Archive for the 'Ramblings' Category

31
May
12

CRD Sustainable U



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Originally uploaded by Ryoh A

If you live in the Greater Victoria, head over to http://www.sustainableu.ca and make a pledge to not buy bottled water. After you make your pledge you’ll get one of these two water bottles.

24
Nov
11

All wrapped up

20
Nov
11

Hear no evil

23
Aug
10

Renovations

Lina and I will be undertaking some very minor renovations to our condo. We have a new sofa bed coming. But before that gets here, we have to redo our cabinets.

We are going to repaint the kitchen cabinets, remove and replace the cabinets over the desk and repaint the living areas–sans bathroom and bedroom.

Sounds like it might be a lot, but our condo is very small, so it shouldn’t be too bad.

Luckily we found some contractors to help us out.

19
Jul
09

engagement

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Lina and I would like to announce that we are now very happily engaged. To be honest, we have been engaged for the last couple of months.

For those of you who know us, you are all very aware that we have been together for ages. I’m sure that it’s not a surprise to any of you.

We will be having our ceremony on October 4th of this year.

13
Dec
08

Christmas 2008 wishlist

I’ve posted an update for the wishist page. The seperate pages for each person have been eliminated in favour of a consolidated page. As usual the link is here for the wishlist page.

03
Nov
08

Birthday Time

Seems like November is Birthday Month around me.  Happy Birthday to all my friends and family (about a dozen).

Gils has asked me to update my wishlist for this year.  I’ll keep it up for Christmas too. Clicky here!!!

PS: Since wordpress has added a Poll feature, lets try it out.

12
Sep
08

Travel Charging Solutions

I spend a fair share of time away from home at hotels or in Victoria. For anyone that travel frequently, you know how much hassle lugging chargers and cables can be. On top of your pluggables, you also have to worry about finding enough outlets at hotels.

The first solution that I found is the Monster Outlet To Go 3 outlet surge protector. Lina and I travel with 2 or 3 cell phones, laptop, and a couple of iPods. Of course, we have one surge protector each. It’s the perfect travel companion as the short cable plug into itself, and is neat and tidy. Couple that with a USB-to-wall-charger and we can charge your USB device with ease.

Perfect!

 

 

Or so I thought…

 

 

Recently however, I’ve discovered an even better device while browsing at Vancouver’s only Apple Store.

Belkin offers what they call a Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger: a surge protector with 3 household plugs and 2 USB outlets. How awesome is that. The main plug rotates 90 degrees to hang vertically or horizontally off the wall outlet.

Now I don’t have to take my charger for my work Moto Razr and iPhone/iPod. And, that still leaves all three outlets for things like laptops and other battery chargers.

All this for only $25 at the Apple Store.

Nice!

17
Aug
08

iPhone use on BC Ferries

The iPhone is an awesome way to kill time on the ferry!! This was the first weekend that I headed to Victoria with my new phone, and it made the time absolutely fly.

I was very sceptical of Rogers/Fido coverage for Data between Tsawwassen and Swartz bay. I expected that my internet use would drop out frequently and be super frustrating. But, to my surprise EDGE coverage is wide spread and strong. 3G isn’t too bad either.

I noticed that, with 3G, I dropped my connection a few times which caused it to switch to EDGE, dropping the entire connection momentarily. If you just turn off 3G, the connection is very solid–a strong and steady signal.

(As I am typing this, the captain announced that a pod of Orcas can be seen up ahead. I’ve never seen so many people moving so fast on the ferry.)

I’m looking forward to future ferry trips.

10
Aug
08

Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog

I’ve heard murmurs about “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog” on Twitter and podcast, and being the the curious person that I am, looked it up on iTunes. The reviews were pretty good and the price was only $5.99 (CDN) for 3 acts at about 15 minutes each. Sounds like good entertainment value.

The story is about Dr Horrible and his struggle to get into the “Evil League of Evil” and to win over his love interest Penny. You can watch this for free on Hulu (if it says you can’t watch it because you are not in the US just ignore it and you should be able to view it) or purchase a high quality version on iTunes. Who knew that Neil Patrick Harris could sing?

Edit: Looks like Hulu is only allowing it to be seen from the US.

Trailer below:




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