Sunday, January 23, 2011


The wake of G20 has long spilled over the national news media. It's old news. It's long gone.

Am I crazy?

Am I completely crazy to think that those few June days still matter to us as Canadians?

We're so busy.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Waking up.

Really funny - you know how some people will instinctively say things if they're startled awake?

"Huh? Wha-What?!"

That's what my dog does... barks... postures up.

It's like a game for me now... is that bad?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cue the piano...

Only watching TV can someone say, on hearing a certain riff on piano: "Oh him? He's gonna get killllled."

Dexter, the acclaimed showcase TV show about a serial killer who kills serial killers. That's my new 'show'. And what a show it is. We're currently through to episode 10 of season 1 on our wonderfull little XBMC server. It's a really, really interesting series.

It's casted PERFECTLY. Dexter is REALLY creepy looking but normal enough to seem genuinely normal. I do like his cop buddy. Don't know his name - but he's about 180 pounds of muscle and pissed off fury. If you watch the show - you'll know who it is...

Thursday, December 30, 2010


For those of you not completely technologically innept, I bring you:


XBox Media Center - don't be fooled, it's not a game... - is a complete media streaming solution for anyone to use. It's Open-Source, meaning... Anyone can use it completely for free. If you use it commercially, a donation is asked for but never required.

XBMC is currently installed at my house and functioning absolutely perfectly since the day it was downloaded. It manages my media so well that we've managed to cut our cable bill completely.

60 bucks a month savings... I like that.

It's pretty basic to understand the workings of an XBMC server.

You download media - movies, tv shows, music.
You place them in a common folder that XBMC can recognize.
You load them in XBMC.
Connect computer to TV and BINGO... you're live.

Check it out.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Resolution

So, I've actually followed through with last years resolution.

I promised myself that I would stop shopping at Wal-Mart.

From no major documentary or sobstory, I decided to stop shopping there based on personal experience. As easy as it might seem, it was actually quite difficult to cut that company out of my life.

I bought a variety of products from them, to usually have them broken within weeks. Sure, they're cheaper... but they're also poorly made and imported from other countries. This might seem the 'norm' on the surface, and it is. Unfortunately, our country has become dependant on other countries to bring in product for our day to day lives. This helps the consumer but drastically limits the amount of production jobs our country has available. Even in the retail world, I worked for Wal-Mart a whopping 8 hours. After being named by my employee number on the loudspeaker, I decided to go home.

I'm not a capitalist. This much is ovbiously apparent. I do support free trade, so long as it IS free trade. I do support business and the exchange of money for goods and services. I do not support monopolies. I cannot support greed and lies.

And so there you go. As this new year rolls in, I will be one year Wal-Mart free. Maybe you don't agree with my politics - but at least I keep my promises.



New times, new words. A new face to an old friend.

Hello world!

I sit tonight watching Fight Club, eating microwave popcorn. Classic. I'm not sure why I came back here - perhaps moreso to do with centralizing all of my online personal feeds.

Some time has passed since my last entry, and with it, change has passed through my entire world. I'm married to the most amazing woman in the world. I have an adorable little bastard of a puppy. I own guns. Barack is still running the White House and Harper his own red and white empire. We're still - though it would seem unnoticed by the average Canadian - engaged in a war in the middle east. Technology has provided to me a little slice of the Jetsons and microwave popcorn still absolutely kicks ass.

I look forward to posting here again as a sort of creative outlet to the stressors of my new life as (cue corny south park voice) A MAN.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A new section: University 101.

Well, here's something I can write about daily. University 101, or, those tips that can help every university student get through daily life.

You see, by virtue of being in university, a kid is one of three things, if not a combination.


So, I will attempt to remedy these situations, at least temporarily, by bringing to light some tips that can be used to sustain a better quality of life.

Without further a due:


University 101: #1-2

The smellcheck.
The smellcheck is an all encompassing test for anything. Any time you question anything, smell it. If your coffee cream is 3 days past due, smell it. If it smells okay, chances are, it is. If you have (which you obviously do) your laundry on the floor, and hence, you can't remember what shirt is clean, smell the one you pick up. If it dosnt smell like feces, you can pass it off as something else.

"My roommate was cooking something crazy last night, boy did it stink."

On the topic of coffee cream, here's a surefire way to KNOW if it's bad. Pour a little in the sink. If it separates into little lines, bad, stays creamy, good.