June 28th, 2014

Sightings | Tim Jenison.

My newest hero.

February 10th, 2013

MIA

Damn…I’ve been off the grid for too long.
This post will be an attempt to summarize the tail end of 2012.
More importantly… give you an idea of what’s to come.

Let’s pick up where I left off, in Pemby.

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A typical grocery run/walk into town.

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When I first moved in and walked into the garage, these were the first things that caught my eye.
I quickly learned that skiing/snowboarding, & mtb (activities that were very foreign to me) was life here…The question is… what the hell was I doing in BC anyways?
Well an old friend and classmate Shane, hooked up a helper monkey position @ FYi.

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FYi is a vertical design firm on the forefront of technical apparel.

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From design, to patterning, to prototyping solutions… everything was done in house. I was fortunate enough to learn from the greats.

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But those 2 months just blitzed by.

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and I was on the road again.

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This time across the US of A.

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First stop… Seattle to visit Javor! I haven’t seen her since ’05 i think.

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Then to Matt & Mandy’s place in Portland.

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After catching up with Matt, I was back on the road and beelined it to Utah where I got some needed rest.

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As the next couple of days were packed with a few national park explorations. Bryce National Park.

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Zion National Park… Yes it just keeps getting bigger and better.

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Grand Canyon North Rim… all three parks left me speechless.

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Forgot to mention the entire trip I was nursing downhill mtb injuries… So after the Grand Canyon.. I made every effort to get back home quick… Fresh scabs + unrelenting heat = not good… Finally made it to my cousins new home in Michigan!

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Literally a week after I got home… there was record rainfall in Toronto and surrounding areas…
With my luck… I hydrolocked my motor two blocks away from my home… Two cross country treks with no problem… a small pond that formed on a side street…I had to pull the motor and tranny.

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September was wedding month… awesome to see three close friends tying the knot! Congratulations Cindy & Bri!

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My sista from anotha motha… Krista & Sean.

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Then straight to Boston for Sylvian & Porter’s Wedding…. That was an extremely busy month.

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Wait… One more!… Marris & Matt’s in November! Congratulations to all of you guys… Couldn’t be happier for y’all.

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It was time for backyard beautification projects, starting with the deck.

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Followed by some interlock resetting…

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Finishing off with a shed build!!!

I’m sure there’s quite a bit I left out… But I will get to that with detailed posts!
Well there you have it… the last 4 months of my 2012 in a post.
Lots of exciting things coming in 2013! So stay tuned.

February 29th, 2012

Chop Shop | t500rs + ps3 + gt5 = geekfest

When the first floor was about 1/2 way done, I received my t500rs wheel & PS3.  I’m way late on this one yes.  No one could believe I dumped so much on a system, when I haven’t touched a game since SNES. But I think everyone who’s played gt5 with the wheel have since changed their minds.

PS3 Unboxing.

The T500rs was pretty hefty. 40lbs!

Cockpit V 1.0.  You can google t500rs and read about it; solid wheel/pedal set.

Yeah V1.0 didn’t last for long.

I never used my creeper that much… especially with the texture on the garage floor now. That became the chassis I put everything on. The square iron was from an old workout bench.

Seat mounts out of some scrap 2×4.

That was the basic layout of the V 2.0. The wheel pivoted out of the way when getting in and out.

With no weight at the front it got ass heavy… especially if you had long legs… skateboard wheels were perfect for a wheelie bar.

This was a crude setup… but you get the point… It’s pretty sweet.

How approves.

As nice as that setup was, it still wasn’t there. The force feedback was too much for the shotty build.  I knew I needed something stronger.  Since It was going to be a finalized version, I inverted the pedals to “gt” style (upside down).

Here it is set into the frame.

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So I’m not too sure why I didn’t take any photos inbetween… But here it is… Finished.

The final cockpit was compact and there was no steering column between your legs.

The new steering column extended horizontally on a rail system and was set with the wingnut.

Finally mounted the PS3 and the wheel’s power supply.

A look from above… gt5 is so zen and frustrating at the same time.

A look from below.  No column in the middle is way better.  I would definitely like to give the Logitech G27 a try someday to compare.  But I’m more than happy with the current setup.

January 11th, 2012

Sightings | Pictionary post-up

These are in no particular order… we need to do this again.

Fiddler on the roof…

Well & Gypsy Moth… the hell is a gypsy moth… still… well done Bri.

Top Left – Little Women… Bottom Right – Apartment!…. oh iphone.

Top Left – Disk drive… Middle – Blender…. Right – Stick Shift… Good work Kel.

Top Left – Love handles…. Middle.. Sailboat… dime… excellent work Cindy…
Left… Face… … … erm… there’s two of those… what are you drawing Kel?.. ha

Top Left… Unknown… Bottom left – My attempt at drawing “sounds like Riddler” for fiddler on the roof….
Middle – Bird chirping in ear???…. Right – Family Tree

Top – Land slide … Bottom Left – Rain…. Bottom Right – Trees… Combined = EROSION!

Top Left – Disk drive … Bottom – Blender…. Right – Love Handles.

Right – Bowling… Rest of the page – NO U TURN

Left – Not too sure…. Right – Also not sure.

Last but not least …

Top – No U-turn… U… Night… U.. Night…. U.night…. Unight… Unite… did I get it??

September 21st, 2011

Pardon the randomness | Splurge

Roughly 18 years ago… was the time I put down my SNES…
Without touching a gaming system since… I wait on the delivery of this.

September 14th, 2011

Aujourd’hui | MIA

For the past 5 months… things have been hectic. I do apologize for not posting.  BUT… not all is lost.  I have been diligently taking lots of shitty photos as I go along.  Here’s a peak at what’s been happening at home.

Garage reorg

Upstairs reorg

Full tune up… Plugs to port polishing.

Fill. Sand. Fill. Sand. Fill. Sand. Cut Edges. Roll. Cut Edges. Roll.

Kicking up dust.

Tiling and some more painting.

Shoot out to the Cape for Dena & Fred’s wedding.

Scott & Vic’s new home… and soon to be born Isabell.

Then back home to new appliances… and laid tiles

Over a 1000ft of trim.

The Cabreuva arrives!

Sibling rivalry.

I’ll end this post with Isabell.

More coming this way.

February 4th, 2010

Inner Geek | TED

Well… I can’t believe I’m creating such a section… but this… is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time… If you haven’t heard of TED… then you need to go to their site now.

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