Mixed bag

Shit like this makes me hate my line of work. The lost Apple “Switch” commercial. Skipping rope for the glory of god! Interviews with classic computer and video game programmers. I don’t know if this will be useful to anyone — including myself — but you can download the Canada wordmark in eps or tif format over here. For all the stock photography sites around, there are very few stock vector image sites (to my knowledge) — especially ones dealing…

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great outdoors

Driving. It’s been a long while since I took a quiet, rural drive and got some fresh air. Being up there in the vast open outdoors, I realized that I have never sat down and just watched the sun rise. I think I found the perfect place, just a bit north of the city, to do that. Hopefully, sometime soon, I’ll be able to find the time to spare for it.

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My new toy

My new toy, with a keychain and a twoonie for size comparison. Yes, it’s rather small… but it does take (low-fi) megapixel shots (1280res), it does take (limited) video, and it can be used as a (mini) web-cam. All in a package that fits nicely into a shirt pocket!

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Otherwise…

Don’t you hate it when you get on a crowded subway and see someone that you know that you know, but you can’t quite pinpoint how or where from? I know I do. It was bugging me the whole subway ride, and all I could come up with was: “I know her,” “she’s Polish,” and “I think I had a class with here somewhere in either high school or university, but not quite sure.” Damn, now it’s going to bother…

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1049

Weltschmerz – a local, satirical cartoon. Nice vectory illustrations over at demisecomics. Sci-fi themed illustrations and sketches at agent44 (gotta like the giant robots). Robots? Robots? Tekko 2 is opening at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art this Friday. The last one was posters, this one is murals. Might be deserving of a look (though I was kinda disappointed with the first Tekko). 20twelve.net and mikenowak.ca now point to each other like some sort of self-referential meta-feedback loop. And for…

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The Sun, it burns!

Spent the entire weekend out in the burning, hot, stupidly hot and burning sun watching the Toronto Molson Indy. Without question, my zombie like complexion didn’t react to the sunlight well. Red is now the dominant colour on my face, and the top of my arms. The main event, the CART race, proved to be a rather boring one. DaMatta qualified for the pole position, started in the pole position, and was first for the whole race. By comparison, the…

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disinformation civilization

More insight into Civilization III than I care to know. Sid Meier might be a very smart man, with a lot of ideas when he created Civilization — but I don’t think he spent his time analyzing every tiny detail. After all, it’s still just a fucking game in the end. There is a church nearby with an outdoor sign-board. Spurred by the recent hot weather, it said: “You think it’s hot here?” I couldn’t stop laughing at the God…

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Rank humidity

With this untolerable heat and humidity, the garbage situation in the city of Toronto is getting really bad. The piles of garbage are growing in places, and with the unmerciful sun boiling the black garbage bags from the inside out, the smell is starting to spread. Luckily, Toronto still doesn’t smell as bad as Hamilton… heh. Such Torontonian things make me glad that I live in the peaceful, less rank, suburbs of Mississauga. As an extra bonus, our mayor isn’t…

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Antiquated streams

After more than two years, I was surprised to find that my old live365 radio stream is still up and running! It’s not up to speed, as it’s got a lot of old tracks, and various songs that I haven’t heard in a long time (thanks to a sister-induced viral infection killing off my mp3 collection. It was for the best, though.) Unfortunately, thanks to the RIAA & CARP, it looks like it will be off-the-air permanently at the end…

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And now…

A poem: Life as a Passing Thoughtby Mike Nowak shrug.

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fiveKish

Man, this 5k entry is pretty sweet. I never did get around to submitting my entry, partly due to various distractions, but what I had can be seen here — in a non-finished, non-dressed up, non-“menu disabled” version. Flash 5; 3142 bytes. Try to clear the whole board. The Army’s online colouring book scares me. [One of many oddities found regularly at sharpeworld.]

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Vanilla Scribe

The convenience store near work finally got a shipment of Vanilla Coke. I think I’ll stick with the regular Coke. Vanilla Coke has this thicker, molasses kind of taste that just doesn’t go down easily. The actual taste isn’t that bad, but it isn’t something that you can chug down when you’re thirsty. It doesn’t have that level of refreshment a Coke Classic can give you after staring at Actionscript and stupidly ugly ASP for hours on end. Coke and…

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Lakeview

Pictures from Lakeview Promenade.

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