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2014


Back To Blogging

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It has been waaaay too long since I’ve written a blog post. The last one I wrote was back in July, right after the Celebration of Lights. Things have been a bit crazy since then.

So, what’s happened since then?

Let’s see:

  • started a new job at Bardel
  • got my ham radio license: VA7SPH!
  • started a new hobby: fountain pens!
  • started another hobby: fishing!

Okay, let’s talk some of these a bit more in-depth.

Celebration of Light

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Yesterday I hung out on the beach for an afternoon, and watched some fireworks.

Trip To Quebec

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So a few weeks ago Marie and I went on a trip to Quebec. The main reason was that we were going to her high school reunion. We also just needed a week off. It’s also been a while since either of has had time off, so we figured we’d take a whole week and have some fun. We spent a few nights in Montreal, and then spent some time wandering around Quebec.

Hit the jump to get a full rundown of our adventure.

Camping At Narin Falls

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I went camping with my girlfriend this weekend at Narin Falls. It was pretty awesome. We went up on Friday night, and came back Sunday afternoon. Overall, it was a blast.

Housing Woes

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So, I’ve been a “home-owner” for about two years now. I actually managed to get a pretty good deal for my place – the bathroom and kitchen had been renovated in the year previous, and the previous owners also put down hardwood laminate. When it initially went on the market, it was priced at about $220,000. After being on the market for a year, I managed to get the place for $196,000. A pretty good deal, as far as I’m concerned.

3D For Fun And Profit

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The project that I’ve been working on at ThoughtShop is almost ready to show off. There have been a few interesting snags that I’ve run into while getting the project all set up on the hardware that’s going to end up in the showroom.

The main issue is the way the screens are set up. The project is running on 3 screens ( one of which is a touch scren ), which are all connected to a Mac Mini. The screens are all going to be mounted vertically, with the touch screen on the bottom. The touch screen is going to be showing some interactive stuff, and the top two screens are going to be showing a 3d model.

There are a few things about this project that I think are pretty cool.

Getting Up

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So, last month I mentioned that I had talked to a doctor.

Productive Week Off

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So, I start at a new job on Monday.

I handed in my notice over a month ago at BBTV, and my last day was Friday, February 28th. I don’t start at my new job at Thought Shop until the 10th though, so I’ve had this past week off. It’s been pretty nice.

Awesome Week

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So, this week has been pretty awesome.

MintyBoost Progress

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So, this past weekend I put together the MintyBoost that I got in the mail last week.

It was pretty fun! It’s only the second time I’ve ever soldered something together, but I think it went pretty well. At least, it went better than the last time I soldered something together – I tried to make a little 555 blinky LED circuit, and I blew up the chip.

This seemed to go pretty well though. Take a look!

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