Λɴɢᴇʟs & ʌɪʀᴡʌᴠᴇS

I'm 23.  As a side effect of that number, almost all of my favorite bands were formed 10-20 years ago.  Angels & Airwaves, however, is easily my favorite band that formed within the last 10.  The album is free if you want it to be, but if I had paid $100 for any of their albums over the last few years I would have easily gotten my money worth.  You can't afford to not download this.  Link below.
EDIT (July 14-11): Link is down.  Can probably find it here somewhere.

Standing in the middle of yesterday...

... when it all went wrong and we made mistakes

So, the Olympics are here.  Figured if I have to work right in the center of a giant party, I may as well attend at least some of it.  Here are some randoms from the last week. 


The torch went by work opening day, it was about as exciting as you would think it would be - but somehow worth a picture.


Watched the men win in a shootout at the Alberta house across from the Stadium. Severe lack of mechanical bulls or steak, but great showing / location from Alberta.


Our Lady Peace played the Richmond O|zone on Thursday. 20k+ people, always a good show.

Little bit cold though

Watched the taping of Stephen Colbert - epic. 8k+ people out at science world.

If you're still impressed with what you did yesterday haven't done enough today.

Thursday was our wrap party for The Strike and The Hunt games.  The Hunt isn't out until next year, but we got copies of The Strike.  Pretty impossible to find in Canada right now until they are able to keep up production for the demand in the States which is apparently pretty high... Cool.







Also, my Kitchen kicks ass.

Suspension Bridge

We've been living in Vancouver for ~ a year now, but haven't had much of a chance to do a lot of the tourist-y things around here.  Just a few days left in my 2 week project break so we figured we'd head out to North Van and tackle the Capilano Suspension Bridge.


It's ~230 feet high and ~450 long and very wobbly.  Also, there were squirrels.

View from the 27th

Moved to a new place with Holly a week or two ago.  27th floor of a beautiful new building in Burnaby.  Stainless appliances, granite, fireplace, gas range, gym, sauna, steam room, hot tub ...  so on ... needless to say, very excited and very happy with it.

Still have a little bit of an Ikea wish list before interior pictures are posted, but I figured i'd throw a panorama up here of the view.  Nothing really special going on -- just a regular day.  You'll probably see more if there is a good sunrise or neat storm one day.

From Left to Right if you can spot em' -- Downtown Vancouver, SFU, Burnaby, New West, surrey.

Reckless Abandon

After 5 years of hoping and wishing that Blink would get back together, here's some pictures I took from the Vancouver Reunion Tour show on the 28th. Epic concert.

New Computer

Built a new computer a week or two ago, figured I'd share some pics and info:


Processor -- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600  @ Quad 3.4ghz
Motherboard -- GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P
Chassis -- Antec P182 ATX Black Gun Metal Mid Tower Case
Cooling -- Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
PSU-- PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified
Memory -- 8 gigs of 2X G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
OS -- Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
HDD1 -- Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 
HDD2 -- Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive -- SAMSUNG Black SATA 22X DVD+-RW DVD Burner
NIC -- onboard
Sound Card -- ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI-E Sound Card 24BIT Dolby Digital 116DB SNR 
Keyboard -- Saitek PK02 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Eclipse II Keyboard Router -- D-Link DGL-4300 wireless gaming router

Had a few RAM issues at first that are sorted out now -- so now that its been a solid issue free week or two, I can very proudly say that my computer can play games newer than 2007 releases!

Check out my contacts page for a link to my steam account to friend me up.

New Sexified Desktop

Spent a few minutes this evening and sexified my desktop.  Lately I've been into brighter colourful desktop backgrounds -- probably because it has been a solid "winter grey" outside,  but now that it is sunny again I can return to my computer to a nice dark place that doesn't burn out my skull after midnight.  I might offset the background so that it tiles onto the two monitors nicely -- but it doesn't bug me too much yet.

This desktop was a combination of other peoples work and a few nifty free app's.  Here's the links for anyone interested:

Nice dark cityscape Background Wallpaper by Blatte.  I use Rainmeter for my config files like those neat hard drive shortcuts and the cpu meter from the Geosans Skin & the weather and clock are from Espiox.  Everyone needs to rock the Rocket Dock to show off a little bit of Mac Envy.  And because I am still old school with Windows XP, I darkened it up with a nice theme from deviantart called Razor2 Final.

Hunting down all those links sucked by the way.


First Entry

Just a random placeholder entry to fill up this page as I design the rest of the website.  If you are reading this as the 'newest' blog post then chances are very high that this website is currently under construction.  One nice thing that I like about this new website is that it will always be 'under construction' -- housing not only my digital portfolio, but lots of updates for my life: what I am doing, thinking about, watching, and working on....