Doodle Pad Archive - February 2007

I got this bad boy for my birthday last year and have been meaning to post a picture. That sword is a letter opener and woe to the letter that resists! When the dragon lets me use it, that is.

Continue reading New Beastiary Additions

It's well past time to highlight my favourite podcast: the sniffer I've been fans of Nora Young and Cathi Bond since their Definitely not the Opera (aka DNTO) days on CBC. Young hosted the show and Bond did a segment on videos. Flash forward to the CBC strike when they teamed up to try out podcasting. Happily, they kept it going after the strike.

I recently finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD. A two month marathon of 144 episodes, or 100.8 hours, of television viewing. A bit more with the DVD extras. It was worth the time investment! I enjoyed Buffy when it first aired, but broadcast television being what it is I missed many episodes.

Some cool pencil art on display at the 50 Books blog: Pencil This In

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I've seen this video on some educator blogs I follow (Abject Learning, D'Arcy Norman dot net). I find it completely fascinating, maybe it's the music. Regardless, the message is totally bang on. Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

This "trio" arrived at Christmas time. This dragon has a secret, it's also a puppet. Look Mom, I'm a dragon proctologist!

Oh noes, is that Camelot on the view screen of the star ship Enterprise? Are we on a collision course? See what happens when Monty Python and Star Trek collide!!! Monty Trek on YouTube

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I love it when a plan comes together!: Vancouver Firefly/Serenity Meetup Group - We're happy to announce the birth of our NEW WEBSITE! After much slaving (and yes, a whole lotta laughs) we've put together a nifty new website for the BC Browncoats www.browncoats.ca The website in no way replaces our lovely little home here (although the decor is better), but it's designed to serve as a snazzy introduction to our group, an easy place to direct people to, and a place to showcase ourselves.

Continue reading Announcing Browncoats.ca!

Underdog is a cartoon that has a special place in my childhood memories. I was big fan when I was kid, and still remember the theme music and many of the catch phrases ("There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!"). When I first heard they were making an Underdog movie I was cautiously optimistic. Sadly, the optimism is gone. Read why in my latest Mad About Movies posting: There’s every reason to fear, Disney’s Underdog is here.

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It was a busy weekend. The first ever Battlestar Galactica meet-up had 20 people show up! (Including a reporter.) An amazingly good first showing, even considering a lot of the people are also in the Firefly/Serenity group. One of the women attending is on a working vacation from the UK. Given Saturday was a nice day, the first and possibly last in a while, a couple of us took the opportunity to show her a bit of the North Shore.

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It was a fun/busy/crazy week, last week. There was the PHP Conference, which went really well. Outside coverage here: Volunteers make Vancouver PHP Conference work. I was on the organizing committee and am in awe of how Peter and Audrey worked their butts off. As with all big events, there's catch-up on other things afterwards.

Continue reading The Week That Was

I'm having a blast randomly hitting Planet Northern Voice for a kind of blog potpourri. Spotted this YouTube video on Random Dude's blog. It made me laugh, so I'm sharing.

Continue reading Gates vs Jobs

I just love these pictures of my niece! She's usually quite reserved when I'm around but occasionally I get to see her cutting loose and having fun. She's apparently found a "Tim, the tool man, Taylor" replacement for the mortar and pestle. Awesome! For the full story see: Baking and for the aftermath: Baking, and Glasses

Yes, I'm still alive. Sort of. Last week was busy with North Voice and fighting one of the cold/flu bugs going around. There's certainly a smorgasbord to choose from, though I suppose it's more like a virus lottery. Northern Voice was awesome but it did the opposite of helping my recovery. It was worth it, but I've been a sickie Sunday and today. Things are on the mend, though. The snot monster is definitely in retreat.

Continue reading I, Sickie

I convinced my friend Marina she should come to Northern Voice, and she did. Walking from the UBC bus loop to the conference location she struck up a conversation with Laurie, who was attending the conference from out-of-town. Because of Marina meeting Laurie we all went to lunch together where Laurie mentioned she was from Whitehorse.

Continue reading My Northern Voice Story

Seen at Defense Tech, this is just too cool: I'm not sure what powers the motors but I imagine the airplane pilot is relieved when it exits his cabin!

Continue reading Rocket Man!
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