the-inbetween posts categorized as General

Needs

I need to change this style sheet. I need to change my cms. I need to redo my portfolio site. I need to work on personal branding. I need to get business cards done. I need to do quick proposal layout changes tonight. I need a shower. I need to pay my phone bills. I need to finish that game concept prototype. I need to get Alien Hominid. I need a new sofa. I need a new desk. I need…

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Sudden Winter

Winter’s arrival was sudden. Without any warning, millions of people in the Toronto area woke to white-out conditions and note-worthy accumulations. Tens of thousands of those Torontonians, at the very same moment, instantly forgot their driving experiences from every other winter they have lived through. The roads were slow. Lucky for me, I don’t have to deal with those morons anymore. Though the trade-off is that I now have to pack myself into crammed streetcars everyday. Twice. A tight situation,…

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Letter to the FCC

This isn’t very surprising. What’s surprising is that it’s working. Dear America, please keep censoring your own cultural creations until you censor yourself into irrelevance. The rest of the world’s cultures will thank you. Love, the world

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Green Onions

At this very moment, I’m sitting at home in front of the computer eating a tuna salad sandwich with green onions. Despite the fact that the tuna salad has green onions in it, I’ve peppered more on top. I’ve been putting green onions on everything lately. Making eggs in my new frying pan? Throw some green onions in. Cream cheese bagel? With green onions! I like green onions, but not this much. Living alone made me realize that a lot…

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Walk Home

The walk home from work isn’t a particularly long one, but when you are walking face-first into the wind on a cold day, it can be a difficult one. Maybe it’s a bit macho, maybe a bit of a deathwish, but I walked the entire way without even bothering to cover up or buckle the jacket. My philosophy is that if you can’t tough it out in November+December, then you are not going to be able to survive January+February. Get…

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Election dollars

The American Election is over, and the people — the ones that didn’t have their votes thrown away or eaten by voting machines — have spoken. They said “four more years.” From a strictly Canadian perspective, I do have to say that it has its bright spots: Hell, come 2008 (that feels like such a long time), our good ole Canadian dollar might even — maybe — break even. What a good day for imports and eBay that will be.…

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Election Day

It’s Election Day south of the border, and it shouldn’t pass without at least a mention. All I have to say is: “Hey you! Americans! Don’t fuck up.” Then I saw all the news of voting irregularities, lost votes, intimidation, fraud, e-voting failures, and I had to ask: “hey man, what the fuck?“ The self-described leader of the democratic world has a democratic process on par with the Ukraine (funny aside: before the Ukranian election, the US threatened action against…

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A Novel Weblog

Well, that whole “write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November” thing is starting again, and I shall not partake. I attempted to try last year, only to fall short by 99.5%. Basically, my story was “A guy walks into town.” What happened next was left as an exercise to the reader. The thought of trying again in 2004 crossed my mind. The rational thing would be to set my goals low, like beating last year’s output rather…

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Fake Snow

It was fake snowing on Yonge Street today as a chick was snowboarding on top of a Mini down one of Toronto’s busiest streets. While I’m sure that creative bit of creativity will be all over the televisions in a month or two, the scary realization is that the fake snow will also be present and all too real. Seems like a lot of game shops around town are going to be open midnight Monday for the launch of Grand…

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Dream On

Some smart-ass put Freddy Got Fingered into the Criterion Collection section of the downtown HMV. I was amused. Suffice it to say, I was in the store for a reason; that reason being that I’m a media whore. Dream On is what I bought, so that debating, in a previous post, about nostalgia and retro tv was all for naught. It’s weird how the mind remembers things. Two days ago, the show was a blur to me. I remembered vague…

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Random bytes

When someone says something along the lines of “tell me, I won’t be offended”, they are 100% guaranteed to be offended. If Jesus Christ came to Earth in the modern age and was executed using modern means, like with an electric chair instead of crucifiction, would future generations of followers wear little electric chairs around their necks? Would they place small electric chair replicas behind their altars and on top of their churches? I always found it odd that one…

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View to a Kill

The above title might be overly dramatic, but in this area you never know. The view? Well, sticking with the recent theme of very large images, here’s the new view. It was taken about a week and a half ago, when the weather was considerably nicer, the sky considerably bluer, and the trees considerably greener. Considerable changes for a week, but this is the nature of fall in Toronto — no fall, just a sudden jump to early-winter. Check out…

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Photos from the WRPS Championships

Here’s a largish photoset, with commentary, of tonight’s Rock Paper Scissors Championships. [~380kb image]. It was fun.

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