Monthly Archives: May 2011
Fires ravaged through Slave Lake, Alberta this past week, destroying 40% of the town, mostly in the southeastern section of the town, where half the homes were consumed by flames. The mall, town hall and many downtown businesses were destroyed, and 7,000 people were evacuated.
Pictures are just now coming out showing the extent of the devastation to the community, and I have to thank @britl on Twitter for sharing these with the world.
About three years ago on the way to work, I heard an interview with Casey Walker on CBC Radio. He had this insane idea to sell each frame of a movie that hadn’t been shot yet, till a goal of a million dollars was reached, and production could begin.
Walker has just announced that shooting begins tomorrow, and I’m excited to see this labour of love, and true endeavor of stepping away from traditional means of raising funds for filmakers, and taking matters into the hands of true lovers and fans of movies. Continue reading
It all started with the BlackBerry PlayBook being released, and it’s gone downhill from there.
I adore electronic toys.
I believe I have my father to blame for this as I often bounced on my fathers back and asked little kids questions about what he was doing as he sat cross- legged on the living room floor trying to figure out the wire tangle he had in front of him.
I didn’t understand his mumbling and grumbling was to be taken for an intense thought process that would include deciphering which wire in this tangle he created was to be connected to a toggle switch box. This switch box was to be connected to his HiFi stereo system through another set of wires, and another set of wires was to be pushed through a hole in the ceiling so he could listen to the Rolling Stones while he pooped in the bathroom. Often my mother would come home, and ask, “Why is there a hole in the ceiling?”, to which he would often respond to talking about the value of having stereo speakers in every room in the house, and how great it would be to poop to music in Dolby Stereo.