ stuff skating at Slam City Jam a couple years ago in BC. Still doing comps and demos — this story about his recent trip to Mexico City […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow


August 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Surflock One of the troubles with owning a small(ish) car and traveling great distances for surfing; you inevitably run into the scenario of not wanting to leave a board unattended. This is usually pretty easy to deal with unless… Now what happens when you want to bring two boards — let’s say your longboard and […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Frontside log slide

August 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Frontside log slide

Frontside log slide Great sliding over the weekend. Photo above of some random surfer at the Wall.

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

End of august sliding trip

August 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on End of august sliding trip

Finally some small swell pops up. Have a day off work banked so Johan and myself decided what better way to spend one of the final summer days by sliding it away down south. We’re heading down to NH on Saturday with the aim of coffee fueled dawn patrols and as many sessions as we […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Quinoa salad recipe

August 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Sarah @ work gave us this terrific salad recipe: Quinoa Salad Recipe 1 cup Quinoa (Rinse well, add to 2 cups boiling water, simmer covered for 12-15 min. let sit for 5). 2 big handfuls dried cranberries 1 handful sliced almonds 1 handful pine nuts (optional) Add all these ingredients into a large bowl. Dressing: […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself

Bookmarks for August 16th through August 21st

August 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Some links for August 16th through August 21st… How The Democrats Can Blow It …In Six Easy Steps : Rolling Stone“A blueprint for losing the most winnable presidential election in American history by MICHAEL MOORE” Resetting an Apple portable’s System Management Controller (SMC)“Potential workaround for Issues — saved for the day that this happens to […]

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Tags: links + bookmarks

Dear Adobe

August 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Dear Adobe

Update: Adobe responds The domain name says it all. Reloads a couple times for some good ones then submit your own.

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

What does Place Quartier Des Spectacle hold in store?

August 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Walking down to lunch today; a new billboard has been put up showing what the eventual corner of Jeanne-Mance and Ste-Catherine’s will look like, the new “Place Quartier Des Spectacle”. Shockingly it’s not going to be some terrible concert venue or prefab amphitheatre. They are reclaiming part of the street, building steps into a light […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world

High-res cams on the Cape

August 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

One of the nicest “wave cams” on the eastern seaboard got an upgrade. It’s the cam that sits looking down towards the break at “Coast Guard Beach” (here’s an approximate location link). They’re now displaying images at 1296 x 976 pixels and the overall picture quality is amazing. This is not where we surf; but […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow · tech + the internet

Great showdown’s of the 8bit era

August 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Love these illustrations. See all of them here (scroll half way down). Did you get them all? In order: Burgertime, Knock Out, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Tetris, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, Rampage, Moon Patrol, Frogger

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Congrats to Tiger on adding New Balance

August 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Congrats to Tiger on adding New Balance

Huge congrats to everyone @ Tiger for adding yet another amazing brand to their roster; They’ll be working with New Balance Canada on NB’s highest-end fashion/lifestyle programs. I’ve seen the samples they got and was shocked. “There’s been a lot crazy things happing at Tiger over the past few months that sometimes we get too […]

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Tags: family + friends · surf + skate + snow

Left alone on a on Saturday looking for entertainment

August 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Left alone on a Saturday after a cancelled trip; I find myself looking for diversions and fun stuff. Just ordered; All for a Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious Life of Legendary Surfer Miki (book) by David Rensin as DORA is the man. More about Miki. Little Brother by Cory Doctrow (book) cause Cory rocks. More […]

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Tags: games + diversions · hacks + do it yourself · surf + skate + snow · tech + the internet

Ride report — 9’6″ Classic longboard

August 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Over the weekends we’ve been able to go surfing this summer; I’ve been using my new longboard. (writing this as the summer is coming to a close and I feel that it’s time to pull back out the fish as my primary board as the swell hopefully grows through the fall) My first time really […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Thinking about a home

August 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Mortgage We’re not quite there yet – but I do have a meeting at the bank to get some info and set some goals. Anyone out there have some good advice for first time talks with a bank about mortgages; specific questions to ask; things to go in with; etc ? or resources online that […]

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