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Entries from October 2008

Bookmarks for October 22nd through October 31st

October 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Some links for October 22nd through October 31st… Whale Wars : Animal Planet“This show will do a lot for the image / support for Paul and the crew.” Bing Surfboards“Long board 'porn'.” blog | web.without.words“Welcome to web without words – a visual playground. Every week I'll take a popular and known website and reconstruct it […]

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In praise of Time Machine

October 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My Macbook Pro died this AM (actually the video chipset died). I went through the “genius bar” reservation process at the downtown MTL mac store and was done in record time (45 minutes from confirming the appointment at the plank office online – to – sitting there and having the issue resolved); with the news […]

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

How VW became the world’s largest company

October 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Crazy story came out today… This afternoon in Europe, due to some information revealed by Porsche about how much of VW it actually owned (74% instead of 35%), it’s shares hyper-inflated to become the world’s largest company measured through market-cap. The world’s largest company currently is ExxonMobil. “Volkswagen briefly became the world’s largest company by […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · strangeness + randomness

Self Portrait Fall 2008

October 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Self Portrait Fall 2008

Self Portrait Fall 2008 Your author — I couldn’t be happier with my life right now. Enjoying it as much as I can. Figured it was a good time to take a shot.

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Tags: thinking + zen

Big waves and cold days: Full report

October 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Last Sunday and Monday we headed down to the coast — Mackenzie was my wingman as everyone else could only grudgingly look on from workplace wave cams and a couple phone calls … “soo.. how was it !?!”. Sunday was windy — very very windy. There was swell but the biting wind made it tough […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

First snowy Jay shot appears

October 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Winter is here (at least in the mountains to the south). This lovely shot showed up on the Jay Peak site yesterday. Won’t be long before we have the snowshoes packed in the car and are heading down for a pre-season hike or two.

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Bookmarks for October 9th through October 21st

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Bookmarks for October 9th through October 21st

Some links for October 9th through October 21st… YouTube – Tyler Warren riding a 10′ Hobie Legacy“Excellent style. To be studied.” Op-Ed Columnist – A Farm Boy Reflects on Animal Rights – Op-Ed – NYTimes.com“Talking about Cali's coming ban on farming practices.” paulhammond.org: Conditional classnames“CSS IE smoothness” Sailing Is Romantic | Surfers path“The reality of […]

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Big waves and cold days

October 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Big waves and cold days

Full report coming later but here’s a sneak peak (hah hah) of what we surfed on the weekend (taken about 30 minutes after we got out from this spot). Unknown local at our new favourite wave somewhere in Southern NH.

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Videos from 2008

October 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Videos from 2008

We don’t take many videos, but every now and then the Canon gets set to video mode and something gets badly recorded. Here’s the ones that are okay from the past year. The highlight is me trying to remember then HUM the tune of “hollerback girl” by Gwen Stefani while playing Cranium in Mexico. Hah. […]

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Tags: family + friends · surf + skate + snow · tivo + movies + music

MTL’s newest skate park?

October 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

MTL’s newest skate park ? All kidding aside MTL’s skateboarders must be looking at the new “quartier des spectacles” with some wide eyes. 30,000 (!) sq feet of marble at odd angles is being laid down as we speak. Here’s the area. I wonder how closely the police will be patrolling this area and what […]

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

Fall in the city

October 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Fall is here. The days are flying by as the light gets shorter. With the lower arc of the sun comes different light on streets, through windows and shadows that don’t exist in the winter and summer. Hard not to like this time of year. See the full version of the photo above

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

Sarah Palin Spin Command

October 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My fellow Planker Geoff has put together this fun little game with a healthy dash of tongue in cheek humor. An homage to one of his favourite classics Missile Command – keep the media away from Sarah as she defends her “politics”. Look for the secret Hannity bonus — brilliant. http://www.sarahpalinspincommand.com/

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Tags: games + diversions · plank + work

Loon alarm clock

October 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Loon alarm clock

We spent a wonderful thanksgiving evening down at my Aunt’s cottage north of Kingston last night. Very nice house on a quiet lake. The fun thing was this morning at 8am, the alarm clock rang; instead of the usual electro-variety — it was a couple loons singing their song and some chipmunks chirping away. Amazingly […]

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Tags: family + friends · thinking + zen

Processing artwork

October 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Processing artwork

ltg_lateral Digging this artwork created through Processing software. bit more info here

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Tags: design + art + typography · hacks + do it yourself

Bookmarks for October 3rd through October 9th

October 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Some links for October 3rd through October 9th… The eyeballing game“Excellent nerd game” Toyota RV-2 Mini RV – Retro Thing“The Toyota RV-2 prototype was unveiled at the 1972 Tokyo Motor Show. This bizarre 4-person camperwagon concept car was built around a Corona Mark II chassis and drivetrain. It seems that Toyota was attempting to capitalize […]

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