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"Two Returners" on Sunday, August 12

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-07-27 0 comments

So between Don and I we finally got a date nailed down for this event which has been in the works for a while, but we just didn't have enough info to distribute until recently. Hopefully a big crew can make it like on Canada Day.

"BBQ Party for two friends"
What: Birthday Party
Host: Pepper-Martens' Place
When: Sunday, August 12 at 3:00pm

Please bring chairs if you have a couple. We'll be playing some boche ball, frisbee, tossing a football around and having drinks all afternoon. And let's get more pictures this time, especially of the fireworks show*.

*NOTE: I'm currently looking for people to contribute to the fireworks show, I'm hoping a few people will consider spotting $20 to $40 so we can have a nice display. If you are interested in helping out with that, PLEASE EMAIL ME with how much you can contribute so I know how much to buy before hand.

The Droid Yer Lookin' For

Posted by Kyro Sk On 0 comments

Some people have too much free time.

I'll Be Leapfrogging

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-07-24 2 comments

This is such a relief! I can skip Vista totally and just wait for the release of Windows 7 sometime in 2010. I knew there had to be an upside to this nonsense hiding around here somewhere.

But I suppose a new Windows OS should be no real surprise. Maybe it will have all the innovative new technologies that were supposed to go into Vista that got the ax so they could spit this consumer raping cash machine out.

We should all dump Microsoft and get ReactOS!


Posted by Selbonaut On 2007-07-23 3 comments

I don't even know what to tell you about this video, other than look at the company that put it out. You will see thier name in the bottom left at the end of the commercial.

Rebooting For Your Pleasure!

Posted by James Davie On 4 comments

I suppose it's only natural that the rape of our childhood entertainments continues unabated. After all The Transformers has been a massive success, so much so that we will, in the not-too-distant future, see G.I. Joe, He-Man, Conan, and Dragonlance feature films. And from a past that I still remember (and this is really for you Kyro and Selbonaut) returns the once cutting-edge Reboot.

Keep your eyes peeled kiddies, more blasts from the past are stumbling their way towards a quick bittorrent download...

Future of Email

Posted by Toad008 On 2007-07-19 3 comments

I enjoy that some companies are trying to find great ways to take something easy, like email, and move it to the future of complex!

I've always dreamed of hanging out beside the pool with my unsorted email. I would delight in watching all my spam being fed to the sharks as well. Although having to wait for all my incoming mail to finish it's conversation with the bouncer, and have it's disinfecting shower may get a little annoying. How to make me enjoy that part, oh, of course, make emails scantily clad females. I wonder how many times I can force them to take disinfecting showers. because I like my email clean, but my games dirty, and this is the first time I can actually combine the two! What other vital apps can I make this change to?

Seriously though, I wonder how much spyware, and other malware junk is nested in this. Looks like a pretty prime app to sucker uneducated high school teens to download. I might download it to a test box, just to find out how much spyware is in there, and for some laughs.

Cover Art

Posted by Kyro Sk On 0 comments

So, I'm almost finished working on a project CD called "Objective" right now. It will have a number of tracks that are somewhat thematically related arranged and put together with finishing touches, track blends, that sort of thing. It has 13 songs, from the past four years (including some final mixes of songs that I may have shown around before).

What I'm at a loss though, is possible cover art designs for the jacket. I thought maybe people around here would take a spin with photoshop (or whatever you use) and throw some ideas at me. If you have anything you think would make good front/back cover art, please suggest/send it to me at my gmail address.

Man In APC: 6 Cell Phone Towers: 0

Posted by James Davie On 2007-07-16 3 comments

He's mad as hell and he ain't gonna take it no more!
I know you're thought about it.
Love the Aussies!

Now if only someone would do something similar to -ahem- assist Saskatoon drivers to be more considerate...


Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-07-14 0 comments

It was board games on Friday, Wilkanomics in da house. MRPM + Guest and CPM of course. Got setup and went at it for three Epochs of Egyptian rule!

Took a less aggressive stance in the first Epoch this time around, thinking that would set me up for success in the second and third, but I was careless with my Sun Tiles, and ended up starting the second Epoch with the 1, 2 and 7 (ouch!). The others certainly smelled blood.

By the end, Wilkanomics had soundly defeated us all, by something like 20+ points over the nearest inferior Pharaoh.

All in all, I would still have to give RA two thumbs up. I particularly like it with a full 5 people so it keeps things interesting (although this one does work with 4 also).

- diceless game
- no "combat" segment

- sometimes you feel like you are a bit powerless to respond to situations when the game changes on you

The Long Walk

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-07-09 11 comments

Well, I actually did make it out Saturday for the planned walk, and I certainly learned a lot about how the mind and body work (well, my mind and body anyway).

I started my part of the journey at the SaskPlace Husky at about 12:50pm and completed at Ebenezer Baptist Church (fitting, if you know anything about my history) at about 6:45pm. I was very pleased with my progress throughout the day and felt great right up until the approach on Sutherland when my left foot began giving me pain.

The first 10 km's were a cake walk (pun intended), but around kilometer 14 or so, just past the bridge I really started laboring with every step. By the time we reached Eb I was pretty much toast - and I mean that figuratively AND literally, as I was lathered in SPF 45 the whole day and still managed to burn the uncovered tops of my shoulders and unprotected backs of each leg.

High Points:
- hitting km 10 still feeling strong
- Silverwood Golf Course trip segment (beautiful)
- late picnic lunch along Whiteswan (thanks to Mrs. Orange)
- crossing under Sir Sid Buckwold Bridge (or Circle Dr. bridge if you prefer)
- finishing at Ebenezer Baptist

Low Points:
- falling far short of the complete distance (not even a third)
- badgering by a backyard partying hooligan while leaving the golf course
- sun burn on the backs of my legs (ouch!)
- having such an early physical failure given how fresh I felt mentally still after 6 hours

I have concluded a few things also, which I would like to summarize here, but will be happy to go into detail conversationally if asked:
- my mind is far stronger than my body (I guess I sorta thought this already, but it was interesting to have it proven in front of me)
- the circuit might be unachievable for me now in a single day given the combination of my age and health with my ability to make time to prepare (but I'm still going to make one more attempt in a single day next summer with Orange)
- if the single day attempt fails again next year, I will want to make an attempt that is planned over two days with a pup-tent arrangement at the end of day 1
- I want to make an attempt again this summer using mountain/hybrid-road bikes that should be easily completed within a single day at only minor physical discomfort; I'm looking for victi... err... participants for this trip later this summer, mid to end of August I'm thinking