Email testing

July 10, 2009

I’ve just discovered that I can write a post to this blog via email. That’s a great feature that I’m hoping will help with my blogging more.


How do you know it’s been a while?

March 24, 2009

Well… the entire WordPress admin site changed since I’ve last logged on… That’s a good sign that steady blogging might now be my thing. However, I do find myself wanting to write again, so much has happened since I last posted. So, over the next few days, I’ll actually try and post more to catch up.  We’ll see how long I keep up with it this time 🙂

Where to start

August 10, 2008

Ever been away from your blog for so long that you’re not even sure where to pick it all up again? That’s where I find myself today. In all honesty, that’s where I’ve been for the past few weeks, I haven’t written about the things and the reasons why I started this blog in so long that the thought of writing has been… well… overwhelming. Do I talk about my new job? About how well Kate is doing and how proud I am of her? Or maybe of what it’s been like to be back on the dating scene?

It used to be that no one followed my blog and so it didn’t really matter what I wrote, or what tone I took, but that has changed. This blog is not popular by any stretch of the imagination, but my friends, and perhaps my co-workers do follow it from time to time. So it has become a rather censored version of what I would have otherwise written. I have absolutly nothing bad to say about anyone, but… sometimes even writing the simple stuff while knowing that it’s being read by those that I know seems odd.

Maybe this blog is destined to stay all Vanilla.

Organic Groups?

July 19, 2008

Heh, sometimes I wonder if this would have happened if these were say… RPG or Cobol developers?

I love Ruby devs 🙂

Bicycles vs. Cars

July 13, 2008

I went to Toronto last night for a going away party of a fiend of mine. This was my first time back since I left the project (about 2 months now). Back in those days gasoline was still under a dollar (or close to it). Coming back yesterday (gas being at around $1.37 per liter) I noticed a remarkable change. There were bicycles everywhere!!! I was on Queen St. close the Drake Hotel and there wasn’t a sign post, tree or bike stand in sight that didn’t have at least 3 bikes chained to it. When the bars let out there were more bikes on the road then cars!!!

Now… there’s an encouraging change 🙂

Bubblewrap calendar

July 11, 2008

Came across this today thanks to Guy Kawasaki. It’s a calendar made out of bubblewrap!!!

I can think of a few other great applications for this, like:

  • Countdown to my  birthday
  • Countdown to our 1.0 product launch (might need have bubbles for 4 weeks past the proposed launch date. Can’t remember the last time a 1.0 product launched on time 🙂 )
  • Days till I quit smoking (or get off the nicotine patch 🙂 )
  • Can we have a calendar with more then one bubble per day? I mean… sometimes, you just want to pop more then one.

heh, I sent this link to my boss and I think he just might order me one 😛

Starting to feel at home

July 11, 2008

It’s been just over two months at the new gig and I’m starting to feel right at home. It’s that feeling you get when you know everyone’s name (Yup, everyone in the company all 41 of them). When you walk into the office in the morning and spend the first few minutes catching up with the guys.

I work for a company that I’ve been told is one of the best in town. Glad to say, it’s true 🙂