Thursday, March 17, 2011

Seriously? I have less than 6 months to finish my masters thesis and this is all I have to show for it? I gotta pull it together or this could get messy.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Radiohead + Thom Yorke

King of Limbs is a badass album. There has also been a fair amount of well deserved notoriety attached to the video for Lotus Flower. Enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I love Valentines Day!!

It took us a while to figure out where to go but finally settled on The Chutney Village. These people are doing all sorts of things right as the food was amazing!

I don't know what it says about me that I only took pictures of the food and none of my lovely wife. Hmm... 

Now for today's gripe: Restaurants that charge an arm and a leg for their food and then pack you in like sardines should be forcibly put out of business or at least exposed for their dastardliness. The Chutney Village didn't do that to us and I thank you.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


First day of skiing this year... amazing!

Not the most epic day for snow but flying down a mountain on two planks in any kind of conditions is hard to beat.

Todays events in summary: Hangover -> Breakfast -> SKIING!!!! -> Hot Tub/Beer

Plans for the evening include 99% chance of beer consumption with scattered showers of rum and cokes.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hell ya, Robert Hood

Electronic music has been dominating my playlist for a little while. Recently, I decided to go back in time and check out where all this goodness came from. Most of what I'm listening to these days falls into the minimal techno category and this sound basically emerged in the early 90s. The music has developed into some truly mind blowing shit in my opinion.

Out of the albums that I've checked out so far I'm most impressed by Robert Hood's Internal Empire, definitely check it out.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Are we getting ripped off?

Hello CRTC, is there anybody out there?!

I'm not really sure what is going on over there but someone needs to start regulating... There are tons of good arguments for why we are paying way too much for our telecom needs in Canada but here is a nice little example from my recent experience.

I was just down in Nicaragua and threw a SIM card in my phone. The SIM itself cost $3 and entitled me to a phone number along with unlimited incoming calls. I put another $5 in credit on there and was able to make calls at the cost of $0.1/min. Furthermore, the country is equipped with 3G which meant I was able to check email and do all sort of nonsense with the same prepaid/no-contract SIM. I had very little service disruption and had reception at some very out of the way locations.

Nicaragua is a very poor country and must have difficulty finding personnel capable of designing and maintaining their network. Nevertheless, things seem to be going very well for this industry and they do it at a cost which embarrasses us in Canada. Yes, Nicaragua is a small country and easier to cover. However, some of our cities have a population that rivals that of the entire country.

I could be wrong about this but I think free-market economists would predict something quite different from the situation I just observed. I've asked a number of people what could account for an possible 1000% price difference between here and there. I haven't received any answers that make an sense as of yet and would love to hear one.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Paella is yummy. My experience eating it has been with all sorts of delicious sea creatures worked into the mixture. This is the more down home snail/rabbit version. We tried this in the backyard over an open flame. The results were delicious.

Email me or comment and I'll post the recipe.